A unique trail running experience that traverses half of the Giant’s Cup Trail while racing the sunset…. all against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg mountains.


 
 
 
 
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Date
25 April 2020

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Distance
32km

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Elevation
1,200m

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Cut Off
None

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Check Points
2

 

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

The Sundowner Run (SDR32) is 32km in length with 1,200m of vertical climb and occupies an altitude window between 1,600m and 1,950m.

The Race Start is at Castleburn Farm at 13h30 on Saturday afternoon, 25th April. 

SDR32 provides runners with the unusual experience of running into the sunset and possibly the dark to provide an opportunity for many to experience night running for the first time. SDR32 participants will also have the inspiring situation of being out on the course with many of the UTD160 and UTD100 runners as they complete the final 21km of their day.

From the Start at Castleburn there are two river crossings in quick succession before the biggest climb of the day up to Crane Tarn. This is followed by a very fast section of the course down to Mzimkulwana Hut at 11km.

There is then the climb out from Mzimkulwana and the contour around the face of Siphongweni before the drop into Cobham 9km later. The final climb of the course then begins which is followed by the traverse around the front of Ndlovini and the exhilarating descent down the Gxalingenwa Gorge to the finish at Sani Pass Hotel.


RACE PROFILE

 
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ENTRY FEES

The 2020 SDR32 entry fee is
R1,150

*there has been no increase in the entry fee from 2019

Early Bird entry fee:
R975

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 SDR32 entry fee includes:

 
  • Marked and prepared Mountain Trail

  • Goodie Bag

  • Official Race Garment

  • Shuttle To Race Start (from Premier Resort Sani Pass to Castleburn Farm )

  • Sweepers and Marshalls

  • 2 X Water Tables

  • Full Medical Support

  • Support by EKZNW Rangers

  • Finish Line Beer / Drink

  • Finishers Medal

  • Sketched Scroll of SDR32 Course

  • Awards Lunch on Sunday (@ 11h00)

  • R200 Donation to EKZNW

  • R50 Donation to Wildlife Act

  • R50 Donation to Southern Lodestar Foundation

 

Runners must be 18-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.