The Swellendam Hiking Trail was revered in South Africa's as the number one wilderness mountain trail, a true six-day mountain wilderness experience through the magnificent Swellendam Mountains. The hallowed ground is now the setting for this iconic and brutally tough trail run. This is your chance to experience pure mountain running nirvana. 87% of the epic 55km race is on remote mountain hiking trail and, with 3 494m of vertical height gain over the entire distance, is not for the inexperienced solo mountain runner.
The 55km Marloth Mountain Challenge Ultra Mountain Marathon is a qualifying race for The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and will give you four points toward qualification.
|EVENT DATE:||Sunday, 24 September 2017|
|ENTRIES OPEN:||Enter MMC|
|ENTRY FEES:||Click here|
|EVENT VENUE:||Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam
Click here for overview and directions
55km MMC Ultra Mountain Marathon
|START TIMES:||55km Ultra | 06:00
35km Extreme | 08:00
24.5km Lite | 06:00
|CUT OFFS:||Click here for the pacing chart
Click here for cut off times
MMC Ultra runners need to have completed one of the following events to qualify to run the MMC Ultra. This does not apply to MMC Extreme or MMC Lite runners.
|MMC ULTRA QUALIFYING EVENTS|
|Addo Elephant Ultra|
|Bat Run (sub 6:00)|
|Baviaanskloof Trail Run|
|Four Peaks Challenge|
|Helderberg Mountain Challenge 24km|
|Hout Bay Trail Challenge|
|Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 38km|
|Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon|
|Marloth Mountain Challenge 55km|
|Mont aux Sources|
|Otter Trail (or Retto)|
|Spur GLB46 Ultra|
|Spur Silvermine Mountain XL SOLO (sub 5:30)|
|Skyrun (Lite & Full)|
|Table Mountain Challenge SOLO|
|Laugavegur Ultra Marathon|
|Whale of Trail|
|Rhodes Trail Run|
|Ingeli Sky Marathon|
|Ultra Trail Drakensberg|
|Fish River Canyon Ultra 65km|
|Drakensberg Northern Trail (SA CHAMPS)|
THE SWELLENDAM HIKING TRAIL IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND THUS NOT OPEN FOR PRE-RUNS, SCOUTING ETC.
Wildrunner is a proud member of the International Trail Running Association.
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