Steel Drak Descent Media Release
Drak Descent entry cap to be strictly enforced in 2021
Underberg - As public entries open for the Euro Steel Drak
Descent, in partnership with FNB, 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 experience.
“We have always had a cap on our events, 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
Both 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 Drakensberg.
The Euro Steel Drak Descent was more than 50% subscribed from
pre-entries limited to previous participants and the waiting
list. When public entries opened last weekend the remaining
places have started to be snapped up by riders eager to enjoy the
challenge of the unique network of trails.
Christie pointed out that due to the 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 and will be
capped at 500 riders each.
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 two 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 events 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.
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The Euro Steel Drak
Descent, in partnership with FNB, is inviting those looking for
an exciting two days of mountain biking in the Southern
Drakensberg to get those entries in as the spots fill up for the
event from 30-31 January 2021.
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