GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

UTD160 will be at Premier Resort Sani Pass on Friday 26th April from 06h00 to 07h00.

UTD100 / GCU62 will be at Premier Resort Sani Pass on Friday 26th April from 14h00 to 18h00.

SDR30 will be at Castleburn Farm on Saturday 27th April from 12h00 to 13h30.

RACE BRIEFINGS

UTD160 will be at Sani Mountain Lodge (Lesotho) at 10h00 on Friday 26th April.

UTD100 / GCU62 will be at Premier Resort Sani Pass at 18h15 on Friday 26th April.

SDR30 will be at Castleburn Farm at 14h00 on Saturday 27th April.

START / FINISH

UTD160 starts at Sani Mountain Lodge at the top of Sani Pass at 11h00 on Friday. A shuttle to Sani Mountain Lodge is included in your entry fee and shuttles will depart from Premier Resort Sani Pass between 07h00 and 07h30 on Friday morning. Self-drives to the Top are permitted.

UTD100 starts at the SA Border Post @ 05h00 on the Sani Pass Road. A shuttle to the start from the Premier Resort Sani Pass is included in your entry fee but self-drives to the start are permitted. The shuttle leaves at 03h45.

GCU62 starts at the Premier Resort Sani Pass @ 06h00 and SDR30 starts at Castleburn Farm @ 14h30.

All races finish at the Bushman’s Nek Berg & Trout Resort.

AWARDS LUNCH

The awards lunch for all runners will be held at Premier Resort Sani Pass at 11h00 on Sunday 28th April. Additional tickets for friends and family must be booked and paid for during the entry process.

ACCOMMODATION

Runcation has been appointed as the official accommodation and logistics partner for Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg. They have put together customized travel packages to help you, the runner, get the most out of your UTD experience.

For more information on the packages they offer please visit their website at www.runcation.co.za/overview-utd

You can find alternative accommodation suggestions on our accommodation page.

SHUTTLES AND BAG TRANSFERS

Please note that there are NO shuttle services, from the finish at Bushman’s Nek Berg & Trout Resort back to start, or bag transfer services between hotels offered by the event. If you require a shuttle or bag transfer please contact Runcation as per the information on the accommodation page.

SPECTATOR POINTS / SECONDING

All events are spectator friendly and supporters will be able to see and support / second the runners at the following locations:

UTD160 – CP2 (Lesotho), CP3 (Lesotho), CP5 (Lesotho), CP7, CP8, CP10 and CP11. You will require a passport to support / second in Lesotho.

UTD100 – CP1, CP3, CP4, CP6 and CP7

GCU62 – CP1, 3 and 4

SDR30 – CP1

The Castleburn Check Point which is at 130km for UTD160, 70km for UTD100, 32km for GCU62 and the Start of SDR30 will be a mini race village with music, food and beverages and form a real hub for spectators and supporters of all 3 events.

We will be providing a ‘Supporters Pack’ to all runners with information to assist your friends and families who wish to follow / second you during your event.

WEATHER

Weather in April can range from sub-zero at night to the low twenties during the day. Although it is the start of the dry period it is not uncommon to have rain and even snow at this time of year. The Drakensberg can be a harsh and unforgiving climate and the recommended/compulsory kit lists will reflect this.

COMPULSORY / RECOMMENDED KIT

Due to the variable and potentially dangerous weather experienced in the Drakensberg the Compulsory Kit list is taken very seriously by the Organisers. Compulsory Kit will be checked at REGISTRATION (not at the race start) as well as the Finish. A missing item will result in a 30 min time penalty and more than one missing item will result in disqualification.

The lists for each event can be found on their respective Race Information page.

GPS

A GPS is compulsory for UTD160 but is only recommended for UTD100, GCU62 and SDR30. A GPX file of the route for the event you have entered will be made available.

WATER TABLES AND WATER AVAILABILITY

Conservation is a subject close to the heart of Running Man Adventures and as a result we take our environmental footprint very seriously. In light of this Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg will be a ‘cup free’ event and all runners will be required to carry their own cup or bottle for use on the trail and at the water tables.

The water tables will be stocked with a variety of liquids and nutrition and there are also multiple natural water sources on the course. The combination of water tables and naturally available water will allow runners to travel relatively light and fast which combines well with the runnable nature of the trail itself.

PASSPORTS

UTD160 runners will require passport to enter Lesotho and runners from some countries will also require a visa. This is a simple process and can be completed online at http://evisalesotho.com. Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg will supply the necessary letter of invitation where required.

The responsibility lies with the entrant to establish whether a visa is required and to obtain one timeously.

Although UTD100 runners will pass through the SA Border Post no passports will be required as you do not enter Lesotho and a special dispensation has been obtained from the SA Border Officials.

DIRECTIONS TO PREMIER RESORT SANI PASS

FROM THE N3

Take the R617 junction at Howick signposted to Underberg. On arrival in Underberg turn right at the Shell petrol station, and continue out of Underberg passing through Himeville to the Sani Pass crossroads. Taking a left at the crossroads and follow the Sani Pass Road for approx. 11km until you reach the Premier Resort Sani Pass on your right.

FROM KOKSTAD

Take the R617 north, passing through Swartberg. On arrival in Underberg turn left at the Shell petrol station, and continue out of Underberg passing through Himeville to the Sani Pass crossroads. Taking a left at the crossroads and follow the Sani Pass Road for approx. 11km until you reach the Premier Resort Sani Pass on your right.

DIRECTIONS TO CASTLEBURN FARM

From Underberg head towards Swartberg and take the Drakensberg Gardens road on your right immediately before you cross the river, it is sign posted. Continue on the Drakensberg Gardens road for approx. 22km and Castleburn Farm is on the right hand side just past the Castleburn Resort turning.

DIRECTIONS TO BUSHMAN’S NEK

From Underberg head towards Swartberg and take the Bushman’s Nek road on your right about 300m after you cross the river, it is sign posted. Continue on the Bushman’s Nek road for approx. 25km and you will come to a T-junction where you turn right, it is sign posted. Bushman’s Nek Resort is a further 5km on your left hand side.

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