Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg

22 April 2022 - 23 April 2022
Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
YOUR RATING:
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mountains race
165 KM
2 days
1000 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 101KM / 62KM / 32KM / 21KM
Difficulty:    Advanced

Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD) is a festival of trail running with events of 160, 100, 62, 32 and 21km. The headline 100 miler event traverses two countries including the mountain kingdom of Lesotho and tags the highest peak South of Kilimanjaro at 3482m. All the distances are largely contained within the Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site and provide a taste of African Mountain Running in its purest form.

The Race Base is Premier Resort Sani Pass where athletes are able to secure accommodation packages as well as connections to the nearest International hub, King Shaka International.

UTD is an ITRA registered event and an official qualifier for UTMB®.

Event Organiser

Spurgeon Flemington

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Global - Virtual

Elevation

A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for

For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Elevation

An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for

Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Brutal

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

Suitable for

Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

Suitable for

Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

Elevation

Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

Elevation

Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

Elevation

Very little change < 500 metres

Suitable for

First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.