Recce Raid 2024 MTB and Trail Run
Thu 25 Apr - Sat 27 Apr 2024 @ Dullstroom, Mpumalanga


Organiser
Tukio Gear (Pty) Ltd t/a Raid Race

Area Description

The Recce Raid is an epic Mountain Biking and Trail Running festival, set amidst the stunning landscapes of Mpumalanga. Spanning the Eastern Escarpment between Kaapsehoop and Dullstroom, this event offers participants an unforgettable adventure.

Traverse the Kwena Basin and the Belfast Highveld areas, encountering natural forests, plantations, and the enchanting Crocodile, Elands, and Komati rivers with dozens of tributaries and cascading waterfalls. Prepare to be captivated as the Recce Raid leads you through a series of iconic and breathtaking landscapes. From the unique Kaapsehoop Biosphere to the majestic Dullstroom Highlands, and from the serene Ngodwana Lowveld to the picturesque Waterfall Boven Midlands, this journey immerses you in one of South Africa's most diverse and scenic regions.

Embark on the Recce Raid adventure, where hidden valleys, dramatic gorges, tranquil trout ponds, and captivating game farms await. Prepare for an unforgettable experience that challenges your limits and ignites the human spirit.


MTB Raid events

Event
Distance
Elevation
Start
Date
Time
Finish
Cut-off Time
MTB 40
40 km
700 m
Dullstroom
27 April 2024
08h00
Dullstroom
5 hrs
MTB 65
65 km
1 280 m
Dullstroom
27 April 2024
08h00
Dullstroom
7 hrs
MTB 200 Everesting 4424
200 km
4 424 m
Kaapsehoop
26 April 2024
08h00
Dullstroom
28 hrs
MTB 400 Everesting 10K
420 km
10 000 m
Ngodwana
25 April 2024
08h00
Dullstroom
56 hrs









Trail Raid events

Event
Distance
Elevation
Start
Date
Time
Finish
Cut-off Time
Fun Trail 6
6 km
100 m
Dullstroom
27 April 2024
09h00
Dullstroom
3 hrs
Trail 12
12 km
220 m
Dullstroom
27 April 2024
09h00
Dullstroom
5 hrs
Trail 35
35 km
1 000 m
Highland Gate
27 April 2024
07h00
Dullstroom
8 hrs
Ultra Trail 65
65 km
1 700 m
Kingfisher Lodge
26 April 2024
12h00
Dullstroom
18 hrs
Ultra Trail 100
100 km
2 700 m
Kingfisher Lodge
26 April 2024
08h00
Dullstroom
28 hrs
Ultra Trail 100M K2D
160 km
4 400 m
Kaapsehoop
25 April 2024
16h00
Dullstroom
48 hrs









Event Entry Fees & Description

 Event
 Entry Fee
 Description
Fun Trail 6
 R120
All-out Family Fun (and adventure) on a marked and scenic route - the best Dullstroom has to offer.
Trail 12
 R250
You set the pace along the Crocodile River, the trout ponds, and through the bush tunnels on a marked route.
Trail 35
 R950
The route starts at the Highland Gate Service Centre and descends to Land’s End before the big ascent along the Crocodile River that winds through several game farms.
Ultra Trail 65
 R1 750
The stunning point-to-point route scales the Highlands escarpment on the final 65 kays of the Ultra Trail 100 and Ultra Trail 100 Miler K2D - prepare to go well into the night!
Ultra Trail 100
 R3 250
The route is tough, yet scenic every kay of the way. Expect endless plantations, several rivers, creeks and ponds, gorges, and valleys with exceptional views.
Ultra Trail 100M K2D
 R4 750
Kaapsehoop to Dullstroom 100 Miler, aka ‘K2D’ – The most unique, scenic, idyllic, epic, and tough route imaginable, passing through 5 biospheres with almost 90% of the route on private land ONLY accessible to Recce Raid!
MTB 40
 R390
A non-technical, fully marked MTB Half Marathon - the first half will be quick on the Highlands cement road before hitting the district and farm roads back to Dullstroom.
MTB 65
 R490
Elements of an MTB marathon classic, but on the Highlands, at altitude, and with GPS navigation. It is a scenic and challenging ride, mostly on private land.
MTB 200 Everesting 4424
 R3 150
Kaapsehoop to Dullstroom Double Century MTB, aka 'K2D' - there is only one route, and it is equivalent to an epic Everesting 4424 climb.
MTB 400 Everesting 10K
 R5 450
The world’s first Everesting 10K MTB race - 'The Most Difficult Climbing Challenge in the World'. Can anybody ever break the current record of less than 27 hrs 40 min?


Bulk entries are available for clubs and groups with the special discount structures:

10 participants: 10% discount on the combined entry fee

20 participants: 20% discount on the combined entry fee


Navigation 

The MTB 40 and Fun Trail 6 | Trail 12 | Trail 35 routes will be marked, and participants can complete these events without any GPS devices. 

All marathon and ultra events will be self-navigated by means of GPS devices on pre-issued GPX route files. This includes: 

Mountain Biking: MTB 65 | MTB 200 Everesting 4424 | MTB 400 Everesting 10K

Trail Running:     Ultra Trail 65 | Ultra Trail 100 | Ultra Trail 100 Miler K2D

Note: Self-navigation can also be done through GPX Viewer or other Apps on a smartphone, or for the hardcore purists - a map and compass. 


