This course is spectacular. It has all the facets of what trail running is about – fast downhill fire/single trail, gnarly uphill, stairs, rolling single trail, creek/river crossings, rock clambering and diverse flora. Best of all, you will be tested to the hilt and be rewarded with stunning views all over the course.
If you are aiming for The North Face, this race should suit you. We hope to see a few of you out there. For the latest info view our “Mt Solitary Season 8 Information Pack”, also “Mandatory Gear – Information pack”.
For anyone not familiar with the area, the course circles the Jamison Valley and takes in portions of The North Face course. The most significant part of the course, as the name implies, is the traverse over Mt. Solitary.
There are qualifying standards contained in the information pack. All cuts are designed to
ensure that runners complete the course in daylight hours. There will be a fair degree of self sufficiency in the first portion of the 45km course. There is no other way to describe this portion of the course, other than rugged, steep and technical in parts. The course will be marked, but there will still need to be a degree of self navigation to remain on course.
We don’t expect this race to sell out in a day; however we do expect this race to fill up. There will be no waitlist so get in early to avoid disappointment.
Reproduced with permission from Martin Solms
Qualifying Race for “The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®”.