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Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge, KwaZulu-Natal   6th September 2014

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Royal Natal Park
Drakensberg, 3350, KwaZulu-Natal

Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge 2014

Drakensberg Events

The Mont-Aux Sources Challenge is a 50km cross county run up mountains passes, steep gullies and chain ladders all the way to the top of the Sentinel found in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park and back again. The race is uniquely organised by the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife organisation with help and sponsorship from ABI. The event raises important funds for the Conservation Trust which is used on key conservation projects. The event is open to just 350 runners and has a waiting list so getting in early is vital. In 2006 and 2007 this race was voted the best running race of the year. The main race has been one 9 times by Dirkie Moolman since the event first started in 1993. This is an outstanding feat for any runner. The start / finish is in the Royal Natal Park at 1300 meters (4300 ft) and peaks at 3100 meters (10200 ft) giving an overall ascent / descent of 1800 meters (5900 ft).  

Make no mistake, the Old Mutual 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!

The Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge is a Bonitas Wild Series event.

Entry Fees:

R1,100 (includes R400 compulsory donation fee)

Royal Natal gate entry fees:

All participants will get free entry to the park – you do not have to pay your name will be on a list at the gate. All family and friends must pay the KZN Wildlife entrance fee on entry into The Royal Natal Park – unless you are staying at Mahai Campsite or Thendele Camp, where your entry is included in your accommodation fee. Your park entry fee includes an emergency/rescue levy in the event that you sustain an injury during the event that requires you to be airlifted out by helicopter.

PLEASE NOTE: Family and friends who attend registration on Friday and come to the race on Saturday morning will have to pay entry fees on both days. Family/Friends can pay for Saturday on Friday at registration (you will receive a disc) this will make sure that cars move quicker through the gate on Saturday morning.

For more information contact Heidi Mocke on 033 343 6380 or e-mail info@wildseries.co.za