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TRAIL magazine South Africa issue 42 final edition cover collageAbout TRAIL magazine

Blaze your own adventure with TRAIL magazine, South Africa’s trail running go-to for inspiration and information.

Founded in 2011, TRAIL is an online resource that strives to capture the passion of South African trail running.

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Why read TRAIL?

We love sharing the energy we find on trails.

This online resource is 100% from the heart. It’s created in collaboration with enthusiastic trail runners, coaches, and aligned experts.

Everyone loves to tell and hear uplifting stories of challenge, temporary defeat, rising against the odds… and eventually, winning.

What’s in TRAIL?

TRAIL’s photo-essays have included the Otter African Trail Run, Addo Elephant Trail Run 100 Miler, Oxpecker Trail Run, Glencairn Trail Run, Karkloof100, George MUT, Ultra-trail Cape Town, Ultra-Trail Drakensberg, Fish River Canyon Ultra (Namibia), Giant’s Cup Trail Run, the Dodo and Royal Raid (Mauritius), the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race (India), and SkyRun.

Photographic contributors include Anthony Grote, Jacques Marais, Sven Musica, Richard Pearce, Kelvin Trautman, and Terence Vrugtman.

Writers who add their voices to the mag include Neville Beeton, Dawn Nunes, Meg Mackenzie, Sean Tait, Andy Wesson, Grant Bryant, Zissy Lewin, Kevin Light, Marie Snyman-Jacobs, and Ryno Griesel.

Who reads TRAIL?

TRAIL readers are active and adventurous people who love the outdoors. One of their great passions is running on trails and experiencing the wide open spaces of nature. Many have also enjoyed mountain biking, hiking and road running. They place high emphasis on travel, technology, and photography. They are gear-centric but not gear-obsessed. In their view, gear should be functional and not merely something pretty to look at.

We hope you enjoy reading the articles on the TRAIL website and the content in our fortnightly newsletter as much as we love to bring it all together.

Happy trails!