With a field limited to 200 runners, this is will again be an exclusive challenge for fit trail runners who love pristine nature trails. The full course is 32km long with 1700 meters of ascent and over some tough and variable terrain at high altitude on the stunning African Escarpment in the Skurweberg mountains. The 32km challenge is definitely not for sissies but a shorter 15km option is also available.
R990 (for both the 13km and 32km options)
A very cool event t-shirt
A finisher medal
Coffee and tea zone on the race morning
Lavish water tables on the the route on race day
Braai lunch at the village from 12-4 pm and prize giving on the Saturday after the cut off
... and much more
This truly offers one of the best value for money, unique trail events on pristine nature trails that are regarded as some of the best in the country.
32km - 07:30am / 15km - 07:45am
Prize-giving will be at 13h00 on Saturday
Solo knee-breaker, single-stage trail run. There are steep up-hills, down-hills, technical trails, bridges and ladders.
Explore the hidden gems of the Highveld Escarpment. Gorges, kloofs, indigenous forests, sandstone labyrinths, open grasslands, waterfalls, game and birds.
There will be no refunds for cancellations. You will have the option to pay via credit / debit cared or EFT. If you choose the EFT option, you will have 48 hours to make payment. After the 48 hours, the entry system will automatically delete unpaid entries and pass it on to the next person on the waiting list. Substitutions can be made up to two days prior to the event.
REGISTRATION & START
Registration desk will be open on Friday afternoon (22 July) from 17h00 – 19h00pm at the race village in the Pongola Express Camp. Those who cannot register on the Friday evening before the race must arrive at least an hour before your race start time to register and collect your race tag. You must ensure that you collect your ‘race tag’ from the registration team.
The race briefing will be 10 minutes before the start time of each group.
The Num-Num Trail Challenge is situated midway between Machadodorp and Badplaas. This is the lip of the Drakensburg Escarpment with natural wonders hidden in kloofs and gorges.
Both race categories go through twisty forest areas, sandstone rock formations, open grasslands, steep climbs and descents and waterfalls galore. There is only about 3km of jeep track running; the rest are all single track trails.
“Wind proof” shell
Cell phone with the emergency number (083 294 5260) saved on it
1 litres of water
Mini first aid kit – Strap, elastic bandage, anti-cramp tablets, anti-histamine, wound dressing, disinfectant.
You must carry a card with all your medical details on it such a Doctor’s telephone number, Medical insurance number, emergency telephone number and contact name, blood group, any allergies etc. This must be inside a sealed ziplock bag and on your person.
Other useful items (not compulsory):
Sunblock, sun glasses, small camera, positive attitude and a sense of humour.
More information: www.wildtrail.co.za/num-num-trail-challenge
Pongola Express, Num-Num Trails Mpumalan, Belfast
Take the N12 from Johannesburg to Witbank, which joins the N4, go past Belfast and take the SECOND turning into Machadodorp.
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