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Date : 12 May 2018
Province : Other
Location : Various - Tamassa Hotel
Entries Close : 19 April 2018
Starting Time : 05:00
Late Entries : No
ROAG Registration : No
Event Website : http://www.royalraid.com/english/





Start Times

Start Venue



RTN/TRAM/Pat Loisirs

Time Limit

LUX Royal Raid 80km

20 +


Casela Bird Park / Yemen Nature Reserve

Rs 2300

Rs 3600

Rs 2070

19 hours

LUX Royal Raid 35km

18 +


Jet Ranch

Rs 1500

Rs 2800

Rs 1350

9 hours

LUX Royal Raid 15km (18+)

18 +


Bel Ombre Coastal Road

Rs 1200

Rs 1080

5 hours

15km (Under 18)

13 - 17

Rs 1000

Rs 900

Please note: RTN discount is calculated automatically on your ID number - please ensure this is correct on your ROAG profile

Please note: Supply Medical Certificate of Fitness (Mandatory) when entering

Click here to download a Medical Certificate template

English- http://www.roag.co.za/media/357534/royal%20raid%20medical%20certificate.pdf

French: - http://www.roag.co.za/media/357531/royal%20raid%20medical%20certificate%20fr.pdf

Shuttle Service

35km and 80km shuttle available (free) for Tamassa Hotel Residents only

15km shuttle available (free) for Residents and Non-Residents





Saturday, 05 May

10:00 – 16:30

City Sport, Bagatelle

Friday, 11 May

10:00 – 16:30

Finish, Bel Ombre (in front of Tamassa)


Set-up in 2006 LUX* Royal Raid is the first trail run of the history of Mauritius!  
This fantastic event will lead you in the heart of the Island and makes you discover unforgettable tropical sceneries. 

Every year, local, international runners and hikers are all enjoying the wonderful friendship atmosphere which prevails before, all along and after the event! 



Age Limit: Minimum age limit is 20 years at 31 December 2018
Time Limit: 19 hours

The Departure of RR 80 will be at Casela Bird Park / Yemen Nature Reserve on the west coast of Mauritius on the 12th of May 2018 at 05h00. The race will go through this private nature reserve: the track is undulating with steep slopes, on a dry and quite hot ground. 

After Yemen the race will go successively through Matala and Domaine de Grande Rivière Noire private nature reserves before joining Black River National Park via 1.5km of tarred road. After 1.5 km into the Park, runners will face a major climb of 6 km in the middle of the tropical forest to reach 500 m higher, through a humid track, the Jet Ranch where rest facilities and meal are available. 

After Jet Ranch the race will go once again down through the forest before another major climb of 5 km with 600 m of positive height (Parakeet Trail) to reach a place called Parakeet, the highest point of the race at an altitude of 720 m. 

As from there and after 800 meters of tarred road the race will go through the track Bel Ombre Trail; magnificent views on the south of the island – during an 8 km descent on a very pleasant large track in the middle of the forest and then in the middle of sugar cane fields.

The Finish will be in the south in front of Tamassa hotel.


Age Limit: Minimum age limit is 18 years at 31 December 2018
Time Limit: 09 Hours

The meeting place for the 35km race is Jet Ranch (central - southwest of Mauritius) 12th May 2018 at 07:00. At the start of the race the course is relatively flat for the first 12 Km of the race around Mare Longue Reservoir leading into a step 4 Km downhill run, declining 500m in elevation to heart of endemic forest of the Black River Gorges at the Radier des Gorges. 

After finishing the decent, on comes the famous climb of the Parakeet Trail: a climb of 4 Km with 600 m elevation to arrive in Plaine Champagneat the spot called "Parakeet" which is the highest point of the race at 720 meters total elevation.  

On leaving Parakeet, you will run 800 m on the road then sharp turn left into "Watook" (Bel Ombre Trail) an 8 Km downhill track with an easy run and recovery section in the forest with magnificent views on the lagoons situated in the south Mauritius towards Bel Ombre. 

Once reaching the end of the downhill descent through the forest of "Watook", you will have approximately 4 km of dirt roads through sugar cane field’s which mark the final decent to the finish. The final road crossing with a sharp right and left turn in succession brings you to the final 150 meters of tarmac road up until the finish line situated in front of Tamassa Resorts at Bel Ombre, in the south of Mauritius


Age Limit: Minimum age limit is 13 years at 31 December 2018
Time Limit: 05 Hours

START will be at Bel Ombre coastal road in the South on the 127th of May 2018 at 08h00. The exact start place will be in the beginning of a sugar cane track and situated at 2.7km from Tamassa on the left of the road, while driving towards Souillac. 


