Moka Trail achieves a perfect 10!

The Moka Trail is celebrating a significant milestone in its history this year with an epic 10th edition that will be staged on Saturday 1st October 2022.

A marquee event on the trail running calendar in Mauritius, the Moka Trail has been attracting an average of 2,000 participants of all ages and backgrounds annually since 2013. After a ‘lighter’ version limited to 500 runners in 2021 to align with health precautions due to COVID-19, the event is back in full swing and shaping up to be an exciting time for sports enthusiasts. 

This 10th edition amid breathtaking scenery in the heart of the island is expected to gather some 2,500 participants. Departing from the quaint village of Beau Bois, there will be four different races: Fun Jog (5km), Deux Mamelles (7km), Petit Both (15km) and Grand Pouce (28km). 

To make this prestigious sporting event hosted by Moka Smart City more engaging and fun, various innovations have been introduced this year, including enhanced refreshment points, special gifts for participants, entertainment and a few surprises along the race routes. Groups of 10 may also choose to run for an association of their choice, with the winners receiving a donation to the charity they represent. 

Don’t wait any longer, registration is open until midnight on Thursday 15th September 2022 (unless the maximum number of 2,500 participants is reached beforehand). 

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Moka Trail 10
Moka Trail 10
Moka Trail 10

The race distances

The Fun Jog - 5km

The very popular Fun Jog is making a comeback this year. This 5km race is an invitation for an epic family adventure in the heart of stunning scenery. The course is specially designed for families with children to enjoy a leisurely stroll and take in the splendour of the surroundings or for people who wants to walk. 

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Registrations - Fun Jog 5km

From 8 years old | Maximum number of registrations: 1,100 runners

• Price : Rs 500
• Deadline : Thursday 15 September
(unless the maximum number of participants is reached beforehand)

𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫
RTN Members: - 10% until 26 August 2022

Moka Decathlon Night Run : 10% discount with the promo code available on the fact sheet included in the race pack

Deux Mamelles – 7km

This intermediate-level trail run demands a certain degree of fitness but remains within reach of amateur trail runners looking for a bit for challenge. This year, Deux Mamelles will feature an exciting route with a wide range of terrain, challenging ascents and descents, and varied landscapes, each one more spectacular than the previous.  

The 7km race departs in the village of Beau Bois and follows a route through verdant sugarcane fields, taking runners to the foot of the beautiful Deux Mamelles Mountain, and weaving through the heart of a lush forest on a single-track trail. This race provides the quintessential running experience.  

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Registrations - Deux Mamelles – 7km

From 12 years old | Maximum number of registrations: 350 runners

• Price : Rs 750
• Deadline : Thursday 15 September
(unless the maximum number of participants is reached beforehand)

𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫
RTN Members: - 10% until 26 August 2022

Moka Decathlon Night Run : 10% discount with the promo code available on the fact sheet included in the race pack

Le Petit Both – 15 km

The distinguishing characteristic of this race is that it leads to the pass between two of the most iconic mountains of the island, Le Pouce and Pieter Both. 

The course is a bit more demanding, alternating between crossing steep passes and valleys with a pastoral setting, topped off with the famous Malenga stairs. 

A long trail runs through dense foliage from the village to the pass that will allow participants to make their way between Le Pouce and Pieter Both Mountains. They will then head back into the lush greenery carpeting Vallée de Bernardin de St-Pierre and Vallée des Prêtres below. 

The Petit Both course joins the Grand Pouce track at Walmykie before heading towards the Crève Coeur pass. The trail runners will proceed up the renowned Malenga stairs before following the trail winding around Deux Mamelles. Finally, a downhill run across sprawling sugarcane fields will take them to the finish line in Beau Bois for a well-deserved rest. 

A racing experience that combines a technical terrain with breathtaking scenery! 

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Itinéraire 15 km

Registrations - Le Petit Both – 15 km

From 14 years old | | Maximum number of registrations: 900 runners

• Price : Rs 1000
• Deadline : Thursday 15 September
(unless the maximum number of participants is reached beforehand)

𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫
RTN Members: - 10% until 26 August 2022

Moka Decathlon Night Run : 10% discount with the promo code available on the fact sheet included in the race pack

This year, you can also participate in groups of 10, to represent the NGO of your choice on the 15km trail. The group with the best times cumulated will win a Rs50,000 cheque for the NGO they represent.

Le Grand Pouce - 30km

Elevation map 30km

This is the event’s longest and most technical race, putting the endurance and motivation of participants to the test. Despite the challenge, hundreds of seasoned trail enthusiasts sign up each year to take on Le Grand Pouce. 

Runners will take a dirt track from Beau Bois to the foothills of Le Pouce Mountain and climb its slopes. They will then tackle a rather technical section heading down to the Dauguet parking before facing a succession of uphills and downhills in the heart of Vallée Pitot. 

The race will continue through enchanting scenery, from the slopes of the mythical Pieter Both to the village of Crève Cœur. Runners will then make their way up the winding Malenga stairs before going around Deux Mamelles. 

Turning their backs to the mountains, they will head into the final part of the race across sugarcane fields to reach the race village. 

This is certainly not an easy trail, but the beauty of the surrounding nature makes every step worth it! 

This challenging race is specially designed for trained runners! 

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Registrations - Le Grand Pouce - 30km

From 18 years old | | Maximum number of registrations: 150 runners

• Price : Rs 1200
• Deadline : Thursday 15 September
(unless the maximum number of participants is reached beforehand)

𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫
RTN Members: - 10% until 26 August 2022

Moka Decathlon Night Run : 10% discount with the promo code available on the fact sheet included in the race pack

Race pack day

The distribution of race packs to participants in the great adventure of the Moka Trail will take place on Wednesday 28th September from 10am to 7pm at Bagatelle Home & Leisure. Don’t forget your ID card and ROAG reference number. 

Become a Volunteer!

If you want to be part of the action, you are welcome to join our great team and live this wonderful human adventure while contributing to put together an unforgettable edition! 

The success of such an event relies heavily on the involvement of volunteers. Each year, more than a hundred of them give their time on race day to be part of the action in various roles, including taking care of the refreshments and race number marking or as marshals, etc. Don’t miss the opportunity to live a great human adventure and sign up as a volunteer for the upcoming Moka Trail! 

Applications opening soon*

Sponsors

The entire Moka Trail team sends a big THANK YOU to our sponsors for their support and trust in this sporting and human adventure. 

Throwback to last year's edition

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Moka Trail 2021 highlights  

  • Plenty of sunshine throughout the day 
  • A “light” format with reduced fees to promote inclusion 
  • 500 participants on the starting line