Uitsoek Mountain Marathon 20 km


The race takes place near Nelpruit Mpumalanga on the 12th October 2019. The 2019 edition will mark the 2nd year that the 20km distance is part of the event. Judging by last year’s success we are incredibly excited to see what this year will be like!  It will give runners quite a run for their buck as it has 1500m of ascent. It offers runners the unique opportunity to experience some of the most diverse trail conditions in one race, from lush green indigenous forest, crossing crystal clear streams with occasional waterfalls, to soft pine plantation, but the ultimate experience is its high 2000m altitude grasslands offering spectacular views of the Lowveld below. Uitsoek Trail is arguably Mpumulanga’s most beautiful and fastest growing trail race.

Your Entry Includes:

Burger and Beer at the finish line. 

Race medal 

Well Marked Route 

Trail Athlete Fee 

Well Stocked Aid stations ( Uitsoek proud itself in having the best aid stations in the country)



Out of stock


Route Information

Uitsoek Trail – Mpumalanga

The trail Location:

The Uitsoek Trail is located near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

How to get there

Follow the N4 towards Nelspruit. Continue on the N4 until you get the Sabie turn-off (R539). Turn left at the R539 and follow the road until it becomes a dirt road. After about 10 km, turn right at the Uitsoek Hut sign. Keep on this road until you reach the Uitsoek Forest Plantation. Follow the signage to the start of the event. approximate distance from Nelspruit 55km.

Directions from Sudwala Lodge to Uitsoek Hiking trail.

-Exit Sudwala lodge and turn Right.

-from the Sudwala lodge entrance travel 9.8km until you see an Uitsoek plantation board just passed the healing wings centre. turn right into Uitsoek plantation.

-Travel  5.9km along a tarred road and as the road turns to gravel again turn left.

-travel 400m and take the right split.

-travel another 400m and take the left split.

-travel another 1.6km and turn left into the uitsoek plantation office area.

Travel duration Between Sudwala Lodge and Uitsoek hiking trail = 30 Minutes at 40km/h on the dirt road

Race start times are 07H00 for the 40km 20km and 10km.

The Race Route:

Subject to change due to forestry activities.

A final Gpx final will be sent to all runners 1 week before the race. 

The Uitsoek Trail is a total Distance of  22km with elevation gain of 1100m of total ascent. The race course traverses over lush indigenous forest, pine plantations and beautiful high altitude mountain grassland with some of the most diverse Fauna. The total route is approximately 50% technical Singletrack with some extremely technical sections and approximately 50%(10km) will be run on forestry dirt roads. The general running surface on low altitude Indigenous Forest is soft and smooth, the high altitude segments offers rocky technical running with an occasional soft pine needle trail to rest the legs.

Accommodation Options: 

Calverton Trout Lodge – http://www.calverton.co.za/

Mankele Mountain Bike Park – http://mankele.co.za/

Sudwala Lodge – https://www.sudwalalodge.com/

Uitsoek Mountain Hut – E-mail admin@terrramotion.co.za to check availability.