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.
DARE. EXPLORE. CONQUER.
MTB M ission: 220 km | 4000 m | 24 hrs
Trail Mission: 100 km | 3000 m | 25 hrs
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:
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
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:
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
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:
DULLSTROOM, MPUMALANGA, RSA
RECCE RACE 2020 SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
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.
MTB Civvy: 25 km | 500 m
Trail Civvy: 12 km | 250 m
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Trail Run - 5 | 12 | 30 | 60 | 100 km