The Southern Berg is Preparing for Trail Challenge!

The Southern Berg is Preparing for Trail Challenge!:

Get set for the 6th Annual Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort MTB and Trail Running Challenge.

The event which continues to grow in popularity is a weekend filled with healthy fun for the whole family and will be sure to get your blood pumping.

The first challenge on Saturday, June 29th will be the 7.5km, 15km and 20km trail runs followed by the 20km & 40km MTB events on Sunday, June 30th.

To stand in line winning cash prizes and fabulous lucky draw prizes, best you check your mountain bikes tyre pressure, dust off your running shoes and head on up to enjoy the crisp mount air and the spectacular scenery of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg.

Just a reminder that this event also forms part of the prestigious Quattro ROAG Series, which offers both MTB and Trail Running Events!!! The event is also privileged to be able to access the adjacent Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.

Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa resort is the perfect venue for “Good Value & Good Fun” for events of this type and is sure to fulfill your every expectation! Remember, 10% discount on all-pre-race entries for families of 4 and more.


*20km trail run – Entry Fee: R160 per competitor
•15km Trail Run – Entry Fee: R140 per competitor
•7.5km Trail Run – Entry Fee: R100 per competitor


•40km MTB Race – Entry Fee: R180 per competitor
•20km MTB Race – Entry Fee: R140 per competitor

The first 200 participants that enter any of the events over the weekend will each receive a goodie bag and a race t-shirt, so get those entries in fast as there are limited places to participate. There are cash prizes for overall male and female winners and age category prizes (1st 2nd and 3rd) in the MTB event. There are also cash prizes for the Top 3 Overall only in all 3 trail run events (Men and Women). No age category prizes in the Trail Run.

To enter online go to or , or contact Dave Ward on 031-5635645 (office hours) 082 492 1995 or for any race weekend information. Online Pre Entries will close at Midnight on Wednesday 26th June. Late Entries will be accepted at the Resort over the weekend between 07h00 and 09h00 on respective race days. There will be a R30 late entry fee per race. Racing starts from 09h00 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Weekend accommodation packages are also available for Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort which can be booked directly through Drak Group reservations, or 033 701 1106.

There are a number of accommodation options for participants and their families, from self-catering units as well as rooms for riders and those bringing their families. The resort also boasts a number of restaurants that are open to both day visitors and guests.

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