Don’t miss Budapest-Bamako, The Great African Run in 2018!
The rally usually fills up and closes by the beginning of summer. We suspect that this will be the case this year as well. So enter early and secure you place. There’s room for 50 cars in racing and 80 cars in touring and 4×4 adventure.
|Classic GPS Competition
50 PLACES MAX
|The competitors must complete daily stages on time as well as solve geo-challenges. You can collect points for the stages and the challenges.The results will be scored and we will announce the winner at the end of the race. Speed is not a deciding factor. Skill, endurance and luck are.One vehicle, maximum 4 persons.The competition route will be a lot more spectacular. With the exception of a few stages it can be completed by two wheel drive cars as well. The hard stages can be avoided by taking a detour. Extra persons can join a vehicle for 200 Euros. GPS tracker is not included in the entry fee. A rental fee and deposit has to be paid for the GPS tracker.
|4×4 Touring Category :
20 PLACES MAX
|The 4×4 Tour category takes you through spectacular, exciting off-road routes, there is no point collecting, racing or evaluation, but there is an extreme adventures, exciting terrains, rocks, sand, and dirt roads.
There will be navigational tasks that everyone can solve to their own amusement.
The fee covers maximum 4 people per vehicle. Extra persons in 200 Euros.
The route from camp to camp can be done on paved roads.
|School Bus To Africa
12 PERSONS MAX
|Travel through the Sahara and West Africa aboard a small bus that will be donated to a school in Africa.The fee includes your entry fee and your transportation to the finish line a place for you and your bag, ferry fees across the Mediterranean, a guide and your donation to a great cause.
|Touring Adventure category:
60 PLACES MAX
|In this category there are no rules, no timing, no scoring. The only thing that counts is the finish line, completing the challenge and making new friends.The participants are allowed to choose which roads they take to Bamako. Teams have access to 24 hour medical service along the official route and in the official camps.
|Bamako Spirit Category:
||FREE admission for 2 people in touring|
|The Bamako Spirit category is intended to keep the original founding spirit of the rally alive. Come in a cheap car. Come in an old car. Come in a junky car. Come in a vehicle that makes people smile.Be funny. Be creative. Be adventurous. Bring an ambulance, fire truck or similar vehicle. Be different and have a big a heart.Tell us your plan and come for free! (If additional people want to join the team they will have to pay the entry fees.Entries in this category can not be transferred. The promises that you make in your video will be checked before you get your roadbook and numbers).There is only room for 20 Spirit Category teams. A 300 Euro Spirit deposit will have to be paid which you will get back once you start the race in the vehicle which you promised in your applicatoin. Participants of Spirit category have to take part on our press conference in Budapest and also on the start ceremony. Extra persons can join your Spirit vehicle for 150 Euros.
ADMIN FEE: The 200 Euro admin fee is payable by every team.
|SALE AND TRANSFER OF ENTRIES: Entries can be sold and transferred. This is done through the rally office in a first come first served basis. There’s no transfer fee if you do this properly through the rally office. Many teams buy and sell entries with the intent to make a profit. This is not in the spirit of the rally, however neither is prohibiting it. To discourage this sort of behavior there’s a 150 Euro transfer fee for all entries sold privately, regardless of whether a profit was made or not on the entry.The membership/entry fee covers the year 2018, and it is not possible to transfer the membership to next year(s).|
By paying the entry fee you’ll get the right to participate in all events of the 2015 Budapest-Bamako, the Great African Run as well as personal usage rights to our logo and access to our member protected areas of the site.
In addition the participants get the following:
- Free entry to all events including start and finish ceremonies
- Arranging African visas (visa fees excluded)
- Arranging liability insurance in Africa
- Complete road book with GPS coordinates
- Government permits
- Basic medical and emergency medical service during the rally
- Race monitoring and evaluation during the competition
- Sponsor packages and discounts
START YOUR ENTRY PROCESS HERE
Please fill in the pre-entry form below. After filling this form you will be given access to a web page where you can enter the names and information of each participant on your team. You can print a hard copy from this webpage, which needs to be signed and sent back to us. You will also get payment information after the pre-registration. The pre-registration is not a binding commitment.