Events calendar

Get the next few months of trail running events in every issue of TRAIL, including international events. Issue 30 of TRAIL magazine (January/February/March 2019) features over 90 trail running events in South Africa and internationally. Month ahead published online.

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Trail running calendar events in March 2019

Wed 20 – Sun 24 March KZN

X-Berg Challenge. 55km, 150km. The Windmill Farm, Oliviershoek Pass. Race in teams or solo against paragliders and cyclists along a gruelling mountain route. R1,500/R2,500. xbergchallenge.com

Thu 21 March WC

Roi Du Mont Rochelle. 22km. Haute Cabriere. Tackle the most prominent peaks in Mont Rochelle Reserve (Perdekop, Du Toits Peak) on runnable mountain singletrack, with 1,400m ascent. Start 7:30. R450. montrochelle.run

Thu 21 March EC

Autumn Trail Series Race 01. 5km, 10km, 15km. Pine Lodge, PE. First Series for the year – 1 Event 3 Races. Start 8am. R120/R150/R170. bigosports.co.za

Thu 21 March WC

Trail Fun Groot Constantia. 5km, 10km. Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Long distance is a double loop. Start 7:30am. R170. entryninja.com

Thu 21 – Sun 24 March FS

3 Mountains. 5km/10km/11km/12km, 5km/21km/23km/25km/12km. Clocolan. Four stages, supported. R1,200/R1,700. 3mountains.co.za

Thu 21 – Sun 24 March WC

Outeniqua Quest 4 Day. 16km/32km/30km/30km. Wilderness. Outeniqua Mountains, indigenous forests of Knysna and the chance to spot the elusive Knysna Elephant. R5,9500. trisport.co.za

Sat 23 March WC

Outeniqua Quest Ultra. 59m, 108km. Wilderness. Tackle the entire trail non-stop. Outeniqua Mountains, indigenous forests of Knysna. R1,800/R2,900. trisport.co.za

Sat 23 March WC

Ostrich Crawl. 10km. Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Run through veld among ostrich chicks. Start 8am. R80. jakhalsevents.wixsite.com

Sat 23 March GP

Cheese & Olive Trail. 5km, 10m, 13km. Mkholo Olive Farm. Steady climbs into the magnificent Magaliesberg. Receive olive oil tasting glass as medal, and enjoy cheese and olive tasting. Start 7am. R230/R250. entryrush.co.za

Sat 23 March WC

WWF Earth Hour Adventure. 5km. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Navigate your way to the hidden WWF check points. Start 7:30pm. wildrunner.co.za

Sat 23 March KZN

Drakensberg Northern Trail. 5km, 10km, 20km, 42km. Oliviershoek. A mountain adventure. Start 6am. R90-R780. drakensbergsky.wordpress.com

Sat 23 – Sun 24 March FS

Black Mountain Challenge. 33km/17km. Black Mountain Hotel. Run one or both days. Day One has 1,250m of ascent, and Day Two is in Maria Moroka National Park. Child-friendly race village. R950/R1250. blackmountainchallenge.co.za

Sun 24 March KZN

Route Six 2 Two Trails. 8km, 21km. Oaksprings Farm, Mooi River. Beautiful trails, awesome race village, unique finisher medal. R50/R125. six2two.co.za

Sun 24 March WC

Swallow Trail Run. 5km, 10km, 15km. Warwick. Spectacular wine farm with fantastic singletrack sections and amazing CT views. Start 7:30am. dirtopia.co.za

Sun 24 March EC

Autumn Trail Series Race 02. 5km, 10km, 15km. Sacramento Trails, PE. First Series for the year – 1 Event 3 Races. Start 8am. R120/R150/R170. bigosports.co.za

Fri 29 March WC

Spier Night Trail Run #2. 4km, 8km. Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Classic venue, wine, food, fun. Start 7pm. quantumadventures.co.za

Sat 30 March WC

Hout Bay Trail Challenge. 40km, 60km. Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town. Self-navigate Karbonkelberg, Llandudno Ravine, and Vlakkenberg, cross the Disa River on tired legs, enjoy breathtaking scenery. SA’s 2019 trail championship. Start 7am. houtbaychallenge.co.za

Sat 30 March EC

SMHART Trails & Turbines Run. 6km, 14km, 20km. Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. Experience the first trail run on the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. 7am. R70/R120/R160. linksport-stage.co.za

Sat 30 March KZN

Run4Funds 12hr. 5km. Giba Gorge. Run laps individually or as a team for 12 hours, raising money for Hillcrest AIDS Centre. Start 6am. R100. facebook.com/events PROMOTED

Sat 30 March KZN

Royal Drak Trail Run. 5km, 10km, 20km. All Out Adventures. Northern Drakensberg runs where all proceeds go to Royal Drakensberg Primary School. R90/R130/R170. royaldrakmtb.co.za

Sun 31 March KZN

Rocky Bay Trail Run. 6km, 10km, 20km. Scottburgh. Farmland and coastal forest, jeep and singletrack. Beautiful sea views. Start 7am. kzntrailrunning.co.za

