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THE GEORGE MUT

26-Jun-2021 Outeniqua Nature Reserve, George, South Africa

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Trail Race Race Terrain
60KM / 37Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 42KM/26M 25KM/16M 10KM/6M 4KM/2M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From 1850 ZAR

The Race venue us the Outeniqua Nature Reserve at the Witfontein Forestry Station in George.

This route boasts everything from big climbs, rocky trails, technical downhills and views of the Outeniqua Mountain Range that will keep you going on this 60km mountain ultra-trail.

You will start with the old Voortrekker pass aka; Cradock pass consisting of the biggest climb of the route. From here you will dip down into the famous Pass to Pass route and cross the Outeniquas into Champherskloof. Here you will experience the fynbos of the Klein Karoo and off course the heat! Next up a welcoming halfway stop on the famous Montagu Pass before you start your ascent over the mountains again.

Your lunch stop might come back to haunt you as you negotiate Dizzy Heights Climb to the top. On the top, you will encounter some of the most sublime mountain running to be had in the Garden Route with 360˚ views all the way down to the George Dam. Get your forest running legs ready as you will finish entering the finishing stretch with the likes of Tonelbos and the well-known Witfontein Trails.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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