Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD) is a festival of trail running with events of 100km, 62km, 30km and the Drakensberg Rockjumper a two day trail run with distances of approximately 15km each day.
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 UTD will experience mountain running at its very finest.
The 100km, 62km, 30km events are entirely on mountain trails (excepting the first 12km of the 100km event) 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.
UTD is an ITRA registered event and an official qualifier for UTMB®.
For more information and to enter online visit www.ultratraildrakensberg.com
The Sani Dragon is a 2-day MTB stage race on the 30th September / 1st October 2017 in the Underberg area of Southern KZN. The event will take place over the same period as the annual Underberg Farmer’s Association (UFA) Agricultural Show starting and finishing each day at the UFA Showgrounds just outside of Himeville.
Day 1 will be approximately 60km in length and will form a large loop incorporating some of the most scenic district roads, jeep tracks and single track in the Underberg & Himeville area.
Day 2 will be just over 60km in length and will be highlighted by a climb to the summit of the famous Sani Pass before returning back to the Showgrounds. There is no other MTB event that incorporates the Sani Pass.
There will also be a DRAGON LITE event to comprise of a 2-day stage race but with lesser distances of approximately 40km each day and a climb on Day 2 to the SA Border Post rather than the summit of Sani Pass.
Both events will follow a Team of 2 format but there will be a category for solo riders.
For more information and to enter online visit www.sanidragon.co.za
The Sani Stagger takes place along the 21 km gravel road of the Sani Pass, through the magnificent scenic route between the Sani Pass Hotel and the Lesotho border post.
The 42.2km Marathon starts on the Sani Pass Hotel golf course and is run to the top of the Sani Pass at the Lesotho border and back down again finishing on the golf course.
The 21.1km Down Run starts at the Lesotho Border Post and is run down to the finish line on the Sani Pass Hotel golf course.
For more information and to enter online visit www.sanistagger.co.za