100KM ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN
5:00am Saturday 03 October 2015 | Start/End: Cape Town High School | 3 Ultra-trail Mont Blanc Points
Ultra-trail Cape Town is a point-to-point trail race that takes place on the pristine trails of Table Mountain, the iconic natural world heritage site and one of the new Natural Seven Wonders of the World.
Cape Town is of the worlds most popular destinations and the race covers the iconic landmarks of Table Mountain, Lions Head, Signal Hill, Hout Bay, Llandudno, the Constantia Winelands, Kirstenbosch Nature Reserve and Devils Peak.
Runners will have access to 9 aid stations between the start and finish and will never go more than 15 kilometers without an opportunity for aid. The route, while being predominantly on the mountain and within natural surrounds, is purposefully diverted into the city at certain points to tie together Cape Town’s varied cultural-, built- and natural heritage.
The 100km Ultra-trail has a permit for 15hours and will be for advanced runners. Time-barriers for this race are stringent and you will have to submit qualifying races during online registration.
Due to the 15 hour cutoff, we have factored in two route diversions as fallback options if your race is not going well on the day. This gives everyone a fair chance of not being asked to stop the race at cutoff points.
1. At 25km (Constantia Nek) a direct transfer to the 62km course- an automatic time barrier diversion will apply here.
2. At 60km a diversion will be in place for those who will not make the cutoff- 15km (Constantia Winelands) will be cut out, giving you 85km total completed. In this case you will be credited as having finished the 62km course.
You will need to have done a 100km trail race in under 19 hours or 40/50km trail race at average time of sub 9:30min/km. For trail races between 50-90km an average pace of sub 10:00/km and 120-168km sub 11:30/km. For other races: Comrades: sub 10 hours, Two-Oceans sub 5:30 hours. We cannot accept marathon times unfortunately. You will be required to submit the qualifying races during entry and registration.
3100m elevation gain
5 Aid Stations | 15 hour cutoff
5am Saturday 03 October 2015
Start/End: Cape Town High School
2 Ultra-trail Mont Blanc Points. No qualification requirements
The 65km Mountain-trail is a point-to-point Ultra that takes place on Table Mountain, the iconic natural world heritage site and one of the new Natural Seven Wonders of the World.
The start point is in Cape Town City Centre- Goes through the Bo Kaap, runs along the length of Signal Hill and Lions Head, traverses Table Mountain before descending into the Constantia Wine Valley, returning along the lower contours of Table Mountain via Newlands Forrest and Devils Peak for a final descent into the City Bowl.
Runners will have access to five aid stations between the start and finish and will never go more than 12 kilometers without an opportunity for aid.
You will need to be very fit (plenty of hill training) and be comfortable with spending extended periods on your feet for this race. It is possible to hard hike this route in the allotted time of 15 hours provided that the pace is steady.
900m elevation gain
2 Aid Stations | 6 hour cutoff
7am Saturday 03 October 2015
Start/End: Cape Town High School
No qualification requirements
The 20km Urban-trail is a point-to-point hybrid trail race that loops the City Bowl. The start point is in Cape Town City Center. It then moves through the Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square, Bo-Kaap, the length of Signal Hill, Lions Head and the lower contours of Table Mountain with a final descent into the City Bowl. Runners will have access to one aid station.
The route can easily be walked at a leisurely pace be completed within the cutoff time.
This race is a true mix of Cape Town’s most vibrant Cityscapes and natural beauty.