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ORIGINS

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ULTRA TRAIL

1ST | 2ND
OCTOBER 2022

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ORIGINS ULTRA TRAIL

ORIGINS

‘contest of speed’ 

Set in the majestic Versamel Mountains on the border of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, ORIGINS ULTRA TRAIL is a trail runners paradise. Runners are required to self navigate themselves along one of  four epic trail run distances – 100KM, 75KM, 50KM and 21KM. The ORIGINS ULTRA TRAIL offers a race to suit every trail runner.

Runners will enjoy beautiful untouched and runnable mountain trails that boasts everything from big climbs, rocky trails, technical downhill'scut-trails, single-track, animal paths and mountain running with incredible views along the entire route. Run past the source of the Pongola River and immerse yourself in nature surrounded by buffalo, buck and other animals as you traverse large swathes of this iconic wilderness and experience mountain running at its very finest.

ORIGINS ULTRA TRAIL starts and finishes at Wetlands Game Lodge which is situated a short 3 hour drive from Gauteng. Luxury accommodation is available at Wetlands Game Lodge or in the local town of Wakerstroom 6km away. 

With well stocked water points en-route, all weekend entertainment, delicious food, great apparel and wide open spaces, join us at ORIGINS ULTRA TRAIL is an adventurous weekend you won’t forget.

 

Limited entries are available. 

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 30th September

12H00: Venue opens

13H00 - 19H00: Race registration and race pack collection

13H00 - 19H00: Leisure afternoon with craft beer, gin tasting, entertainment, store activations and sales.

18H00 - 19H00: Optional buffet dinner (served in Wetlands restaurant) 

19H00 - 19H45: Race briefing

 

Saturday 1st October

03H30 - 04H30: Light buffet breakfast (served in Wetlands restaurant)

05H00: Start of 100KM

06H00: Start of 75KM and 50KM

07H00: Start of 21KM

11H00: Cut-off for 21KM

12H00 - 14H00: Optional buffet lunch (served in Wetlands restaurant)

13H00 – 17H00: Entertainment, massages, yoga, etc

16H00: Cut-off for 50KM

17H00 – 18H00: Sundowners on the savannah

18H00 - 22H00: Optional buffet dinner (Braai buffet served by Wetlands restaurant)

22H00: Cut-off for 75KM

 

Sunday 2nd October

07H00: Cut-off for 100 KM

08H00 - 09H00: Optional light buffet breakfast (Buffet served in Wetlands restaurant)

09H30: Prize giving 

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ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL

ORIGINS ULTRA TRAIL will take place at Wetlands Game Lodge. Situated 6.5km outside of Wakkerstroom, Wetlands Game Lodge is a quick three-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria. This stunning location is nestled between the majestic Versamel Mountains which is on the border of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

Participants can book accommodation for the ORIGINS ULTRA TRAIL and enjoy the finest comfort and luxury. With comfortable rooms, great local amenities, spectacular views and space to relax after a great day on the trails, Wetlands offers the perfect spot to start and end your trail challenge. Each room has two single beds with en-suite bathrooms. Accommodation is on a per person sharing basis.

R1,400 per room per night - sleeps two

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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION

Wakkerstroom, is the second oldest town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The town is on the KwaZulu-Natal border, 27 km east of Volksrust and 56 km south-east of Amersfoort. It is also a world renowned birding destination with lots of quirky shops, restaurants and plenty of accommodation to choose from.

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RULES, INFO and COMPULSORY GEAR

WAITING LIST
 

Once entries are full you may register on the waiting list. If entries become available due to cancellation the waiting list will be used on a first come first served basis.

The next person on the waiting list will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to accept their entry otherwise they will be removed from the waiting list and the next in line will be contacted.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitutions can be made but it is the withdrawing participants responsibility to find a substitution and not that of the event organisers. 

 

A fee of R200 will be charged for all substitutions and apparel gender / size changes will only be made if stock is available.
 

To request a substitution please contact us at info@wannado.co.za

REFUND POLICY

The event organisers will refund:

75% before the 31st of Aug

50% before the 15th of Sep

0% from the 16th onwards.

To request a cancellation please contact us at info@wannado.co.za

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

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