Recce Trail Mission
The total elevation gain is approximately 3000 meters with the altitude varying between 1200 to 2000 meters ASL. The route comprises four legs.
The Trail Mission route has several cut-offs along the route and trail runners have 24 hours to complete the mission.
Trail runners will cover just below 100 km on mostly farm roads and Jeep, mountain and river single track, as well as cattle tracks.
The total elevation gain of the Dual Mission is almost 5000 meters. It comprises of a dual stage on the MTB Mission and the Trail Mission routes.
The Dual Mission has several cut-offs along the route and trail runners / mountain bikers have 25 hours to complete the mission.
The trail running section will cover an off-road marathon (42 km) and the MTB section will cover a 100 Miler (160 km) by making use of tar, district, railway service, forest and farm roads, as well as Jeep, mountain and river single track.
The Trail Moon Jammie route has no time cut-offs but trail runners would be re-routed on a shorter course after sun-set.
Trail Runners will complete ~60 km of the Recce Trail Mission route in solo format. At least a section would be done in the dark.
The Trail Moon Jammie route has no time cut-offs and most trail runners should complete this route during daytime.
Trail Runners will complete ~32 km of the Recce Trail Mission route in solo format.
The Recce Mission events all start at the Fort Highland Recce Base on the edge of the Eastern Escarpment near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. To complete the Recce Mission, mountain bikers or trail runners need to :
– Complete the physically and mentally tough Recce Mission within the allocated time
– Pass through several checkpoints (called CPs) along the routes
– Pass a number of strategic targets along the routes
– MTB riders or Trail Runners who do not make any of the time cut-offs have failed the mission. These MTB riders and Trail Runners can continue as Jammies, or they will be extracted and Returned-to-Unit (RTU).