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Uitsoek Mountain Marathon

12 October 2019

Course Details

Distance: 40km

Elevation: 1868m

Start time: 7:00 am

Water tables: 4 tables en route

The race course traverses over lush indigenous forest, pine plantations and beautiful high altitude mountain grassland with some of the most diverse Fauna. The total route is approximately 90% technical Single track with some extremely technical sections and approximately 10%(4km) will be run on forestry dirt roads. the general running surface on low altitude Indigenous forest is soft and smooth, the high altitude segments offers rocky technical running with an occasional soft pine needle trail to rest the legs.

Course Route and Profile:

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Distance: 20km

Elevation: 895m

Start time: 7:00 am

Water tables: 2 tables en route.

The race course traverses over lush indigenous forest, pine plantations and beautiful high altitude mountain grassland with some of the most diverse Fauna. The total route is approximately 50% technical single track with some extremely technical sections and approximately 10km will be run on forestry dirt roads. The general running surface on low altitude Indigenous Forest is soft and smooth, the high altitude segments offers rocky technical running with an occasional soft pine needle trail to rest the legs.

Course Route and Profile:

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Distance: 10km

Elevation: 462m

Start time: 7:15 am

Water tables: 1 table en route.

The race course traverses over lush indigenous forest, pine plantations and beautiful ridge running with some of the most diverse Fauna. The total route is approximately 70% technical single track with some
technical sections and approximately 3km will be run on forestry dirt roads. the general running surface on low altitude Indigenous forest is soft and smooth, the high altitude segments offers rocky technical running with an occasional soft pine needle trail to rest the legs.

Course Route and Profile:

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

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Details Price Qty
40kmshow details + R520.00 (ZAR)  
20kmshow details + R350.00 (ZAR)  
10kmshow details + R210.00 (ZAR)  
10km (Excl. Burger and Beer)show details + R160.00 (ZAR)  

*To view our T’s & C’s, refund policy and FAQ, please click HERE.

Running for it’s 5th year, the Uitsoek Mountain Marathon offers runners the unique opportunity to experience some of the most diverse trail conditions in one race, from lush green indigenous forest, crossing crystal clear streams with occasional waterfalls, to soft pine plantation, but the ultimate experience is its high 2000m altitude grasslands offering spectacular views of the Lowveld below. Uitsoek Trail is arguably Mpumulanga’s most beautiful and fastest growing trail race.

Registration

Pre-entries close at MIDDAY on Thursday, 10th October. Late entries will be available on the day of the event but at a surcharge price (U18’s exempt). Entrants to the 10 and 20km event will be charged  an additional R20 and R50 respectively and there will be no late entries available for the 40km event. Registration and late entries will open on Friday, 11 October from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and on Saturday, 12 October at 6:00 am. Please arrive with plenty of time to process your registration.

As KZNTR is moving toward the more ecologically friendly cupless water tables, we ask you to please ensure that you bring your own trail cup, water bottles and/or hydration packs for on course hydration and refills!

KZNTR KidZone will unfortunately not be available at the Uitsoek Mountain Marathon.

Accommodation

Calverton Trout Lodge – Click Here

Mankele Mountain Bike Park – Click Here

Sudwala Lodge – Click Here

Uitsoek Mountain Hut – email admin@terramotion.co.za to check availability as there is limited camping available and will work on a first come first serve basis.

Directions

Venue: Uitsoek  Hiking Trail, near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Follow the N4 towards Nelspruit. Continue on the N4 until you get the Sabie turn-off (R539). Turn left at the R539 and follow the road until it becomes a dirt road. After about 10 km, turn right at the Uitsoek Hut sign. Keep on this road until you reach the Uitsoek Forest Plantation. Follow the signage to the start of the event. approximate distance from Nelspruit 55km.

From Sudwala Lodge

Exit Sudwala lodge and turn Right. From the Sudwala lodge entrance travel 9.8km until you see an Uitsoek plantation board just passed the healing wings centre. Turn right into Uitsoek plantation. Travel 5.9km along a tarred road and as the road turns to gravel again turn left.-travel 400m and take the right split.-travel another 400m and take the left split-travel another 1.6km and turn left into the uitsoek plantation office area.

For a Google Map Link, click Here.

 

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