April 26 - April 28
Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg is a festival of trail running with events of 160km, 100km, 62km, 30km.
All events take place within the Southern area of the internationally renowned Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site and are point-to-point in nature, ensuring that large swathes of this iconic wilderness are traversed. Incorporating and skirting some of the legendary features of the Southern Drakensberg such as Sani Pass, Twelve Apostles, Khanti Ridge, Gxalingenwa Gorge, Hodgson’s Peaks, Garden Castle, Rhino Peak and Langalibalele’s Pass participants in Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg will experience mountain running at its very finest.
The 160km starts in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho where it traverses 70km of high altitude terrain before joining into the 100km course at the top of Sani Pass and following the next 90km to Bushman’s Nek.
The 160km, 100km, 62km, 30km events are entirely on mountain trails (excepting the short Sani Pass Road sections of the 160km and 100km events) to ensure a pure trail running experience which is further emphasised by an altitude bandwidth of 1600m-2865m. Runners will enjoy the company of some of the flagship fauna of the area including the mighty Eland and the critically endangered Bearded Vulture while the presence of the ancient San people will surround them in the shape of their world famous Rock Art.
UTD160, UTD100, GCU62 and SDR30 are ITRA registered events and official qualifiers for UTMB®.
Standard Entries – from 08 August 2018 at 17:00