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Mini Recce | Civvy | Light Duty | Jammie | Mission | Rouleurs 

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 Mission: 220 km | 4000 m | 24 hrs

  • Trail Mission: 100 km | 3000 m | 25 hrs

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  • MTB Jammie: 100 km | 2000 m | D2D

  • Trail Jammie: 60 km | 1500 m | D2D

  • MTB Light Duty: 60 km | 1200 m

  • Trail Light Duty: 30 km | 1000 m




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The Recce Races take 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

Recce Race MTB & Trail Run Entry Fees - 2020

Light Duty, Jammie and Mission entries include:

  • Hydration and nutritional advise and support by PVM before, during and after the event

  • Hydration and food supplies at Temporary Bases

  • Routes with electronic maps and GPX files (Civvy and Light Duty routes are marked)

  • Technical support at Temporary Bases

  • Race T-shirt and goody bag (including rat packs) for Light Duty, Jammie and Mission participants at Registration

  • Crate delivery at one Temporary Base on the Mission routes

  • Warm meal The Old Transvaal Inn when finishing at Fort Mission

Payments & Entries:

  • Only complete entries will be accepted. This includes a once-off payment per entry.
  • Everybody that enters a Recce Mission 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: 30 April 2020


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 Recce Rouleurs  will push and break, all limits...

  • MTB Mini Recce: 12 km

  • Trail Mini Recce: 5 km

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  • Recce Journey: 420 km | 10000 m | 36 hrs

  • Recce Limit:      420 km | 10000 m | 54 hrs

Civvy entries include: Race number with hydration (water and PVM energy drinks) along the routes

Recce Rouleurs entries include:

  • Hydration and nutritional advise and support by PVM before, during and after the event
  • Hydration and food supplies at four Recce Race Temporary Bases along the route. Riders will also pass through Fort Mission before the start of the final leg of the Rouleurs
  • Routes with electronic maps and GPX files
  • Live GPS tracking of all riders
  • Technical support at (some) Temporary Bases
  • Recce Rouleurs T-shirt and goody bag for participants at Registration
  • Crate delivery at two Temporary Bases on the Recce Rouleurs route
  • Warm meal when finishing at Fort Mission.





The Recce Reputation

The Recce reputation is forged by integrity in battle.   The ability to stay in the moment and complete the task at hand is the foundation from which it executes, anywhere, anytime, in any condition.

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  • MTB Civvy: 25 km | 500 m 

  • Trail Civvy: 12 km | 250 m

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MTB - 12 | 25 | 60 | 100 | 220 | 420 km

Trail Run - 5 | 12 | 30 | 60 | 100 km

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