Sun 31 March GP

Hedianga Beast. 5km, 10km, 15km. Hedianga Farm, Pretoria. Undulating course on mountainous terrain, rocky climbs and descents, grassy sections, singletrack, and jeeptrack. Start 7:30am. R90/R130/R170. wildtrail.co.za

Trail running calendar events in April 2019

Wed 3 April WC

Merrell Autumn Night Run #1. 5km, 8km. Simon’s Restaurant, Constantia. Bring a friend and headlamp, dress as luminous as you can! Start 6:30pm. R170/R200. mountainrunner.co.za

Fri 5 April WC

Spier Night Trail Run #3. 4km, 8km. Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Classic venue, wine, food, fun. Start 7pm. quantumadventures.co.za

Sat 6 April NW

Cool Ideas Cradle Mountain Trail Run. 4km, 8km, 15km, 25km. Maropeng amphitheatre, Cradle of Humankind. Cool new series, great routes. Start 8am. R100-R220. entryninja.com

Sat 6 April FS

TrailrunSeries Botanical Gardens. 4km, 9km. Volksblad Botanical Gardens. R100. TrailrunSeries.co.za

Sat 6 April WC

Cableway Charity Challenge. 5.5km. Platteklip Gorge. Summit Table Mountain as many times as you can to raise money for education charities. Start 7am. charitychallenge.co.za

Sat 6 – Sun 7 April KZN

Bushman’s Trail. 5km, 10km, 20km, 30km. Wagendrift Dam, Estcourt. Beautiful Bushveld. Two single stage events run on consecutive days. Start 9am. kzntrailrunning.co.za

Sun 7 April GP

Fresh@Wolwespruit. 5km, 12km, 17km. Wolwespuit Park. Handcrafted singletrack for flowing, adrenaline-filled adventure for any runner. Start 7am. R120-R190. freshtrails.co.za

Sun 7 April EC

Autumn Trail Series Race 03. 5km, 10km, 15km. Crossways Country Kitchen, PE. First Series for the year – 1 Event 3 Races. Start 8am. R120/R150/R170. bigosports.co.za

Sun 7 April WC

GTP Urban Trail Run. 5km, 14km. Elizabeth Park, Bellville. Hidden greenbelt connects Bellville CBD to TygerValley. Start 7am. R60/R100. quicket.co.za PROMOTED

Wed 10 – Mon 15 April MP

The Munga. 400km. Belfast. Non-stop supported trail taking you to the Blyde River Canyon. Five race villages along the way. 120 hour time limit. themunga.com

Wed 10 April WC

Merrell Autumn Night Run #2. 5km, 8km. Simon’s Restaurant, Constantia. Bring a friend and headlamp, dress as luminous as you can! Start 6:30pm. R170/R200. mountainrunner.co.za

Sat 13 April NC

Oorlogskloof Mountain and Gorge Run. 16km, 42km. Ooorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Nieuwoudsville. Deep gorges, cliffs, cracks under the mountain, massive rock pillars, caverns, rock arches, ancient rock art. Start 7am. quantumadventures.co.za

Sat 13 April FS

TrailrunSeries Stuck in the Mud. 5km, 10km, 20km. Stuck in the Mud, Eland Street. Flat and fast singletrack and jeep track. Start 7am. R90-R150. TrailrunSeries.co.za

Sat 13 April LIM

Pam Golding Wildlife Estate Series #2. 5km, 10km, 20km. Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate. Spot giraffe, zebra, kudu. Start 7am. R70-R170. lowveldtrailrunning.co.za

Sat 13 April WC

Run The Vines #2. 5km, 10km, 17km. Du Toitskloof Wines. In conjunction with Love Your Nuts Charity. R100-R150. Start 7:45am. runthevines.co.za

Sun 14 April KZN

WESSA Trail Run. 5km, 12km, 20km. Umngeni Valley, Howick. Single track and reserve dirt road through uMngeni Valley Nature Reserve. Start 7am. kzntrailrunning.co.za

Wed 17 April WC

Merrell Autumn Night Run #3. 5km, 8km. Simon’s Restaurant, Constantia. Bring a friend and headlamp, dress as luminous as you can! Start 6:30pm. R170/R200. mountainrunner.co.za

Trail running events further ahead

Sat 20 – Sat 27 July international

UltraMad. 170kmSouthern Madagascar. The first edition of a four-stage adventure in the mountains of Madagascar. A week of travel at altitude, with 7,200m ascentITRA and ATRA affiliated. Start 8am. 950 Euro. ultramad.fr PROMOTED

Sat 27 – Sun 28 July GP

Gauteng Trail Clinic. Teaching/running. Walter Sisulu Botanic Gardens. Speakers include Bennie Roux, Craig Gornall, Neville Beeton, Brendan McBirnie, and Anca Wessels. Start 7am. trailclinics.co.za  PROMOTED 

See more events in your copy of TRAIL 30, where we list over 90 trail running events locally and internationally from January to May 2019.

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