For information about accommodation rates and conditions for runners and their families (including shuttle to race starts and back after finish) you can contact for: 

Tamassa - the main event’s hotel partner - LUX* Sports email: sports@luxresorts.com,  
Other events’ hotels of the south-west region, Running (Mauritius) Ltd email:  eventsip@gmail.com 
Further information regarding the accommodation and shuttle services please visit the following website:
OFFICIAL RULES of the Royal Raid
Article 1: No refund will be given to participants in case of cancellation of the race due to any natural catastrophe or any case of force majeure.
Article 2: Participants will be ranked by categories (In case of dead heat at the Finish line, the winner will be the older participant). Seniors: 18 to 49 yrs old on 1 January / Veterans: 50 yrs or more on 1 January.
The age limit has been fixed on 31st December of the previous year;
Royal Raid 80 – 20 years old,
Royal Raid 35 - 18 years Old,
Royal Raid 15 - 13 years old
Article 3: Participant will have to wear proper sports gear and running shoes for all events.
Article 4: Participants must run with the Race Number / Check Point Card which will be presented to the Organizers for tagging at all Check Points including Departure and Finish, failing this will lead to immediate disqualification.
Article 5: The participant must give back his Race Number / Check Point Card to the Organizers at the Check Point Table for security reasons and to avoid unnecessary searching:
- If he withdraw from the race
- If he is expelled from the race by the Organizing Committee or one of the doctors.
- At the Finish line
If the participant does not respect this procedure, the Organizing Committee declines any responsibility on all consequences and matters resulting from this negligence and reserves the right to refuse the participant from participating in subsequent races.

Article 6: Any Participant who has voluntarily withdrawn from the race or who has been disqualified from the race will have to leave the track path immediately.

Article 7: Each participant will have to make provision for his own refreshment supplies even if the Organizing Committee is making provision for fresh supplies at different check points. Supplies to participant outside authorized check points are not allowed.
Article 8: Participants using the help of a pace runner or being carried by car or any motorized or non motorized vehicle during the race, will be disqualified.
Article 9: Each participant must reach the Finish line at his own pace, by carefully following the markings on and along the track, within official time limits.

Official time limits for the RR80 are:

Points No. and Name

Distance from start

Time allowed

Time limit

No.7 Parking National Park




No.18 Jet Ranch




No.24 Parakeet




No.26 Watook exit B. Ombre




No.27 Finish Tamassa 





Official time limits for the RR35 are: 

Points No. and Name

Distance from start

Time allowed

Time limit

No.24 Parakeet




No.26 Watook exit B. Ombre




No.27 Finish Tamassa





Official time limits for the RR15 are: 

Points No. and Name

Dist. from start

Time allowed

Time limit


No.26 Watook exit B. Ombre




No.27 Finish Tamassa




Article 10: During the whole race the participant must at all times carry with him the following equipments:
RR80: water 1 litre, frontal lamp and a whistle.
RR35: whistle only is compulsory but 1 litre of water is strongly recommended.
RR15: 0.5 to 1litre of water is strongly recommended
The participant found not to have the compulsory equipment will be disqualified and surprise check will be made during the race.
Article 11: The Medical Team of the Organizing Committee have full and irrevocable power to decide, at any time, whether a participant is fit enough or not, to continue the race.

Article 12: Any damage to the markings, tracks, natural environment and materials installed by the Organizing Committee by a participant or any participant’s supporters (member of family, friend etc.) will result in the immediate disqualification of the participant

Article 13: Any participant threatening or insulting a member of the organization will be disqualified.
Article 14: Responsibility of the Organizing Committee will be cease for any incident occurring on the track after the passage of the “Serre File” Team closing the race or for not respecting the Rules & Regulations.
Article 15: The Organizing Committee reserves the right to change or modify (for security or any other reasons) the track path and the time limits along the track, without notice.
Article 16: Any claims by a participant must be made in writing and handed to the Organizing Committee within 30 minutes of the provisional results having been posted. After a time of deliberation and consultation, the decision of the Committee is final.
Article 17: By his/her registration into the race, the participant automatically accepts to abide by all the Rules and Regulations of the race. Furthermore he gives the right to the Organizing Committee to use any photo on which the participant is seen for the promotional purposes of the race.
Article 18: No animal is allowed on the race.