The Rivers in partnership with FNB Media Release
Limits to be strictly enforced at Euro Steel Run The Rivers
Underberg - As public entries opened for the Euro Steel Run The
Rivers in partnership with FNB trails runs, the organisers
stressed that they will strictly enforce the caps on all their
events to ensure they are fully compliant with lockdown
regulations and to guarantee the quality of each participants
“We have always had a cap on our events, the trail runs and the
Euro Steel Drak Descent MTB rides, simply because we want the
entire experience to be personal and memorable for each runner
and rider,” said Derek Christie of the Sani Spoors organisers.
“The Covid-19 regulations have a strict cap on 500 at any one
event, which simply reinforces the limit that we had in mind.”
Both the trail run and MTB events form part of the FNB Drak
Adventure Weekend and have become popular stops for riders and
runners looking to test themselves against the backdrop of the
The trail run events are run simultaneously from a common start
venue, so the number of entries for the Euro Steel Run The
Rivers and the shorter Run The Rivers Lite races will be
collectively capped at 500 athletes.
Christie pointed out that due to fact that the full 90km MTB
ride and the newer 43km Euro Steel MTB Challenge both start at
different places, they are independent of each other they will
be capped at 500 riders each.
The events were more than 50% subscribed from pre-entries
limited to previous participants and the waiting list, and when
public entries opened last weekend, the remaining places have
started to be snapped up by riders eager to test themselves
against the unique network of trails.
With many recreational riders and runners frustrated at the
number of popular events cancelled during the lockdown, interest
in the MTB rides and trail runs that make up pillars of the FNB
Drak Adventure Weekend on 30 and 31 January 2021 is high, and
based on the entries and steady flow of questions being fielded
at the Sani Spoors office, the cap numbers will be confronted
sooner rather than later.
“My advice is simple, if you plan to ride or run these event at
the end of January, enter sooner rather than later,” said
Christie. “Having weathered the storm with the lockdowns, it
would be really frustrating to go online to enter to find that
your race of choice race is fully subscribed.”
The MTB and trail events share Underberg with the N3TC Drak
Challenge and the FNB Drak Music Experience music concerts on
the last weekend in January, and always attracts thousands of
athletes and their families to the Southern Drakensberg town.
The Euro Steel Run The Rivers trail run in partnership with FNB
takes place in Underberg on 30 and 31 January 2021. More
information can be found at
Euro Steel Run the Rivers in partnership with FNB Trail Run
Day 1: Saturday 30 January 2021 - 25km
Day 2: Sunday 31 January 2021 - 16km
R500 for both days.
Euro Steel Run the Rivers Lite in partnership with FNB Trail Run
Day 1: Saturday 30 January 2021 - 12km
Day 2: Sunday 31 January 2021 - 8km
R500 for both days.
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The third edition of
the popular Euro Steel Run The Rivers trail runs will take place
in and around Underberg on the weekend of 30 and 31 January
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