The 2022 Discovery George MUT is more than just a trail run. Taking place from the 16th to the 19th of June it is a true festival of trail running.
Starting with a Vertical Kilometre competition on Thursday morning and ending with prize giving, for the longer distance 42-, 60- and 100-kilometre events, on Sunday it offers a full weekend of mountain adventures.
George locals will be integrally involved throughout; with Robyn de Groot and Rebecca Köhne leading the charge on the trails. The, recently retired, multiple South African mountain biking marathon champion, de Groot, faces off against the George 6 Peaks record holder, Köhne, in the 25-kilometre race. While locals, Bruce Arnett and Lodelia Odendaal, headline the inaugural edition of the 100-kilometre race. In the 60-kilometre event South Africa’s top trail runner, Kane Reilly, is aiming to better his course record of 6 hours, 18 minutes and 11 seconds.
While entries to the longer distances are closed, local outdoors enthusiasts can still take part in the Discovery George MUT excitement. Line entries to the 10-kilometre race are available at registration on Friday. There is fun for the whole family on Thursday evening too, thanks to a screening of 6 films from the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Tickets to the screening are R100 each. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale at the Witfontein Forestry Station venue too. Tickets can be purchased via the race website, www.georgemut.run, or on Computicket. The show starts at 19:00.
|Discovery George MUT Schedule|
|Thursday, 16 June||08:00||Discovery MUT VK Challenge, from Ground Zero Bike Park|
|17:00||George Trail Running Time Trial, at Camphersdrift Street|
|19:00||VIMFF Screening, at Witfontein Forest Station|
|Friday, 17 June||13:00||Registration Opens, at Witfontein Forest Station|
|19:00||Race Briefing, at Witfontein Forest Station|
|Saturday, 18 June||05:00||60km & 100km Races Start, at Witfontein Forest Station|
|06:00||42km Race Start, at Witfontein Forest Station|
|07:00||25km Race Start, at Sputnik on the Outeniqua Pass|
|08:30||10km Race Start, at Witfontein Forest Station|
|Sunday, 19 June||10:00||60km & 100 Prize Giving, at Witfontein Forest Station|
About Discovery Vitality
Vitality is the largest global platform for behaviour change, underpinning the insurance products of leading insurers worldwide, with more than 20 million members in 37 markets. The Vitality model, established by Discovery Limited in South Africa, has been incentivising behaviour change amongst its clients for over 25 years. Vitality creates shared value by combining behavioural economics, clinical science, and financial incentives to encourage and reward members for taking steps to improve their health. The model began with a focus on health and wellness, and has expanded to include short-term insurance, investments and financial wellness. For more information, please visit the Vitality website or email the Discovery Media Relations team.