Free trail running events calendar

This is a month-ahead calendar. Get the next few months of trail running events in every issue of TRAIL, including international events. Issue 34 of TRAIL magazine (January/February/March 2020) features 98 trail running events in South Africa and internationally.


Event organisers: To have your event listed on this page, or to appear as a highlighted Promoted Event more than one month in advance, click here for info, including required formatting.

Runners: Find a stockist to get the full South African trail running events calendar in TRAIL 34. It’s available in print and digital editions. We include some of the top international events of interest to South Africans too.

Time to Shine calendar 2020

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Trail run race calendar for January 2020

Sat 25 January WC

Wielie Walie Trail Run. 6km, 10km. Raka Wine Estate. Picturesque fynbos, vineyards in Overberg. Proceeds to Wielie Walie Speelskool. Start 8am. R80/R100.

Sat 25 January GP

Four Seasons. 5km, 10km, 15km, 30km. Cowhouse Market, Hazeldean. Farm surroundings and bushveld next to the Pienaarsriver. Routes change each season. Start 16:30pm. R50-R150.

Sat 25 January WC

TrailFun Simonsig. 5km, 10km, 20km. Simonsig Wine Estate. Summer Series. Enjoy a run through the vineyards. Challenging longer routes. 7am. R120-R150.

Sun 26 January KZN

Gilboa Challenge. 4km, 10km, 15km. Bushwillow Park, Karkloof. Breathtaking forest singletrack. Start 7am.

Sun 26 January GP

Fresh@Wolwe. 5km, 12km, 17km. Wolwespuit Park. Handcrafted singletrack for flowing, adrenaline-filled adventure for any runner. Start 7am. R120-R200.

Sun 26 January EC

Van Stadens Mountain Marathon. 10km, 21km, 42km. Crossways Farm Village. Inaugural mountain run to show you new routes in the area. Summit Van Stadensberg. R160/R300/R480.

Euro Steel Run the Rivers 1-2 February 2020

Trail run event calendar for February 2020

Sat 1 – Sun 2 February KZN

Run the Rivers Trail Run. 12km/8km, 25km/16km. Underberg. Jeep track and singletrack, fairly technical, mountain, forest, veld, and river trails. R500.

Sat 1 – Sun 2 February WC

24Hours of Oak Valley. 6km laps. Oak Valley Estate. Run as many laps as you can in 12 hours at this fun camping event for the whole family. Start 12pm. R600+.

Sun 2 February KZN

Hilton College Trail Run. 6km, 12km, 22km. Hilton College. Plantations and valley bushveld on purpose-built singletrack. Longer courses have tough, technical climbs! Start 7am.

Sun 2 February WC

Trail Series Super League 2. 6km, 12km, 20km. Lebanon Forest, Elgin Valley. Start 7:30am.

Sun 2 February NW

Cool Ideas Kloofzicht Summer Run. 5km, 10km, 15km, 25km. Kloofzicht Lodge, Muldersdrift. Exciting routes. Start 7:30am. R110-R250.

Sun 2 February EC

King of the Valley. 6km, 12km, 18km. Little Walmer Golf Course, PE. Test yourself against the Baakens Valley. Start 8am. R120/R150/R200.

Langkloof 3-day Trail Run, 29-31 May 2020

Wed 5 February WC

Groot Constantia Twilight Run. 5km, 10km. Groot Constantia. fun mid week run in the most beautiful vineyard in CT. Entry includes voucher and shopper bag. Start 5pm. R160/R190.

Fri 7 – Sun 9 February EC

Winston Whip. 5km, 10km, 29km/21km. Winston Farm, Hogsback. Run 50km in breathtaking beauty, farmlands and mountains. Run one or both days. R100-R1,800.

Sat 8 February WC

TrailFun Durbanville Hills. 5km, 10km. Durbanville Hills Wine Estate. Summer Series. Run through the vines, with a double loop to make the long distance. Start 7:30am. R120.

Sat 8 February INT

Tarawera Ultramarathon. 21km, 50km, 102km, 160km. New Zealand. Circumnavigate four lakes, through forests, past waterfalls, stunning scenery.

Sun 9 February GP

Rosemary Hill Trail Run. 5km, 10km, 21km. Rosemary Hill Farm, Pretoria. Wonderful day on farm trails then relax on lush lawns under big trees at charming farm. Start 7am. R100-R210.

