2016 Race Video

Runtheberg 2016 runners-world-logo Official Race Report

There is something incredibly therapeutic about the Drakensberg (to the local Zulus, uKhahlamba, or Maluti in SeSotho), probably because of its unrivalled magnitude compared to any other mountain range in South Africa.

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The Drakensberg! Africa’s premier mountain range, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geographical Wonder, international tourist attraction and South Africa’s prime outdoor adventure camping and hiking destination rolled into one. Stretching uninterrupted from the Western Cape to the Limpopo, these magical mountains have drawn brave minds, restless souls and hardy bodies in search of exercise, beauty and adventure for generations. Now it is time to raise the stakes, take off the gloves, shake off the fear and put on those trail shoes, as we bring one of the world’s newest and fastest growing adventure sports to one of the world’s most ancient and extreme environments with Runtheberg’s brand new Drakensberg Adventure Trails!

The Northern Berg, the heart of the country between the Highveld and the Indian Ocean, easily accessible to city-dwelling Gautengers starved for fresh air and outdoor adventure, beach-loving KZN-ers looking for some real elevation, and Free State farmers wanting to show off their toughness, is the perfect destination for staging what is fast becoming South Africa’s top 2-day, 2-stage trail running weekend. The format for the weekend will include 2 races – the intermediate Challenge Race at +-15km per day, and the tougher Extreme Race at +-25km per day.

Entry Fees 2019

  • Runtheberg Challenge – R1550
  • Runtheberg Extreme – R1875

The Best of Both Worlds

In addition, recognising the amount of time those of us who love chasing our outdoor passions spend alone away from our families and loved-ones in beautiful but remote and inaccessible locations, the Northern Berg offers participants an unrivalled opportunity to include their greatest supporters. Nestling in the shadow of the Amphitheatre is a range of world-class accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, where runners can relax in comfort recuperating between stages, and friends, families and children can take advantage of the wide range of activities especially on offer and be exposed to the true wonder that is our Drakensberg.


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  1. Hey Nicky yes entries are OPEN! Just follow the ENTER Now link on the left hand side of the Home Page here 🙂 Give me a shout if I can help with anything.

  2. Hi Lucy,
    No, accommodation is separate. Check out some of the range of accommodation options on our Accommodation Page here.

  3. In future may this race have tented accommodation and costs be included in the registration. I’d be coming from Cape Town and don’t really know much about the area so I guess for now I just have to choose any establishment I think is nearer to the start.

  4. Hi.. I am very keen to Enter this Challenge.
    Please give me details for the accommodation offered/ suggested and costs. Thanks. Raksha

  5. Hi,

    I would be interested in entering the Runtheberg race, please can you forward me the required information.

  6. Hi Delwin
    All the info is on the website, and you can enter here too by clicking on the red “enter here” icon at the top of the page.
    Please shout if you have any trouble.

  7. Hi fellow runners, I have two entries available for the challenge, unfortunately we can’t make it anymore. If you’re interested please drop me an email at ldavidson889 at

  8. I am unable to run this year and potentially have someone that is keen to take thisentry over….please advise on what to do next.

  9. Hi all Runthebergers,thanks again your visit at the berg, for the spectacular two days of running,your visit always bring smile from our nearest community runners, your shoes donations as grown our running community, now with understanding of mountain running, as we came from road running background, we really appreciate your help, keep on helping us, we’ll keep performance at always best.

    1. Thanks Mandla and all of your runners for contributing to our great event once again, and for representing the community with pride and dignity on the trails! And of course for your running! See you all next year!

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