The run numbers will be capped.

Those runners who have taken part previously will be invited to enter again before public entries open.

There will be a run come hell or high water. The race is held in afternoon thunder-storm season in the Drakensberg – and if the rain or river gods are not with us, we may well be swimming and not running. But at least it’s bound to be warm at that time of year!

It is one of the first trail runs of the season and will test your early season fitness and skills! You’ll see the river from close – and also from high on the plateaus – giving some spectacular views.

The course will follow the Umzimkulu River and its tributaries from Rainbow Farm to Swartberg Bridge on Day 1, and then along the usually inaccessible Umzimkulu River Gorge on Day 2. Day 1 will incorporate some of the legendary Sani Spoors river, forest and cattle trails. Day 2 you will be one of the very few to ogle at the impressive Thrombosis Waterfall.