Drakensberg Northern Trail


Mar 04, 2023 at 6:00 AM

Drakensberg Northern Trail


South Africa

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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $120
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 20K
  • 6K
  • 40K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 150

Starting Elevation: 800 meters

High Point: 2341 meters

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2019


The 40km Mountain Marathon is the flagship of the event. The course poses a serious challenge over a huge diversity of terrain and vegetation. The first half of the course traverses the KZN/Freestate Border in a westerly directions. With the sun on your back and a Drakensberg panorama as a view runners will wind their way along the ridge line, criss crossing through mountain peaks and sandstone valleys. The race reaches its highest point after a very steep and sharp climb at 2341m. A trig beacon marks this peak known by the local Freestate people as Baba Omkhulu (the big one who looks over). After summiting the course goes into an offtrail section that links into some flowing trail that contours around Baba Omnthani (The small one who is watched over) to the top of Stoney Pass. Here is where runners will drop down into KZN and pick their way back via Drakensberg Greenfire Lodge that will serve as an aid station. The climb back up to the finish will test every skyrunner.

Venue: Oliviershoek Pass -Bergville, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Nata


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Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 04, 2023

Held on Mar 05, 2022

Held on Mar 06, 2021

Held on Mar 21, 2021

Held on Mar 23, 2019

Held on Mar 24, 2018

Held on Mar 25, 2017

Held on Mar 26, 2016

Held on Mar 28, 2015

Event Results

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