Training Camp

Mac Mac Training Camp York Dusk till Dawn Night Trail



Are you feeling a bit nervous?  Do you want to know what you got yourself into on the Mac Mac Ultra in May, or can’t make the Mac Mac this year and you are suffering from FOMO? Or do you just want to have fun with like-minded trailies?

We have the answers to all your questions!!


York Dusk to Dawn Night Trail only

R350.00Add to cart

Training Camp & Dusk till Dawn Night Trail Mac Mac Entrants

R350.00Add to cart

Training Camp & Dusk till Dawn Night Trail No Mac Mac Entry 

R1,000.00Add to cart

Training Camp Luxury Fully Equipped Canvas Tent for 3 Nights

R2,000.00Add to cart


2 Full days of training camp Route Recces and an info session combined with a unique Night Trail presented by York Adventure Club!

19 to 22 April 2019

Route Recces, Info sessions AND York Dusk till Dawn Night Trail.

Province: Mpumalanga

Town: Sabie

Trail Destination:  York Engelhard Park

Date: 19-22 April 2019 Easter Long Weekend

Time: Registration and Kenmekaar Braai Friday 19th 18h00 York Engelhard Park.

Cost: Full Weekend Training Camp and York Dusk till Dawn Night Trail – R1000 (R350 For Mac Mac Entrants)

Accommodation: Free Camping @ York Engelhard Park for the weekend.

** Excludes all meals and other accommodation**


Dusk till Dawn Night Trail

This event aimed at giving trail runners the opportunity to run and train at night.  The course consists of a 12 km loop with 450 m of climbing that has to be run as many times as possible – from Dusk till Dawn!  Sounds like FUN!

This loop is entirely on York’s property so this will give inexperienced runners a controlled environment in which to explore their own limits and push beyond what they think is possible – perfect for Ultra training!

The loop will start with a sharp drop from the Camp site via the XC Course with an undulating section to the Downhill Track via a 500m tar road. The ‘Verigo’ trail is a steep 3 km section climbing approximately 400 m to summit the Klein Spitskop Radio Towers. The 4 km drop down via ‘The Sweetest Thing” trail will be fast and brutal on the quads. The last 2 km will be a flat open forestry road ending in a short relatively steep climb (50 m) and a quick single track drop into the Camp Site. An aid Station with great vibe will be at the 4.5 km mark at the top of Spitskop right through the night.


Friday 19 April

18h00 :                                                 Registration & Kenmekaar Braai– York Engelhard Park Camp Area


Saturday 20 April

06h00 :                                                Coffee & Rusks @ York  Engelhard Park Camp Area

06h30 :                                                Route Recce Run no 1

11h00 :                                                 Return from Run

12h00-14h00 :                                   Lunch & Info Session @ Sabie Brewery.(Lunch Own Account)

16h00 :                                                 Route Recce Run no 2

Saturday evening:                              At own Leisure.

Sunday 21 April

06h00:                                                 Coffee & Rusks – York Engelhard Park Camp Area

06h30:                                                  Route Recce Run no 3

11h00:                                                   Return from Run

12h00 – 14h00:                                   Lunch & Info Session @ Merry Pebbles

17h00:                                                   Registration for York Dusk till Dawn Night Trail

17h37 :                                                  Sunset/Dusk Start York Dusk till Dawn Night Trail

Monday 22 April

08h00:                                                  Prize giving and closure of weekend


Info Sessions:

Trail Gear: Understanding gear for training & racing

Navigation for Trail Runners:  Map your run, planning your trail, navigational skills

Training Plans:  Train smart & avoid injury

Nutrition:  Eating right for training & racing

Strength & Mobility:  How cross training helps for trail runners

Recovery & injuries

Question & Answers


  • Great time with family and friends!!! New TRAIL RUNNING FRIENDS GUARANTEED!!
  • Route permits
  • FREE basic camping
  • Ablution facilities
  • WATER TABLE/SOUP KITCHEN on Dusk till Dawn
  • Excellent prizes to male and female runners completing the most summits
  • Optional transfer to and from Recce Runs
  • AND MORE…….

For Bookings and Enquiries visit or mail

We are looking forward to meeting you there!!!