• Trails - Crystal Clear Umzimkulu river – Umzimkulu Run

    Intshitshi Spoor

    An easy amble along the banks of the Umzimkulu River, suitable for novices and children.

  • Trails- Mzimkulu Run. Sunset ride along the river.

    Mzimkulu Run

    Much the same as for Intshitshi Spoor but a little longer – so, much more fun!

  • Trails – Steep bridge at end of Khotso Clamber – back to tar road at Mt Grace

    Rainbow/Khotso Clamber

    Not much climbing on this trail as it starts with 5 – 8km of the beautiful flowing trails right next to the river.

  • Trails – Some new Ekhutuleni trail

    Ekhutuleni Elevation

    This is the most exciting and technical of all the trails with a little bit of climbing thrown in.

  • In the Area – Typical sunset in Underberg

    Milk Run

    Milk Run is the access route into single track heaven. You gotta do it to get there.

15 December 2017

“Do the Descent Thing!”

Dear Eurosteel Drak MTB Descent, MTB Challenge

and GWK Trail Run Entrants

Entries for the 2018 races are filling up thick and fast! For the MTB Descent (Note, Minimum age for entry 15 years of age), in order to keep it exclusive, entries have been limited to 400 riders! If you would like to enter any of the races, we would encourage you to go online right now – www.sanispoors.co.za – and click on the race entry logo relative to the event that you wish to enter. If the Descent is full, try the Challenge or one of the GWK Trail Runs.

To the many that have already entered, you are in for a phenomenal treat as the Spoors Team are continually preparing new tracks and improving the ones previously ridden.

Some Important Dates:

• Drak Descent 2018 : 20 and 21 January 2018 – Preferential entries, for previous entrants are opening on 31 August at 14H00 to 30 September 2017.

Entries to the public open 1 October 2017.  For the 2018 Eurosteel DrakDescent we plan to limit entries to either 400 riders (i.e. 200 teams or teams plus solo riders = 400). Entries for the main race will run separately from the Eurosteel MTB Challenge and the all new GWK “Run the Rivers Trail Run” . We have added a GWK Run the Rivers Lite where the distances are shorter and more manageable for those that may not have prioritized their training over Christmas!  Follow the same link to the entry page on www.sanispoors.co.za and then click on the icon for the particular race you would like to enter.

Eurosteel DrakDescent : Team R 1200  : Solo R 600 (substitutions at a cost of R100)

The Eurosteel DrakDescent is classified as a mini stage and therefore riders of the age 15+ in December are allowed to ride.

•    Eurosteel MTB challenge and GWK Run the Rivers trail run

Cost for this event is R300 for both days.  Entry will include a garment this year. Riders who enter the Eurosteel MTB challenge or GWK Run the Rivers Trail Run can only enter for both days (i.e. can’t enter for one day or the other) There is currently no closing date for the Eurosteel Challenge and Run the Rivers Trail Run at this stage.

Distances:         
Eurosteel Drak Decent                            Day 1 = 45   Day 2 = 40
Eurosteel MTB Challenge                         Day 1 = 25   Day 2 = 18
GWK  Run the Rivers Trail run                 Day 1 = 25 (Start Drak Gardens Road)                                                                  Day 2 = 18 (Start Umzimkulu River Lodge)

GWK  Run the Rivers Lite                        Day 1 = 12 (Start Dark Gardens Road)                                                          Day 2 = 8 (Start Umzimkulu River Lodge)

FNB LogoWe are very fortunate to have Eurosteel as principal sponsor for the MTB races again in 2018 and GWK for the trail runs.It is also a great pleasure also to welcome First National Bank to the Drak family as a sponsor. FNB’s involvement in the Eurosteel Drak Descent is sure to add value to each and every participant’s experience at this year’s race. We would also like to thank the following sponsors who are again involved in our 2018 races – Spar, Gooderson Leisure, Kalbo Designs,Ekerold Plant Hire and Pyga Cycles and Ola Ice Creams.

 

Vehicle shuttles:

Underberg Academy

We would like to encourage participants to make use of the Shuttle Service offered by Underberg Education Academy.  It alleviates traffic and contributes to the bursary fund for less privileged Learners that attend the School.

Registration and Meet & Greet – Sponsors and Land Owners:

On Friday, 19 January, in keeping with the country bumkin, laid back, hillbilly approach the Spoors Team pride themselves in, we will once again be hosting the registration and opportunity to mingle with the locals and sponsors at the Olde Duck Café.

Restmount Childrens Home

Sani Spoors’ principal beneficiary is the Restmount Childrens Home. We encourage our cyclists and runners to make a donation to the  Childrens Home in Underberg.  The Home provides opportunities for less fortunate children to spend time in the Southern Drakensberg.  Many of the children have never been on a holiday.  Please make donations directly to Restmount using the Account details below.  Reference all donations as Drak Descent with your name.

DURBAN MOUNTAIN HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION (RESTMOUNT)

STANDARD BANK

KINGSMEAD BRANCH

ACCOUNT NO. 051072807

contact: drakdescent@sanispoors.co.za

Or, as a last resort, hesitate to contact:

Derek 082 318 9995

Ed 082 299 5234

# no cyclist or runner must fall

:(: you decide