May 18 @ 7:00 am - May 19 @ 9:00 amR1950 – R3500
All the Recce Mission events start at Highland Gate on the edge of the Eastern Escarpment near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. All the events finish at Fort Mission at Dullstroom. The Mission and Jammie routes are unmarked and participants must be self-sufficient and do their own navigation by making use of the 1:50000 topographic maps in electronic format, as well as the GPX route files for each event.
To complete the Recce Mission, mountain bikers or trail runners need to –
- Complete the physically and mentally tough Recce Mission within the allowable time
- Pass through several checkpoints (called CPs) along the routes
- MTB riders or Trail Runners who do not make any of the time cut-offs along the route have failed the mission. These MTB riders and Trail Runners can continue as Jammies, or they will be extracted and Returned-to-Unit (RTU).
|MTB||MTB Mission||22/200/4000||24 hrs||212 km||4500 m|
|Trail Running||Trail Mission||24/100/3000||26 hrs||100 km||3000 m|
|Trail Running & MTB||Dual Mission||24/185/4000||27 hrs||185 km||4000 m|
Mountain bikers or trail runners can participate in the Recce Mission events in two categories: ‘Heavy’ (solo) or ‘Small Team’ of 2 people
Mountain bikers will cover more than 200 km on tar, district, railway service, forest and farm roads, as well as Jeep track and single track.
The total elevation gain is in excess of 4000 meters with the minimum altitude at 1200 meters ASL and the highest point at 2332 meters ASL.
The MTB Mission route has several Check Points (CPs) and cut-offs along the route and mountain bikers have 24 hours to complete the MTB Mission.
Trail runners will cover around 100 km on mostly farm roads and Jeep, mountain and river single track, as well as cattle tracks.
The total elevation gain is approximately 3000 meters with the altitude varying between 1200 to 2100 meters ASL.
The Trail Mission route has several Check Points (CPs) and cut-offs along the route and trail runners have 26 hours to complete the mission.
The trail running section will cover an off-road marathon and the MTB section will cover 145 km by making use of tar, district, railway service, forest and farm roads, as well as Jeep, mountain and river single track.
The total elevation gain of the Dual Mission is around 4000 meters. It comprises of a dual stage trail run on the Trail Mission route and a MTB leg on the MTB Mission route.
The Dual Mission has several Check Points (CPs) and cut-offs along the route and trail runners / mountain bikers have 27 hours to complete the mission.