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tsitsikamma ultra-trail-run

MTO Trails | Tsitsikamma Ultra Trail RunWith all the uncertainty with regards to COVID etc, we are going to go right back to basics for the trail run this year and make sure we get the run in most importantly. The run will be unmarked but the GPS track and a rally-style cue sheet will be given to all runners. We will be able to add the extra luxuries as we see what Level we are on. If possible, we will have a chill zone only for Ultrarunners at the finish and a well-deserved meal and cold refreshment or two.

Registration will be simple – R100 non-refundable will book you a spot on the run (only 50 runners).

The balance of the entry as well as any extras can be booked and paid for by the Monday before the run (Monday 16 August).

Merchandise will be on display and available to order at registration and at the finish.

The Trail Run Festival will include three runs from 5km to 20km around Covie on the morning of the race. Our priority will be to make sure the Ultra happens, and these runs and festivities will be a bonus for all. Entries here (link to Festival entries).

The Tsitsikamma Ultra Trail Run is a 60 km, linear trail, that begins near Storms River and ends at Covie near Natures Valley. The run will follow the Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail in a reverse direction from Storms River to Natures Valley. The route is unmarked. The GPS track, a cue sheet will be made available to the runners.

Runners will need to be self-sufficient on the route with nourishment and first aid. There will be marshals at all 4 huts where runners can wait for evacuation after the last runners have passed unless it is a medical emergency.

The route crosses numerous pure mountain streams so water should not be a problem.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAIL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC unless booked on the hiking trail. No route scouting or pre-running is allowed. Any runners found on the trail illegally (by the landowners MTO Trails or the organisers) will be banned from all future events.


  • Date: Saturday 21 August
  • Registration & kit check: 20 August 2021 16h30-18h00 at the finish in Covie
  • Briefing: Virtual 20 August 2021 – 18h30
  • Shuttle: DepartsCovie: 05h00 arrive 05h30
  • Start: 06h00 am on 21 August 2021
  • Prizegiving: As podiums are filled
  • Distance: 60km
  • Entry fee: R1000.00 per person
  • Limit: 50 runners
  • Entries open online: 15 July 2021
  • Entries close: Friday 13 August 2021
  • Race Venue: at Covie near Natures Valley
  • Start: Storms River (next to the N2) TBC
  • Finish: Covie
  • Rules: Make sure you read the race rules here


Tsitsikamma Ultra Trail Run Route 2021



Natures Valley is where it’s happening – registration, briefing, shuttle, finish, prize giving etc. so try and stay somewhere nearby like:


Competitors may book a shuttle from the Natures Valley to the start.


Please note that the trail is closed to the public unless booked on the hiking trail. No route scouting or pre-running is allowed. Any runners found on the trail illegally (by the landowners MTO Group or the organisers) will be banned for all future events.


  • Permits and special permission to run this trail
  • Paramedic support with 4×4 vehicles (excludes helicopter evacuation, or any hospitalization transport, which will be at the athlete’s cost)
  • Saturday lunch
  • Finisher’s memento


  • Race Garment (available for order with your final entry or at the finish to be delivered at a later date)
  • Personal race nutrition


Refunds: Online entries will be done on a two-step process:

  • Enter online and secure a spot for R100.00 (non-refundable)
  • Balance of entry to be paid by Monday 16 August 2021


Substitutions are possible up to Monday 16 August 2021 (5 days before the event) with no admin fee. We will not however be able to replace the garment if the sizes are not a match for the new runner. Please contact the organisers if you wish to do a substitution, not the online entry service provider.


Runners must be self-sufficient for the day. There is no seconding allowed. There will be a cut-off along the way. This will be enforced if we feel that the competitors’ safety or health will be compromised by continuing.

We have an experienced sweep team and they will have the final say whether they feel that they can get the runners safely to the finish. This cut-off is based on the athlete not making the whole route in 14 hours.

We expect times to range between 6 and 14 hours. There will be marshals at all 3 huts on the route.


There will be emergency services on standby but participants must under normal circumstances, be fit, and confident that they are able to complete the event safely without outside assistance. Should the race medical team declare any participant unfit to continue, he or she will be forced to withdraw from the event.



  • GPS or smartphone loaded with the route
  • Water containers min 1.5 liters
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Baselayer
  • Buff or headgear
  • Whistle
  • Space blanket
  • Emergency food (at least 2 bars or gels or one of each ) extra not part of planned race nutrition
  • Cell phone – emergency numbers will be supplied at race briefing
  • Basic First Aid (minimum is strapping, personal medication, rehydrate)
    The kit will be checked at registration. MISSING COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT MEANS NO RUN.


Sunglasses, Sunblock, Camera, GPS


Enter online from July 15 2021 at www.entrytickets.net


For all enquiries please contact James on 082 925 7885 or email james@roystonfarms.co.za


  1. Where can I stay during the event?
    Natures Valley is where it’s happening – registration, briefing, shuttle, finish, prize giving etc. so try and stay somewhere nearby like.

  2. Where can I get a massage during the event?
    Contact Jo-Anne van Vuuren of Aromaflex on 082 820 9960
  3. How will the route be marked?
    The route will be marked along the way, but the GPS track will also be made available in due course for those who wish to download it.


August 21, 2021
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Muddy Foot Adventures
082 925 7885


PO Box 1367
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape 6600 South Africa
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Muddy Foot Adventures is a small Garden Route events company that is run by James Stewart and Jeffery Willcocks.

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Contact James or Jeff on:

Phone:    +27 (0)82 925 7885
Email:     info@muddyfoot.co.za
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