This weekend sees the start of the 2020 Ledlenser Wartrail Challenge in the iconic Witteberg Mountains in Lady Grey, Eastern Cape. The event starts on Saturday 15 February and promises a non-stop long weekend of fun and adventure.
“This event is a true test of your adventurous spirit with day 1 featuring a 60KM high altitude wilderness run following part of the SkyRun Route, day 2 a 120km mountain bike ride with 2600m of climbing and a serious hike a bike section through a remote gorge and day 3 a 70km paddle down the mighty Orange River,” says event organiser, Michael de Haast from Pure Adventures. “Every year we hope that everyone taking part discovers their reasons for loving what they do, to reaffirm the suffering, the dedication and the discipline to have the ability to test themselves against extreme wilderness conditions and come out better, richer individuals. Results are not important, there isn’t even a medal, the reward is the journey!”
If the 3 day stage option doesn’t sound tough enough for you, you can always choose the Wartrail Non-Stop version that includes a144km MTB ride and the legs done back to back. The event does also cater for those slighter tamer souls who are keen to get into the spirit of the race but would only like to take on individual legs of the route.
The event, which started in 2000, attracts some of the biggest names in the sport with past winners including Rhys Vorster, Graham Bird, Leo Sorenson, Jeanette Walder, Tatum Prins and trail runner Christiaan Greyling as well world class Adventure Racing teams like DSV Cyanosis and the Ledlenser racing team.
To track the event and athletes live please follow wartrail.sportraxs.com
For more information please visit www.wartrailchallenge.co.za
Facebook – @LEDlenserwartrailchallenge
Twitter – @pureadventures