Sani Stagger Marathon, Half & Trail – 2019

November 23, 2019

November 23, 2019

6:00 To 12:00

Premier Resort Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area, KwaZulu-Natal

42.2km - R420
21.1km - R650
Trail 38km - R390
Trail 21km - R330


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Event Description

The Sani Stagger Marathon, Half & Trail takes place on the 23rd of November 2019, from Sani Pass Hotel Golf Course (KZN). Distance options: 42.2km, 21.1km, 38km Trail & 21km Trail.

The marathon starts and ends at the Sani Pass Hotel, a run to the summit and back down. To say the climb to the turning point is hard is an understatement. The scramble up to the Sani Pass Summit is over 1,300 metres in just over 20 kilometres. By the time you reach the halfway mark a mere 280 metres has been accomplished with literally a mountain to go. The border post at 1,968 metres above sea level may well mark the start of the real climb, hang on, things are going to get interesting. Twin Streams comes and goes, so does Suicide Bend, Ice Corner and Big Bend Corner. This may well be a race for the hardened, but if the daunting hill does not take your breath away, certainly the majesty and splendour of the Natal Drakensberg will. Beautiful is perhaps also a word that fits as understatement. Of course the half marathon has a different story to tell. A down run is also an underestimation. The steepest down race in the country, what more can one say, what fun.


This event is a qualifier for the Two Oceans and Comrades Marathon.

Distance & Entry Fee:
Sani Stagger 42.2km – R420.00
Sani Stagger 21.1km – R650.00
Stagger Trail 38km – R390.00
Stagger Trail 21km – R330.00

Venue: Premier Resort Sani Pass

Start Location: 
42.2km – Premier Resort Sani Pass Golf Course
21.1km – Lesotho Border Post

Start Time:
Sani Stagger 42.2km – 6 am
Sani Stagger 21.1km – 8:30 am
Stagger Trail 38km – 6:15 am
Stagger Trail 21km – 6:25 am

42.2km – 12h00 (6 hours) for Prize Categories
42.2km – 12h30 (6 hours 30 minutes) for Medals
21.1km – 11h30 (3 hours) for Prize Categories
21.1km – 12h30 (4 hours) for Medals

NOTE: There is a cut off of 3hrs 45mins at the turnaround point. Runners not getting to the top by 9:45 am will not be able to continue.

NOTE: The 21.1km entry fee includes transport of runner to start at the Lesotho Border Post on Saturday morning leaving from the Premier Resort Sani Pass. There are NO self-drives available.


Friday 22nd November 2019, 14h00 to 21h00 @ Premier Resort Sani Pass 

IMPORTANT: Entry fee DOES NOT include any apparel or goodie bag. An event T-Shirt (R 195) can be ordered and paid for at the time of entry. All t-shirts must be collected at registration in person.

How to Enter?

Pre-entry Closing Date: 30 September 2019

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