Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) – 2018

October 7, 2018

October 7, 2018

6:00 To 18:00

Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa

MMC Ultra (55 km) - R1820 to R1910 , MMC Extreme (35 km) - R1105 to R1160 , MMC Lite (24.5 km) - R850 to R890


Event Description

The Marloth Mountain Challenge takes place on the 7th of October 2018, from Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam. Distance options: 24.5km, 35km & 55km.

The Swellendam Hiking Trail was revered in South Africa’s as the number one wilderness mountain trail, a true six-day mountain wilderness experience through the magnificent Swellendam Mountains. The hallowed ground is now the setting for this iconic and brutally tough trail run. This is your chance to experience pure mountain running nirvana.  87% of the epic 55km race is on remote mountain hiking trail and, with 3 494m of vertical height gain over the entire distance, is not for the inexperienced solo mountain runner.


The 55km Marloth Mountain Challenge Ultra Mountain Marathon is a qualifying race for The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and will give you four points toward qualification. 


  • 55km MMC Ultra Mountain Marathon
    35km MMC Extreme
    24.5km MMC Lite

Entry Fees

MMC Ultra (55 km) – R 1 910 (early bird = R 1 820)
MMC Extreme (35 km) – R 1 160 (early bird = R 1 105)
MMC Lite (24.5 km) – R 890 (early bird = R 850)

Venue: Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam, 6740 South Africa

Start Times: 55km Ultra | 06:00 , 35km Extreme | 08:00 , 24.5km Lite | 06:00

Pacing Charts Cut-Off Times


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How to Enter?

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