Get ready for the highly anticipated third edition of the Giba Gorge Adventure Park’s Backyard Ultra in 2024! After two successful years, Steve Gossman secured victory once again in 2023, completing an impressive 13 laps covering 87 km with 2000m of climbing. The excitement continues as Devils Peak returns as the title sponsor for the 2024 event. Join us for another thrilling test of endurance and mental toughness!

Race Details:
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024
Time: 06:00
Location: Giba Gorge restaurant, Giba Gorge Adventure Park

The Giba Gorge Backyard Ultra is not just a race; it’s an extraordinary adventure that pushes your limits in the stunning backdrop of our park. With Devils Peak as the title sponsor, expect an even more electrifying atmosphere and challenges that will leave you breathless.

The course, meticulously designed for maximum excitement, spans approximately 6,704 meters, taking you through the heart of Giba Gorge Adventure Park. Brace yourself for invigorating uphills, thrilling downhills, river crossings, and technical sections that will test your skills. The 2024 edition promises to be a true showcase of the untamed beauty of the park.

On race day, you’ll experience over 155 meters of climbing within the 6.7-kilometer course, guaranteeing an adrenaline-fueled journey from start to finish. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of magnificent animals as you traverse the course, adding an extra element of wonder to your adventure.

Your base camp at the restaurant will be a hub of excitement, providing you with a designated spot to recover and prepare for each lap. The Giba team will have your back, offering scrumptious food and delightful treats to keep you fueled. Friends, family, and spectators can gather at the base camp to cheer you on and soak in the electric energy of the event.

To enhance your race experience, we’ve packed in a range of amenities and services. Your entry fee, now R900.00, includes a delicious meal, available during or post-event, to keep you fueled for success. A 24-hour tea table will be at your disposal, and the fully serviced race village offers a bar, chill zone, and charging station. As a memento of your accomplishment, you’ll receive a stylish puffer-type jacket. A cozy mattress awaits you, and completing the race earns you a well-deserved event medal.

Your well-being is our priority. Permanent ablutions with hot showers and airy flushing toilets, along with dedicated medical and doctor support, ensure your comfort throughout the event. 24-hour security is in place to keep you and your belongings secure.

In the spirit of giving back, a portion of your entry fee will be donated to our chosen charity, adding a meaningful aspect to your participation. For your loved ones, we’ve created spectator and family-friendly recovery zones, ensuring they have a comfortable space to support you on this unforgettable journey. Don’t miss out on the Giba Gorge Backyard Ultra 2024 – a test of endurance, a celebration of nature, and an adventure like no other!