The Wartrail challenge presented by PURE ADVENTURES is now open for the maverick, crazy, brave-hearted, extreme multi-sport athlete. Utilizing an extreme adventure sports terrain in the South African heartland – the North Eastern Cape – a new dimension in adventure sports opens to reveal a balanced multi- sports adventure.
The Wartrail Challenge consists of a 265 km route:
The event itinerary is as follows:
Registration: at the Lady Grey Country Club.
Race briefing: to start at the Country Club.
Stage 1 – 65km Skyrun: (Adventure Mountain Wilderness Run).
04h00 Start in Lady Grey, from the Lady Grey City Centre (in front of the Mountain View Country Inn and ending at Balloch via the Witteberge / Drakensberg mountain ridge-line, following the Herschel border fence.
Stage 2 – 130 km mountain bike:
06h30 Start from Balloch, through Burnside Farm, over Kastlekop, then follow the New England Road to the main Lady Grey Barkley East Road. Turning at the Joubert Pass Junction turn off, through some of the best single track traversing several farms till you summit the top of Joubert Pass overlooking Lady Grey Town. Descend into Lady Grey and then again long jeep track to the road passing the Witteberge Mission station and the birth place of Olive Schreiner, to Mdlokovana and the Orange River.
Stage 3 – 65km canoe paddle:
06h00 Start from Mdlokovana to Aliwal North. Easy rapids depending on the strength of the river for first 10 km, otherwise a long flat hard paddle to the Riverside Lodge. The finish is at the Hertzog Bridge in Aliwal North.
Wartrail Challenge may be entered doing a SINGLE LEG or as a relay event of three members, with one member for each Stage OR as pairs (paddling a K2). However, the SOLO challenge is the ultimate challenge, with one discipline per day in a totally self-sustainable event, meaning that each athlete or team will have to provide own back up, with vehicle, logistics and support crew. This year for the first time we will be offering a Non- Stop Wartrail for Teams of 2. ( More info to follow)
Enquiries, registration contact: Mike De Haast, email: Michael@pureadventures.co.za or 0720785278
For Athletes to qualify, you must be 100% fit and healthy, with a keen respect and knowledge of the outdoors, mountain and river including navigational skills. Temporal sports insanity is a bonus.
Cost is R850.00 per stage, or R2200.00 if participating in all 3 events as an Individual or in the Non-Stop event. Teams in Relay event will be R2400.00 per team ( each participant will receive T-Shirt ect). MEALS AND CAMPING INCLUDED IN ALL ENTRY FEES. If athletes would like to do only one or two of the disciplines including K2 double, they are more than welcome.
65 KM MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS RUN – 130KM MOUNTAIN BIKE – 65KM PADDLE