Adventure Events

Golden Gate Challenge 2016

Event Date: 21 – 23 October 2016
Registration: 20 October 2016
Distance: 27km, 29km, 17km (Please do not be fooled by these distances – there are some big mountains and the altitude to deal with)
Format: 3-day staged trail run

The Golden Gate Challenge is a 3-day track and trail run through some of the most rugged yet scenic mountains of the Free State, situated in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The race will traverse through restricted parts of the reserve rarely seen by the public, like Little Serengeti, Cathedral Caves and many other hidden gems within the park. Participants will cover just over 70km in 3 days, staged out of a single base camp in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Please do not judge the race by its distances, as it is a true challenge offering great rewards, but that means conquering big mountains and high altitudes. You will pass by ancient rock paintings and relics of past civilisations as you run this race with the knowledge that you are running for the survival of a species – the Bearded Vulture.

A race village will be set up, and each participant will be accommodated in his or her own tent for the duration of the challenge – you can expect nice hot showers, clean ablutions and a great atmosphere. Full catering will be available to all participants for the duration of the Challenge, and will include a 24-hour snack and coffee bar. The run will incorporate mainly hiking trails and Jeep track – a true off-road experience. The last day will start off with an early morning night run, which will add a new dimension and promises to bring out the adventurer in you. By participating in this event you will set off on a journey – make sure to enjoy it with eyes wide open!

Entries close: 30 June 2016

Entry Fees:

Full Package – R3 050 (includes R300 conservation donation).
Includes tented accommodation at race village and all catering.
Only 150 entries will be made available for this package.

Runner’s Package – R2 750 (includes R300 conservation donation)
Includes catering but excludes accommodation.
Only 70 entries will be made available for this package.

Start: October 21 @ 8:00 am
End: October 23 @ 5:00 pm
Event Categories: 16km - 25km, 26km - 35km, Free State and Northen Cape, Multi day, Solo, Weekend
Event Tags: Golden Gate Challenge

Glen Reenen Rest Camp
Glen Reenen Rest Camp, R712, Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Clarens, Free State South Africa

Wildlands Conservation Trust – Zandi Masikane
Phone: 033 343 6380
Last update on this event: 27/06/2016
Event added: 27/06/2016
General Event Details
Friday, 21 October 2016 - Sunday, 23 October 2016
Free State Province, Golden Gate
Map of Event Start