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Giant’s Cup Trail Run

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South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
Event type:
Run Stage
Event dates:
15 May 2020 - 2 day event
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Race Organiser:
Running Man Adventures
Race Director:
Spurgeon Flemingon


The Giant’s Cup Trail Run (GCTR) is a 2-day stage race, set over the 5-day Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail, in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains.

At over 60km in length and often above 2000m in altitude it traverses some of the most magnificent scenery found in South Africa. The trail begins 6km past the Sani Pass Hotel on the left hand side of the Sani Pass Road and finishes 5 days later at Bushman’s Nek Hut which is 2.5km from the Bushman’s Nek Resort…[read more]

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Technical Rating: 5

Race reviews
Go Multi: " Beautiful conditions and quadruple the entries are just a small part of the Giant’s Cup Trail Run’s success. Last year only 22 entrants ran the full 63km Giant’s Cup hiking trail in only two days, exploding ......."
(2014) Trail Magazine said: "It felt like a gathering of friends about to do an hour’s training run, not a 62km two-day race. We stood in the new morning’s first warming sunbeams, laughing, joking, looking up at the crisp outline of mountains, and then we were off. Was it a shot? Or a blast, or a whistle? I don’t recall. But I do remember that the air on Sani Pass Hotel’s golf course was near freezing; it was May after all....[read more]"

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