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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.

ENTRIES OPEN: Entries open 25 June 2019 at Midday
ENTRY FEES: Click here
EVENT VENUE: Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam
35km MMC Extreme
24.5km MMC Lite
10Km MMC Run
START TIMES: 55km Ultra 06:00
35km Extreme 08:00
24.5km Lite 06:00
10km Run TBC
CUT OFFS: Click here for the pacing chart
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