Race Info

Registration

Registration will be held at Glencairn Farm. Registration will open at 15:00 on Friday afternoon and close at 20:00. You will receive your race packs, tent numbers and your village band. Dinner will be available to all runners (except Mountain Marathon Run Only Package). If you are coming up early Saturday you can register from 6:00am.

directions

HOW TO GET TO GLENCAIRN FARM
  • From JHB or DBN take the N3 to Howick / Merrivale area. (near Midmar dam). If you are coming from JHB it is NB you go all the way to Howick and do not turn at Nottingham Road. If you turn at Nottingham Road you will get onto a very long dirt road. It is beautiful but much longer time-wise.
  • At Merrivale take the R617 Howick / Underberg turnoff (the sign says Bulwer / Underberg) R617.
  • Travel through Boston and Bulwer on the R617.
  • From Bulwer proceed for approximately 40km to Underberg.
  • Travel into Underberg
  • In Underberg Main Street at the Shell garage take the road to Himeville.
  • Travel for 8.3 km passing through the village of Himeville.
  • Turn left up the Sani Pass road. (2km after Himeville)
  • Travel for 3.2km
  • Arrive at Glencairn Farm on your left.
  • GPS of Glencairn Farm: 29*42’03.81S ; 29*29’29.29E

RACE BRIEFING

DAY 1 & MOUNTAIN MARATHON RACE BRIEFING

Friday night at 19:00

DAY 2 RACE BRIEFING

Saturday night at 18:00

It is recommended that all runners attend the race briefing prior to each stage. Final essential information regarding the route, safety and other housekeeping is relayed to runners.

ACCOMMODATION

Each runner will be given a four-person tent (2.5m x 2.5m) all for themselves with a comfortable mattress. You will be required to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.

To download a full packing list click here.

Should you wish to not camp in the race village you can book accommodation anywhere in or around Himeville, Sani Pass or Underberg. See below for some options in the area.

ACCOMMODATION UPGRADES

Glencairn Farm has some beautiful accommodation upgrade options! These options sell out very fast so be sure to enter early to book. This cost does not include the race entry and is for the full weekend (2 nights). Each option is for two people sharing.

Ram Stables - R4000

2 x 3/4 Restonic beds, Bathroom, Open kitchen, Tv, fireplace, Prime views

Oak Cottages - R3600

 2 x single Restonic beds, Bathroom, communal kitchen, TV lounge & fireplace, prime views.

Border Leicester Stalls - R3400

2 x single Restonic beds, bathroom

Dohne cottage - R3400

2 x 3/4 Restonic beds, bathroom, kitchenette, TV

Luxury tent upgrade - Shared (2 Restonic beds in one tent) -R2600

A canvas tent, 2 x Restonic Bed with linen and electricity

Luxury tent - Shared (2 steel based beds in one tent) - R2400

A canvas tent, 2x Steel based beds with linen and a battery light

SELF ACCOMMODATION

Sani Valley

Website:  www.sanivalley.co.za

Southern Drakensberg

Website: www.drakensberg.org

ITINERARY

Registration – 15:00 – 20:00

 


 

Dinner – 18:00

 


 

Route briefing – 18:30

Breakfast – 5:00 (Mountain Marathon Runners)

Breakfast – 5:30 (Ram and Lamb)


Busses leave for Mountain Marathon – 5:45


Time to start batching (Ram and Lamb) – 6:30


Start – 7:00 (Mountain Marathon and Ram Run. Lamb Run start 10mins after the last Ram Run batch)


Lunch – 12:00


Yoga – 14:00


 Salomon Shoes Q/A  – 15:00


 Live bands  – 16:00 – 19:00


Supper – 18:00


Mountain Marathon Prize Giving and Day 2 Route Briefing – 18:30

Breakfast – 5:30


Start batching – 6:30


Start – 7:00


Prize giving & early lunch – 11:00

WHAT TO BRING

PLEASE NOTE MOUNTAIN MARATHON RUNNERS YOU HAVE A COMPULSORY LIST. SEE PAGE TWO OFF THE PACKING LIST.

BATCHES

To reduce congestion on the race route, we seed all runners for the start each day. Seeding for day one and the mountain marathon will be based on recent events and/or your last GCTR results. Seeding for day two will be based on your overall position. You’ll receive an SMS confirming your starting batch for each day the day prior. Batch lists with start times will also be displayed at registration and at the race village. Should you wish to run with your friends you are welcome to move down into their batch. They cannot move up into yours.

MASSAGE BOOKINGS

MASSAGE BOOKINGS

Massages are a great way to unwind after a tough day out on your legs. 
 
Sessions are 30mins long.
 
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To book your massage follow these steps:
 
Click on the button below
 
Select the correct time slot for your massage by selecting the quantity.
 
Buy now.
 
Check the basket overview to ensure that you made the correct selection – Complete order.
 
Fill in your details.
 
Complete your payment and download your ticket.

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