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The LEDLenser Wartrail challenge presented by Fluid Kayaks 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 – 56km (Part Skyrun Route): 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 – 118 km mountain bike:

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. 

Enquiries, registration contact: Mike De Haast, email: 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.