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The Golden Gate Challenge is a 3-day stage event, allowing participants to traverse approximately 70km through some of the most iconic scenery in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. This year the Golden Gate Challenge celebrates 10 years since its’ inception – Come celebrate with us.
What is new in 2021?
The Dino Run – 10km
This will be 10km trail run that will head via Mushroom Rock and return to the Glen Reenen Camp. The Dino Run is open to the public and will be capped at 200 runners. All funds raised through this run will be used for projects run by the SANParks Honorary Rangers in support of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
- 3 DAY Stage Run (73km) – R3740 (R3080 + R660) conservation donation)
- Kgodumodumo 2 Day Run (10km + 17km) – RUN ONLY – R550 – Garment optional at R200
- Joseph Mabote 1 Day Run (17km) – RUN ONLY – R330 – Garment optional at R200
- Dino Run (10km) – RUN ONLY – R220 – Garment optional at R200
- Dates and Venue:
21 October 2021:
Registration at Glen Reenen Campsite
22 October 2021:
Ribbok Trail 27km
06h30 start, will have 4 water stations on route, 2 being water and juice only and 2 being water and food stations. Runners will make their way out of the Glen Reenen Camp site moving up towards Langtoon Dam (WS 1) Runners will then make their way across to Ribbok Hut (WS 2) making their way down to the cross over at the Golden Gate entrance. From there, they will cross over and make their way up to Wilgenhof (WS 3) which is the final stretch home before the final Brandwag Buttress climb. WS 4 has been placed just below the buttress for those needing a little refuel to get up and over to the finish.
23 October 2021:
Little Serengeti 29km
Dino Run 10km
06h30 start, there will have 1 water station and 3 water/food stations as this is a slightly longer day. This time runners will be heading out to the back of the park which is known as Little Serengeti which is has wide/vast open spaces. This day starts off with a fast 800m tar road run then around Brandwag Buttress to get our runners warmed up before ducking off onto the trail, making their way up and around to Little Serengeti before reaching and running through Highlands Retreat for WS 3. The final water table – roughly 5km from the finish will double up with the 10km Dino Run runners who will be running home using the same trail, running under the mushroom rock and down to the finish.
24 October 2021:
Horizon sunrise run 17km
Rock Run 17km
04h30 start, short and sweet 17km sunrise horizon run with a beautiful view of the sunrise once runners have climbed up and onto the mountain surrounding the campsite. This day finishes off with a lovely Champagne breakfast and only has 1 water/food table out on route.
3 DAY RUN Package:
- Race garment
- A designated campsite (no tent) – bring own camping gear
- Sufficient refreshment tables
- All meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday breakfast
- Running backpack to carry
- Minimum 500ml hydration
- Space blanket
- 1 piece of nutrition
- Arm band (received at registration, to be worn all weekend)
- Cell phone
- Basic first aid
- Thermal/long sleeve
- You may purchase extra campsites – R500 per campsite
- You may purchase extra meal tickets on site – prices to be confirmed
All funds raised through this event will be used to enable the conservation work being done by WILDLANDS, a programme of the WILDTRUST, SANParks as well as the SANParks Honorary Rangers.