Marloth Mountain Challenge 2017

26 September 2017
26 September 2017 On Sunday 24 September 2017, the Swellendam trails were bursting with spring blooms, and big mountain racing. The grand finale of the 3-part Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series® delivered on all the promised vertical ascent, technical descents, breath-taking views and challenging single track pleasure that has earned the Marloth Mountain Challenge its notoriety. The three race...

JMC 2017 - A perfect day out in the mountains

25 May 2017
On Saturday 20th of May 2017 Cape Town’s trail running community made their way to the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch, as it was finally D-Day for the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 2017. With winter being just around the corner, and the valley being a bit closer to winter than the rest of the city, we were off to a crispy start. Participants started arriving from 5am for number collection...

The Mountains Are Dry

19 May 2017
Dear runners,   As we’re all aware, it’s been a dry season in Cape Town with water at an all-time low. So with that and your safety in mind, we urge all runners to be sure that you pack sufficient amount of water for race day. That’s at least;   1.5 Litres for the 38km Extreme runners and 1 Litre for the 24km lite runners   Although there is one aide station out on the course, it is much better...

Jonkershoek Unrest

17 May 2017
  RE: JONKERSHOEK UNREST   I am sure that most of you would have heard of the riots and unrest that have been taking place in the Jonkershoek Valley since 28th April 2017.    We (Wildrunner) have been monitoring the situation carefully, as well as taking the necessary advice from local authorities and stakeholders as to the potential threat that this situation could pose to the safety of all...

Information and Inspiration Evening Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge

03 May 2017
An evening of information and inspiration to get you ready for the first race of the BOS Sport Mountain Challenge Series (MCS), the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC). Free entrance to all runners who have entered the JMC and MCS. R50 for all partners or anyone else wishing to attend this evening.   The night will entail a talk from Anthony Rush, Managing Director of Raidlight SA, who will be...

12 Days to go till entries open for JMC and MCS

16 February 2017
Only 12 days to go till entries open for the 7th edition of the infamous Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC), to be held this year on the 20th May. This is the first of three mountain races in the 2017 BOS Sport Mountain Challenge Series (MCS).    "This has to be the most amazing route in the Western Cape - unbelievable! Throw in sublime organisation, vibe, safety, always ready to help...

Cups be gone!

03 February 2017
Following the global trail running initiative started in 2011 in the USA, and continuing the trend of trail running organizers undeniable responsibility to tune into as many ways of being environmentally friendly as possible, all Wildrunner Events from the 1st February 2017 will be “cup-less” events.  “Basically any aid station providing hydration to participants will no longer be providing...

Record breaking Marloth Mountain Challenge

05 October 2016
Records crashed on the extreme, technical skyrunning trails of the Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) held in Swellendam on 24 September, with top runners Bernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz jointly breaking the 55km record by 11:57, setting a new record of 7:05:41. Calitz commented: “Magnificent, gruelling, but stunningly beautiful, and running with my brother Bernie was great.” In near perfect weather...

Pack Right - Marloth Mountain Challenge

19 September 2016
Regardless of which distance you’ve entered at the Marloth Mountain Challenge, you need to arrive at the start line both physically prepared as well as adequately prepared in terms of kit and nutrition. It’s is a challenging event, and even the shortest route has trail runners reaching altitudes of higher than 1000m, which means unpredictable weather that may change without any warning and cooler...

Run the Marloth Mountain Challenge like a pro

25 August 2016
Prepare, train and run the Marloth Mountain Challenge like a pro! 2015 women’s winner, Katya Soggot, tells you how! When last year’s Marloth Mountain Challenge Ultra Skymarathon® women’s winner, Katya Soggot, comments that “the full 55km is a monster; mentally and physically it was one of the toughest trail runs I’ve done,” you know you’re in for a big day out. Don’t be afraid though, instead...