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Tonteldoos Trail Run 2019
Bushboys Adventure Camp & Cottages
Tonteldoos, Mpumalanga, South Africa
The characterful country hamlet of Tonteldoos, near Dullstroom, will be hosting its annual trail running event this year on 1 June 2019.

Use this opportunity to gain exclusive access to explore the scenic mountains and valleys of the area.

The event offers three different distances which are as follows:

- The 18km Tonteldoos Trail Run - A fairly challenging route which rewards you with the best that Tonteldoos has to offer.
The route starts with a tough hill which provides increasingly impressive views as you ascend the Kukwira Gomo, upotorera climb, named after a Shona proverb relating to a kings residence which was situated on a rock that was notoriously difficult to get to and required supreme perseverance. From the top the route finds its way out of the Bush Boys adventure farm and onto the district road for just under 1km to enter into the single track nature trails of one of the guest farms of the area. These trails keep climbing gradually as you will notice the vegetation transition to a highland landscape as the route approaches an altitude of 2000m above sea level. A change of direction then leads runners through some wooded areas and alongside sparkling streams down into one of the many valleys in the Steenkampsberg mountain range where purpose-built flowing single track leads the runners to the dams at the foot of the valley and out onto a rugged district road. The route follows this road for approximately 1.5km to the lowest elevation of the route at 1670m above sea level before turning back into the mountains and carving its way up another valley where a technical climb finds its way to the top of a rocky ridge dotted with aloes at 1845m above sea level. From here a gradual downhill leads runners to the finish at the race village. Total elevation gain for this route is 525m and there will be two water points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkKpxeS2zJA
https://www.relive.cc/view/r10004224007/explore

- The 11km Tonteldoos Trail Run - A shorter but still stimulating and fairly technical route.
The route starts with a tough hill which provides increasingly impressive views as you ascend the Kukwira Gomo, upotorera climb, named after a Shona proverb relating to a kings residence which was situated on a rock that was notoriously difficult to get to and required supreme perseverance. From the top the route finds its way out of the Bush Boys adventure farm and onto the district road which allows runners to find some rhythm for 1km before turning down into one of the many valleys in the Steenkampsberg mountain range where purpose-built flowing single track leads the runners along a stream which they criss cross to get to the dams at the foot of the valley and out onto a rugged district road. The route follows this road for approximately 1.5km to the lowest elevation of the route at 1670m above sea level before turning back into the mountains and carving its way up another valley where a technical climb finds its way to the top of a rocky ridge dotted with aloes at 1845m above sea level. From here a gradual downhill leads runners to the finish at the race village. Total elevation gain for this route is 313m and there will be two water points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=374lpPUhPLo
https://www.relive.cc/view/r10004224886/explore

- The 6km Tonteldoos Trail Run - A fairly concise but engaging route that still accesses parts of Tonteldoos which feel very remote.
The route starts with a tough hill which provides increasingly impressive views as you ascend the Kukwira Gomo, upotorera climb, named after a Shona proverb relating to a kings residence which was situated on a rock that was notoriously difficult to get to and required supreme perseverance. From the top the route finds its way out of the Bush Boys adventure farm and onto the district road which allows runners to find some rhythm for 1km before turning down into one of the many valleys in the Steenkampsberg mountain range where purpose-built flowing single track leads the runners along a stream which they criss cross before turning up through a wooded area and gradually climbing up to the finish. Total elevation gain for this route is 160m and there will be one water point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAjHISTOQpY
https://www.relive.cc/view/r10004223966/explore

Distances & Start Times & Entry Fee

18Km - 08H15 - R130
11Km - 08H20 - R100
6Km - 08H25 R60

Limited Entries
Date
June 01
Time
8:15 - 12:15
Tickets