Greyton Trail Running Society
2 days | 42kms | 1500m+ Elevation Gain
Should the event be cancelled due to COVID 100% of entry fees will be returned.
Following the success of our annual Greyton Brew Run, the next logical step was to create another race with a similar vibe, but elevated in terms of technical terrain and elevation.
The Greyton Mountain Marathon is a two-day stage race that winds along the upper contour of the Riviersonderend Mountains and the folds that encircle the towns of Greyton and Genadendal. The entire route is marathon-distance (42 kms) spread over two days – 21 kms on the Saturday, and 21 on the Sunday. (Relay option included).
We’ve veered off the known routes for this one and included a big chunk of unmarked mountainside frequented only by local hikers and those who know their way around obscure hiking websites. It’s pure mountain running.
As with all of our events, we’re not merely in the business of doing business. All proceeds from the Greyton Mountain Marathon go towards the Greyton House Bursary Fund, providing financial aid to children from disadvantaged communities attending Greyton House school. Each step you take will support one of our learners.
Day 1 21 km | 1032 m elev. gain (Yellow route)
Day 2 21 km | 520 m elev. gain (Blue route)
2x meal tickets (R250 total) to one of our favourite restaurants in town
1x starting line coffee for both days of racing
1x finish line beer for both days of racing
Greyton Nature Reserve
Starting times - Provisionally
21km – 8:00am Saturday
21km – 08:00am Sunday
Where is Greyton?
We’re 140km from CT along the N2. Our dorpie is 32km from the turnoff. Watch out for the donkeys between Genadendal and Greyton - the speed limit is 80km for a good reason! Allow (conservatively) 2 hours travel time from Cape Town.
Where to stay
Greyton has some superb accommodation for all bank balances – check out the following links or simply google away – looooadds on offer:
If you need any further info please mail [email protected] – We'll do our best to answer your questions.
How do I enter?
Go to Ninja https://www.entryninja.com/
- Cell Phone
- Hydration - camel back/waist pack
- Space blanket
- Basic first aid kit
- Hat and sun lotion
More information: www.facebook.com/greytontrail
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.
Turn left off the N2 at the R406 near Caledon and 35km later you will be in Greyton.