From : November 19 2016 07:00
To : November 19 2016 00:00
Greyton is well known for its amazingly epic MTB and trail running routes available to all fitness freaks (and the not so fit freaks) throughout the year. However, some routes are kept secret and we are thrilled to have been granted access to the pristine Greyton Nature Reserve for this exclusive event.
100% of the proceeds raised from this event go to our local village school, Greyton House. More than 30% of the children attending the independent school are accepted on reduced fees, calculated according to the parent’s financial circumstances. The school is currently in dire financial need and we hope to raise as much as we can!
- 20km - R200
- 12km - R150
- 6km - R100
- Kids 12 and under pay half price
Two main climbs await, both offering different views of Greyton and the valley below.
The flat start down main road doesn't last long before a jeep track climb allows for some seeding before the second half if the climb takes you up and around Hardepeer Kloof on a steep, scramble in places, path.
The footpath continues down to the top of Platkloof and then down to your first water point. Then it's into Noupoort and out again and over to the Gobos crossing and onto a short piece of open jeep track. The split for the 20km takes you straight into Maermanskloof for your second proper climb rising quickly above the scenery below.
Take a breath before plummeting down and around for a south approach to the village up historic Vigne lane. There's craft beer at the finish, but you'll have to run brew, run!
The same first climb and up to the split add the 20km, but instead of heading for another hill you'll be on a fast single track to the finish. Elevation is just over 400m and most of the route is on Greyton Nature Reserve hiking trails so if you've got the legs you're in for a good one!
About half the route is on jeep track and the other half single track, but we've kept it flattish and fast, but will take you almost right around Greyton.