With entries pouring in for the ground-breaking weekend-long festival of trail running built around the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg on the long weekend at the end of April, the organisers have paved the way for teenager trail running enthusiasts to take part in the entry-level Rock Jumper event.
As the inaugural Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD) fast approaches, the race and its organisers have been pro-active in increasing awareness of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) and the Maloti World Heritage Site – the park that plays host to the festival of trail running happening on 29 April 2017.
Despite being the national trail long-distance champion, Nicolette Griffoen still sees herself as a novice when it comes to ultra-trail running and steps into the unknown from a personal and competitive point of view when she takes on the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg on 30 April 2017.
As organisers start to gear towards final touches on the various routes for the first installment of the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD) at the end of April, preparing a race that traverses a World Heritage Site will provide runners with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but comes with its own unique challenges.
As the fledgling Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg begins to attract significant interest, organisers have decided to introduce a two-day Drakensberg Rockjumper to the calendar which targets the less intense or novice trail runners hoping to enjoy the scenery on 28-29 April.
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.