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MONT-AUX-SOURCES 50 KM CHALLENGE
DATE 07 September 2019
TIME 05h30
ORGANISERS Wild Series
DISTANCE 50km, ,
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
START VENUE Royal Natal National Park ,uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park,
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NUMBER 082-7917069
EMAIL info@kzntrailrunning.co.za
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ENTRY DETAILS



This event is strictly pre-entry and runners are usually invited to participate. In the interests of nature conservation and because the event is run along mountain hiking paths, the route is limited to 250 entrants. To give everyone a chance, once you have entered three events you go back onto the waiting list. Currently there is a two-year waiting list. A pre-race briefing that must be attended by all participants will take place inside the marquee during registration on Friday evening at 18h00. Final instructions regarding route changes and a weather report will be given on Saturday morning, 10 minutes before the start of the race.Registration  day before race day from 15h00  to 18h00.  Race briefing is at 19h00 . Late registration open. on race day at 04h30  and closes at 05h00.




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DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -28.68908178683629, 28.952364921569824 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

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THE RUN


To say this race is difficult is an understatement - the halfway mark is 1,746 metres (5,730 feet) above the start/finish point. The first 10 kilometres are run along a single mountain path. Besides the climb, the path is uneven and rough. The next nine kilometres are run on hardened gravel; the road is steep, and the going tough. The following six kilometres of mountain track end at a rock face and a daunting set of chain ladders. Courage! Steel yourself for the climb. Up here the mountain air is fresh, the views sweeping. You are running on top of the world! The route loops around the summit of the Amphitheatre and tumbles down the Sentinel Gully. The run back down is along the same path and is tricky in places.




PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

The first man, the first woman and the oldest finisher get a floating trophy. All novice entrants get a trophy of Drakensberg basalt mounted on a base of indigenous wood. Runners participating in subsequent years will receive an addition to the base of their trophy.



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MEDIA RELEASE
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ORGANISER
NAME Wild Series
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
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WEBSITE www.wildseries.co.za
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CONTACT PERSON
NAME Xanthe Holmes
PROVINCE
EMAIL xanthah@wildlands.co.za
NUMBER 033-3306380
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
KwaZulu-Natal Bonitas Sunday Cowan House Trail Challenge - Cancelled for 2013 01 January 2019 Cowan House School Hilton Xanthe Holmes 083-3873939
KwaZulu-Natal Radox Somkhanda Rhino Run 01 January 2019 Somkhanda Game Reserve Xanthe Holmes 083-3873939
KwaZulu-Natal Three Cranes Challenge Three Days 22 February 2019 Bushwillow Camp Karkloof Valley Howick Race Organiser 082-7917069
Free State Golden Gate Challenge Three Days 18 October 2019 Glen Reenen Rest Camp Golden Gate National Park Race Organiser 082-7917069
MONT-AUX-SOURCES 50 KM CHALLENGE

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

Mont-Aux-Sources 50 km Challenge has been consistently ranked in a number of our surveys as a well organised and well presented event. This race is held to raise funds for the Wildlands Conservation Trust. Each participant must raise a minimum sponsorship of R400. If you do not enter the fundraising spirit of this event you will not be invited again.



Time Limit: 10:00

Finishers: 250

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