The 8th annual Mathaithai Trail Run & MTB Race takes place on Saturday, 26 October 2019.
Mathaithai 2019 Entries
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Mathaithai Trail Run Events 2019
20km TSHUFI HILL CHALLENGE
The 20km Tshufi Hill Challenge route takes runners from bushveld through gum plantation to spectacular indigenous forest and on up to the very top of Tshufi Hill, which affords fantastic views. The trail is mostly a single track and is highly technical in parts due to gradient, boulders and loose gravel. For experienced runners only. The Challenge starts at 07h00.
Categories: Open, Vet (40+), Master (50+), 1st Junior (<19)
Download: Route Map - 20km Tshufi Hill Challenge Run
10km TRAIL RUN
The 10km Trail Run takes runners via a well-worn path through indigenous bush veld that surrounds Lebone II College, through gum plantation to spectacular indigenous forest, heading for high ground above the school and then winding downward toward the main gate.
The Trail Run starts at 07h45.
Categories: Open, Vet (40+), Masters (50+), Junior (<19)
Download: Route Map - 10km Trail Run
5km FUN RUN
The 5km Fun Run is ideal to run or enjoy as a family walk. The easy trail takes you through the indigenous bushveld that surrounds Lebone II College and is suited to junior runners and those out to enjoy the beauty of the area on a leisurely stroll. The Fun Run starts at 08h30.
Categories: 1st Open, Junior (<19)
Download: Route Map - 5km Fun Run
2km KIDDIES WALK
The 2km Kiddies Walk is ideal for our youngest participants who are too little to complete the 5km race. This easy trail takes you through the Lebone II campus and some indigenous bushveld, and is suited to families with small children.
The Kiddies Walk starts at 08h40
Mathaithai MTB Events 2019
45km MATHAITHAI CHALLENGE
The 45km marathon Mathaithai Challenge is regarded as a fast race with only 600 meters of total vertical ascent. The race starts and finishes at Lebone II College and the route covers dirt roads, jeep tracks and some exhilarating single track on both the northern and southern side outside the school premises. For experienced cyclists only.
The Mathaithai Challenge starts at 11h00.
Categories: Open, Junior (15-19)
Download: Route Map - 45km Mathaithai Challenge Ride
15km LET'S GET LOST RIDE
The 15 km Let's Get Lost Ride is safe and not too technical and is suitable for experienced riders and fit novices that want to experience cycling in the bush.
The Let's Get Lost ride starts at 11h15.
Categories: Open, Junior (15-19), Youth (1-14)
Download: Route Map - 15km Let's Get Lost Ride
5km JUNIOR RIDE
The 5 km Junior ride is safe and non-technical and is suitable for young riders and those who want to enjoy a family ride.
The Junior ride starts at 10h00.
Categories: Youth (1-14)
Download: Route Map - 5km Fun Ride
Terms, Conditions and Indemnity
Mathaithai 2019 - Terms, Conditions and Indemnity
Prize Monies - 2019 Events
The 2019 Mathaithai prize pool totals almost R50000 across various categories. The details of prizes in the Trail Run and MTB Race events can be downloaded below.
Mathaithai 2019 - Trail Run Prize Monies
Mathaithai 2019 - MTB Race Prize Monies
Market & Food Stalls
A variety of market stalls and food stalls will be available. Children's entertainment will include various games and activities throughout the day for our younger participants.
We invite interested stall holders to apply if they wish to sell suitable products and good food at Mathaithai this year.
The below stalls will be considered:
- Traders who sell home or hand-crafted products, unique and creative quality products that you won’t find in commercial stores.
- Traders who sell running and mountain bike-related merchandise, for the runners and cyclists partaking in the Mathaithai Trail Run & MTB Race.
- Traders who sell produce and snacks such as fresh, seasonal fruit & vegetables, cheeses, olives, homemade sauces & dips and so much more.
- Traders who sell good gourmet or traditional foods, which look good and taste great!
The guidelines for running a market stall and the application form can be downloaded below.