Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles

The Gazelles Rally

As we shared last year, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is an all-female rally raid through the deserts of Morocco, considered by many to be the toughest all-women’s sporting event on the planet. Lasting nine grueling days, teams of two drive their way off-road deep into the Sahara with nothing but a compass, a few outdated maps, and a ruler to guide their way. Past participants include celebrities, royalty, working mothers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and North County’s own Tricia Reina and professional off-road racer Emily Miller. The Gazelles Rally is also respected for its nonprofit organization, Heart of Gazelles, which brings aid to the region through extensive medical aid, support to orphanages and schools, sustainable development for villages, and job development for women. The rally is recognized as the only motorsport event globally with ISO 14001 Certification, having adopted strict environmental and citizen-friendly mandates and commitments. Dates for 2013 have been announced, with a ceremonial start in Paris, France on March 16, and finishing ceremonies in Essaouira, Morocco on March 30, 2013. Pre-registration for is currently underway. For more information, please contact Kirsten Kuhn. (kirsten@soulsidenetwork.com, www.rallyeaichadesgazelles.com)