100 miler | +7500 m

Quick FactsCourseCompulsory Equipment

The quaint old gold mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest is the starting point of your epic journey.. The history of gold mining operations in the Pilgrim’s Rest area goes back more than 160 years to the 1840’s. The gold rush began in 1873 when the Lydenburg magistrate advised the Transvaal Volksraad that gold had been discovered in the streams. Hundreds of diggers from as far afield as Australia, America, England and France flocked to the gold-fields to make their fortune. The trail passes many relics from these early days of mining as one climbs away from the start of the trail.

Quick Facts
Distance (km)161
Distance (M)100
Maximum Altitude2100m
Maximum Race Time44hrs
Starting Time (Day/Time)24May 12h00
Race Cut-Off Time (Day/Time)26May 08h00
Starting LineThe Vine
TownPilgrims Rest
Finish LineMerry Pebbles
Aid/Control Stations 14
Drop Bag (DB)1
Spectator Points5
Minimum ExperienceYes
Mandatory EquipmentYes
Medical CertificateYes
ITRA Points AwardedYes


Beanie / BuffCompulsoryOne of either
Cap / VisorCompulsoryOne of either
Long Thermal TightsCompulsorySub-zero Temps are Possible
Thermal TopCompulsorySub-zero Temps are Possible
Trail Running ShoesCompulsoryGrip for Slippery surfaces
Water / Windproof Jacket with HoodCompulsoryMust have Hood
GlovesCompulsoryPreferably thermal
Headlamp with Spare BatteriesCompulsoryQuality headlamp is vital.
Hydration Pack Minimum 1.5lCompulsoryEssential
GPS Handheld / GPS Watch with Spare BatteriesCompulsoryMust be fully charged / Spare Batteries
Charged Cell phoneCompulsoryMust be fully charged
Space BlanketCompulsoryEssential
Emergency Rations 2 X Energy BarsCompulsoryMust be produced at finish unless used in emergency
Zip Lock Bag X 1CompulsoryEssential for protecting Cellphone
Cup or bottleCompulsoryMac Mac is a cup free event