25 kilometer MACatini | +1000m

25 km MACatini | +1000m

Normal Entries close 26 June (Late Entries after 26 June late entry fee of R100 extra)

-23Days -23Hours -55Minutes -46Seconds

The MACatini is now a Dog friendly race!!

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Quick FactsCourseCompulsory Equipment25km Zama Zama's

Mac Mac Ultra is registered as a UTMB® INDEX RACE. 

25km MACatini

Quick Facts:

Bring your furry best friend with. Dog on leash friendly race. Please enter your dog separate for R150. Proceeds goes towards Sabie Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust

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.

Distance

6.4 km

Ascent:

+160

Descent:

-113

Ceylon Hut:

Spectator Point:

Yes

Cut off:

No

 

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. 

Distance:

8.5 km

Ascent:

+527

Descent:

-527

Ceylon hut:

Spectator Point:

Yes

Cut off:

11h00

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.

9.5km


Ascent:

+320m

Descent:

-380m

Compulsory Equipment

25km Zama Zama’s