Asics X-Treme Montagu Mountain Mania (Montagu)
This is a circular, entirely off road race, run on mountain trails entirely within the Montagu Mountain Reserve. The race begins at the Avalon Springs Hotel and weaves through Badskloof Gorge before following the Cogmanskloof hiking trail. Most of the route is on well defined mountain pathways although there is a section of rough dirt road about three kilometres from the start. A bit of scrambling is required just past Klipspringer Cottage as you tackle the near vertical track to the first plateau. The course then takes a tough switchback to the summit at 610m.
After this is a bit of light boulder hopping to the last stretch at the top before the trail heads downwards to the Kingna River. The path follows the cliff face before curving back towards Cogmanskloof. You’ll now be on an undulating track for about 2kms and then you face a treacherous descent of close on 100m. You’re nearly at the end now - a stretch of fast dirt road through Badskloof Gorge and then the finish.
There are four water points along the course but runners must carry their own liquids and supplements. Walkers are welcome and there is a fun run.
4km Fun Trial
10km Lovers Trail
17km Cogmans Trail
20km Bloupunt Trail
Start: Avalon Springs Hotel, Montagu
Contact: Ilse Esterhuyse on +27 (0)72 125-1854
Please Note: Dates for this event to be confirmed.
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