April 28 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 amR500 - R1750
The Recce Trail Mission, the Trail Jammie and Trail Light Duty events all start at Fort Highland on the edge of the Eastern Escarpment near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. All the events finish at Fort Mission at Dullstroom.
The Jammie and Light Duty events are Trail Running support events on the Recce Trail Mission routes. ‘Jammie’ is the terminology used for Special Forces support personnel that are not directly involved in a mission.
|Trail Mission||100 km||3000 m|
||56 km||2000 m|
|Trail Light Duty
||21 km||1000 m|
Trail runners can participate in the Recce Trail Mission in two categories:
- ‘Heavy’ or solo
- ‘Small Team’ of 2 people
Trail runners can participate in the Jammie and Light Duty events in solo format only.
|Trail Mission||Trail runners will cover just below 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 2000 meters ASL. The route comprises four legs.
The Trail Mission route has several cut-offs along the route. To complete the Recce Trail Mission, trail runners need to –
– Complete the physically and mentally tough Recce Trail Mission within the allowable time of 24 hours
– Pass through several Check Points (called CPs) along the routes
– Pass a number of strategic targets along the routes
Trail runners who do not make any of the time cut-offs have failed the mission. These trail runners can continue as Jammies, or they will be extracted and Returned-to-Unit (RTU).
|Trail Jammie||Trail Runners will complete ~56 km of the Recce Trail Mission route in solo format. A section might have to be done in the dark.
The Trail Jammie route has no time cut-offs but trail runners would be re-routed on a shorter course after sun-set. The time cut-off for the Trail Jammie event is 25 hours
|Trail Light Duty
||Trail Runners will complete ~21 km of the Recce Trail Mission route in solo format.
The Trail Light Duty route has no time cut-offs and most trail runners should complete this route during daytime.