Rock Jumper to add to the event appeal

The 2017 Ultra-Trail Drakensberg has added another dimension to its already appealing offer with a novice-friendly Drakensberg Rockjumper two day race. PHOTO: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

AS the fledgling Ultra-Trail Drakensberg (UTD) attracts significant interest, organisers have introduced a two-day Drakensberg Rockjumper to the calendar which targets the less intense or novice trail runners hoping to enjoy the scenery on 28 and 29 April.

The race was always going to draw the hardcore mountain runners with the 100km event being a qualifier for the prestigious Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc and the Giants Cup Uncut and the Sundowner Run providing a variety of options for runners.

“The Drakensberg Rockjumper (DRJ) is a two-day trail run with distances of approximately 15km each day. It is an ideal event for those just getting into trail running or runners keen on the shorter distances,” race organiser Spurgeon Flemington said.

Based at the Sani Pass Hotel and with a clover leaf format, runners will be blown away by one of the most idyllic short course layouts on the trail running calendar.

The two day event will give the runners the chance to take in some spectacular views as well with the start of each day being at the Sani Pass Hotel. The two days are characterized by some early climbs, a plateau and them some long descents to the finish, the Sani Pass Hotel.

As with all Running Man Adventures events a significant portion of each entry will be donated to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, and UTD will be partnering with Wildlife Act (www.wildlifeact.com) and assisting them to raise funds and awareness.

For entries, visit: www.ultratraildrakensberg.com.

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Lauren Walford
Journalist

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