• Lammergeier Mountain Challenge 2013

    Posted on August 23, 2013 by in trail running
    Enter the Lammergeier Mountain Challenge

    Do you feel like taking on the 3rd steepest pass in South Africa? Enter the Lammergeier Mountain Challenge.

    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 / Lammergeier Half Marathon

    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 24km Classic Lammergeier Mountain Challenge
    • The 32km Extreme Lammergeier Half Marathon
    The Lammergeier Half Marathon

    The Lammergeier Half Marathon is the Extreme option. 32km of steep climbs and descents that will test your fitness and your grit.

    The Lammergeier Mountain Challenge Extreme Route

    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.


    • Gold medals are awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers in both categories.
    • Silver medals are awarded to those trail runners who finish the race within 2hr45
    • Bronze medals are awarded finishers within the cut-off time.

    The Lammergeier Mountain Challenge Fun Run

    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.

    Accommodation for the Lammergeier Mountain Challenge

    There is accommodation aplenty here at Lammergeier Highlands Reserve for Lammergeier Mountain Challenge participants and their families. Visit our

    Lammergeier Mountain Challenge trail running event

    Lammergeier Mountain Challenge trail running event entries close 26.9.13. Don’t miss out

    Accommodation page to see what’s on offer. We look forward to hosting you here.

    How to Enter the Lammergeier Mountain Challenge

    Make sure you don’t miss out.

    • Secure your place in the race by e-mailing the organiser, Pieter du Preez, at lammergeyer.mc@gmail.com, or even quicker,
    • Secure your place online at Trailrunning.co.za

    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 info@adventuretrails.co.za with Mountain Challenge Meal Deal in the header and the details of your booking in your message.

2 Responses so far.

  1. hanlie du plessis says:

    Can you please furnish me with the entering prosedure