Get ready to unleash your inner adventurer at the Giba Gorge Adventure Park’s Year 2 Backyard Ultra! This groundbreaking race is set to take place on Saturday, August ,12 2023, at 08:00, starting from the Giba Gorge restaurant. Brace yourself for an exhilarating experience as you dive into the uncharted territory of running until only one person remains, all within the breathtaking backdrop of our stunning park.
At Giba Gorge, we’ve crafted an extraordinary race concept that allows us to showcase the beauty of our park while pushing your limits. As a Backyard Ultra runner, you’ll have a designated base at the restaurant, providing you with a spot to recover and prepare for each lap. Picture yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals, fueling your determination and camaraderie as you embark on each challenging circuit.
Our meticulously designed course spans approximately 6,704 meters, taking you through the heart of our park. Sharing the trail with our park visitors, you’ll immerse yourself in the epic aspects of trail running. Prepare to conquer invigorating uphills, embrace thrilling downhills, navigate river crossings, and tackle technical sections that will test your skills to the fullest. Each twist and turn will leave you breathless, both from the physical exertion and the awe-inspiring views.
On race day, you’ll experience over 155 meters of climbing within the 6.7-kilometer course, ensuring an adrenaline-fueled journey from start to finish. As the sun rises and sets, keep your eyes peeled for the sighting of magnificent animals, adding an element of untamed wonder to your adventure. And fear not, for the Giba team has your back, providing athletes with scrumptious pizza and other delightful treats throughout the event. Your base camp will be a hub of excitement, perfectly suited for friends, family, and spectators to cheer you on.
The energy at the Giba Gorge Backyard Ultra will be electric. Our park is a harmonious blend of nature, family, and adventure, resulting in an atmosphere that buzzes with excitement. It’s the ideal setting to put your mental, physical, and emotional strength to the ultimate test, surrounded by a supportive community that shares your passion for pushing boundaries.
To ensure your race experience is unparalleled, we’ve packed in a range of amenities and services. Your entry fee of R850.00 includes one delicious meal, available post or during the event, keeping you fueled for success. A 24-hour tea table will be at your disposal, providing a comforting pick-me-up whenever you need it. Our fully serviced race village boasts a bar, chill zone, and charging station, ensuring you have everything you need to recharge your spirits and devices. As a memento of your incredible accomplishment, you’ll receive an event garment, a stylish puffer type jacket that proudly commemorates your participation. And that’s not all—a cozy mattress awaits you, although you’ll need to bring your own towel, chair, and blankets for added comfort. Completing the race will earn you a well-deserved event medal, a tangible symbol of your triumph.
Your well-being is of utmost importance to us. That’s why we provide permanent ablutions with hot showers and airy flushing toilets, ensuring your comfort throughout the event. Our dedicated medical and doctor support will be on hand to attend to any needs that may arise. To keep you and your belongings secure, we have 24-hour security in place, allowing you to focus solely on conquering each lap. In the spirit of giving back, a portion of your entry fee will be donated to our chosen charity, making your participation even more meaningful.
For your loved ones, we’ve created spectator and family friend recovery zones, ensuring they have a comfortable space to support you