The Races

ingeli

Ingeli Mountain Marathon is a challenging mix of forest single track, climbing mountain paths, dirt jeep track and cut grass paths. The route is designed to pass through the most scenic parts of the area including waterfalls, streams and amazing views! Runners are taken to one of the highest parts of the Ingeli Mountain so make sure you have your climbing legs ‘on’!

ingeli

drakensberg northern trail

The Drakensberg Northern Trail is a trail running event that takes place in the northern section of the spectacular Drakensberg Mountain Range in South Africa. The main event is a 40km Mountain Challenge. There are 3 shorter distances of 20km, 10km and 6km making a great weekend of running for all levels of runners and walkers.

Mnweni

Mnweni, ‘the place of fingers’, is located between the Royal Natal National Park and the Cathedral range in the heart of the Drakensberg escarpment. In years past, this stretch of the Drakensberg was affectionately seen by hardy mountaineers as “remote and treacherous” as the paths are “long and steep”. The terrain is mountainous and the weather unpredictable. Be prepared!

mweni
soutpansberg

soutpansberg

While the course has not been made final, there is no doubt it will be a challenge in terms of climbing and at times technicality. It will include, rocks, rivers, sand, forest, grasslands, wetlands, waterfalls and more. It’s a very wild space up there with a surprise around each corner.

Kruger 2 canyon

K2C or Kruger2Canyon is a two day stage race with the first day tackling Mariepskop and Blyde River Canyon and the second day venturing into the Bushveld at the foot of this northern tip to the Drakensberg Range. So perhaps it should actually have been called Mariepskop Mountain Marathon…?
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lesotho

lesotho ultra

In the heart of the Lesotho Highlands lies the Maluti Mountains, some of the best terrain for high altitude running in the world. Serving as the “veins” of this region, an intricate network of trails exists along the valleys and mountain flanks, connecting many of the remote villages. Used primarily by livestock and shepherds, many of the mountain passes have been established by hand, allowing people and animals to pass through the Maluti Mountain Range on foot. It is this ancient philosophy of man’s primal need to explore and conquer his surrounding terrain that has lead to the development of the Lesotho Ultra.

uitsoek

This trail had been tucked away in a hidden valley reclaimed by massive indigenous forest and open grassland for years. What you get now is an incredibly picturesque race that challenges you. This race shows the real beauty of the Mpumalanga trails that had seen very little attention from the rest of the trail running community back then.
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