South Africa’s oldest trail run becomes more accessible! The previous cut-off at the WILDSERIES Mont Aux Sources Challenge has seen many runners stressed and pushing too hard, devastated at not making the cut or simply not entering at all. But that is changing!
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have agreed to allow runners to be out on the mountain for longer, with the final cut-off at Witsieshoek moving to 4:30pm! Runners arriving at Witsieshoek in the final 60min before cut-off (3:30 – 4:30pm) will need to wait and continue down as a group (in terms of mountain safety), but will still be able to finish this epic event! The other time to note is 12 noon – runners must have reached the chain ladders by then to be able to continue.
“Trail running has evolved a lot over the last few years. The equipment and safety measures in place now allow for more generous cut-offs, making the race more accessible. We feel even strong hikers will be able to participate with these new allowances” said race organiser, Andrew Booth. Hanno Langenhoven from WILDLANDS says “I’ve had the privilege of sweeping the race twice in recent years and feel that these cut-off changes along with the move to the Mahai Campsite are re positioning the race in a very exciting space!”
- Venue: Royal Natal National Park
- Date: 6-7 September 2019
- Distances: 50km
- Batch Start times: A – 5:30 am | B – 5:40 am | C – 5:50 am | D – 6:00 am