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Trail race events in October 2017

Fri 20 – Sun 22 October FS

Golden Gate Challenge. 73km. Glen Reenen Rest Camp, Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Iconic, challenging 3-day stage race in restricted historical areas. R2,950/R3,250.

Fri 20 October WC

STBB4GOOD Twilight Run. 5km, 12km. Overgaauw Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Stunning route on wine farm at sunset. Proceeds go to Operation Smile, providing free surgeries for cleft palates. 6:30pm. R100/R120.

Sat 21 October WC

Red Bull LionHeart. 3.7km. Lion’s Head, Cape Town. Use Strava to qualify for this quick and tough race against the clock on multiple knockout rounds. New qualifying route. Start 8am.

Sat 21 October KZN

The Coddiwomple Relay Run. 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km. Greytown. Four-man team: each run 5km; pairs: 10km each. Run longer distances individually. Water slide ending. Start 8:30am. R100.

Sat 21 October WC

Berg & Beach Trail Run. 7km, 18km, 30km. Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus. Bring your own water. Only 150 runners. R90-R420. Start 7am.

Sat 21 October WC

Realtors International Durbanville Hills TrailFun. 5km, 10km. Durbanville Hills Wine Estate. Best view of Table Mountain and Robben Island. Giveaways and wine. Start 7:30am. R80/R100.

Sat 21 October FS

Sound Harmonics Harrismith Mountain Race. 15km, 30km. Harrismith Primary School. SA’s oldest trail race, with a new long distance. Technical, scenic climb to summit Platberg and descend. Goodie bags and prizes. Start 8am. R120/R220.

Sun 22 October GP

Land Rover Centurion Mountain Monster #2. 5km, 10km, 21km. Modderfontein Reserve. Superior trails, unbelievable views. Family friendly. Start 6:30am. R100/R150/R210.

Sun 22 October GP

Tough One Trail. 5km, 10km, 15km. Tierpoort Adventure Farm. Walk or run the short distances. Start 7am. R100.

Wed 25 – Sun 26 October EC

OTTER Challenge. 5km/42km. De Vasselot Camp Site, Natures Valley. Run the Grail of Trail west to east from Nature’s Valley to Stormsriver Mouth with 2,600m of ascent, 11 hour cut-off. R4,300/R4,600.

Sun 26 Oct – 5 Nov NC

Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM). 26km/33km/39km /79km/45km/26km. Cover 248km over the desert on foot.

Fri 27 & Sat 28 October EC

OTTER Run. 5km/42km. De Vasselot Camp Site, Natures Valley. Run the Grail of Trail west to east from Nature’s Valley to Stormsriver Mouth with 2,600m of ascent, 8 hour cut-off. R4,300/R4,600.

Fri 27 October EC

Out the Green Box Nite Series Race #3. 5km. East London Golf Club. Family fun through exquisite trails, lit by a stars. Start 6:30pm. R60/R100.

Sat 28 October EC

Dassie and RockRat Trail Runs. 6km, 10km. De Vasselot Camp Site, Natures Valley. Over rocks, roots, pebbles, through riverbeds and up steep climbs. Start 8:30am. R180.  SPONSORED 

Sat 28 October NW

Bereen Mountain Challenge. 5km, 10km, 30km. Milhoro Lodge. Self-navigate with a map up Elephant’s Head and into the valley for the Cherry Festival. R100, R150, R450.

Sat 28 October KZN

Pecanwood Oktoberfest Trail Run. 7km, 14km. Merrivale. Run on the escarpment, Berg and Midmar views. Fee includes Pecanwood Oktoberfest entry. Win a property in Blythedale Coastal Estate worth R650,000. Start 7:30am. R200.

Sat 28 October WC

Halloween Forest Night Run. 7km, 5km. Muratie Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Are you brave enough to find out what’s lurking in the forest? Be fearless and enjoy an eerie night dressed in your most ghoulish costume! Start 7pm. R110/R130.

Sun 29 October GP

Wild Africa’s Oktobeerfest. 5km, 8km, 12km, 15km. Lion & Safari Park. Enjoy exclusive trail running in a private game reserve. Jeep track surfaces on the shorter routes, longer trails are a little more technical on slightly rocky single track along the Crocodile river, past the wild animal enclosures. Start 6am. R140/-R220.

