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Livetracking 2023 https://racearoundrwanda.com/live23/ Fri, 03 Feb 2023 06:20:19 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1336 https://rar.legendstracking.com/

Results RaR2022 https://racearoundrwanda.com/results22/ Mon, 02 Jan 2023 17:24:36 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1329 Finally another Race Around 

Participants 2023 https://racearoundrwanda.com/participants-2023/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 11:42:25 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1314 The list below is updated weekly

Results RaR2022 https://racearoundrwanda.com/results-rar2022/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:17:10 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1288 The inaugural Race Around Rwanda is over. Extreme weather made the course even more challenging than expected, yet almost everyone managed to reach the finish line. Find the final results here. 

Solo results RaR01 2020

Pair Results RaR01 2020

The inaugural Race Around Rwanda took place from the 2nd to the 7th of February 2020. It was an eagerly anticipated event which brought together 67 participants from 23 different countries to take on a challenging route across the Land of a Thousand Hill’. 

While the participants gathered in Kigali there were a lot of conversations about the weather, with many trying to predict when the ‘dry season’ might actually start, and what tyres would best deal with the conditions! Despite the uncertainty from above, the race kicked off at 0430 on a dry and misty East African morning. The racers headed off to the East taking in the rolling hills close to Akagera National Park and it wasn’t long before there were some splits in the field. By 0730 Jason Black had summoned the strength to mount his bike, leave Kigali and begin the ‘catch up’, all done while dealing with severe food poisoning.  

During the first night all riders experienced a large tropical storm, this was.especially felt by those out on the second gravel section! Gravel conditions were extremely challenging and the tarmac was treasured!! The only abandon of the race happened at this point, completly worn out brake pads, no spares and still 600k to go, Josh Ibbett could not see any other option than to DNF while being 2nd place at the moment.
The racers then made their way through the Volcanes and then to the shores of Lake Kivu before turning South towards Nyungwe Jungle. By the middle of the race there was a clear leader in Ultan Coyle, but 2nd-5th places were hard on his tail! Rob Gardiner put in a strong effort of 500km straight to try to close the gap. The pairs race was in full flow with 2 Rwandan teams battling out for the lead. This was made all the more impressive as it was their first ever ultra race.

After a beautiful cycle through the oldest jungle in Africa the competitors were into the final stretch of the race. The one remaining gravel section changed dramatically over a 48 hour period after heavy rain and then baking sun….but this only added to the challenge, adventure and race. All riders found their way safely back to Kigali in time for some well deserved beers at the finishers party!!!

The Journey

Not every cyclist is a racer, some ar journeyers too. All participants were free to use shortcuts and alternative roads as they wished, we did not keep a ranking, but their time at each checkpoints was registered nonetheless and can be found on the livetracking page: http://rar-journey.legendstracking.com/

Participants 2022 https://racearoundrwanda.com/participants-2022/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:31:04 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1252 Participants 2022 Race

Participants 2022 Journey

Participants 2021 https://racearoundrwanda.com/participants-2021/ Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:53:48 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1129 Participants 2021

COVID-19 info https://racearoundrwanda.com/covid/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:19:44 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1085 Coming to Rwanda in Times of COVID-19

For the latest up to date info please see the government website https://www.rbc.gov.rw/fileadmin/user_upload/annoucement/Info_note_for_passengers_arriving_in_Rwanda.pdf

Rwanda has opened its borders for tourists and international visitors! No real quarantine is required, but the country asks for a negative test taken before boarding the plane, and a second one after landing (you have to await those test results for 12 to 24 hours in your room of a designated hotel). In these times, rules and regulation can change quickly though, make sure to follow the guidelines from your own government, meanwhile, we will try to put all updates from Rwandan side on this webpage.


What if I have to cancel my entry for COVID related reasons?
If a participant is forced to cancel their participation due to COVID specific force majeure they will receive a 90% refund (transaction fee excluded) If a participant is forced to cancel their participation due to COVID related events not included in COVID specific force majeure, then they will receive a 50% refund (transaction fee excluded) *please see Ts and Cs for detail of COVID specific force majeure
What is the current COVID situation in Rwanda

As in the rest of the world, we hope life is back to normal.

What are the entry procedures in Rwanda, specifically for COVID?

All countries can receive a visa on entry to Rwanda, for members of African Union, Commonwealth and Francophonie, this is free of charge – others can pay at arrival in USD or with a Credit Card. Immigration link and further information is here.

COVID – Currently (June 2022) only a rapid test is required. 

Will I get a refund if the event is cancelled because of COVID ?

Yes. See our Terms and Conditions for details. 

Cycling holidays in Rwanda https://racearoundrwanda.com/komeza/ Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:01:33 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1021 Are you keen to discover Rwanda on a bicycle, but not able to join the Race Around Rwanda? We offer bespoke cycling trips, training camps and cycling themed holidays all year round through Komeza, run by RaR organizers and friends. 

Visit www.komezarwanda.com and discover all the options, from full training camps to relaxed tours through the land of a thousand hills. 

Rwandan Epic https://racearoundrwanda.com/epic/ Wed, 22 Apr 2020 08:08:06 +0000 http://racearoundrwanda.com/?p=1006