Stagger Trail

STAGGER TRAIL

Stagger Trail

The Stagger Trail (ST) is a one day Trail Run with a choice of two distances : 38km / 21km and will take place on Saturday 24th November 2018.

Based at the Premier Resort Sani Pass and run in conjunction with the Sani Stagger road marathon and half-marathon, the Stagger Trail traverses a number of the most iconic trails in the surrounding Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site.

Both routes are characterized by genuine mountain trail with occasional technical sections and some challenging climbs which make for a truly authentic trail running experience.

ST38

The ST38 has a fast open start down to the Mkomazana Waterfall before runners enter the trail on which they will spend 95% of their run.

An undulating section of 5km leads them into the mouth of the Gxalingenwa Gorge where they will climb steadily for the next 4km before joining the Giant’s Cup Trail for a brief section. A fast, flat leg along the Stromness Ridge is followed by the short steep descent back down to the Waterfall after which the big climb of the day looms ahead. The steepest part of the climb is the first 2km after which it undulates steadily upward for the next 5km eventually topping out onto the Khanti Ridge where the views and vistas of the Southern Drakensberg are unparalleled.

It’s then straight into the switchbacks which plunge down for 3km onto the Sani Pass Road where the runners will rub shoulders for a brief section with the roadies before turning off into the Giant’s Cup Trail. After 4km on the legendary Giant’s Cup Trail it’s the fast and technical descent down the magnificent Gxalingenwa before crossing under the road and onto the Golf Course to the finish.

Total Climb – 1580m

ST21

The ST21 has a fast open start down to the Mkomazana Waterfall before runners enter the trail on which they will spend 95% of their run.

After 2km it’s straight into the major climb of the day. The steepest part of the climb is the first 2km after which it undulates steadily upward for the next 5km eventually topping out onto the Khanti Ridge where the views and vistas of the Southern Drakensberg are unparalleled.

It’s then straight into the switchbacks which plunge down for 3km onto the Sani Pass Road where the runners will rub shoulders for a brief section with the roadies before turning off into the Giant’s Cup Trail. After 4km on the legendary Giant’s Cup Trail it’s the fast and technical descent down the magnificent Gxalingenwa before crossing under the road and onto the Golf Course to the finish.

Total Climb – 980m


REGISTRATION / RACE BRIEFING

Registration will be held at the Premier Resort Sani Pass on Friday from 14h00 to 21h00.

Race briefings will be held on the start line prior to the day’s run approximately 15 minutes before the cow bell rings to set you on your way.

RACE ITINERARY

FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
14h00 to 21h00
Registration
SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
06h15
ST38 Race Briefing
06h30
ST38 Race Start
06h45
ST21 Race Briefing
07h00
ST21 Race Start
12h30
Prize Giving

COMPULSORY / RECOMMENDED KIT

All entrants must bring a weather proof running jacket to the race as in the event that conditions are cold and wet these jackets will be made a compulsory item.

Item
Rating
Comment
Beanie / Buff
Optional
One of either
Cap / Visor
Optional
One of either
Long Thermal Tights
Optional
Low Temps are Possible
Thermal Top
Optional
Low Temps are Possible
Water / Windproof Jacket with Hood
Recommended
Must have Hood
Gloves
Optional
Low Temps are Possible
Hydration Pack Minimum 1.5l
Compulsory
Essential
Charged Cellphone
Compulsory
Must be fully charged
Space Blanket
Compulsory
Essential
Whistle
Compulsory
Essential
Emergency Rations – 2 X Energy Bars
Compulsory
Must be produced at finish unless used in emergency
Zip Lock Bag X 1
Recommended
Essential for protecting Cellphone
Silicone Cup or Bottle
Compulsory
Limited Qty of Hydrapak Speedcup available for purchase

CUP FREE

Conservation is a subject close to the heart of Running Man Adventures and as a result we take our environmental footprint very seriously. In light of this Stagger Trail will be a ‘cup free’ event and all runners will be required to carry their own cup or bottle for use on the trail and at the water tables.

Please ensure that you bring your own cup or bottle to the event or, alternatively, you will be able to purchase a silicone cup at registration (limited availability).

Stagger Trail - CUP FREE


ENTRY FEES

See below for more details on what the entry packages include.

Standard Entries close on 26 October 2018

ST38 – R390 / ST21 – R330

Late Entries available from 29 October 2018

ST38 – R410 / ST21 – R350

IMPORTANT: Entry fees DO NOT include any apparel or goodie bag. An event T-Shirt (R180) and / or Cap (R90) can be ordered and paid for at time of entry. All t-shirts and caps must be collected at registration in person. If you wish to order a t-shirt please check the size chart below (CLICK for larger image) before ordering. T-shirts and caps are only available for order up until 26 October 2018.

stagger Shirt Size Chart

PAYMENT DETAILS

Full payment is required on entry. Email confirmations will be sent on completion of the on-line entry form with details of how to make payment. Payments can only be made via EFT / bank deposit / SWIFT (international).

NOTE: If you are making payment from overseas please use the bank details in conjunction with the Swift Code supplied. Also please ensure that when making payment you specify that as the sender you will pay all the fees (Swift fee and commission). Your payment will be rejected if the fees are still outstanding.

Only once full payment is received will the entry be confirmed.

REFUNDS POLICY

The event organisers will refund 80% of the entry fee if an entry is cancelled before 26 October 2018.

After 26 October 2018 there are no refunds of the entry fee.

Under no circumstances may someone take part under another athlete’s name, proof of identification will be required at registration.

There will be NO substitutions or rollovers / deferrals to the following year.

DIRECTIONS TO PREMIER RESORT SANI PASS

FROM THE N3

Take the R617 junction at Howick signposted to Underberg. On arrival in Underberg turn right at the Shell petrol station, and continue out of Underberg passing through Himeville to the Sani Pass crossroads. Taking a left at the crossroads and follow the Sani Pass Road for approx. 11km until you reach the Premier Resort Sani Pass on your right.

FROM KOKSTAD

Take the R617 north, passing through Swartberg. On arrival in Underberg turn left at the Shell petrol station, and continue out of Underberg passing through Himeville to the Sani Pass crossroads. Taking a left at the crossroads and follow the Sani Pass Road for approx. 11km until you reach the Premier Resort Sani Pass on your right.

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