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GPS File

Sundowner Run (SDR30) is 30km in length with 1200m of vertical climb and occupies an altitude window between 1600m and 2150m.

The Race Start is at Castleburn Farm at 14h30 on Saturday afternoon, 27th April. SDR30 provides runners with the unusual experience of running into the sunset and eventually the dark to provide an opportunity for many to experience night running for the first time. SDR30 participants will also have the potentially inspiring situation of being out on the course with many of the UTD runners as they complete the final third of their day.

Athletes will climb the face of Garden Castle and summit Black Eagle Pass as the sun drops behind the iconic Rhino Peak before approaching halfway at Swiman Hut as darkness falls. From Swiman Hut the field will have 15km of night running down to the Mzimude and up Langalibalele Pass to the finish at Bushman’s Nek Resort.

Please check out the General Information and Accommodation pages for further information to assist you during your time at UTD.


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 and photographed 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.

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.

Beanie / Buff
One of either
Cap / Visor
One of either
Long Thermal Tights
Sub-zero Temps are Possible
Thermal Top
Sub-zero Temps are Possible
Water / Windproof Jacket with Hood
Must have Hood
Preferably thermal
Headlamp with Spare Batteries
Quality headlamp is vital.
Make sure batteries are fresh / charged.
Hydration Pack Minimum 1.5l
GPS Handheld / GPS Watch
Must be fully charged
Charged Cellphone
Must be fully charged
Space Blanket
Emergency Rations – 2 X Energy Bars
Must be produced at finish unless used in emergency
Zip Lock Bag X 1
Essential for protecting Cellphone
Cup or bottle
UTD is a cup free event


Early Bird – from 01 August 2018 at 09:00 (SAST)

R 950

Please Note: Early Birds are limited to 25% of available entries.

Standard – from 08 August 2018 at 17:00 (SAST)

R 1150

Entries close on 29th March 2019 and no late entries will be allowed after this date.

Runners must be 19-years or older as at 31st December 2019.

Your entry fee includes:

– Marked and prepared Mountain Trail
– Goodie Bag
– Official Race Garment
– Sweepers and Marshalls
– 1 X Water Tables
– Full Medical Support
– Support by EKZNW Rangers
– Finish Line Snack and Drink
– Finishers Medal
– Awards Lunch on Sunday (@ 11h00)
– R150 Donation to EKZNW
– R50 Donation to Wildlife Act

Note: No accommodation is included in the entry

Payment Details

Full payment is required on entry. Email confirmations will be sent on completion of the on-line entry form with details of how to make payment. Payments can only be made via EFT / bank deposit / SWIFT (international).

NOTE: If you are making payment from overseas please use the bank details in conjunction with the Swift Code supplied. Also please ensure that when making payment you specify that as the sender you will pay all the fees (Swift fee and commission). Your payment will be rejected if the fees are still outstanding.

Only once full payment is received will the entry be confirmed.

Refunds Policy

The event organisers will refund 80% of the entry fee if an entry is cancelled before 29th March 2019.

Under no circumstances may someone take part under another athlete’s name, proof of identification will be required at registration.

There will be NO substitutions, rollovers or deferrals to the following year.

Event Change

​​Runners may change event (eg. SDR30 to GCU62) at anytime before 29th March 2019 provided that the alternative event is not sold out.

When downgrading there will be 80% refund of the difference in entry fee (applicable at time of downgrade) / upgrading the full difference in entry fee (applicable at time of upgrade) must be paid.