Addo Elephant Trail Run 2018

Addo Elephant Trail Run 2018

The Addo Elephant Trail Run offers a choice of 100 Mile, 76km or 44km distance ultra-trail runs. Originally founded in 2005, it is South Africa’s oldest 100 Mile ultra trail race and starts on March 2nd 2018.

The 100 Mile distance was resurrected in 2016 with a new and challenging route that takes runners from one end of the park to the other and back again. Both the 76km and the 44km races take place on sections of the same course, just with slightly less elevation gain.

100 Mile stats:
5640 meters (18504 ft) of climbing over 100 miles (161 kms) with an average 71% finish rate. This places it firmly among the more challenging 100 Mile courses in the world.

76km Stats:
2630 meters (8629 ft) over 76 kilometers with an average 85% finish rate. The 76km route is a nice fast course but does pack a few challenging climbs.

44km Stats:
1740 meters (5709 ft) over 44 kilometers with and average 97% finish rate. If you are looking for a race to pick as your first ultra distance race, the Addo 44 is a great option.

The courses also take runners through some of the most remote wilderness in the Addo Elephant National Park, through areas they would not be able to access any other way.

Finishers in all 3 distances earn points towards entry into races such as UTMB and the Grand Raid Reunion.

Addo points are as follows: 100 Mile – 6 Points | 76km – 4 Points | 44km – 2 Points
Grand Raid Reunion points are as follows: 100 Mile – 217 Points | 76km – 102 Points

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