Events calendar

Get the next few months of trail running events in every issue of TRAIL, including international events. Issue 25 of TRAIL magazine (October/November/December) features over 90 trail running events in South Africa and internationally. Month ahead published online.


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Trail race events in December 2017

Fri 15 December GP

Christmas Night Dash. 5km, 10km, 15km. Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate. Start 7pm. R75/R95/R115.

Sun 17 December KZN

Umdoni Forest Trail Run. 6km, 12km. Pennington. Enjoy coastal forest and rocky singletrack down to the Mkumbane River and waterfall, as well as Umdoni Golf Club hospitality. Start 6:30am. R80/R120.

Sun 17 December KZN

Umhlanga Summer Festival Trail Run. 5km, 12km, 18km. Promenade, bush, beach and cane fields with gravel roads and singletrack, river and lagoon crossings. Prize for best dressed in Christmas theme. Start 6am. R80/R130/R150.

Sun 17 December EC

DolphinChallenge. 12km/21km/4km, 36km. Kabeljauws Beach, Jeffreys Bay. Run solo or relay along the beach. R175/R225.

Sun 17 December EC

Hagmorkei Trail Run. 14km, 21km. Haga Haga. Through a game reserve with stream crossings and coastal views. Start 8:30am. R150.

Fri 22 December WC

Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge. 6km, 10km. Kurland Estate. Beautiful, varied, challenging course. Wet feet and a smile guaranteed. Start 7am.

Fri 22 December WC

Cape Agulhas Classic. 7km, 15km, 25km. Sami Hall, Bredasdorp. Challenging trail run in Heuningberg. Traverse mountainside, dodge boulders, leap streams. Start 6:30am. R100/R150/R200.

Mon 26 December WC

Tokai Manor House. 16km. Mathematics Academy, Firgrove Avenue. Figure-of-8 route with tough climbs and forest views. Plastic free – bring your own water. Start 6:30am.

Fri 29 December – Wed 3 January MP

Big5 Trail Series. 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 8km. Haenertsberg. Trail running with a difference through scenic forests. Start 9:30am. R500.

Fri 30 December EC

Groeneweide Trail Run. 7km, 12km. NNMU, Saasveld. Beautiful trails on the mountain through Cape Pine and SANParks areas. Start 8am. R170.

Tue 27 December WC

The Wreck Challenge. 1km, 5km/20km. Glentana Beach. Fun run to the famous Glentana Wreck, a dock stranded in 1902. Start 8am. R170.

Trail race events in January 2018

Mon 1 January WC

NSRI Beach Run. 5km, 10km. Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay. A pleasant run on the beach. Shake off the Christmas excess right next to the sea. Proceeds go to NSRI Station 15. R20/R40. Andre Frase, 082 990 595,

Tue 2 January WC

The Wreck Challenge. 1km, 5km, 20km. Glentana Beach. Fun run to the famous Glentana Wreck, a dock stranded in 1902. Start 8am. R200.

Tue 2 January WC

Carne’s Full Moon Beach Run. 6km, 21km. Gericke’s Point, Kleinkrantz Beach. Run from Swartvlei towards Wilderness under full moon. Start 6:45pm. R180.

Sat 6 January WC

Red Men Trail Run. 5km, 12km, 18km. Herold Wine Farm. Morning run in the Outeniqua Mountains, followed by a picnic and wine tasting at the vineyard. Start 8am. R60-R200.

Sun 7 January KZN

Kenneth Stainbank Castle Trail. 4km, 10km, 15km. Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve. Technical singletrack through indigenous forest and over streams. Start 7am.

Sun 7 January WC

Winelands Yogathlon. 5km, 7km, 13km. Delvera Farm. Run in the winelands, followed by 45 minutes of yoga. Start 7am. R150.

Sat 20 – Sun 21 January KZN

GWK Run the Rivers Trail Run. 12km/8km, 25km/18km. Underberg. Jeep track and singletrack, fairly technical, mountain, forest, veld, and river trails. R300.  SPONSORED 

See more in your copy of TRAIL 25, where we list over 90 trail running events locally and internationally from October to June 2018.

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