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GIANT'S CUP TWO DAY TRAIL RUN
DATE 17 May 2019
TIME 07h30
ORGANISERS Running Man Adventures
DISTANCE 33km, 32
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
START VENUE Sani Pass Hotel,Himeville,
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Spurg Flemington
NUMBER 082-3297737
EMAIL info@thegiantscup.co.za
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GIANT'S CUP TWO DAY TRAIL RUN

ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.thegiantscup.co.za. Registration at the venue at the start of each day. Entries limited to 100.




GIANT'S CUP TWO DAY TRAIL RUN

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -29.65749080229979, 29.446234703063965 

Race Finish Coordinates: -29.84859351465247, 29.2331425845623 

GIANT'S CUP TWO DAY TRAIL RUN

THE RUN


This is a two-day stage race.




Sani Pass Hotel to Castleburn Farm. Distance: 33 kilometres. Total ascent: 1,300 metres. The trail starts off easily with a canter along the golf course before entering the Gxalingenwa Trail. From there the route climbs steadily for the next four kilometres. The going is pleasant enough once you are on the Giant’s Cup Trail. Sections are flat here before descending into the Cobham Nature Reserve and the first checkpoint at 13 kilometres. From here the route to the second checkpoint at Mzimkhulwana Hut features a difficult climb out of Cobham followed by undulating stretches and a two kilometre descent to the 22-kilometre marker. The final stage opens with a five kilometre demanding grind to the highest point at Crane Tarn. From here the route is chiefly a downhill run to the Drakensberg Gardens road where there is only a kilometre left for the day.


Castleburn Farm to Bushman’s Nek Resort. Distance: 29 kilometres. Total ascent: 1,500 metres. Starting from Castleburn Farm the route starts with a short section along the Drakensberg Gardens road before re-joining the Giant’s Cup Trail. Look out for Wintershoek Hut, for ahead of you is a monster climb of 370 metres of vertical ascent over just two kilometres. The good news is that once over this edifice the going is relatively relaxed to the only checkpoint at the 13-kilometre marker. The second section of the route takes you south towards Bushman’s Nek and crosses the Mzimude River at the 18-kilometre marker. Brace yourself for the final assault, a five kilometre climb to the high point at the saddle in front of Langalibalele Peak. The closing stage features a continuous and welcome descent to the end where it intercepts the Bushman’s Nek Road at the 27 kilometre mark.
GIANT'S CUP TWO DAY TRAIL RUN

MEDIA RELEASE
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GIANT'S CUP TWO DAY TRAIL RUN

ORGANISER
NAME Running Man Adventures
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
EMAIL info@runningmanadventures.co.za
WEBSITE runningmanadventures.co.za/
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CONTACT PERSON
NAME Matt Goode
PROVINCE
EMAIL matt@thegiantscup.co.za
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
KwaZulu-Natal Sani Stagger 24 November 2018 Premier Resort Hotel Sani Pass KwaZulu-Natal Spurgeon Flemington 082-3297737
KwaZulu-Natal Sani Stagger Half Marathon (Down Run) 01 January 2019 Lesotho Border Post Spurgeon Flemington 082-3297737
KwaZulu-Natal Giant's Cup Uncut 01 January 2019 Sani Pass Hotel Himeville Spurgeon Flemington 082-3297737
KwaZulu-Natal Soulstice Trail Runs - 2 Days 01 January 2019 Riverlea Farm Underberg Matt Goode 072-9073818
KwaZulu-Natal Drakensburg Rock Jumper Trail Run Two Days 06 April 2019 Premier Resort Sani Pass Himeville Spurgeon Flemington 082-3297737
KwaZulu-Natal Ultra Trail Drakensberg Two Days 26 April 2019 Sani Pass Road S.A. Border Post Spurgeon Flemington 082-3297737
KwaZulu-Natal Sani Stagger 30 November 2019 Premier Resort Hotel Sani Pass KwaZulu-Natal Spurgeon Flemington 082-3297737
GIANT'S CUP TWO DAY TRAIL RUN

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

This two day stage race in run on the giant's Cup hiking trail.  Visit www.thegiantscup.co.za/about-the-race/ for information.



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