Catering for seasoned, fit trail runners, The Beast offers entrants 50km of spectacular scenery within the Table Mountain National Park.
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Entries limited. No entries taken on race day.
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Starting from The Lion’s Den at the Old Zoo next to UCT, the 50km route kicks off with a gentle uphill warm up, past Rhodes Memorial.
The trail flows onto Devils Peak’s jeep tracks and includes 2 tough climbs within the first 5km.
Once across Tafelberg Road, the lower contour path is used to reach the King’s Blockhouse, with a gnarly scramble up the ridge line.
The upper contour path presents many iconic and breathtaking views of the city and mountains, BUT don’t relax yet, a cut-off awaits slow runners at Kloof Nek.
From the Nek, the Pipe track is comparatively easy, but has a sting in the tail at Corridor Ravine: a tough ascent up the 12 Apostles.
On top, the upper mountain trails meander through the Valley of the Red Gods, and onwards, via the front face trail, to the Summit at Maclear’s Beacon.
From this high point it is downhill, past the dams and descending the treacherous Nursery Ravine.
Into Newlands forest, the route joins the 22km trail at Woodcutters path and enjoys kilometers of beautiful forest and streams, until finishers find themselves back at the Old Zoo.
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