Sun 29 October KZN

Coastal Series 3. 5km, 10km, 15km. Kenneth Stainbank. Indigenous forest & grassland through nature reserve. Start 7am. R90/R125/R160.

Trail race events in November 2017

Wed 1 – Sat 4 November WC

Sneeuberg Traverse. 26km/34km/40km. Murraysburg. Three-day stage race covering 100km of remote Karoo: towering peaks, hidden kloofs, and secret groves of trees. R4,750.

Fri 3 November WC

Rally Run #1. 8km. False Bay Rugby Club, Constantia. Huge fun, great vibes! Teams of 2 or 3 race greenbelts, singletrack, horsetrails, MTB tracks, and vineyards collecting checkpoints. Free drink and lucky draw prizes. Start 5pm.

Sat 4 – Sun 5 November KZN

Dumbe Trail Run. 21km/15km. Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. Run the escarpment near Oliviershoek Pass and Sterkfontein Dam. Accom. not included. R1,450.

Wed 4 November GP

Kinetic Night Trail Run. 4km, 8km. Woodmead Country Club. Night trail run with a headlight. Start 7:30pm. R70.

Fri 3 November WC

Hexvallei Night Challenge. 10km, 25km. Elim Farm, De Doorns. Navigate to as many waypoints as possible. Vineyards, Karoo fynbos, farm dams, mountain backdrop. R200. 6pm.

Sat 4 November KZN

Summer Series Aloe Wildlife. 6km, 13km, 20km.Aloe Wildlife Estate. Scenic thornveld and aloes in and out of the valley. Start 7am. R90/R125/R160.

Sat 4 November KZN

Gooderson Monks Cowl Challenge. 7.5km, 15km. Monks Cowl Golf Resort. Magnificent trails in heart of Central Berg. Spectacular singletrack through farmland and forest. Start 7:30am. R80/R120.

Sat 4 November WC

Three Peaks Challenge. 50km. Greenmarket Square. Self navigated, self supported challenge. Start 5am. R640.

Sat 4 November WC

Anna Basson Properties Trail Run. 6km, 12km. Mont Mare, Stellenbosch. Runners will be rewarded with lots of singletrack and some stunning views of the Blaauwklippen valley. 8:30am. R90/R130.

Fri 10 November WC

Spier Twilight Trail Run. 5km, 10km. Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Fantastic new venue and start of a great new series. Incredible wines, craft beers, food, lucky draw prizes. Start 6pm.

Sat 11 – Sun 12 November WC

Cape Trail Clinic. Teaching/running. Coetzenburg. Speakers include Nic De Beer, Chris Allan, Deon Braun, Devon Coetzee, Grant Bryant, Kevin Light, and Sean Tait. Start 6:30am. R1,600.  SPONSORED 

Sat 11 November WC

Delheim Trail Run. 7km, 12km. Simonsberg. Climbing and singletrack with rewards. Start 7:30am.

Sat 11 – Sun 12 November KZN

Umvoti Vlei Run. 22km/18km. Greytown. Enter this fun, fully-catered stage race and raise money for Greytown conservancy. Be entertained after you run.

Sat 11 November KZN

King of Phezulu. 5km, 10km, 18km. Valley of 1000 Hills. Tough courses through game reserve with giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest. Start 7am. R100/R140/R170.

Sat 18 November EC

Salomon SkyRun and SkyRun Lite. 65km, 100km. Wartrail Country Club, Lady Grey. One for the experienced mountain runner, this self-navigated event in the Witteberg range often experiences extreme weather. Start 4am. R3,000/R3,600.

Sat 18 November KZN

Summer Series Table Mountain. 7km, 12km, 20km. Mcoseleli Secondary School, Pietermaritzburg. Cliffs, waterfalls, wetlands on technical terrain that’s well worth the effort! Start 7am. R90/R120/R150.

Sun 18 November KZN

TAFTA Trail Run. 4km, 8km. Virginia Bush. Hidden jewel in the Northern suburb . Singletrack through beautiful tropical forests. Start 7am. R50/R90.

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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