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Sani Stagger 42.2km (2021)

Sat 20 Nov 2021, 06:00 @ Premier Resort Sani Pass Golf Course, KwaZulu-Natal
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Race Details ENTRY LIST
Merchandise Purchases ONLY 06:00 Pre Entry ZAR 0.00
Registration 1
Friday Afternoon
19 November 2021
11h00 to 20h00
Underberg Country club
Event Location
Merchandise Available for Purchase
Please note that the merchandise shown below can be purchased when doing your entry online.  
  • Merchandise Image
    Sani Stagger Cap
    Price: 250.00
  • Merchandise Image
    Sani Stagger 42.2km Shirt
    Price: 280.00

Other Information About Event

  • General Information

    CLICK HERE to purchase your 42,2km race merchandise!

    CLICK HERE to add your name to the 42,2 km waiting list (if you don't have an entry already).

    Sani Stagger takes place along the 21 km gravel road of Sani Pass, on the magnificent scenic route between the Premier Resort Sani Pass and the Lesotho border post.

    The 42.2km Marathon starts on the Premier Resort Sani Pass golf course and runs 21.1km to the top of the Sani Pass at the Lesotho border and 21.1km back down again, finishing on the golf course.

    Total VERTICAL GAIN: 1,418 m

    Start Location: Premier Resort Sani Pass Golf Course


    12h00 (6 hours) for Prize Categories

    12h30 (6 hours 30 minutes) for Medals

    NOTE: There is a cut off of 3hrs 45mins at the turnaround point. Runners not getting to the top by 9:45am will not be able to continue.


    AGE LIMITS: Please note you will need to be 20 years by/on the day of the race in order to be able to enter.



    The race route has been measured by an ASA and international registered course measurer taking the shortest route along the course.

    Please bear in mind that the route is rocky, and uneven in places and you may not be able to take the shortest route.

    The Comrades qualifier time is 4:50 and Two Oceans qualifier time is 5:00 hours.

    Please check each race's criteria directly with the event organisers.


    Passport Information:

    Runners do not require passports.

    Runners only require passports if they are staying overnight at the top and they will then need to go through the South African and Lesotho Border passport control.

    During the race only ATHLETES and OFFICIALS will be given access via the SA Border Control.

    Should you wish to visit Sani Top you will need to carry your passport and you will need to be processed through South Africa and Lesotho Border Controls. You may be arrested for illegal entry should you cross through the field and fences.

    NOTE: No vehicles will be permitted on the route unless authorised to transport runners. Please adhere to this rule so as to avoid disqualification



    Sani Stagger takes place in the Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site.

    We urge all runners to throw their empty cups etc. in the refuse bins provided throughout the route.

    This is a very serious matter and littering could cause you to be disqualified from the race.



    Temporary Licences are available and must be paid for at registration. Cost R50.



    All entrants are to PERSONALLY collect their registration numbers, timing chips and final instructions on Friday, 19 November at Sani Pass Premier Resort where regsitration will be held. Proof of ID will be required. There is no registration on Saturday morning before the race.


    Race Entry Information:


    1. Refunds are organised via ROAG. The closing date for refunds is Friday 5th November at 5pm. No refunds processed after that as Apparel, Medals, Race Numbers etc. will have been ordered. The only exception will be if a refund is medically related. If you qualify for a race refund then you will be refunded 80% of the entry fee. Apparel will be refunded at full price, less 5% ROAG Admin fee.

    2. To request a cancellation please contact ROAG on +27 79 392 2010 or by email at

    3. You are NOT allowed to sell your entry to someone else. If you do the entry will be null and void.

    4. Proof of ID will be required at registration.

    5. Entry fees DO NOT include any apparel. Event apparel can be ordered and paid for at time of entry.


    General Race Rules


    1. All entrants will have a timing chip on their Sani Stagger Race number which must not be covered / pinned through.

    2. The minimum age limit is 18-years and older for the 42.2km race.

    3. All entrants are to PERSONALLY collect their registration numbers, timing chips at the registration venue (Underberg Country Club).

    4. Registration packs will not be handed over to any third party. Registration packs are for athletes who have come to registration ONLY. Anyone withdrawing from the race and does NOT intend running will NOT receive the registration pack. We remind you that entries are neither refundable NOR transferable.

    5. All entrants participate at their own risk and organisers and sponsors will not be responsible for any loss or injury incurred during or as a result of the race. The organisers and sponsors will not be responsible for any property lost or damaged on the course or in the changing area.

    6. If you need medical assistance, advise the helpers at a water table who will contact race control. All entrants must be medically fit and participate at their own risk.

    7. All medical / paramedic costs are for the entrants own account. The organisers will not pay these nor be responsible for the costs. All entrants will be personally required to sign an indemnity at registration. These may not be signed by a 3rd party.

    8. Refreshment tables will be provided along the route with water and coke (some also food) at approximately 3km intervals. No seconding whatsoever is permitted and you may be disqualified.

    9. This is a World Heritage Site and we ask you to use refuse bins for your used cups etc. Please take care of our beautiful site. DO NOT LITTER. You will be disqualified for littering.

    10. Prize giving subject to Covid Regulations. Details TBC

    11. All finishers of the 42.2km Sani Stagger will receive a medal at the end of the race. We will not hand medals to anyone who has not finished in the allocated time.

    12. Lunches, light snacks and drinks will be on sale at the Premier Resort Sani Pass. You are NOT allowed to bring your own food and drinks into the hotel grounds.

    13. There will be no refund of entry fee nor any other costs should the race have to be cancelled for any reason beyond the organisers control e.g. severe weather conditions.


The steepest marathon in Southern Africa! Located on Sani Pass, Sani Stagger is an out & back course that runs from South Africa to Lesotho, and back! The course runs 21.1km up Sani Pass to the Lesotho border post, and then 21.1km back down the pass to South Africa.  

Sani stagger

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