DrakDescent 2019 Newsletter 1

Dear Euro Steel DrakDescent , Eurosteel MTB Challenge and GWK trail run participants,

As a result of an overwhelming number of requests coming in from potential entrants for the 2019 Drak Descent we would first like to offer our faithful previous entrants a preferential entry period.  To those of you that have heard the hype, but have not had an opportunity to enter in the past, never fear, there may still be a spot or two available when the entries open to the public. Jump in and enter in order to be placed onto the waiting list for entry allocation once the preferential entries close!

Remember, while called the Descent, it is not an easy ride – and to our surprise that is what most riders of reasonable fitness and skill really enjoy. They have called it “real mountain biking”. We are happy to announce that for 2019 our founding sponsorEurosteel is again involved with the MTB race and GWK will be our sponsor for the trail run.

Having listened to your feedback, we once again promise much more of the same for the 2019 edition of the Drak Descent – i.e. exclusivity, route that is physically challenging but not too far, value for money and a phenomenal weekend of music and fun for the entire family.

We encourage you to take up your invite early and encourage some friends to enter and join you for a fun filled weekend.

Some important dates:

  • Drak Descent 2019 : 19 and 20 January 2019Preferential entries, for previous entrants are opening on 01 August at 14H00 to 30 September 2018.

Entries to the public open 1 October 2018. For the 2019 Eurosteel Drak Descent 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.zaand then click on the icon for the particular race you would like to enter.

Eurosteel Drak Descent = Team R 1500= Solo R 750 (substitutions at a cost of R200)

The Eurosteel DrakDescent is classified as a Mini Mtage Race 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 R400 for both days.  Entry willinclude 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.

Approximate Distances:

Eurosteel Drak Decent                                 Day 1 = 41   Day 2 = 43

Eurosteel MTB Challenge                            Day 1 = 25   Day 2 = 18

GWK  Run the Rivers Trail run                 Day 1 = 25   Day 2 = 16

GWK  Run the Rivers Lite                            Day 1 = 12    Day 2 = 10 


Ride safely through 2018.  The Sani Spoors Team is really looking forward to hosting you all again at the EuroSteel Drak Descent 2019.


The Sani Spoors Team