As you might have seen in the “Events” section of our site, the Lammergeier Mountain Challenge (sometimes also referred to as the Lammergeier Half Marathon) is drawing near. This exciting trail running event challenges trail runners to conquer the mountain by taking on the third-steepest mountain pass in South Africa.
The Lammergeier Mountain Challenge will be taking place on the 29th of September 2013, starting at 7am from the Lady Grey Country Club.
For the more serious trail runners, there are two options to choose from:
The Extreme route takes you through the picturesque town of Lady Grey, after which you head out towards the Southern Drakensberg mountains of the Eastern Cape. Your stamina is tested during your ascent along the the old Lesotho trek path, which takes you to the highest point in the challenge at approximately the 11km mark. The trail continues straight on up to the tower path, leading you to the top of the 3rd highest mountain pass in South Africa, the Jouberts Pass. After running a further 2km on the gravel road, you will turn left onto a foot path. Once you reach the 21km mark, you start a steep descent back into town, to the finish at the Lady Grey Country Club.
If your fitness level isn’t quite on par with the rigours of mountain trail running you could always enter the 5km Lammergeier Fun Run. The Fun Run also allows Classic and Extreme entrants to involve their families, to get the kids off the couch and out into the fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery. No advance booking necessary. Simply join us on the day.
There is accommodation aplenty here at Lammergeier Highlands Reserve for Lammergeier Mountain Challenge participants and their families. Visit our
Accommodation page to see what’s on offer. We look forward to hosting you here.
Make sure you don’t miss out.
Entries cost R120 per runner and close on the 26th of September. We regret no late entries will be accepted.
You can load up on some carbs with a delicious pasta dinner at the Lady Grey Country Club for R35 per person. Bookings essential. Simply send an email to email@example.com with Mountain Challenge Meal Deal in the header and the details of your booking in your message.