Lesotho Ultra Trail Trail Running
Set in the heart of the Maluti Mountain Range of north-eastern Lesotho lies a unique ultra distance footrace, a new challenge awaiting those seeking to push their boundaries and exceed their expectations of what it’s like to be a skyrunner.
Hosted by Maliba Lodge, the Lesotho Ultra Trail is the epitome of high altitude trail racing in Southern Africa. Held on the rugged mountain foot paths and ancient herder trails of the Ts’ehlanyane National Park, this 50km course has been effortlessly integrated into the surrounding landscape by event organisers KZN Trail Running, which boasts almost 3000m of vertical gain and sweeping mountain vistas.
Forming part of the South African Skyrunner® Series, and named as one of the 36 ranking ultra races for 2014 by the International Skyrunning Federation, the Lesotho Ultra Trail, now only in its second year, has already begun attracting the interest of many foreign runners, including elite athletes from well known global trail running communities. The allure of this inherently isolated and unknown part of the part of Africa is to many one of the main attractions, coupled with the immense natural beauty and world class mountain running to be experienced here, affirms its international status. Maliba Lodge has a long term commitment to host this event in late November each year and welcomes all trail runners from around the world to compete in this unique event.