Drakensberg Northern Trail

23rd March 2019

Race Info

(Entries limited to 150)

The 40km Mountain Marathon is the flagship of the event. The course poses a serious challenge over a huge diversity of terrain and vegetation. The first half of the course traverses the KZN/Freestate Border in a westerly directions. With the sun on your back and a Drakensberg panorama as a view runners will wind their way along the ridge line, criss crossing through mountain peaks and sandstone valleys. The race reaches its highest point after a very steep and sharp climb at 2341m. A trig beacon marks this peak known by the local Freestate people as Baba Omkhulu (the big one who looks over). After summiting the course goes into an offtrail section that links into some flowing trail that contours around Baba Omnthani (The small one who is watched over) to the top of Stoney Pass. Here is where runners will drop down into KZN and pick their way back via Drakensberg Greenfire Lodge that will serve as an aid station. The climb back up to the finish will test every skyrunner.

Aid stations will be provided approximately every 7km. Aid stations contain basic food and hydration. You are encouraged to carry your own race favourites.

Entry fee: R840  (Early Bird R750 until 5 July 2018)

Limited to 150 entries.

The 20km Mountain Run will not be a push over by any means, it will require a good effort to finish. The course traverses the edges of Sterkfontein and the Freestate sandstone cliffs to start. The second half transitions back into KZN type vegetation.

There will be two aid stations on this course serving only hydration. Please carry your own food should you require it.

Entry fee: R390 (Early Bird R375 until 5 July 2018)

The 10km Trail Run is where things start to get a bit easier, but 10km on trail is still quite a long way for some. This course has been made as easy as possible for this area, but it’s still a challenge.

There will be one aid station at the half way mark that only serves hydration.

Entry fee: R140 (Early Bird R125 until 5 July 2018)

The 6km Trail Run is for everyone. Gentle ups and downs staying close in proximity to the venue, runners and walkers will get to enjoy the views!

There will be one aid station at the half way mark that only serves hydration.

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Details Price Qty
40km Mountain Marathonshow details +R840.01 (ZAR)*  
20km Mountain Challengeshow details +R420.00 (ZAR)*  
10km Trailshow details +R140.00 (ZAR)*  
5km Trailshow details +R100.00 (ZAR)*  

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A great family getaway

Accommodation Info

Please note you need to book accommodation separately to entering the race. The venue has chalets, rooms and a camping option.

Please contact Windmill Farms (www.windmillfarm.co.za) for Chalet and Camping bookings at the race venue.

For Rooms at the Phat Chef please visit www.phattchef.co.za. The accommodation at the race venue mentioned above sells out quickly, as do the venues close to the race venue.

Please click here to see a full list of accommodation options nearby the race venue.

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