Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles
March 20 - April 15, 2015
Amy will join over 300 women from 32 countries to compete in the 25th edition of the Gazelle Rally. Crossing over 3500 km of harsh terrain across Southern Morocco, teams need to reach a set of checkpoints each day using only outdated maps and a compass all modern devices are prohibited; no cell phones, no gps, no chase crews. Success over the 9 days of competition depends on the ability to navigate and drive the straightest track, no matter how grueling the terrain. Teams face massive dunes, steep rocky mountains, dry riverbeds and lots and lots of sand. The Gazelle Rally is committed to leaving no trace on the environment while having a strong impact on the people of Morocco via the Heart of Gazelles. This humanitarian organization runs a medical caravan providing over 4500 consultations during the rally, builds schools and wells, runs job training programs for women as well as supports orphanages.