Distance: 4 Beers | Ascent: 4 Beers | Avg Time: 1 hours | Water tables: 1
Distance: 6.6km | Ascent: 1137m | FKT: 1:14:59 hours | Water tables: 0
Endless gravel roads and footpaths – many of them linked to the legendary Outeniqua Hiking Trail system offer unfettered access to the rugged surrounding peaks, and to the indigenous forest that blankets the foothills.
George is a true trail running destination nestled in the middle of the Garden Route.
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George Mountain Ultra Trail
5 days ago
So finally, this is what all the #FKT #Strava #RunFree was about! Go check it out! #CradockPeak #FKTChallenge www.georgetrailrun.co.za/ ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago
Go check out the website for more info!www.georgetrailrun.co.za/ ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
The #wolfpack, running in the mountains with your buddies! #GeorgeMUT #FKTChallenge #CradockPeak #December2017 ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Spot the runners 🏃! The views on this trail over the #Outeniqua mountain range are just 👌🏻😱! ... See MoreSee Less
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This route boasts everything from big climbs, rocky trails, technical downhills and views of the Outeniqua Mountain Range that will keep you going on this 60km mountain ultra-trail.
You will start with the old Voortrekker pass aka; Cradock pass consisting of the biggest climb of the route. From here you will dip down into the famous Pass to Pass route and cross the Outeniquas into Champherskloof. Here you will experience the fynbos of the Klein Karoo and off course the heat! Next up a welcoming halfway stop on the famous Montagu Pass before you start your ascent over the mountains again. Your lunch stop might come back to haunt you as you negotiate Dizzy Heights Climb to the top. On the top, you will encounter some of the most sublime mountain running to be had in the Garden Route with 360˚ views all the way down to the George Dam. Get your forest running legs ready as you will finish entering the finishing stretch with the likes of Tonelbos and the well-known Witfontein Trails.
Expect proper trail running at its best only like the city of the Garden Route can offer. You will be shuttled to the top of Outeniqua Pass, from where you will run un-explored trail to the little town of Herold while enjoying fynbos, proteas and pano views. From here you will make your way up the Montagu pass (don’t worry it’s the easy side) and join up onto the infamous Cradock Pass which will lead you all the way down the mountain back to the finish venue.
Fun is the key word in this route, bring the family, bring the kids and join an active 9km run, walk in the glorious forests of George.
You fancy yourself, pretty good at gulping down copious amounts of Beer in a short time frame and you can sprint a 400-meter lap? Then this will get your happy meter up!
The concept is that you can enter solo or as a relay team of 4. You start by enjoying an ice cold brew and then running a lap. If you are going for the #SoloBeerKing award you will be doing this 4 times. A beer before each lap and 4 x 400-meter laps to give you your 1-mile race. If you are in a relay team and going for the #Gees award then you will do the same as above but each runner will need to drink 1 Beer and run 1 lap. There might be #FBT (Fastest Beer Time) awards as well?
Challenge yourself to climb Cradock Peak in the fastest possible time you can and see how it racks up on the leaderboard! Join in on the fun even if it’s just to compare!
FKT stands for Fastest Known Time. We will open a month-long window for you to have a go at the climb and see how your time compares. We will select the winner from our official registered entry list and only for the period of this challenge. You will be responsible for your own navigation and your own recording of your time. You need to be self-sufficient and mountain savvy as you will be out there on your own. Your time/track log needs to be loaded onto STRAVA to make it official within the period of this challenge.
What you need to do:
You need to register on both our website by completing an entry and joining the Strava Club. It is your responsibility to record and upload your run onto Strava for it to be considered as an attempt. You can attempt the segment as many times as you like in the month of December. Prizes will not only be awarded to the official winners but we will have certain “spot” prizes for people that stand out as well. The winners will be announced via Social media and the judges’ decision will be final. KOM and QOM winners need to comply with all the rules and requirements stated.
It is your responsibility to be safe out there and to take weather conditions into consideration before attempting to climb the mountain. Please make sure you are mountain running fit and prepared before attempting this challenge. This is a free of charge challenge and therefore not an official event and EcoBound Mountain Events will not take any responsibility for any loss or injury that may occur during your attempt.
