Barletta Trail Challenge 10km Route Info

Barletta Trail Challenge: 10km Route Info

The route starts out with an easy warm up of 1.3km before the runners will encounter the first climb of the day. This climb is short but very steep and once at the top, the views are worth it!

A technical ridge line will then lead the runners down to a section of donga and forest terrain which exits out to a small section of jeep track before you hit the first aid station and checkpoint 1 at approximately 4.5km

IMPORTANT: make sure you hydrate properly here and fill those bottles and hydration packs. The next part of the route will be testing!

After the Aid station, an ascent begins onto the mountain before a section of 2km’s of stunning mountain running awaits you! Expect rock shelves, the occasional single track, wildlife and shrub like vegetation!

Make sure to follow the markers as a descent off the rock face will be followed by a short section of single track before the last climb of the day awaits you at the 8km mark! 

The final climb is testing but very rewarding as once the runners hit the top at checkpoint 2 they will descend down an incredible section of single track all the way to the finish line!

 

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Elevation gain: +-930m

Checkpoints: 2

aid station: 1

Ascent: 521m – Descent: 480m

self help aid station: 1