N3TC Drak by numbers

0 – the number of compulsory portages on the race 1 – the number of international winners of the race – Max Hoff (Germany) in 2007 2 – the number of weirs on the race 3 – the number of athletes to have won three consecutive titles – Abby Solms, Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett


Drak entries match rising water levels

Buoyed by a month of exhilarating paddling on the full uMzimkhulu River, entries are pouring in for this weekend’s N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon in the Southern Drakensberg. The steady rainfall since the New Year seems to confirm predictions that the lean two year La Niña drought have been broken, certainly in the mountainous Eastern


Kirsten Oliver set to join Drak Super Trouts

When Kirsten Oliver completes the 2017 N3TC Drak Challenge on Sunday 22 January she will become the fourth paddler to reach the elusive milestone of completing the popular two-day race twenty times. The prospect excites the bubbly 38 year old Deputy Director of Conservation Projects at Wildlands, who rates the 65km outing as the highlight


Community to win big at Drak Challenge

As the organising committee prepares to roll out the 24th edition of the popular N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon, schools and community organisations are poised to once again be the biggest winners at the event. The unique structure of the race, which has grown into one of the biggest on the national calendar, hinges on