The Special Edition by UTCT is a unique 50km trail event comprising two separate routes that form a figure of eight.
The event allows runners to choose their lap sequence in the 50km, or in the case of the 25km runners can choose which lap they want to do.
The two 25km loops take in the trails across the Northern section of Table Mountain National Park.
The races traverse sections of Table Mountain, the upper slopes of Kirstenbosch Nature Reserve, Oppelskop and Devil's Peak, the Pipe Track above Camps Bay, Corridor Ravine and the Twelve Apostles Trail which all form part of the iconic natural world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
The two loops are equally challenging as both offer runners a mix of technical terrain, single and jeep tracks with steep ascents and descents. Weather can vary drastically with single-digit temperatures in the early morning on top of Table Mountain to 30 degrees plus during the latter part of the day.
Participants are reminded that this Special Edition Event is a genuine mountain excursion, necessary care and respect must be taken when running within Table Mountain National Park and its surrounds.