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Oxpecker Trail Run (Yellow Billed)

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Event type:
Run Stage
Event dates:
31 Oct 2020 - 2 day event
± 22 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Spoen Green
Race Director:
Spoen Green

oxpecker trail run

The Oxpecker Trail Run is a 2 day trail run based in Winterton, Central Drakensberg, KZN.

Day 1, 21km

The first day is mainly awesome scenic single track which takes you to the top of the historic Spioenkop Mountain. Once you summit Twin Peaks, you will have a 360 degree view from the top. As you drop down to the crest of the mountain you will arrive at a heavily loaded water table filled with sausages, apples, Racefood and all kinds of goodness to get you down your decent. A wooden frame was built for you to stand behind so a memory of yourself and the beautiful view of the Drakensberg Mountains could be captured. You then drop down back to Garden of Eden which is carved single track and a canopy of poplar trees that runs along the river bank. The whole run takes place on a game farm so animals such as giraffe, zebra and different types of buck can be seen.

Day 2, 15km

The second day is easier as the legs are tired. This 15km winds you along the river and through some thick “African bushveld” where you run along beautiful single track. On this route is where you will be able to see many different Aloes. This day is short and flatter than the first day but still is a breath taking run.

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Technical Rating: 5

Race reviews
The Oxpecker Trail Run delivered on their promise of a relaxed weekend running in the country. Athletes were not bombarded by a blaring race MC at the finishing area, instead everyone soaked up the sun, listened to great music, ate lunch and enjoyed an ice cold beer.
The end of the race was great. From a very cold start -1 c, it quickly warmed up and we finished with time to spend an afternoon lying out in the sun.

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