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Attention all mountain goats and lovers of the trails
We are excited to report a first tangible step in the process of creating a national structure for trail running in South Africa by announcing our first ever national championship.
Event: South African Ultra Trail Championships
Category: Ultra distance (50km – 80km)
Race: Addo Elephant Trail Run
Place: near Kirkwood, Eastern Cape (about 78km from Port Elizabeth)
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Entries for this event have already opened and all prospecting runners are invited to enter at www.extrememarathons.com. Please note that the event will be organized by the existing owners under their rules, as in the past, and that all runners at the event will be treated equally. It is the runner’s full responsibility to enter, arrange transport and get accommodation. Please enter quickly, because the event can only take 300 entries.
This event will be used to select the national team to represent South Africa at the IAU World Trail Championships in Wales on 6 & 7 July 2013.
Please inform as many runners and interested parties as possible, since proper communication platforms or a website for all matters that concerns the formalization process and its proposals, are still in the process of being developed.
Further documentation will soon be made available on:
1. Policy on the selection of a suitable event to be used as National Championship – important for all race organizers.
2. Policy on the selection of athletes to national teams – important for all runners.
3. Points system to be used as ranking system for athletes – important for all runners.
For further information please contact:
082 601 3533