Normal Entries close 21 May (Late Entries after 21 May late entry fee of R100 extra)
Mac Mac Ultra is registered as a UTMB® INDEX RACE.
MACatini 25km Route Description
The Sabie River is a river in South Africa that forms part of the Komati River System. The catchment area of the Sabie-Sand system is 6,320 km in extent. The Sabie is one of the most biologically diverse rivers in South Africa, with generally good water quality.
It rises in the Drakensberg escarpment of Mpumalanga province, flowing eastwards into the lowveld. It crosses the breadth of the Kruger National Park before cutting through the Lebombo range into Mozambique. Some 40 km from Moamba it enters the large Corumana Dam before finally joining the Komati. Settlements on its banks include Sabie, Skukuza and Lower Sabie.
Merry Pebbles to Ceylon Hut
The 25km route will start at Merry Pebbles next to the fast free flowing Sabie river. The first 5 km will have a fast start with some single track and jeep track. The runners will be able to warm up the legs properly with a slight uphill to Ceylon hut.
Ceylon Hut to Ceylon Hut
From Ceylon hut you will make your way up to the Loerie hiking trail up to Bridal Veil and Glynis Falls. Halfway down the fast jeep track, with spectacular views, you will say your goodbye to the 46km runners as they split of to a monster climb up to Stables hut. Back on a single track trough an old plantation brings you back to Ceylon hut for a second helping of all their yummy snack.
Ceylon Hut to Merry Pebbles
This is a real tester for the mental training you have done over the past year. Steady jeep tracks climb to the top of the “The Why the F” koppie aka ‘Frikkie’s Folly’. A really spectacular descent on a MTB single track brings you to the bottom were you will follow the Sabie river, one more river crossing and a cold Sabie Brewery beer awaits you at the finish.
25km Zama Zama’s