The Dumbe Trail Run is a 2-day event in the Northern Drakensberg, located on the escarp bordering the Free State and Kwa Zulu Natal near Oliviershoek Pass and Sterkfontein Dam. Enjoy country hospitality, unforgettable trails, spectacular views and memories that will last a lifetime over a fun packed weekend! Entries are limited, make sure you get your entry in early!
Event date: 3-5 Nov 2017
Registration: 3 Nov 2017 from 14h00
Entry Fee: R1450
NB! Entries done after 1 Sept
will not receive a race garment!
Entries close 27 October 2017.
The first day of running starts runners off with a scenic stretch of single track, running along the escarp, boasting spectacular views of KZN. Before long, the drop down the historic Retief Pass begins into the Valley, leading runners onto the magical tracks of Ali’s avenue before starting the ascent up the iconic Solly’s Folly. The long climb ends soon enough where after runners pass through the wild proteas of Kirstenbosch, running along the escarp once again with its breathtaking views before reaching the Kaalvoet Vrou Monument. After taking a selfie with arguably one of the toughest ladies in the history of our country, it is a short stretch home to the race village where warm hospitality awaits…
Day two of running will certainly not disappoint the single track lover, leading runners along breathtaking paths. Runners start off with a steady climb along a ridgeline to the highest point of the day, providing stunning panoramic views of the Central and Northern Drakensberg. Unsurpassed views of the Amphitheatre will continue to mesmerize runners as they drop steadily down Dragon’s Spine towards Oom Pieter se Bos, a magical forest section. Spectacular views of the Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains remains a focal point as the road winds on along the lower ridges towards Vergezient Falls. Runners work their way around the Lost Pools to the beautiful Picnic Rock before a steep ascend up the Cattle Pass takes them to Old Trails View along the beautiful escarp and back to the race village.
R750 Adult, R450 Kids under 12
Saturday: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
24 hour snack & coffee bar
Access to Race village Chill Zone