Are you ready to take on the Kleinrivier Mountain Trail Challenge?
We are excited to present a pure mountain trail running event in the remote and beautiful Kleinrivier Wilderness Area.
If you want to be immersed in pristine wilderness, while being challenged with big, lung busting climbs and heart stopping vertical descents along awesome single track trails, then come and join us for a spectacular mountain trail running adventure!
Sharing 2 borders with the Groendal Wilderness Area, the Kleinrivier Wilderness Area is situated just 30km outside of Uitenhage in the remote Winterhoek Mountains.
With more than 90% of the route on single track trail, this course promises to test even the toughest of trail runners, with climbs that will make your heart pump, and descents that will push your adrenaline levels into the stratosphere!
30km MTC runners will also get a chance to bag the peak of Strydomskop.
This Adventure Begins In
General Race Information
This is an extreme mountain trail event, and entrants must prepare to be physically and mentally challenged.
Entrants must be 18 years or older on race day.
Pre-entries are online only and close at midnight on Wednesday 11 June 2020. There will be NO LATE ENTRIES taken on the day.
Please Note: Due to the nature of the trails on the mountain, entries are LIMITED to 200 runners in total!
Like the Facebook page here for regular updates: KleinrivierMTC Facebook Page
Medical assistance will be available but any medical conditions must be completed on the entry forms. Any emergency helicopter evacuation or hospitalisation transport required during the race will be for the participants own cost.
This is a green race so no litter will be tolerated. Please discard any wrappers/papers/fruit peels at the Stone Mountain Checkpoint.
You must carry your own cup – no cups will be provided at the checkpoint.
The route is through a private wilderness area and there will be sweepers on each race ensuring everyone gets through the course.
The course will be marked, and GPS route files will be provided. Runners must stick to the trail - no deviation from the course is allowed.
No refunds, but substitutions are allowed up to three days before the event (for a substitution fee of R75)
Any enquiries can be made to Sheena on 072 293 4974
Alternatively you can contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will be held over 3 days.
More than 90% of the course is on single track mountain trail, so a seeding and batch starting program will be used to manage the race.
Day 1 - Friday 19th June
10:00 - 14:30 Race Registration & Kit Check
Race registration will take place from 11am in the morning, giving you time to arrive and register, pass your kit check and get ready for the prologue race.
15:00 - Prologue Race 1 - 20km runners
15:30 - Prologue Race 2 - 30km runners
16:00 - Prologue Race 3 - ?km runners
The prologue races are used to seed runners into starting groups for the main event.
They will both be single mass start races over a short 5km course, with the seeding based on the final overall individual times.
The top 10 men and the top 6 women will then start first as a single group on the main event, with the rest of the field leaving in groups of 4 every 30 seconds afterwards.
18:00 - 18:30 - Race Briefing
This will take place in the Soetdorings campsite area and is mandatory for all runners to attend.
Day 2 - Saturday 20th June
05:00 - ?km MTC Start
06:00 - 30km MTC Start
07:00 - 20km MTC Start
10:30 - 30km CutOff - Stone Mountain Checkpoint.
Any 30km runners that haven’t reached this point by 10:30am will be short-coursed onto the 20km route.
15:00 - Final Race Cutoff - 20km & 30km
Any runners that haven’t finished by 15:00 will be listed as DNF in the final results.
18:00 - Final Race Cutoff - ?km
Day 3 - Sunday 21st June
Prize giving & lucky draws
Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 men & women in each race.
We will also have a lucky draw with 6 prizes from Scott Trail Running.
Win with Scott Running
We’re super stoked to have Scott Running on board as a prize sponsor for this years race.
They have sponsored 6 amazing lucky draw prizes that every entrant will have a chance to win. The only condition is that you have to be present at prizegiving to claim the prize.
2 x Pairs Of Scott Trail Shoes
2 x Scott Hydration Packs
2 x Scott Windbreakers
20km MTC Race Overview
The 20km route follows the 2 Gorges hiking trail up the Kleinrivier gorge, through Drieling kloof, and along the ridgeline of Chases kloof until you reach the Stone Mountain Checkpoint at about half way.
You then descend down into the Palmiet river gorge until Kaalgat, where you will face a challenging climb out of the Palmiet river gorge back over to the Kleinrivier gorge, which you’ll then follow back to the finish.
Elevation gain: ~1100m+
Allocated time: 8hrs
Waterpoints: 1 (Stone Mountain Checkpoint)
30km MTC Race Overview
The 30km route follows the 2 Gorges hiking trail up to the Stone Mountain Checkpoint, and then turns out to run along the Dwarsberg ridgeline towards Strydomskop.
The route runs around the peak and then back to Stone Mountain before rejoining the 2 Gorges trail back towards the finish.
Elevation gain: ~1750m+
Allocated time: 10hrs
Waterpoints: 2 (Stone Mountain Checkpoint twice)
As this is an extreme mountain trail event, we have a list of required gear that all athletes will be required to carry.
You will be asked to present various items of this list at registration, and you will not be allowed to start if you are missing any of the items.
|Waterproof jacket (taped seams & hood)||Yes|
|Thermal base layer||Yes|
|Hydration pack (min. 1.5l capacity)||Yes|
|Fully charged cellphone||Yes|
|Emergency food ration (200 calories)||Yes|
|Headlamp & batteries (30km MTC only)||Yes|
|Basic first aid kit||Yes|
The following items are highly recommended extras:
|Cap / Hat||No|
There are limited fixed accommodation options available at Kleinrivier, and these will be made available on a first come first served basis.
There is a 25% discount on all the fixed accommodation if you book for 2 nights (highly recommended).
This accommodation is all self catering, and can be booked online when you enter the event.
Black Eagle Tented Camp
Black Eagle 1 (sleeps 2, en-suite bathroom) - 2 Nights R1200
Black Eagle 2 (sleeps 2, en-suite bathroom) - 2 Nights R1200
Black Eagle 3 (sleeps 2, shared bathroom) - 2 Nights R900
Black Eagle 4 (sleeps 2, shared bathroom) - 2 Nights R900
Dassiekrans Self Catering Chalets
Dassie 1 (sleeps 3) - 2 nights R1800
Dassie 2 (sleeps 2) - 2 Nights R1200
Dassie 3 (sleeps 2) - 2 Nights R1200
Camping areas are available at R150 / tent / night. You must provide your own tent. We will provide serviced shower and toilet facilities.
A communal area will be available to all runners to braai on Friday night. Race briefing will be held here at 6pm on Friday night. Fires will be provided.
Meals are your own responsibility.
Coffee, tea and rusks will be provided on race morning.
Choose Your Mountain Trail Challenge
Entries are not yet open for the 2020 KMTC.