The Giant's Cup Media Diary Note

 No: tgc18DN

 06 Apr 2018

Embargo: None

Written by: N/A

A trail running experience like no other with 62km of ĎPure Mountain Trailí over two days within the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage Site, including three nights of accommodation at three well-known resorts in the Southern Drakensberg.

Date: 18-19 May 2018
Distances: Day One (32km) Day Two (30km)
Entries: Enter the race right here

2018 will be the fifth edition of The Giant's Cup and remember that the race is capped at 100 runners so make sure you get that entry in as soon as possible!

Entries are currently open but they close on 20 April so get cracking!

Runners will enjoy 62km of beautiful mountain trails and be able recover and relax afterwards in the comfort of the three resorts along the route.

The principle beneficiary of The Giantís Cup is the local branch of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) based at Cobham Nature Reserve.

R500 per runner will be dedicated to this cause that will focus on local issues within the Maloti Drakensberg Park. These include alien vegetation, maintenance of the trails, funding of vital equipment for EKZNW staff and assistance with monitoring of critically endangered species such as the Bearded Vulture.

Registration & Overnight 1
Thursday, 17th May 2018, at the Premier Resort Sani Pass. Registration will take place from 2pm. Athletes are welcome to arrive from lunchtime. Proof of identification will be required at registration.

Athletes will overnight at the Premier Resort Sani Pass, in hotel accommodation on a room sharing basis

Day 1
Day 1 starts from the Premier Resort Sani Pass and incorporates the Gxalingenwa Trail and days 1-3 of the Giantís Cup Hiking Trail. Day 1 finishes at Castleburn Farm on the Drakensberg Gardens road. The total running distance is 32km.

Overnight 2
Athletes will overnight at the Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, in hotel accommodation on a room sharing basis

Day 2
Day 2 starts from Castleburn Farm, and incorporates days 4 and 5 of the Giantís Cup Hiking Trail. Day 2 finishes at the Bushmanís Nek Resort. The total running distance is 30km.

Overnight 3
The final night of the race will be at the Bushmanís Nek Resort, in hotel accommodation on a room sharing basis, and includes the Awards Dinner and festivities.

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Runners will be in for a treat at the 2018 Giant's Cup as the race caters for the individual with just 100 entries available for the two-day Southern Drakensberg based trail run from 18-19 May. Anthony Grote/
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Runners will have the privilege of taking in some of the Southern Drakensberg's finest scenery during the exclusive Giant's Cup trail run from 18-19 May 2018. Anthony Grote/
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