A perfect entry level opportunity to be part of the UTD festival of trail that touches on a number of the iconic sections of the longer events. Real mountain trail …. all against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg mountains.


 
 
 
 
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Date
25 April 2020

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Distance
21km

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Elevation
993m

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Cut Off
None

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Check Points
2

 

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

The Drakensberg Rockjumper Run (DRJ21) is 21km in length with 990m of vertical climb and occupies an altitude window between 1,500m and 1,960m.

The race is circular in nature and starts and finishes at the Premier Resort Sani Pass.

The DRJ21 Starts at 8am on Saturday 25th April. Runners head out along the Golf Course for the first 800m which allows the field to spread out before entering the trail head at the Gxalingenwa Gorge. Runner then run up this magnificent section for the next 4km before climbing out of the Gorge and onto the Giant’s Cup trail. They follow the Giants Cup Trail in reverse before exiting at 8km onto the Sani Pass Road for a brief descent down the road after which they start the big climb of the day up to Salt & Pepper.

When reaching the ridge line at Salt and Pepper, runners will experience unrivalled views of the Drakensberg in all directions before descending down a long and fast section of trail towards the hotel. There is a brief technical downhill section at the bottom of this descent before the final gentle climb towards the finish at the hotel.


RACE PROFILE

 
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ENTRY FEES

The 2020 DRJ21 entry fee is
R790

Early Bird entry fee:
R670

Limited early bird entires are available from 1 August 2019, at 9am until 9 August 2019 at 5pm. Please refer to our profile on Quicket for more information.


The DRJ21 entry fee includes:

 
  • Marked and prepared Mountain Trail

  • Goodie Bag

  • Official Race Garment

  • Sweepers and Marshalls

  • Water Tables

  • Full Medical Support

  • Support by EKZNW Rangers

  • Finish Line Beer / Drink

  • Finishers Medal

  • Awards Lunch on Sunday (@ 11h00)

  • R150 Donation to EKZNW

  • R50 Donation to Wildlife Act

  • R50 Donation to Southern Lodestar Foundation

 

Runners must be 16-years or older as at 31st December 2020.
Note: No accommodation is included in the entry


JOIN THE 4th EDITION OF ULTRA-TRAIL DRAKENSBERG

limited early bird entries available


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JOIN US IN THE DRAKENSBERG IN 2020 FOR A WEEKEND OF INCREDIBLE RACING, TRAILS AND COMMUNITY.