May 18 @ 7:00 am - May 19 @ 9:00 amR650 – R3500
The Recce Trail Mission, the Trail Jammie and Trail Light Duty events all 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 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|
|Trail Jammie||~64 km||2000 m|
|Trail Light Duty||~28 km||1000 m|
Runners can participate in the Trail Running events in the following categories:
- Trail Mission: ‘Heavy’ (solo) or ‘Small Team’ of 2 people
- Trail Jammie and Light Duty: Solo
|Trail Mission||Trail runners will cover 100 km on mostly farm roads and Jeep, mountain and river single track, as well as cattle tracks.
The total elevation gain is approximately 3,000 meters with the altitude varying between 1200 to 2000 meters ASL.
The Trail Mission route has several Check Points (CPs) and cut-offs along the route. The route is unmarked and Trail Runner must be self-sufficient and navigate the route by making use of 1:50000 topographic maps in electronic format or GPS devices.
To complete the Recce Trail Mission, trail runners need to –
– Complete the physically and mentally tough Recce Trail Mission within the allowable time of 26 hours
– Pass through several checkpoints (called CPs) 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 Jammies||Trail Runners will complete ~64 km of the Recce Trail Mission route in solo format.
The route is unmarked and Trail Runner must be self-sufficient and navigate the route by making use of 1:50000 topographic maps in electronic format or GPS devices.
A section might have to be done in the dark. The time cut-off for the Trail Jammie event is 18 hours
|Trail Light Duties||Trail Runners will complete ~28 km of the Recce Trail Mission route. Trail runners must complete the marked Trail Light Duty route during daytime.|