The Rivers Media Release
Diary Note - GWK Run The Rivers 2019
Underberg - Trail runners from across the country will descend
on the Southern Drakensberg for the popular GWK Run The Rivers
Trail running festival that forms part of the FNB Drak Adventure
Weekend on 19 and 20 January 2019.
Sharing many of the trails cut for the Euro Steel Drak Descent
MTB race, the runs follow the course of the uMzimkhulu River
that plays host to the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon on the
While the trails follow the descent of the river, there is a
fair amount of climbing and a variety of different technical
demands for the runners, taking the athletes through forest,
grasslands and local farmlands alongside the river.
The snowballing popularity of the trail run has paved the way
for a shorter option on each day, called the GWK Run The Rivers
Lite race, which offers trail runners roughly half the distance
covered by the main race each day.
The first stage is run on trails between Restmount Children's
Home and the Swartberg Road bridge outside Underberg, while the
second day starts and finished at the UMzimkhulu River Lodge and
traverses the spectacular hills around the famous Thrombi Gorge.
The GWK Run The Rivers trail
run forms part of the FNB Drak Adventure Weekend with the N3TC
Drak Challenge canoe marathon, the Euro Steel Drak Descent and
the FNB Drak Music Experience.
Each entrant to the event will get two tickets to enjoy the FNB
Drak Music Experience concert at the Underberg Country Club on
GWK Run the Rivers Trail Run
Day 1: Saturday 19 January 2019 - 25km
Day 2: Sunday 20 January 2019 - 16km
R400 for both days.
GWK Run the Rivers Lite Trail Run
Day 1: Saturday 19 January 2019 - 12km
Day 2: Sunday 20 January 2019 - 8km
R400 for both days.
There is currently no closing date for the GWK Run the Rivers
information can be found at
Entries are being taken at
Glencairn accommodation can be
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GWK Run The
Rivers Logo - Horizontal on white (JPeg)
Adventure Weekend Logo - Horizontal on white (JPeg)
The popular GWK Run
The Rivers two-day trail run through the Southern Drakensberg
has been supplemented by the GWK Run The Rivers Lite race that
offers athletes roughly half the distance of the main race on
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