Nestled in the Northern Drakensberg mountains on the Long Tom Pass between Lydenburg and Sabie, the Misty Mountain resort offers the trail runner real value for money. The trails take one through magical pine forests, past waterfalls and over crystal clear streams.
The 6k route is ideally suited to the novice trail runner and walkers of all ages and is a mini version of the longer trails without the technical sections.
The 12km & 20km routes have a few real gnarly sections, some of which will require you to get your hands dirty. That said, they are not dangerous and the 12km is a great tester for the aspiring trail enthusiast.
The 20km route has some 800m of vertical ascent, most coming in the second half.
All finishers will receive a medal. The hosts have pulled out all the stops to make this a fun filled winter weekend.
The venue has chalets and a cottage for hire. The cuisine is of the best that Mpumalanga has to offer.
28 Jun 2014
Misty Mountain, Long Tom Pass, between Lydenburg & Sabie
Online Start Date
: 02 Apr 2014
Online End Date
: 25 Jun 2014
082 894 0432
Distance & Entry Fee
20km Trail Run
Runners must carry at least 1lt water. There will be one aid station with water and energy drinks on the route.
SORRY NO WALKERS!
Minimum age on race day: 18 years old.
12km Trail Run
Runners should carry at least 1lt. There will be one aid station with water and energy drinks on the route.
Minimum age on race day: 14 years old.
Minimum age on race day: 10 years old.
The all routes start off at about 1660m and run through grassland, into pine forests on single and jeep tracks. Heading up a grassy hill, the 12km & 20km branch off to re-enter the pine forests while the 6km trail climbs to a height of 1770m before following a single track all the way back down to the resort.
The 12km & 20km routes follow a forest road back towards the resort, but then turn left up a single track climb before looping around and down to the resort.
The 20km route then plunges down to 1430m before following a forest road back up to the resort.
Walkers welcome on the 6km route.
Sorry NO dogs allowed.
Saturday 28th June 2014
06h45 Registrations at Start
07h40 20km & 12km Trail Briefing
07h45 20km & 12km Trail Run
07h55 6km Trail Briefing
08h00 6km Trail Run
11h00 Prize Giving
The trail starts and finishes at Misty Mountain, Long Tom pass, Sabie.
GPS: 25° 10.488'S - 30° 39.586'E
* Registration starts at 06h45 and the races start from 07h45 on Saturday 28th June 2014.
* Prize giving is to be held at 11h00 at the start / finish area.
* There will be light snacks and refreshments available at the restaurant.
Ilanga Trail - Clive Smart 082 894 0432
Web Site: www.ilangatrails.co.za
From Johannesburg, follow the N12 highway towards Witbank.
* Continue onto the N4 highway past Middelburg until the Belfast turnoff.
* From Belfast continue through to Dullstroom and then on to the Mashishing (Lydenburg) road.
* Once you reach Mashishing (Lydenburg), take the R37 towards Sabie for ± 33 kilometres.
* Misty Mountain is on the right.