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Getting to know the Swellendam Hiking Trail

28 July 2016
The Marloth Mountain Challenge Ultra Skymarathon® (MMC) is a 55km grueling trail race, with roughly 3494m of elevation gain and 3493m of descent over the course. Starting and finishing in the small, quaint and historical town of Swellendam, trail runners spend roughly 90% of the race inside the Marloth Nature Reserve following the paths and trails of the Swellendam Hiking Trail, a tough, six-day...

'Aint no Mountain High Enough - Marloth Mountain Challenge

08 June 2016
With June already upon us, it’s a great time to take stock of your trail achievements thus far, and plan your calendar for the second half of the year. There are loads of incredible races to choose from, but if a unique wilderness, pure trail and authentic high mountain experience is what you’re after, then it’s time for you to consider the Marloth Mountain Challenge. Whether you want to attempt...

Marloth Mountain Challenge moved to 27 September 2014

15 March 2016
The inaugural 60.3km Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) has been moved from its date in August to Saturday, 27 September 2014. There are a number of contributing factors: The initial date of the MMC, 9 August, was influenced by the timing of the Big Bee Festival that was scheduled to take place in Swellendam during this time. However, the Big Bee Festival has been cancelled, which allows us the...

More info about Swellendam

15 March 2016
According to the Swellendam Tourism website, the Greater Swellendam Republic is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets and there’s truly something to do for everyone. The people of Swellendam has come together and are offering great specials for everyone taking part in the Marloth Mountain Challenge. For more information on these offers click here or click here to see the town brochure with more...

Go BOS® at the Mountain Challenge Series

15 March 2016
After being a part of the Spur Trail Series® since the start of 2014, BOS® Brands will be furthering their involvement in trail running by also partnering with the Mountain Challenge Series (MCS) from 2015. BOS® has been providing an ice cold BOS® Sport to all Spur Trail Series™ finishers and those planning to take on the Jonkershoek, Helderberg and Marloth Mountain Challenges will be happy to...


15 March 2016
  The first Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) took place in Swellendam this weekend in trying conditions as the Swellendam Mountains threw everything they could at participants. It was a dramatic start to what is sure to become one of the biggest races on the South African trail calendar and runners had to contend with waves of rain, strong winds, cold conditions and the odd hail storm on the...

Marloth Mountain Challenge 2014 from the sky

15 March 2016

Marloth Mountain Challenge recce success

15 March 2016
After running the 55km Marloth Mountain Challenge route on Women's Day weekend, we can confirm that the route is as spectacular as we remember it from 2014. Think big mountains, remote trails, lush fynbos and challenging running and you'll have an idea of what you're letting yourself into. Check out this short video clip to see how much fun we had and get your entry in now to be a part of this,...

Rukadza and Soggot dominant at Marloth Mountain Challenge

15 March 2016
There was no stopping Bernard Rukadza and Katya Soggot as they claimed the Mountain Challenge Series title with convincing performances in the mammoth 55km Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC). Both runners put in classy performances and never really gave anyone else a sniff of the Series title as they completed the third race in this epic three race series. The morning of the race dawned calm and...