Drakensberg Media Release
Ultra-Trail Drakensberg offering runners new year’s bargain
Underberg – As the new year sets in and people begin to set goals and
ambitions for the next 12 months, the Ultra-Trail Drakensberg (UTD) has
given runners the chance to take advantage of a 10% discount in entries as
they gear up to host the inaugural edition of the ultra-distance event in
the Southern Drakensberg on 29 April 2017.
With 16 weeks to go until the event kicks off and with three different
races to choose from organiser Spurgeon Flemington is urging runners to
take advantage of the current week-long deal that they are running.
“There has been a lot of interest in the race over social media and the
dialogue has been great so we are hoping that there will be a good take up
of entries during this new year special that we have on the go at the
moment,” he said.
“We wanted to give runners something different and by giving them a nice
discount to start the year it will hopefully add to the already
significant interest in the race.”
The race offers the runners three different options with 100km, 62km and
30km distances with each of these races offering runners a unique
“The UTD is the first of its kind to take place in the Drakensberg as it
is the first 100km race to take place there.
“The race takes place in the beautiful Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage
Site which offers runners spectacular views and breath-taking scenery.
“The 62km race, the Giant’s Cup Uncut (GCU), incorporates all 5 days of
the well-known Giant’s Cup Hiking trail in one fell swoop and is an ideal
tester for those doing their first Ultra and/or for those building towards
their first 100km race later in the year, such as Skyrun or UTCT.
“The 30km race, the Sundowner Run (SDR), is really innovative in that it
starts at 4.30 in the afternoon and runners will run into the sunset and
“This will give many runners a first taste of night running and the views
promise to be spectacular with athletes approaching the iconic Rhino Peak
as the sun sets behind it.
“SDR entries are available for solos and for teams of two for those
wanting to do it with a mate or partner,” Flemington added.
As the events are taking place in the Maloti World Heritage Site, Running
Man Adventures ensure that all of their events contribute to conservation
in the area, another unique element to RMA’s events.
“As with all Running Man Adventures events a significant portion of each
entry will be donated to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and we are also very
pleased to announce that UTD will be partnering with Wildlife Act (www.wildlifeact.com)
and assisting them to raise funds and awareness,” he mentioned proudly.
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The Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg
will be the first race of its kind in the region and runners who are
looking to enter should make use of the fantastic 10% off deal that they
are currently running on entries for the event on Saturday, 29 April.
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