40KM MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE
40KM 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 some of the best Northern Drakensberg Resorts that will serve as aid stations. 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)