Mountain Marathon Series Launches on Friday. BUSHVELD to finish 2020, BEACH to start 2021.

Kruger2Canyon Challenge 2021 is OPEN!

A mountain dripping in indigenous forest. The Lowveld, where wildlife still has first-dibs”.
There aren’t many places like that left on this earth, yet Kruger2Canyon incorporates both.

Based at the picture-perfect Franklyn Park, the venue is tucked at the base of Mariepskop Mountain and on the edge of the Lowveld. Sprawling lawns and dams with forest above and bushveld below, Franklyn Park invites you to stay longer.

The long course on Day 1 is the 5th instalment of the Mountain Marathon Series. Some might wonder – a mountain race on the edge of the Lowveld?? But those who have gone before will KNOW… this race’s reputation is well deserved!!

Day 2 is in complete contrast. Bushveld oranges replace the forest greens as participants venture into a Big 4 Game Reserve (no buffalo) and the terrain is flat & moderate.

Short and long distance options on each day, stage race or a single day entry options.
Entries are OPEN with a 15% special, valid until 10 December 2020.

Quick Information:

Date: 2 – 4 July 2021
Venue: Franklyn Park, Limpopo (near Hoedspruit)
Day 1: 42km (part of the Mountain Marathon Series) / 25km Mariepskop Mountain running
Day 2: 28km / 18km Big 4 (no buffalo) bushveld running

1 Challenge. 2 Days. 2 Routes. Experience it!

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Summer Series Karkloof Market

A picture-perfect Midlands morning! Running through the Preston Dairy Farm & Westfalia Avos and based at the Karkloof Market, this race is fantastic for the whole family. Manageable routes traverse grasslands and avo farmlands with breath-taking views into the Umngeni Valley. Walkers are welcome on the 5km & 10 km courses.

The market may be closed on a Sunday, but the La Petit Café will be open serving great coffee, to-die-for cream scones and brie & bacon buns!

Batched starts every 15min from 6am (runners choose their own batch at Registration).

Masks/buffs compulsory at the start/finish area, sanitising… you know the drill!
Spot prizes on the finish line from Trail Shed, Nu-eco & KZNTR.
See you at the Market!

Quick Info:

Venue: Karkloof Farmers Market, 6km outside Howick
Date: Sunday 6 December
Distances: 5km | 10km | 20km
Prices: R110 | R150 | R180
U18s pay half-price!
Late entries will be available on the day, but the R50 late entry fee does apply.

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Mountain Marathon Series

Have you taken a look at the new Mountain Marathon Series website yet?

Packed with history about each race and event info, it is the new home for the series.
With entries for each of the 8 events in the series going live on sucessive days from Friday, 27 November, the 2021 series is starting to take shape.
Already drawing interesting names from the Cape, from the road and from the heart of the trail community, it is looking set to be a true celebration of the mountain wildernesses in Southern Africa!
Entries for all events are discounted by 15% until 10 December, so take a look and feel the pull of the mountains…