If you're a resident or even an annual visitor to Gansbaai, you’ve probably noticed a tortoise or two crossing the road...
Swellendam welcomes you to the Marloth Mountain Challenge. Taking place on 24 September 2016, this is an endurance race that combines an unrelenting technical trail with stunning vistas of the greater Swellendam area.
Prepare yourself for a hardy challenge with steep climbs and descents run on the hallowed trails of the former Swellendam Hiking Trail hosted in the Marloth Nature Reserve. This trail was revered as the number one wilderness mountain trails in South Africa that takes you through the rugged terrain of the Swellendam Mountains and will make up around 87% of this epic 55 km race. The route includes 3,494m of vertical height gain over the entire distance and is not for the inexperienced solo mountain runners. The running distances are as follows:
55km MMC Ultra Skymarathon®
35km MMC Extreme
24.5km MMC Lite
MMC Ultra runners need to have completed one of the following events to qualify to run the MMC Ultra (This does not apply to MMC Extreme or MMC Lite runners):
Addo Elephant Ultra | Bat Run (sub 6:00) | Baviaanskloof Trail Run | Drylands Traverse | Four Peaks Challenge | Helderberg Mountain Challenge 24km | Hout Bay Trail Challenge | Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 38km | Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon | Marloth Mountain Challenge 55km | Mont aux Sources | Otter Trail (or Retto) | PUFfeR | Richtersveld Wildrun® | Spur GLB46 Ultra | Spur Silvermine Mountain XL SOLO (sub 5:30) | Skyrun (Lite & Full) | Table Mountain Challenge SOLO | Three Peaks | Laugavegur Ultra Marathon | Drakensberg Northern Trail (SA CHAMPS) | Ingeli Skymarathon | Whale of Trail | Rhodes Trail Run
Book your tickets today for an exciting weekend in Swellendam! Remember to also book your accommodation to avoid disappointment and stop by the local places to eat to experience true country hospitality!
For more information visit www.mountainchallenge.co.za