Saturday 25th May 2024
George - 05:00
Max Allowed Race Time
This route boasts everything from big climbs, rocky trails, technical downhills, some run-able sections and views of the Outeniqua Mountain Range, secret indigenous forests that will keep your endorphins going on this 100km mountain ultra-trail.
You will start with the old Voortrekker pass aka; Cradock pass consisting of the biggest climb of the route. From here you will dip down into the famous Pass to Pass route and cross the Outeniquas into Champherskloof. Here you will experience the fynbos of the Klein Karoo and off course the heat! Next up a welcoming stop on the famous Montagu Pass before you start your ascent over the mountains again. Your lunch stop might come back to haunt you as you negotiate Dizzy Heights Climb to the top. On the top, you will encounter some of the most sublime mountain running to be had in the Garden Route with 360˚ views all the way down to the George Dam. From here you will leave the 60km route and cross the mighty Kaaimans river to the Groenkop Nature Reserve. You will enter the picturesque Groeneweide Trails to exit the indigenous forest at Saasveld. From the Saasveld Aid station you will run along the banks of the Garden Route Dam to make your way back up to Tierkop where you will re-join the 60km route to make sure you to not miss out on the favourites like The Wall and Tonnelbos. The last thorn in the flesh will be old Henry’s Hill to signal the home coming.