The Marathon – 42.2km

The Sani Stagger 42.2km Marathon will be held on Saturday 24th November 2018 along the Sani Pass road, between the Premier Resort Sani Pass and the Lesotho Border Post.

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There are NO LATE ENTRIES at the event!

Marathon Facts

Entry Fee: R TBC

Licences: Temporary Licences available for R30 at registration.

Registration: Friday 23rd November 2018, 14h00 to 21h00 @ Premier Resort Sani Pass

– All entrants are to PERSONALLY collect their registration numbers, timing chips and final instructions on Friday. Proof of ID will be required. There is no registration on Saturday morning before the race.

Start Location: Premier Resort Sani Pass Golf Course

Start time: 06h00


– 12h00 (6 hours) for Prize Categories

– 12h30 (6 hours 30 minutes) for Medals

Entries Close: Friday 26th October 2018 or whenever all entries are sold whichever is earlier.

NOTE: There is a cut off of 3hrs 45mins at the turnaround point. Runners not getting to the top by 9:45am will not be able to continue.

Qualifiers: Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier time is 5:00 hours.


– The event organisers will refund 80% of the entry fee (less ROAG transaction fee) up until Friday 26th October 2018.

– There are NO refunds after close of entries.

– There will be NO substitutions.

– You are NOT allowed to sell your entry to someone else. If you do the entry will be null and void.

– Proof of age and identification will be required at registration.

– To request a cancellation please contact us by email at

Marathon Route

The race takes place along the 21 km gravel road of the Sani Pass, through the magnificent scenic route between the Premier Resort Sani Pass and the Lesotho border post. The 42.2km Marathon starts on the Premier Resort Sani Pass golf course and is run to the top of the Sani Pass at the Lesotho border and back down again finishing on the golf course.

The race route has been measured by an ASA and international registered course measurer taking the shortest route along the course. Please bear in mind that the route is rocky, and uneven in places and you may not be able to take the shortest route.

This is a World Heritage site and we urge all runners to keep their water sachets on them until they reach the refuse bins provided throughout the route. This is a very serious matter and littering could cause you to be disqualified from the race

Runners do not require passports unless they are staying overnight at the top and they will then need to go through the South African and Lesotho Border passport control.

During the race only ATHLETES and OFFICIALS will be given access via the SA Border Control. Should you wish to visit Sani Top Chalet you will need to carry your passport and you will need to be processed through South Africa and Lesotho Border Controls. You may be arrested for illegal entry should you cross through the field and fences.

NOTE: No vehicles will be permitted on the route unless authorised to transport runners. Please adhere to this rule so as to avoid disqualification.


When coming along the R617 from the Pietermaritzburg side of Underberg, turn right at the T-junction at the Shell Garage in the middle of Underberg village. If coming from the Swartberg side of Underberg turn left at the same T-junction.

After leaving Underberg travel for 4km and pass straight through the village of Himeville. Approximately 3km after leaving Himeville you will come to the Sani Pass Crossroads at which you must turn left. Continue for about 13km until you come to the Premier Resort Sani Pass entrance on your right hand side.

Entry Fee

Entry Fee: R TBC

Licences: Temporary Licences available for R30 at registration.

Please Pre-Register NOW on ROAG to make your entry process quicker at