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MMC 2021 has been cancelled.  

Listen to the COVID-19 update (28 Aug 2020): https://www.facebook.com/MountainChallengeSeries/videos/737667803458373

The Swellendam Hiking Trail was revered in South Africa's as the number one wilderness mountain trail, a true six-day mountain wilderness experience through the magnificent Swellendam Mountains. The hallowed ground is now the setting for this iconic and brutally tough trail run. This is your chance to experience pure mountain running nirvana.  87% of the epic 55km race is on remote mountain hiking trail and, with 3 494m of vertical height gain over the entire distance, is not for the inexperienced solo mountain runner.


The 55km Marloth Mountain Challenge Ultra Mountain Marathon is a qualifying race for The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and will give you three points toward qualification. 

EVENT DATE: Saturday, 7 November 2020 CANCELLED
ENTRY FEES: Click here
EVENT VENUE: Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam   

55km MMC Ultra
35km MMC Extreme
24.5km MMC Lite
10km MMC Run


55km Ultra 06:00
35km Extreme 08:00
24.5km Lite 06:00
10km Run 08:00

CUT OFFS: Click here for the pacing chart
Click here for cut off times

MMC Ultra runners need to have completed one of the following events to qualify to run the MMC Ultra. This does not apply to MMC Extreme or MMC Lite runners.QUALIFICATION

Addo Elephant Ultra
Bat Run (sub 6:00)
Baviaanskloof Trail Run
Drylands Traverse
Four Peaks Challenge
Helderberg Mountain Challenge 24km
Hout Bay Trail Challenge
Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 38km
Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon
Marloth Mountain Challenge 55km
Mont aux Sources
Otter Trail (or Retto)
Richtersveld Wildrun®
UTCT 65km/100km
Karkloof 100 miler
Skyrun (Lite & Full)
Table Mountain Challenge SOLO
Three Peaks
Laugavegur Ultra Marathon
Whale of Trail
Rhodes Trail Run
Ingeli Sky Marathon
Ultra Trail Drakensberg
Bastille 50km
Fish River Canyon Ultra 65km
Drakensberg Northern Trail (SA CHAMPS)


 Wildrunner is a proud member of the International Trail Running Association. 


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