2018 saw Iain Peterkin cruise to victory in the GCU62 at the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg Festival of Trail Running, but 2019 will see the Pretoria-based athlete up the ante as he takes on the UTD100 starting at 5am on Saturday, 27 April.
As the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg Festival of Trail Running fast approaches, Naomi Brand has thrown her name into the ring to try and become the first female winner of the country’s toughest 100 Miler that takes place from 26-28 April.
As the closing of entries draws nearer, the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg Festival of Trail Running is not only a Ultra Distance focused event with the GCU62 and the SDR30 providing runners with more than manageable distances in a pristine mountain surrounding from 26-28 April.
The Southern Drakensberg is a haven for holiday makers and with the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg Festival of Trail Running from 26-28 April falling in the best weather period the region experiences the event’s three different distances will appeal to runners of varying abilities.
The 2019 Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg, taking place from 26 to 28 April, will throw in an added incentive this year along as the UTD160, the UTD100 and GCU62 are now offering cash rewards for athletes that break the pre-determined Jackpot times.
The 2018 Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg got under way on Friday morning with around 100 runners taking on one of the two race distances in the two day Drakensberg Rock Jumper at the Premier Resort Sani Pass.
The 2018 Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg festival of trail running’s agenda appeals to runners from novices to the most hardened elite ultra-marathoners and has drawn runners from all over the world to the Southern Drakensberg for the running bonanza from Friday until Sunday.