Since its launch in 2013, the Moka Trail has become an essential sporting event. And for a good reason! It is the only trail that takes place in the heart of the island and allows you to discover the unique surroundings of Moka, with breathtaking views of the mountains and pretty hiking trails.
Registration for the Moka Trail is officially open until September 11, 2019. Experience this unique sporting experience and this incredible human adventure. This emblematic event of the Smart City of Moka, which has built a solid reputation among all trail lovers, will be held on October 5. This year, the Moka Trail offers two exciting new races: a new 7 km route for the Fun Jog course, which was renamed the Deux Mamelles, and a 3.5 km Kids Fun Run course for children aged 6 to 11. The other two courses will also be based on multiples of the number 7: Le Petit Both (14km) and Le Grand Pouce (28km).
The different routes:
Kids Fun Run
This 3.5 km race is the great novelty of the Moka Trail. It has been designed for children from 6 to 11 years old. It is the ideal option if you want to introduce your little ones to trail riding, but it is also a great walk for families who just want to have a good time. The paths of this race meander through unspoilt nature and sugar cane fields. Some will want to race; others will want to take the time to immerse themselves in the surrounding landscapes; each one has his own style!
Les Deux Mamelles
The 7 km is the most popular race of the event. This year, you will be confronted with different types of terrain, technical climbs and descents and spectacular landscapes. You will pass through the sugar cane fields to reach the foot of the magnificent mountain of Deux Mamelles, and you will sneak into the heart of a beautiful forest on a single-track trail. A whole new journey! This race requires good physical condition, but remains accessible to intermediate level traileurs.
Le Petit Both
During the 14 km, you will follow a hilly path leading to a pass that separates two of the island’s most emblematic mountains, Le Pouce and Pieter Both. Then, you will cross valleys to the top of the mountain of Deux Mamelles, and then, the famous Malenga steps will await you victorious. This race will end with a descent through the sugar cane fields to the finish line at the village race in La Laura. A difficult and inspiring journey!
Le Grand Pouce
This 28 km course is intended for experienced runners, as it is the longest and most technical course in the Moka Trail. It will take you along the steep and rugged paths of La Laura and the foothills of Thumb Mountain before descending steeply onto rocky terrain. It will then take you back to a difficult climb, that of Malenga, and cross the cane fields before ending at La Laura. Be prepared, this race will most likely test your endurance and motivation.