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An epic adventure that will take you to the boundaries of

physical and mental toughness while enjoying

the wonders of nature and being human.


  • MTB : 220 km | 4 000 m | 24 hrs

  • Trail Run: 100 km | 3 000 m | 25 hrs

  • MTB: 92 km | 1 500 m

  • Trail Run: 62 km | 1 000 m

  • MTB: 55 km | 800 m

  • Trail Run: 28 km | 500 m




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The Recce Race takes place in the Highlands and mountains of Mpumalanga in South Africa, a very hostile region with hardly a flat section. 

The events start and finish at Fort Mission in Dullstroom on the edge of the Eastern escarpment.

The Recce is fully endorsed and supported by the South African Special Forces Association (SASFA), known as the Recces. 

Expect a military themed race village, the ominous thudder of military chopper blades, ex-Recce operators acting as marshals and earn a well-deserved Recce Race dogtag medal.

River crossings, darkness and tiredness on energy sapping ascents and treacherous descents, as well as ‘hostile’ activities or ‘no-go’ zones along the routes will add to the adventure but may compromise or delay progress to the target zone, and back to Fort Mission Base. Final route options will depend on:

  • Enemy and hostile activities in the area
  • Collaboration and support from Local Population
  • Accessibility and escape routes
  • Water and food replenishment.

The Recce is an epic adventure that will take you to the boundaries of physical and mental toughness while enjoying the wonders of nature and life.

The Recce has a strong Special Forces flavour. It is presented and supported by the legendary Recces during an ambush moon – mountain bikers and trail runners will experience a full moon making it ideal for a surprise ambush.

The Recce Race passes through iconic and unique landscapes, including the Eastern Escarpment, the Helvetia, Lakenvlei, Kaapschehoop, Berlin, Elandshoogte and other plantations and natural forests, Verloren Vallei wetlands – an international RAMSAR site, the Steenkampsberg and De Berg – which is the highest point in the northern part of the country, the Kwena basin, the upper Crocodile and Lunsklip rivers with countless waterfalls, idyllic and remote valleys, gorges, waterfalls and more.


25°25'5.82"S  |  30° 6'27.56"E

Entries & Payments:

  • Only complete entries will be accepted. This includes a once-off payment per entry.
  • Everybody that enters a Recce Mission or a Recce Raid event needs to submit a completed Medical Questionnaire prior to or during Registration.


  • There is a R250 rider substitution fee payable before the entry will be transferred to another person – refer to Recce Race Terms & Conditions.
  • Substitution requests and payments must be made in writing via email and be received prior to the scheduled substitution cut-off date
  • Substitution cut-off date: 13 April 2021


The Mini Recce and Civvy are the entry level events. The Light Duty events require focus to finish - if you are not reasonable fit expect some hardship along the way... The Jammie support events on the Recce Mission routes start at Dawn and finish at Dusk - expect to make use most of the day to finish these ultra events. The Mission  ultra endurance events are for the physically and mentally tough. The Raid  will push and break, all limits...

  • Trail Fun Run: 5 km

  • MTB: 420 km | 10 000 m | 36 & 54 hrs

  • Trail Run: 200 km | 5 500 m | 36 & 54 hrs



  • MTB: 25 km | 400 m 

  • Trail Run: 12 km | 150 m


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Supporting Lodges:


MTB - 25 | 55 | 92 | 220 | 420 km

Trail Run - 5 | 12 | 28 | 62 | 100 | 200 km


23 - 25 April 2021