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 South Africa

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Trail running calendar events in January 2019

Tue 15 January WC

Cape Summer Trail Series 1 of 4. 5km, 10km. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Sunset run. Start 7pm.

Sat 19 January WC

Run The Vines #12. 5km, 10km, 17km. Spice Route. Fun vineyard running. R80/R100/R130. Start 7:30am.

Sat 19 – Sun 20 January KZN

GWK Run the Rivers Trail Run. 12km/10km, 25km/16km. Underberg. Jeep track and singletrack, fairly technical, mountain, forest, veld, and river trails. R400.

Sun 20 January WC

Dirtopia Ride and Run. 7km, 10km. Delvera Farm. Hit the trails on foot, wheel, or both. Start 7am. R100+.

Sun 20 January WC

Cape Summer Trail Series 2 of 4. 6km, 13km. Lebanon Forest, Elgin Valley. Start 7:30am.

Wed 23 January WC

Jordan Full Moon Run. 5km, 10km. Jordan Wine Estate. Beautiful sunset evenings with breathtaking moonrises on wine estate trails. Start 7pm. R80/R130.

Fri 25 January WC

Spier Twilight Trail Run. 3km, 5km, 10km. Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Classic venue, wine, food, fun. Start 6:30pm.

Fri 25 January FS

TrailrunSeries Night Run. 5km, 9km. Naval Hill. Singletrack, a few technical climbs and descents. Starts 6pm. R100.

Sat 26 January GP

Summer Cowhouse Trail Run. 5km, 10km, 15km. Cowhouse Market, Pretoria. Free craft beer from Hazeldean Brewing Co. Start 4pm. R90/R110/R150.

Sun 27 January KZN

Gilboa Challenge. 7km, 14km, 20km. Bushwillow Park, Karkloof. Breathtaking forest singletrack. Start 7am.

Sun 27 January GP

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

Wed 30 January WC

Cape Summer Trail Series 3 of 4. 6km, 12km. Meerendal Wine Estate. Sunset Run. Start 7:30pm.

Trail running calendar events in February 2019

Sat 2 – Sun 3 February WC

Fairtree Simonsberg Contour. 7km, 15km/15km, 25km/25km. Delvera Farm. Two day stage race on Simonsberg Mountain and winelands singletrack network. Start 7am.

Sun 3 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 3 February WC

Elgin Valley XL. 25km. Oak Valley, Elgin Valley. Once off event, not part of the Cape Summer Series. Start 6:30am.

Sun 3 February WC

Cape Summer Trail Series 4 of 4. 7km, 15km. Oak Valley. Exclusive trails in Elgin Valley. Start 7:30am.

Sun 3 February NW

Cool Ideas Kloofzicht Summer Run. 4km, 8km, 15km, 25km. Kloofzicht Lodge, Muldersdrift. Cool new series, exciting routes. Start 7:30am. R100-R220.

Sun 3 February EC

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

Sat 9 February FS

Wyndford Fun Trail Run. 5km, 10km. Wyndford Holiday Farm. Fun mountainous run overlooking Lesotho. Bring own water. Start 6am. R90/R150.

Sat 9 February GP

Jackal Dash. 8km. Northern Farm Nature Reserve. Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Rhenosterspruit and the Crocodile River Reserve on Johannesburg’s doorstep. Start 6:30am. R120.

Sat 9 February WC

Simonsig Trail Run. 5km, 10km. Simonsig Wine Estate. Enjoy a run through the vineyards. Two loops for long route. Vibe, giveaways, Simonsig wine on hand. 7am. R120.

Sat 9 February KZN

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

Sun 10 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 10 February GP

Fresh@Voortrekker Monument. 4km, 9km, 16km. Voortrekker Monument. Technical singletrack and jeep track around Schanskop Hill. Start 7am. R120-R190.

Sat 16 February WC

Run The Vines #13. 5km, 10km, 17km. Mitres Edge. Fun vineyard running. R80/R100/R130. Start 7:30am.

Sat 16 February FS

TrailrunSeries Happy Valley. 5km, 10km. Brill Street, Happy Valley Conservancy. Technical singletrack, some steep climbs and descents. R100.

Sun 17 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.

Mon 18 – Sat 23 February INT

Kilimanjaro Summit Challenge. ±77km. Umbwe, Tanzania. Summit the highest mountain in Africa (5,895m) via Karl Egloff’s record-breaking route. Special rate for South Africans.

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.   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.  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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