2018 will be the fifth edition of The Giant’s Cup and remember that the race is capped at 100 runners so make sure you get that entry in as soon as possible!
Entries are currently open but they close on 20 April so get cracking!
Runners will enjoy 62km of beautiful mountain trails and be able recover and relax afterwards in the comfort of the three resorts along the route.
The principle beneficiary of The Giant’s Cup is the local branch of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) based at Cobham Nature Reserve.
R500 per runner will be dedicated to this cause that will focus on local issues within the Maloti Drakensberg Park. These include alien vegetation, maintenance of the trails, funding of vital equipment for EKZNW staff and assistance with monitoring of critically endangered species such as the Bearded Vulture.
Registration & Overnight 1
Thursday, 17th May 2018, at the Premier Resort Sani Pass. Registration will take place from 2pm. Athletes are welcome to arrive from lunchtime. Proof of identification will be required at registration.
Athletes will overnight at the Premier Resort Sani Pass, in hotel accommodation on a room sharing basis
Day 1 starts from the Premier Resort Sani Pass and incorporates the Gxalingenwa Trail and days 1-3 of the Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail. Day 1 finishes at Castleburn Farm on the Drakensberg Gardens road. The total running distance is 32km.
Athletes will overnight at the Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, in hotel accommodation on a room sharing basis
Day 2 starts from Castleburn Farm, and incorporates days 4 and 5 of the Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail. Day 2 finishes at the Bushman’s Nek Resort. The total running distance is 30km.
The final night of the race will be at the Bushman’s Nek Resort, in hotel accommodation on a room sharing basis, and includes the Awards Dinner and festivities.