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Lowveld Adventure Combo & Umngeni River Run 2021

Lowveld Adventure Combo

When Andrew describes a route recce (all 9hrs of it) as “hectic”, then you know…

Uitsoek is Uitsoek. There is no race like it.

Established in 2015 by Sven Musica out of a desire to showcase the stunning Mpumalanga trails, this event was initially a local affair attended by Nelspruitians, but the secret has slowly got out…

Taking place on 09 October and part of the Mountain Marathon Series, it’s a race that will chew you up & spit you out if you dare underestimate it.
But once the bug has bitten, Uitsoek will creep into your soul!!

And now we have a rare opportunity to experience the Lowveld area in all its forms on foot.

From 8 – 13 October, we have an Adventure Combo that includes a race entry + camping accommodation at the Uitsoek Mountain Marathon 2021 and a 3 night Primitive Trail in the world-renown Timbavati Private Game Reserve!

Guided by Andrew Booth and Lowveld Trails Co., participants will hike a maximum of 6 km per day and sleeping out under the stars.

Raw. Real. Engaged.

The Itinerary:
Friday 8 Oct: Arrive at Uitsoek Hut
Saturday 9 Oct: Uitsoek Mountain Marathon
10 Oct: Transfer to Timbavati and commence trail
13 Oct: Return to vehicles and depart

R4950 – Uitsoek Entry into distance of your choice, including tent at Uitsoek, 4 day / 3 night walking trail, excludes meals and transport.

Limited to 8 people.

Option to book Timbavati Primitive Trail excluding Uitsoek.

uMngeni River Run

This race has developed legendary status within the trail running community. Lauren and Andrew are particularly excited because it was one of the first KZNTR events that they created!

It was first experienced in 2009, and we have set out to continue bringing the runners that same ‘old school’, no frills, simple feeling. Arrive, run your heart out and enjoy a beautiful route with others.

Rumour has it, Lauren’s homemade soup might even be on offer…

URR caters for both the seasoned, die-hard runners willing to do ultra distances and the more… ‘sensible’ folk who prefer shorter trails in nature. We’re so excited to see all runners next weekend at the beautiful Wessa Umngeni Valley!

QUICK INFO:
Sunday, 22 August 2021
Wessa Umngeni Valley, Howick
75km | 50km | 25km | 12km
5am | 6am | 7am | 7:30am

Late entries will be available on the day – R50 late entry fee applies.

All the gear you’ll need for your next trail expedition. Available online from Trail Shed.