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WILD COAST WILDRUN - 5 DAYS
DATE 31 August 2019
TIME 07h00
ORGANISERS Wildrunner
DISTANCE 112km, ,
PROVINCE Eastern Cape
START VENUE Kei Mouth ,Eastern Cape,
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WORK NUMBER 021-8219898
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Pre-entries: wildrun.com/experiences/wildcoast.
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WILD COAST WILDRUN - 5 DAYS

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -32.679407076284114, 28.383007049560547 

Race Finish Coordinates: -32.033514334894846, 29.11110609769821 

WILD COAST WILDRUN - 5 DAYS

THE RUN



The Wildrun route is unmarked except where the ocean meets the land. Simply keeping the sea on your right will be enough to guide you into the finish of each day. Visit http://wildrun.com/sites/default/files/wildrun_wildcoast_print_2019.pdf for more information.




Kei River Mouth to Kob Inn. Distance: 43 kilometres. Total ascent: 285 metres. The pont at Kei Mouth ferries you across that great and historic river to the start. The first 10 kilometre stretch is a tricky amalgam of beach and rock until you get to the first grassy slopes and the infamous Jacaranda ship wreck. A further three kilometres brings you to your first river crossing at the Khobonqaba River. Now you run onward past the water table and checkpoint and on to the second crossing at the iNxaxo River. From here the terrain is a mix of grass, beach and rock as you run through Mazeppa Bay, splash across the Qora River Mouth and the close of the first day at Kob Inn.


Kob Inn to The Haven. Distance: 35 kilometres. Total ascent: 510 metres. From Kob Inn jeep track takes you along the first section of undulating coastal hills and with just three kilometres done the first crossing comes early on at the Jujura River. From here the terrain is typical Wild Coast until you reach Nqabara where you press on for another 11 kilometres to the gates of Dwesa Nature Reserve and the water and checkpoint. Now you stay in the Reserve and run along some of the most unspoilt coastline in the world. The day’s last crossing is at the Mbashe River mouth and the finishing stretch takes you to The Haven.


The Haven to Hole-in-the-Wall. Distance: 34 kilometres. Total ascent: 880 metres. Leaving The Haven the opening stages of the final day consists of forested jeep track that eventually leads you onto another stunning section of wilderness coastline. The first half of the final day is made up of mixed terrain, mostly small beaches broken up by rocky points and grassy headlands. The second half is mostly cattle trails along grassy slopes. Wide hard-packed cattle trails make up the closing stages and bring you out to an elevated view of the finish, one of the most iconic natural wonders in South Africa: the Hole-in-the-Wall rock formation. A fast single-track downhill brings you to your final river crossing of the Wildrun and to the finish.
Type Point-to-point
Sub Event Off-Road Running
Difficulty Rating 4
WILD COAST WILDRUN - 5 DAYS

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ORGANISER
NAME Wildrunner
PROVINCE Western Province
EMAIL info@wildrunner.co.za
WEBSITE www.wildrunner.co.za
ADDRESS Unit 2, The Space 4 Stibitz Street Westlake Business Park Cape town

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Race Secretary
PROVINCE
EMAIL info@wildrunner.co.za
NUMBER 021-8219898
ADDRESS

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EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The Wildcoast Wildrun is a 112 kilometre, three day trail running journey along the most beautiful and scenic coastline in South Africa. The race starts at the Great Kei River, roughly 80 kilometres north of East London and finishes at one of the most beautiful natural wonders of South Africa, Hole-in-the-Wall. The event takes place in the cool winter months during a spring low tide ensuring hard golden sand, perfect for running. This run is more about the destination than it is the journey.



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