Pre-Race Newsletter

Handy information before the Dodo Trail!

Dear trailers, partners and sponsors,

6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Shoes, clothes, bibs, bags, water bottles, accessories… CHECK! We hope that you are all ready for the Dodo Trail! Discover valuable and practical information for the 26th July!

Race pack collection: Saturday 25th July

The Dodo Trail team will distribute the race packs on Saturday 25th July to trailers between 10:30 and 16:30 at Riverland Sport Centre in Tamarin. Please note that no race packs will be distributed on the day of the race. However, on Saturday 25thJuly, it can be collected by a friend or family member. Also, payment must be finalised before the collection of the race packs. On Sunday 26th July, bibs must be worn at chest height.

At 16:30 sharp, the organisers of the Dodo Trail will hold a briefing on the forthcoming race. Moreover, in order to give trailers a glimpse of the D-Day, non-stop entertainment will take place at Riverland! So, be there!

Assistance bags

Assistance bags will be distributed to participants of the XDT, TDT and MDT. These bags should be used to put personal effects, except valuables, not exceeding more than 5 kg and must be collected at Riverland Sport Centre after the race because they will be destroyed within 48 hours.

Bus departure

For all races, except for the Dodo Fun Run, buses will be available from Riverland to the different starting points. Payment of Rs125 should before the D-Day.

Bus departure will be as follows:

  • 04h00 : Xtreme Dodo Trail (XDT 50km)
  • 06h45 : Ti Dodo Trail (TDT 25km)
  • 07h45: Mini Dodo Trail (MDT 10km).

An exciting day!

All necessary steps have been taken to ensure a flawless set-up on the day of the race. Important points to be noted are:

  • A parking space will be available at Paul & Virginie School, across the road to Riverland Sports Centre
  • The finish line of all 3 races as well as the start and the finish line of the Dodo Fun Run will be on the football pitch of the Riverland Sport Center in Tamarin. The finish setup will include showers, changing rooms, toilets, partners stands, marquees, bar and food court.
  • Prize giving Dodo Fun Run (DFR 5kms) and Mini Dodo-Trail (MDT 10Kms) : 13h00
  • Prize giving Ti Dodo-Trail (TDT 25kms) and Xtreme Dodo-Trail (XDT 50Kms) : 15h00
  • There will have lots of animation at Riverland during the day: kids’ castle, lucky draw, music etc… Moreover, our partners will help you discover great deals and interesting things on their stands! Our exhibitors are:
  • MCB
  • Heritage Resorts
  • GML Think Green
  • Sport Era
  • Helios
  • Riverland Sport Center
  • Garmin
  • Emcar Sports
  • Simis
  • Isostar
  • Veg Me !
  • Bite Me
  • Coco-up
  • Nabridas
  • Izumi
  • Baraka

Ready….

You are all undoubtedly ready to go! Nothing can beat a beautiful day in the west of the island with magnificent scenery! Below is the schedule of arrivals and departures of the four categories of races:

  • 5.30am: Departure of XDT 50km at Le Morne
  • 8.00am: Departure of TDT 25km at the parking of Gorges de la Rivière Noire
  • 9.00am: Departure course of MDT 10km at Riverview Commercial Centre
  • 9.00am: Departure of DFR 5km at Riverland
  • 9.30am: Arrival of first runners of the DFR 5km (approximately)
  • 10.00am: Arrival of first runners of MDT 10km (approximately)
  • 10.45am: Arrival of first runners of TDT 25km (approximately)
  • 11.30am: Arrival of first runners of XDT 50km (approximately)
  • 1.00pm: Prize giving of DFR 5Kms and MDT 10kms
  • 3.00pm: Prize giving of TDT 25km and XDT 50km

The last press conference of Dodo Trail 2015

On Friday 24th July, The Mauritius Commercial Bank will host the last press conference of this edition at the MCB of St Jean. The organizers of the Dodo Trail and the MCB will officially present the star runners to the members of the press. This year, they come from different countries and in great number! The star runners are:

  • Ricky Lightfoot (UK)
  • Landie Greyling (SA)
  • Christiaan Greyling (SA)
  • Simon Paillard (FR)
  • Thabang Madiba (SA)
  • Laura Orgue (ES)
  • Maité Majora (ES)
  • Estrine Rasoa (MAD)
  • Anthonio Randrianantenaina (MAD)
  • Fabrice Hoareau (RUN)
  • Estelle Carrot (RUN)

 

See you all on Sunday 26th July!

