Over the course of the Munga’s history, two things have become apparent. One, plenty of riders are motivated and intrigued by our unique race format and want to give it a ‘try’, but the distance is mentally challenging compared to most other South African mountain bike races.
Two. Our Mini Munga training rides out west have become incredibly popular with riders asking us for more and longer rides! They also want to race the Mini Mungas! Thus the idea of Munga Grit was born. To offer a cross over or bridge if you will, to the main event.
The Munga Grit is roughly half the distance of the Munga MTB, so just over 500km. But riders will only have 50 hours to complete the course.
One of the most authentic and life changing aspects of the Munga, are our waterpoints and race villages.
So this core component of the Munga experience will be carried over to Munga Grit. Thus riders can expect two race villages and five waterpoints manned by those beloved farmers! The WPs will be roughly 70 to 80km apart and RV1 will be around 230km, with RV2 around the 450km mark.