INFORMATION

2019 Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge
& Trail Run Entries are OPEN

Calling all mountain bikers and trail runners – entries are now open for the 2019 Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run, with race options to suit the whole family. This popular event has limited entries so don’t delay in entering.  The race starts on Sunday 28 April at Gwahumbe Game & Spa in Mid-Illovo in KZN.

RACES

ROUTE PROFILES

Registration opens at 6h00

TRAIL RUNS

STAY WARM AT THE FINISH! 
We have you covered and have thought of all eventualities!
We will have designated marshalls at the start who will collect your windbreakers
and warm attire and transport these to the finish down at the Waterfall. 

16km FARMERS AGRI-CARE TRAIL RUN

START: 6h20

A scenic run through the Gwahumbe Game Reserve starting at the Main Lodge on the top of the plateau. The first section takes you around the plateau and then you join the 8km trail, where you  will work your way across the valleys and down to the river through the Gwahumbe Nursery.   Runners will  meander alongside the Mgwahumbe river,  past The Waterfall and Mzigi Bushcamp which are nestled in the valley bottom and then on to the Hippo Pool. The trail will finish at The Waterfall.  Shuttles will be available to transfer you back to the main lodge when you can hopefully do some game spotting en-route. Two water tables and plenty of magical selfie spots. A challenging, fun and scenic route with awesome selfie spots.

WATER TABLES:

1.  Water Table one at D368
2.  Water Table two at Gwahumbe Fig Tree
3.  Water Table three at Mzigi Bush Camp

8km GWAHUMBE TRAIL RUN

START: 6h40

A scenic run through the Gwahumbe Game Reserve starting at the Main Lodge on the top of the plateau and working your way across the valleys and down to the river. The last four kilometres meanders alongside the Mgwahumbe river. The finish is at The Waterfall which is nestled in the valley bottom. Shuttles will be available to transfer you back to the main lodge when you can hopefully do some game spotting en route.   Two water tables and plenty of magical selfie spots. A fun and scenic trail.

WATER TABLES: 

1.  Water Table one at D368
2.  Water Table two at Gwahumbe Fig Tree

TRAIL RUN SPECTATOR POINT

MTB RACES

60km HUSQVARNA CLASSIC MTB X-TREME

START: 7h30

58.6km of pristine Jeep and single track traversing Gwahumbe and Insingizi Game Reserves, sugar, macadamia and timber farms across scenic Mid-Illovo.  26kms of fast flowing, purpose built single track.  Some technical sections with a rating of 3/5.  Four Fully stocked water tables.

WATER TABLES:

1.  Water table one at 11.5km – Marges House
2.  Water table two at 25km – Gaul Hut
3.  Water table three at 41km – Lasquiti Gate
4.  Water table four at 53km – Nick’s Floating Bridge

40km SAFIRE MTB CLASSIC

START: 8h10

42 km of pristine Jeep and single track traversing Gwahumbe  Game Reserve, sugar, macadamia and timber farms across scenic Mid-Illovo.  Elevation gain 950m.  15kms of fast flowing, purpose built single track. Some technical sections with a rating of 3/5.  Two fully stocked water tables.

WATER TABLES:

1.  Water table one at 11km – Grant Smith
2.  Water table two at 20km – Lasquiti Gate
3.  Water table three at 33km – Nick’s Floating Bridge

18km GWAHUMBE FAMILY EXPERIENCE

START: 8h40

18.25 km easy route for all riders.  Manageable sections of single track.  Jeep track through the sugar cane fields.  Traverses Gwahumbe Game Reserve.  Elevation  gain 778m.  Two fully stocked water tables.

WATER TABLES:

1.  Water table one at 8km – Zone 171
2.  Water table two at 12km – Java Dam

10km FUN RIDE - Under 12's ride FREE

START: 9h10

MTB SPECTATOR POINTS

POINT A

40 km into the 60km HUSQVARNA CLASSIC MTB X-TREME

22 km into the 40km SAFIRE MTB CLASSIC

POINT B

43 km into the 60km HUSQVARNA CLASSIC MTB X-TREME

25 km into the 40km SAFIRE MTB CLASSIC

 

DIRECTIONS

PLEASE NOTE ROADWORKS ON THE R603.  ALLOW 15 MINUTES EXTRA TIME OR SEE SHORT CUT IN THE DIRECTION NOTES BELOW:

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