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HIGHLANDS TROUT MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

Highlands Trout is proud to announce the second Highlands Mountain Challenge marathon event at Katse Dam, Lesotho in association
with Bruce Fordyce.

Imagine breathtaking scenery, vast blue skies and towering mountains reflected
in crystal clear water. This is the Highland’s Trout Mountain Challenge.

This unique race is an ideal Comrades training run. At an altitude of 2000-2500 metres and with some long punishing hills, this marathon or half marathon could claim to
be one of the toughest races in the World and the highest in Africa.

But the testing course has its compensations; apart from the majestic surroundings runners will be able to experience the unique sensation of running across the
highest dam wall in Southern Africa. They will be thrilled by seconding tables
manned by local villagers all determined to show that their village’s hospitality
is the warmest, and they will finally enjoy a post-race cruise across the dam to
the prize giving in Katse village.

The Katse dam supplies Gauteng with much of its fresh water via the Lesotho
Highlands water project. Runners and non-runners alike can enjoy a fascinating
tour of the dam wall as well as boating, fly fishing, pony trekking, great birding,
and much more. This is a memorable experience for the whole family and a
weekend away that every runner will want to repeat.

bruce fordyce

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ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS RACE WILL GO TO THE KATSE COMMUNITY FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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DATE OF EVENT:
23rd February 2013
 
RACE OPTIONS:
- 42km Full Marathon
- 21km Half Marathon
- 5km Fun Run
 
INFORMATION:
- All entries will receive a medal
- All entries will receive a T-Shirt
     
PRIZES:
- Top 4 men Full Marathon
- Top 2 ladies Full Marathon
- Top 3 men Half Marathon
- Top 3 ladies Half Marathon
- Top Vet men/ladies Full Marathon
- Top Vet men/ladies Half Marathon
All prizes will be announced at the end of January based on sponsor finalization.
 
COST:
- R80 per entry for Full Marathon
- R60 per entry for Half Marathon
- Free Fun Run for all
All payments will be made cash on the day
 
Bookings to be done online through the online form on the right.
Enquiries to be done through Bruce Fordyce on 082 902 0528 or email Bruce.

 
Overnight stay essential
Accommodation information:
Due to the distance, all participants will need to stay overnight at the Katse Dam Orion Hotel. Bookings are essential.

Camping available at Katse is R20 per person per night. There is an ablution facility with flush toilets and hot water showers. There are no electrical points for camp site.
 
Please note that there is no reliable fuel in Lesotho so make sure that your car has a full tank when you cross the border. Speed limits through all village areas is 50km/h. Note that the total kilometres from the Ficksburg border to the Katse Dam is about 150km – BUT due to the mountain passes this will take you three hours travel time.
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Border crossing require a valid passport.
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The Lesotho Highlands Mountain Challenge will offer a challenging, high altitude (+2300 masl) run with lots of hills. This is perfect Comrades qualifier and high altitude training opportunity.
The area offers dam tours, great birding, pony trekking, boating, a stunning botanical garden, fly fishing and much more!