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. 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 Hotel. SDR30 is aimed at teams of two runners although there will be limited availability for solo runners.
Entries Open @ 09h00 on 1st August 2017 and close at midnight 30th March 2018 or when the event is full whichever comes first.
The event is pre-entry only and no late entries will be allowed after 30th March 2018.
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.
Entries close on 30th March 2018 and no late entries will be allowed after this date.
Your entry fee includes:
– Marked and prepared Mountain Trail
– Goodie Bag
– The North Face Race Garment
– Sweepers and Marshalls
– 1 X Fully Stocked Water Tables
– Full Medical Support
– Support by EKZNW Rangers
– Finish Line Snack and Drink
– Finishers Medal
– Awards Lunch on Sunday (@ 12h00)
– R150 Donation to EKZNW
– R50 Donation to Wildlife Act
Note: No accommodation is included in the entry
Anybody entering both the SDR30 and either of the Drakensberg Rockjumper events (DRJ 21/15 or DRJ 15/12), not including Scholars, will receive a 20% discount on their SDR30 entry. This allows runners to have the choice of running Day 1 of the Rockjumper on the Friday and then the SDR30 on Saturday afternoon or, for those with a little more energy, Day 1 & 2 of the Rockjumper and then the SDR30 on the Saturday afternoon.
To get a COMBO, enter the DRJ event of your choice and then the SDR30. Your discount will be applied when you enter the second of the two events.
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 or bank deposit.Only once full payment is made will the entry be confirmed.
The event organisers will refund 80% of the entry fee if an entry is cancelled before 30th March 2018.
Under no circumstances may someone take part under another athlete’s name, proof of identification will be required at registration.
Runners may change event (eg. SDR30 to GCU62) at anytime before 30th March 2018 provided that the alternative event is not sold out. There will be no refund of the difference in entry fee when downgrading and the full difference in entry fee must be paid if upgrading to a longer event.