Go on an adventure in the stunning backcountry of Northern Tanzania. Find yourself with a treatment couch and kit bag in amoungst forest, savanagh and half way up the awesome Mount Kilimanjaro surrounded by the most amazing views and wildlife. This is an event not to be missed!
This 5 day event totals 250km with the longest day being 67km. Each day runners will set off in the early hours completing a minimum of 42km each day.
What we cover
Accomodation - Hotel & Camping - Tent provided
Hotel & Event food
Portable massage table - Fully stocked treatment bag
What you cover
Plane ticket & Hotel transfers
Optional local food outside of event days
Personal kit/clothes, extra food & snacks
Event: 5 day Ultramarathon
Arrive: Friday 09/06/23
Depart: Monday 16/06/23
Crew briefing Friday PM - Must attend
Read this! Very important…
By completing the form below you have checked you are available, have insurance to work at the event and ready to take part. After your have applied we will announce the successful applicants from 4 month prior to the event. We’ll get you on onboard and secure your event deposits.
Make sure you have joined the Osteo Adventures team before applying
An outline of the event for the runners.
We work with Ultra X who offer 1, 2 & 5 day events.
This secures your place and helps us ensure our team is full for each event
Typically after the event has finished. See our deposit policy for more information
Typically our team arrive 1 day before the runners and leaves 1 day after the event.
But of course! Any expenses outside the event offering will be covered by you.
Each day we offer pre/during/post run treatment, taping and encouragement to all runners on the event.
Treatment is offered 1-2 hrs before the runners start. It is offered at checkpoints throughout the day and then again at the end of the day back in camp.
Each event will have between 3 and 7 pending the distance covered each day. You will be stationed at 1 or 2 checkpoints pending the course demands.
Each checkpoint is roughly 10 km apart and consists of:
- 1-2 medics
- 2-3 general crew
- 1-2 therapists
Gazebo, Freeze dried food and hot water, Satellite phone (where appropriate), Treatment couch & therapist bag, Table and 30-50 litres of water & dispensers
Ultra X provide hire cars and local crew cars for all events abroad. UK are the same but you can bring your own car if you please. Fuel used during the event will be reimbursed by Ultra X. To and from the event is not.
Yes freeze dried food is supplied. The supplier may change for each event. Food at hotels or campsites before and after the event may include breakfast and dinner. Check the specific event page for details.
For UK events you are welcome to bring your own tent, but Ultra X supply 2 people tents allocated 1 per person. For abroad events Ultra X provide large 8 people tents where appropriate. Check the specific event page for details
When supporting Ultra X at their events we will be working alongside medics and general crew We are on hand to help the runner get those most out of the whole experience. Our priority is supporting the runners during the event; however helping pack your truck, organising runners as they arrive and check their kits are compliant is part of what we do.
Nothing, unless you have particular tools or equipment you want to use. We provide a treatment couch, PPE and a treatment bag containing:
- A variety of tape - Zinc Oxide, K-Tape and Elastic Adhesive Bandages (EAB)
- Instant Ice packs
- Scissors, Adhesive spray
- Massage oil
- Treatment gloves
- Couch cleaning products
The days can demanding for the longer event particularly. Some days you start at 4:00 and finish at 21:00. However, there are plenty of opportunities to nap during the event if you need to catch up on sleep.