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The Giant´s Cup Trail Run

May 22, 2020 - May 23, 2020

The Giant’s Cup, a trail running experience like no other with 62km of ‘Pure Mountain Trail’ over two days within the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage Site, including three nights of accommodation at three well-known resorts in the Southern Drakensberg.

The Giant’s Cup is a 2-day trail run stage race, set over the 5-day Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail, in the Maloti Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site in the Southern Drakensberg.

Runners will enjoy 62km of beautiful mountain trails and be able recover and relax afterwards in the comfort of the three resorts along the route.

The principle beneficiary of The Giant’s Cup is the local branch of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) based at Cobham Nature Reserve. R500 per runner will be dedicated to this cause that will focus on local issues within the Maloti Drakensberg Park. These include alien vegetation, maintenance of the trails, funding of vital equipment for EKZNW staff and assistance with monitoring of critically endangered species such as the Bearded Vulture.

The event weekend starts with registration and dinner on Thursday 21st May 2020 at the Premier Resort Sani Pass, and finishes at the Bushman’s Nek Resort on Sunday 24th May 2020 with the farewell breakfast.

Registration will take place from 16h00 at Premier Resort Sani Pass.

Hiking Giants is the hiking option of the Giant’s Cup. Many hikers are looking for a real physical challenge in the mountains on an ‘event’ style format, but without the requirement of running, and it is Hiking Giants ambition to provide that opportunity.

Hiking Giants is open only to hikers but otherwise replicates what the Trail Runners do in every way and is staged as one event under the umbrella of the Giant’s Cup Trail Run. Hikers and runners will rub shoulders out on the course and swap stories over the 3 nights in the Hotels along the route. The Giant’s Cup Trail Run has traditionally been limited to 100 runners and this cap will remain in order to preserve the unique intimacy and special camaraderie that is generated during the event.

The principle beneficiary of Hiking Giants is the local branch of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) based at Cobham Nature Reserve. R500 per hiker will be dedicated to this cause that will focus on local issues within the Maloti Drakensberg Park. These include alien vegetation, maintenance of the trails, funding of vital equipment for EKZNW staff and assistance with monitoring of critically endangered species such as the Bearded Vulture.

The event weekend starts with registration and dinner on Thursday 21st May 2020 at the Premier Resort Sani Pass, and finishes at the Bushman’s Nek Resort on Sunday 24th May 2020 with the farewell breakfast.

Registration will take place from 16h00 at Premier Resort Sani Pass.

Details

Start:
May 22, 2020
End:
May 23, 2020
Website:
http://www.thegiantscup.co.za

Organizer

Running Man Adventures
Phone:
+27 82 3297737
Email:
spurgeon@runningmanadventures.co.za

Venue

Sani Pass
Sani Pass
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal 3256 South Africa
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