Logistics 

The Recce Raid Organization will offer participants the following shuttle services from Dullstroom to the point-to-point start locations at an additional charge. Participants making use of the shuttle services can safely park their vehicles at the Epilepsy Centre in Dullstroom for the duration of the event. Shuttle options are listed below: 

Depart
  Destination
Date
Departure Time
One-way Charge
Sappi TS Ngodwana
 MTB 400: Vehicles driven back to Epilepsy SA in Dullstroom
25 April 2024
From 08h00
R350
Kaapsehoop Nagkanoor
 Ultra Trail 100 Miler: Vehicles driven back to Epilepsy SA in Dullstroom
26 April 2024
From 08h00
R350
Kaapsehoop Nagkanoor
 MTB 200: Vehicles driven back to Epilepsy SA in Dullstroom
26 April 2024
From 08h00
R350
Epilepsy SA in Dullstroom
 Ultra Trail 65 | Ultra Trail 100 Shuttle to Kingfisher Lodge
26 April 2024
Trail 100 at 05h00 | Trail 65 at 09h00
R280
Epilepsy SA in Dullstroom
 Trail 35 Start at Highland Gate Service Centre
27 April 2024
From 06h00
R50


Note: Bike transport for the MTB 400 | 10K and the MTB 200 K2D is subject to the number of bikes that the shuttle service provider can accommodate on a trip. As part of the Recce Raid charity drive, we plan to also engage with local churches and other institutions that will drive back MTB participants' vehicles from the start of the events to Dullstroom at a fee (T&C apply).


Charities

Recce Raid supports two charities, namely the Special Forces Association of South Africa (SASFA) and Epilepsy South Africa (ESA).

A percentage of all entry fees goes to the SASFA fund that supports ex-Special Forces soldiers that do not have the ability to look after themselves or their families due to injury, illnesses or other reasons.

Recce Raid makes use of the ESA facilities and staff, and some inhabitants of the institution, in Dullstroom. Recce Raid donors, well-wishers, and participants contributed nearly R40 000 to the institution with Recce Raid 2023, as well as enabling ESA to raise additional funds via their support services on race weekend.

 

More information: www.raidrace.com

Images of the event
Tukio Gear (Pty) Ltd t/a Raid Race


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
MTB Raid 400 | Everesting 10K SOLD OUT
The world’s only Everesting 10K MTB race… Can anybody ever break the current record of less than 27 hrs 40 min? Entry fee includes a Race Tech Shirt, support points with hot meals along the route, electronic timing, finisher food and dog tag medal.
420 km 08:00 R 5,450.00
MTB Raid 400 Everesting 10K
The world's only Everesting 10K MTB race! Entry fee includes a Race Tech Shirt, support points with hot meals along the route, GPS tracking and electronic timing, finisher meal and numbered stainless steel dog tag medal
420 km 08:00 R 5,450.00
Ultra Trail Raid 100 Miler K2D
Kaapsehoop to Dullstroom 100 Miler, aka ‘K2D’ – The most unique, scenic, idyllic, epic, and tough route… Entry fee includes a Race Tech Shirt, support points with hot meals along the route, electronic timing, finisher food and dog tag medal.
160 km 16:00 R 4,750.00
MTB Raid 200 Everesting 4424
Kaapsehoop to Dullstroom - K2D. There is only one route, and it is equivalent to an epic Everesting 4424 climb. Entry fee includes a Race Tech Shirt, support points with hot meals along the route, electronic timing, finisher food and dog tag medal.
200 km 08:00 R 3,250.00
Ultra Trail Raid 100
It’s tough yet scenic with endless plantations, creeks, ponds, gorges, and valleys with stunning views all the way. Entry fee includes a Race Tech Shirt, support points with hot meals along the route, electronic timing, finisher food and dog tag medal.
100 km 08:00 R 3,250.00
Ultra Trail Raid 65
Point-to-point route that scales the Highlands escarpment on the final 65 kays of the Trail 100 and Trail 160. Entry fee includes a Race Tech Shirt, support points with hot meals along the route, electronic timing, finisher food and dog tag medal.
65 km 12:00 R 1,750.00
Trail Raid 35
Point-to-point trail that descents to Land’s End in Highland Gate before the big ascent along the Crocodile River. Entry fee includes 2 water points along the route, a Race Tech Shirt, electronic timing, finisher food and dog tag medal.
35 km 07:00 R 950.00
MTB Raid 40
A non-technical, fully marked MTB Half Marathon - the first half will be quick… Entry fee includes 1 waterpoint along the route, electronic timing, finisher food and dog tag medal.
40 km 08:00 R 390.00
MTB Raid 65
Elements of a MTB marathon classic, but on the Highlands, at altitude and with GPS navigation. Entry fee includes 1 water point along the route, electronic timing, finishers food and dogtag medal.
65 km 08:00 R 490.00
Fun Trail Raid 6
All-out Family Fun (and adventure) on a marked and scenic route - the best Dullstroom has to offer
6 km 09:00 R 120.00
Trail Raid 12
You set the pace along the Crocodile, the trout ponds and through the bush tunnels on a marked route with 1 water point. Electronic timing with a finisher medal.
12 km 09:00 R 250.00

Event location
Kaapsehoop | Dullstroom, Dullstroom

Route information

Kaapsehoop Mpumalange for ultra-endurance events on Thursday and Friday 4 & 5 May 2023

Dullstroom Epilepsy SA Sport Field for short and marathon events on Saturday 6 May 2023

Coordinates -25.4229859, 30.107623
Address Epilepsy Centre, Dullstroom
City Dullstroom
Province Mpumalanga


© 2015 - 2024 Entry Ninja
Registration Number: 2015/141112/07