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Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC)
5th Oct 2019 @ 7:00 am
Run on the hallowed wilderness trails of the infamous Swellendam Hiking Trail at the Marloth Mountain Challenge. If you like the adventurous blend of unrelenting technical trail, huge climbs and descents whilst feeling like you are really in the middle of nonwhere in particular then this is for you. Not for the inexperienced solo mountain runner.
The Swellendam Hiking Trail was revered in South Africa’s as the number one wilderness mountain trail, a true six-day mountain wilderness experience through the magnificent Swellendam Mountains. The hallowed ground is now the setting for this iconic and brutally tough trail run. This is your chance to experience pure mountain running nirvana. 87% of the epic 55km race is on remote mountain hiking trail and, with 3 494m of vertical height gain over the entire distance, is not for the inexperienced solo mountain runner.
The 55km Marloth Mountain Challenge Ultra Mountain Marathon is a qualifying race for The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and will give you four points toward qualification.
55km MMC Ultra
35km MMC Extreme
24.5km MMC Lite
10Km MMC Run
55km Ultra 06:00
35km Extreme 08:00
24.5km Lite 06:00
10km Run TBC
Hosted by Wildrunner, the BOS Sport Mountain Challenge Series, amplified by Jaybird, is the only one of its kind in South Africa. The challenge is made up of a tough mountain running series consisting of three separate races, which include the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC), the Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC) and the Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC).