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UTCT 100 miles in 2022 

11am 25 NOVEMBER 2pm

Ultra-trail Cape Town is excited to announce a major new chapter in the events history which will place the event at the forefront of global trail running. In collaboration with SANparks and the City of Cape Town, UTCT will introduce a 100 miler with 8500m of elevation in addition to the oversubscribed suite of races in 2022. 

 

In the past 8 years the event has grown to become a major international race with 35% of participants coming from 55 counties and boasting one of the worlds best international athlete fields. The event has also become synonymous as a festival of running where the local community welcomes runners from across the world to Cape Town.  

The route will venture from the northern mountain range of the city to the more remote southern mountains taking in additional trails from Silvermine to Kalk Bay, Kommetjie, Simonstown and beyond. 

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The Ultra-trail Cape Town® - UTCT Races

UTCT presents four trail races of 100km, 65km, 35km and 21km that traverse the mountains of the beautiful Cape Peninsula. The host city Cape Town is a world-class destination that features highly on any 'must visit' list.

 

The City is shaped by two oceans and Table Mountain National Park, a dramatic mountain chain that stretches from Table Bay in the north to Cape Point in the south.

The races traverse sections of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Orangekloof, Llandudno, Hout Bay, the Constantia Winelands, upper slopes of Kirstenbosch Nature Reserve and Devil's Peak, which form part of the iconic natural world heritage site and one of the new Natural Seven Wonders of the World.

All four races consist of technical terrain with steep ascents and descents. Weather can vary drastically with single digit temperatures in the early morning on top of Table Mountain to 30 degrees plus during the latter part of the day.

Participants are reminded that the UTCT races are genuine mountain excursions over some extremely technical trails and the necessary care and respect must be taken when running within Table Mountain National Park and surrounds.

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