Sun 9 February KZN

Valley View Trail. 5km, 10km. 20km. Valley View Farm, Richmond. Tough climbs and descents with river crossings and impressive views. Start 7am.

Sun 9 February GP

Fresh@Voortrekker Monument. 5km, 10km, 17km. Voortrekker Monument. Technical singletrack and jeep track around Schanskop Hill. Start 7am. R120-R200.

Run2Nowhere 4-6 September 2020

Sat 8 – Sun 16 February INT

Remarkable Rwanda. 150km. Nine day adventure through Rwanda’s magnificent volcanic landscape. Volcanoes, lake shores, cloud forest, and the source of the Nile.

Mon 10 February WC

Hi-Tec Jordan Full Moon Run. 5km, 10km. Jordan Wine Estate. Magnificent views – live music, good food, superb wine watching full moon rise. Start 7pm. R100/R145.

Friday 14 February WC

Versus Summer Run Party. 6km, 12km. Mont Marie Restaurant, Stellenbosch. Free Versus socks with every entry. Beautiful, well-marked routes, prizes, fun! Start 7am. R150/R200.

Sat 15 February WC

Run The Vines #14. 5km, 10km, 17km. Ayama Slent Farm. Fun vineyard running. R100-R150. Start 7:30am.

Sat 15 February KZN

Illovo Wartburg Trail Run. 10km. Wartburg Kirchdorf School. Fast trail with some singletrack. Multisport options. Start 8am. R50.

Sun 16 February GP

Fresh@Klapperkop. 5km, 10km, 15km. Fort Klapperkop. Beautiful scenery on circular route from Anglo-Boer War fort. Bird’s eye view of the city. Start 7am. R120-R190.

Sun 16 February WC

Nissan Trailseeker Banhoek. 3km, 5km, 10km, 21km. Kylemore High School. Singletrack through Banhoek Conservancy. First in the trail series. Start 7am. R110-R250.

Trail events further ahead in 2020

Sat 2 – 3 May GP

Ragnar Trail Joburg. 21km, 42km. Hennops Trails. Unique team experience, running three loops as a team of eight*, four, or two. *Not a team of seven as we printed in TRAIL 34. PROMOTED

Sat 23 – 24 May WC

Ragnar Trail Cape Town. 21km, 42km. Elgin Grabouw Country Club. Unique team experience, running three loops as a team of eight*, four, or two. *Not a team of seven as we printed in TRAIL 34. PROMOTED

Fri 29 – 31 May WC

Langkloof Trail Run. 80km. Louvain Guest Farm, George. Stunning new trails through the Outeniqua Mountains over three days. Start 9am. R4,000-R6,000. PROMOTED

Sat 5 – Sun 6 September WC

Run2Nowhere. 9km/12km, 20km/18km, 32km/28km. McGregor. A two-day trail run for everyone! Moderate distances, relaxed vibe, festive atmosphere. No cut off times, no pressure. Start 8am. PROMOTED

See more events in your copy of TRAIL 34, where we list 98 trail running events locally and internationally from January to May 2020.

Get your trail running event listed

Click here to have your event listed in the print and digital versions of TRAIL magazine. Up to 100 events are listed every issue.

Please use the format and order of information above when you send us your event details.

As you might know, listing in the print calendar is free as a service to all events, and our readers.

For  PROMOTED  website listings more than a month ahead of race date or for more visual exposure through an event banner, or as a banner in our weekly newsletter emailer, the fees below apply.

There are six options:

  1. Website text listing in final month ahead of your event. FREE
  2. Website text listing longer than one month ahead. R599 once-off.
  3. Website text multiple dates (eg series events). R599 first event, R399 per event date thereafter.
  4. Website banner (728×90 pixels horizontal, on this page only), as a jpeg or animated GIF. Includes single event text listing (option 2). R1,399
  5. Emailer text listing R599 and R499 per issue thereafter. R499 for additional events in the same issue.
  6. Emailer banner (600×200 pixels horizontal) R950 first issue and R850 thereafter. R850 for each additional event in the same mailing.

No limit to display duration for any of the above options. Start promoting your event as early as you want! All prices shown are a once-off fee, excluding VAT. Prices valid to the end of September 2019.

Email Deon Braun for more marketing options for your event, including boosted Facebook posts, Instagram, Twitter, and for product slots in our email newsletter.

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