Because of the remoteness of the trails, they are not accessible by vehicles. Therefore, a compulsory gear list is mandatory for the participation of this event.
The trails are technical, cover high altitudes and are exposed to the elements. It can turn harsh out there, real quickly.
Please study the following gear list and have it all available for registration. Weather depended gear will be made clear at registration:
Items (including wrappers, empty GU sachets etc.) cannot be discarded along the route and must be carried with you to the finish line. The event takes place in a Nature Reserve and littering will lead to disqualification.
Please take note of weather conditions on the day and dress appropriately.
Conservation / Environmental:
The event is taking place in a Nature Reserve – Normal Nature Conservation rules and regulations apply.
DO NOT LITTER – anyone observed littering will be disqualified and banned from future races.
Smoking or the lighting of fires is forbidden at all times during the race.
Washing of apparel and equipment in streams or lakes is forbidden at all times during the race.
Strictly adhere to the “leave no trace and take no souvenirs” policy.
Support / Outside Assistance:
No Support / Seconding /Outside assistance will be allowed.
The event takes place on very rugged, single-track hiking trails. Running on such trails comes with inherent risks that participants accept upon entering the event.
Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing and on the front of your body. Do not cover your race number with any backpack strap or article of clothing.
Most of the course will be clearly marked (follow the marked course route) however basic trail finding skills and common sense will be required to find the route on certain sections. No taking shortcuts.
Tampering with Route Markers will lead to disqualification. Misplaced or damaged event signage must be reported to the next marshal immediately.
Yield trail by respecting other participants when passing – keep left and pass right, be aware of blind spots and slow down when you need to.
Withdrawal: Should you need to drop out of the race, inform the nearest race official. If you leave the course and fail to notify race officials, you will be banned from participating in the future (unless assisted from the course by First Aid crews).
The organisers reserve the rights to change the routing and format at any time during the event.
Vehicles to Herold Wines:
Spectator vehicles can travel to Herold Wines via Outeniqua pass and not Montagu pass. They are able to spectate from this point but no support or seconding will be permitted.
Participants are to have their mandatory equipment with them at all times during the race.
There may be an equipment check; prior to the start, during the race or at the finish line. It is the participant’s responsibility to display all the items in order to pass the equipment check.
Any participant failing to display the mandatory gear will not be able to proceed until they arrange for the missing item to be replaced. For the sake of fairness to other runners, there will also be a penalty ranging from a time penalty to disqualification based on the severity of the breach.
Headphones are not permitted. Full awareness of one’s surroundings and the ability to communicate with other participants, race officials/volunteers is critical to everyone’s safety.
The use of band performance Enhancing Substances is not permitted during this event. Event organisers reserve the right to test participants for Banned Substances. Participants failing to provide a sample on request will be disqualified from the event.
Racers wishing to make a protest must notify a race organiser within 60 minutes of finishing the race. Protests will be considered by a three-person committee consisting of the race director and two race organisers. Decisions of the committee are final.
Bad sportsmanship and abuse towards officials can lead to disqualification. As participants please show your appreciation for their efforts to help you finish the race by thanking and giving a smile to our volunteers.
The event will take place irrespective of weather conditions unless intervened by Disaster Management.
The event organisers reserve the right to cancel the race at any time and the race can be cancelled due to any circumstances. Serious considerations will be taken before this happens and the decision will not be taken lightly.
Lost and Found:
Any personal items left after the race will be donated to a charity or to other local runners in need. We will not ship items to you.
FKT Challenge Rules
You need to register on both our website by completing an entry and joining the Strava Club. It is your responsibility to record and upload your run onto Strava for it to be considered as an attempt. You can attempt the segment as many times as you like in the month of December. Prizes will not only be awarded to the official winners but we will have certain “spot” prizes for people that stand out as well. The winners will be announced via Social media and the judges decision will be final. KOM and QOM winners need to comply with all the rules and requirements stated.
All refund requests must be made in writing via email. The date the email was sent will determine the refund amount.
Please see below refund scale:
Cancelling the Event:
We (the event organisers) reserve the right to cancel the race at any time and the race can be cancelled due to any circumstances. Serious considerations will be taken before this happens as the decision will not be taken lightly. If the event is cancelled, no refund will be made.
To be announced soon after the race.
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