July Newsletter

D-24!

Here we are Dodo Trailers! After several months of organising this fifth edition, we are only a few days away from our famous race!

Registration is over

On Wednesday 24th June, registrations officially closed with a new record! 1570 participants will be part of our exciting adventure on Sunday July 26th! The Mini Dodo Trail (10 km) has registered the greatest number of participants: 948. It is followed by the Ti Dodo Trail (25 km) with 355 participants, the Dodo Fun Run (5 km), 172 participants and the Xtreme Dodo Trail (50km), 95 participants. Moreover, this year, participants come from over 25 countries including Australia, Germany, Denmark, Reunion, South Africa, Italy and the United States.

Ready to hear another great news? Our team is on the verge of breaking another record! The Dodo Trail 2015’s edition will host a bevy of world’s best trailers! This will for sure encourage our local trailers to give the best of themselves on July 26th!

The international trailers are:

  • Landie Greyling
  • Ricky Lightfoot
  • Christian Greyling
  • Simon Paillard
  • Thabang Madiba
  • Laura Orgue
  • Maïté Majora

The second press conference of the Dodo Trail 2015

On the 11th of June, Yannick Doger de Speville, Yan Maroussem and Dominique Doger de Speville hosted the second press conference of the Dodo Trail at MTPA’s headquarters in Port Louis. Partners and sponsors of the Dodo Trail as well as members of the press were present during the press conference which marked the launch of this fifth edition.

Our respective sponsors and partners shared their enthusiasm for this iconic race and the support they provide to Dodo Trail, for some, since the first edition. Moreover, we are happy that our sponsors encourage their employees to participate in the trail!

During the press conference, our team highlighted ecological measures that will be effective as from this edition. They are the following:

  • Glasses made of recycled plastic and reusable annually will replace disposable plastic cups.
  • 20 liters water bottles will replace 0.5 and 1.5 L bottles distributed so far during the trail.
  • A bin made out of recycled materials at Riverland to collect plastic bottles used during the trail. These will be subsequently collected for recycling, for example into polyester fiber, for the manufacture of sports shirt.
  • “Le Guide de l’Eco Trailer” will be available to participants in the Dodo Trail booklet and aims at showing the trailers the right moves to adopt before and during the race.

The last conference of the Dodo Trail 2015 will be held on Friday, July 24th at the MCB in St Jean.

Sponsors

The Dodo Trail is surrounded by several sponsors, all of them fully motivated to be part of our trail! Here is the complete list of our sponsors:

Gold Sponsor

The Mauritius Commercial Bank

Silver sponsors

Heritage Resorts, MTPA, Swan Group & Phoenix Beverages

Bronze Sponsors

GML Think Green, Air Mauritius, Emcar Sports, Isostar, Apollo Branwell, Riverland, Palco Trading, Eruption Studio & Rentacolor

Other sponsors

Dodo Travel & Tours, Farmstead, Les Moulins de la Concorde & Racing Madagascar

The Dream Team

Behind the scenes of the Dodo Trail, our team works non-stop! Year after year, the Dodo Trail team offers an extraordinary experience to the growing number of participants. We are pleased to introduce you to our team!

  • Yannick Doger de Speville: Marketing & Communication Director
  • Yan De Maroussem: Race Director
  • Dominique Doger de Speville: Volunteers & Logistics Director
  • Christophe Doger de Speville: Logistics & Administration Coordinator
  • Vany Mardiapoulle: Accounts & Administration Coordinator
  • Krish Hardowar: Logistics & Safety Coordinator
  • Jérôme Désiré: Animator & Race Coordinator
  • Tim Cartwright: Web Master
  • Fabien Halbwachs: Food & Beverages Coordinator
  • Joel Jullienne: Logistics Coordinator
  • Jerome Gourrege: Logistics Coordinator
  • Jean-Maurice Mamet: Race Time Coordinator
  • Laurence Goilot: Volunteers Coordinator
  • Kevin Nairn: Designer
  • David Camus: Medical-Staff Coordinator

More THRILL!!!

With the view of offering an outstanding race to participants, our team has brought forward a slight change to the Ti Dodo Trail (25km) and the Xtreme Dodo Trail (50 km). Participants will no longer run through the Chassé Senneville but through a more natural and wild path!

See you soon for more news!