Entries for 2020 Run the River will close at midnight on Wed 22nd Jan. Please enter soonest to avoid disappointment.  

Late Entries will be taken at registration, but there is no race garment for late entries.  

Race Start times:  

DAY 1 – All starts 6:00am 

DAY 2 – All starts 7:00am 

In order to allow more athletes access to the beauty of the original DrakDescent Route, and at the same time to allow Trail Runners the opportunity of Running along trails where they can converse with the paddlers and cyclists thus becoming part of this unique experience,  the Sani Spoors Team decided to host a Trail Run, for the first time in 2014, with 52 runners competing.    

The inaugural Run The Rivers followed the DrakMTB Challenge.  As a result of the rave reviews, the Spoors Team have dedicated time to improving this event year on year, with the aim of making it one of the Country’s Premier Trail Running Experiences.    

In 2019 we had 302 runners competing over both distances on offer daily.  Most of the trails, excluding the Sani Spoors routes, are only open for this event, on an annual basis.  This affords one an opportunity to traverse tracks in our mountain range that no-one else can or does!  


Cost for this event is R500 for both days   

Euro Steel Run the Rivers Trail Run    

Day 1 : 25km
Day 2 : 16km 

Euro Steel Run the Rivers Lite    

Day 1 : 12km
Day 2 : 8km 



Venue: Glencairn Farm, Sani Pass Road  

Date: Friday 31 January 2020  

Time: 12pm to 8pm 

Rainbow Farm – 29°75’44.62”S 29°41’77.40”E
Swartberg Bridge – 29°46’30.45”S 29°27’51.90”E
Glencairn – 29°42’02.96”S 29°29’33.49”E
Early Mist Farm/Hopewell Farm (Umzimkulu River Lodge) – 29°53’05.25”S 29°34’47.17”E


Trail Run map for spectators from Start to Finish venues.

Please click on the map for a larger version.