The Chuckanut 50k has found a sister race half way around the world - literally! Winners of the 2014 Chuckanut 50k will receive the following for the Matroosberg Trail Challenge this October in Cape Town South Africa!
Transport from and to Cape Town airport,
Free entry into any race in the Matroosberg Trail Challenge,
Two nights accommodation (food and lodging) on race weekend (different location).
Two nights accommodation before or after event with a top Cape Town runner,
Additional travel and airline tickets are not included
In return the Chuckanut 50k will offer the following to 2014 Matroosberg Trail Challenge winners for the 2015 Chuckanut 50k.
Transport from and to Seattle International Airport.
Free entry with t-shirt to the 2015 Chuckanut 50k
Two nights accommodation (food and lodging) the night before and the night after the race.
Two nights accommodation before or after event with a Seattle based runner.
Additional travel and airline tickets are not included.
Please see below for further information about the Matroosberg Trail Challenge. Please note that airfare is not included in either prize package.
The Matroosberg Trail Challenge is a SCENIC, FUN & TOUGH event set in the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve, two and a half hours from Cape Town, South Africa. The Matroosberg range is the second highest in the Western Cape, and offers Skyrunners an unforgettable high altitude running experience!
Our vision is to create a festival of running and the MTC is the perfect platform to achieve that. Consisting of three trail running events, the main attraction is the 37km SkyMarathon®, which was sanctioned and hosted for the first time in 2013. It tested both elite and novice runners alike and took trail running in the Western Cape to another level.
In order to qualify as a Skymarathon®, the race route needs to meet the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) requirements of being between 30km and 42km and achieve an elevation gain of 2 200m on mountainous 4x4 trails and rocky single track. These criteria insure a route that has lung-burning climbs, testing terrain and incredible scenery. MTC has all this in abundance as well as meeting all official criteria.
As SASA’s second sanctioned skyrunning race, the event was Southern Africa’s first Skymarathon®, helping pioneer the way for South Africa’s first national skyrunning circuit.
The MTC route will take runners up to the 2 249m Matroosberg Peak, the second highest peak in the Western Cape. Runners will overlook the Bokkeveld, Ceres, Droë Hoek, Koue Bokkeveld, and the Ceres Karoo, with views of the Witzenberg, Cedarberg and Du Toitskloof Mountains.
October weather in the Western Cape often brings surprises, and the chance of cold weather and possibly snow could surprise some competitors.