General Race Information:
|Event Date:||7 September 2013|
|Registration:||Will take place at The Royal Natal Park soccer field (in the National Park).
Friday 6th September 2013 (16h00 – 19h00)
Saturday 7th September 2013 (05h30 – 06h00)
You must register in person and have your ID book or driver’s licence with you to register.
Entries for 2012 runners open 10 April 2013: @ 10h00
|Distance:||50km Trail Run|
|Venue:||Royal Natal Park|
|Province:||KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
This prestigious 50km cross-country run takes place in the Royal Natal Park, part of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Site and home to the endangered Bearded Vulture. The Bearded Vulture once roamed freely from the Cape of Good Hope, along the eastern mountain spine of Africa, and into northwest Africa. Now it is thought that the only population left in the Southern Hemisphere resides in our isolated and rugged Maluti-Drakensberg highlands, and that there are less than 100 pairs left.
Make no mistake, the Bonitas Sunday Tribune Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge is a toughie, but it’s definitely worth the blood, sweat and tears, and will certainly be an experience of a lifetime. Expect to run through some of our country’s most rugged and beautiful scenery. In 2012, the Amphitheatre mountain range was capped in snow and made a breathtaking backdrop to the race. Your route will take you through the Mahai Valley and up towards the escarpment where you will have to tackle the chain ladders and then scramble down the Gully. This race is a spectacular adventure, and worth every ache you will suffer afterwards!
A pre-race briefing that MUST be attended by all participants will take place at 6pm during registration inside the marquee on Friday evening. Final instructions regarding route changes (if necessary) and a weather report will be given on Saturday morning, 10 minutes before the start of the race.
|Fri 6 Sept||16:00||Registration starts|
|Sat 7 Sept||05:45||Late registration open. Free tea and coffee at the race village|
|06:00||Late registration closes|
|06:15||Race start (batch start applies with 5min intervals)|
|18:30||Dinner & entertainment|
Want to have a fun family day out, but still get some racing done? Why not check your kids in at the new Bonitas Lucky KidZone? The KidZone is a secure and managed area where caretakers will look after your kids while you are out there having fun, keeping them entertained with face painters, balloonists, jumping castles and fun workshops on how to plant their own trees or create their own worm farm! Why not sign your kids in, brave the race, and then sign them out once you are finished or ready? The best part of all – it’s FREE to all athletes! This area was specially created for all you parents dying to do this amazing race, but still wanting to have a great family day out!