We have been waiting for a long time to be able to be back on tracks! It has been difficult for many sports and “running” enthusiasts due to the confinement in Mauritius since mid-March to June 2020. The country has been totally closed and many activities have been affected by this; mainly the tourism industry. After having had no active case of Covid-19 for several weeks, the Prime Minister, decided to resume some economic activities by re-opening several shops, offices and other businesses by steps. Unfortunately, so far our borders are still closed. According to the press release issued by the Prime Minister's office, the borders will gradually re-open by the end of October 2020.


Mauritius was recently certified as a Covid-19-free destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council and the government intends to open the borders soon with strict measures that will be done in stages.


Racing Republic has been forced to postpone several events following the lockdown in March and events such as the Standard Bank Royal Raid, will be held on November 28, 2020 with a special edition. We have reduced the distance / duration of the races to allow people to participate. We are fully aware that many of you may not have been able to train regularly due to this situation. We therefore offer 3 different race formats: 5 KM, 12 KM and 40 KM. The event will be held in the magnificent Chazal Ecotourism Park, a fabulous eco park located in Chamouny (in the south of the island). Each race format will be limited with a small number of participants due to the sanitary measures which will have to be implemented.


The semi-virtual race on Reunion Island.

In a movement of novelty and after taking into account several factors of the current situation, Racing Republic has decided to introduce a new functionality in its services; the semi-virtual race. This race will be part of the Standard Bank Royal Raid with a 35 KM and a 12 KM. This special race will therefore take place from October 01, 2020 to November 28, 2020 in Reunion Island where participants will have to complete their races while being free within these dates. The goal is to keep the Standard Bank Royal Raid fans on the tracks with the support of our partner: City Sport, Reunion. We will be able to organize the distribution of  the ''souvenir'' T-shirts and a lucky draw with several gifts with the support of Lux Resorts Saint Gilles & Veranda Hospitality & Leisure ltd. This event is definitely a great way to respect social distancing and you can choose when, where and how to do your race. All you need to do is register and upload your time to the link that will be sent to you upon registration.


We can't wait to restart our races and of course while respecting all the required sanitary protocols!



See you soon ROYAL RAIDERS!!!