Meiringspoort Trail Run Challenge 2024
Sat 18 May 2024 @ De Rust, Western Cape

Meiringspoort Challenge

Event Details 

DATE : Saturday, 18 May 2024
VENUE : Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - De Rust, DE RUST
REGISTRATION   Friday: 17h00 – 19h00 / Saturday: 06h00 – 07h30
TRAIL RUN | 9.5km | 19.5km |

MTB | 19.5km | 38km | 61.5km |  61.5km E-Bikes & TandemsFor MTB entries, please follow this link (Link) or enter/add at check-out

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE ON: Sunday 12 May at 23H59

The 10th edition of the Meiringspoort Trail Run Challenge will take place on Saturday, 18 May 2024, at De Rust (Meiringspoort). 

The event is an ASA sanctioned event and runners must therefore either have a current ASA License - if not you need to purchase a Temp Day License.


Entry Fee

9.5km Trail RunR230.00
19.5km Trail RunR270.00
Please note: Manual Late Entries on Friday and Saturday will have an additional R50 added to the above Entry Fee.

Food & Beverages

Steak Braai - Steakbraai with beer tent from 18h00 on Friday evening. Booking Essential: Email to Organiser

Refreshments - Beer tent and food stalls will be available at the venue on race day. 

Route & Profile Maps

(click on image for online map and route profile information)




  • The wearing of club clothes is not mandatory.
  • Only the event race number will be worn on the front of the vest.
  • Immediate disqualification if a runner tampers with the route markings.
  • Immediate disqualification if a runner is caught littering.
  • Immediate disqualification if a runner damages the trail or any vegetation.
  • Minimum age for 9.5km is 14 years AND 19.5km is 16 years.
  • No substitutions will be allowed. No refunds.
  • Start chutes close strictly at 07:30 on race day for compulsory race briefing. Arrivals after this time will not be allowed to start. 


  • Start & Finish at NG Church Grounds, De Rust.
  • Cut-off times:  19,5km is 4 hours &  9.5km is 3hours.
  • First aid is available on most of the route and at the finish.
  • Ablution facilities will be available at start and finish.
  • Pre entries close as soon as entry cap is reached or on 12 May 2024 whichever occurs first.
  • Late and Race day entries, if available, will attract a R50 premium.
  • Race results available at and at
  • Donations in aid of the “Eljada Kairos Skool”, Oudtshoorn can be made, voluntarily, along with entry fees.


Equal prize money for male and female athletes.  


 1st  2nd   3rd
9.5km  R1000  R800  R600
19.5km    R1400 R1200 R1000

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
Trail Run - 19.5km
Minimum age 16 / The Eland (20km) Trail Run route starts from behind the De Rust Church with a flattish stretch of a part of Meiringspoort before going up a pass on the Meijer’s Rust farm to the foothill of the Swartberg Mountains.
19.5 km Elevation: from 450 to 800 meter R 270.00
Trail Run - 9.5km
Minimum age 14 / The Kleinpoort 9.5km trail run route starts from the Church Hall. The scenic route winds through almond orchards and takes you over the lower foothills of the Swartberg mountains.
9.5 km Elevation: from 450 - 650 meters R 230.00

Event location
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - De Rust, De Rust

Coordinates -33.4906298, 22.536557
Address 23 Le Roux Street, De Rust, 6651, South Africa
City De Rust
Province Western Cape

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