Events calendar

Get the next few months of trail running events in every issue of TRAIL, including international events. Issue 29 of TRAIL magazine (October/November/December 2018) features over 90 trail running events in South Africa and internationally. Month ahead published online.


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TRAIL 29 calendar trail running events South Africa 2018

Trail running calendar South Africa

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Trail running calendar events in November 2018

Sat 24 November INT

Lesotho Ultra. 38km, 50km. Maliba Lodge, Lesotho. Ultra-sky marathon in the Maluti Mountains with 2,500m vertical gain. Start 5:30am. R1,600.

Sat 24 November KZN

Stagger Trail. 21km, 38km. Sani Pass. Authentic mountain trail experience in Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site. Start 6:30am. R330/R390.

Sat 24 Nov GP

Wild Africa’s Red Nails & Savage Trails. 6km, 12km, 17km. Glen Afric Country Lodge. Run across magnificent gorges with spectacular wildlife and end with a hearty breakfast and a few celebratory year-end cocktails. Start 7am. R150/R230/R250.

Sat 24 November KZN

Sani Stagger. 21km, 42km. Sani Pass, Southern Drakensberg. Stagger up and down, or only down, the treacherous pass, with 1,332m of vertical ascent. Start 8:30am.

Sat 24 November KZN

Drakensberg Extravaganza. 5km, 10km. Champagne Sports Resort, Bergville. Multisport options, medals, prize money, and food stalls. Start 8:40am. R65/R90.

Sat 24 November WC

La Vierge Trail Run. 6km. La Vierge Wine Estate. Moderate Route through La Vierge Vineyards to start with, then following a singletrack to the water point, located in between beautiful cliffs. Start 9am. R120.  PROMOTED 

Sat 24 November EC

Corona Beach Camp Festival Trail Run. 5km, 10km. Come and see some of the lesser-known trails on PE’s Wild Side! And stay for the festival afterwards. Start 10am.

Sun 25 November EC

Turbine Trail Run. 5km, 12km, 18km. Van Stadens Wind Farm. Amazing trails on privately owned farm 25min outside Port Elizabeth. Start 8am. R120/R150/R190.

Sun 25 November WC

Blooming Trail Run. 6km, 11km. L’Avenir. Enjoy views while running singletrack and jeeptrack on this famous wine estate. Start 8am.

Sun 25 November GP

Gauteng Summer Trail Series 4 of 4. 7km, 11km. Leeuwenkloof. Run 3 of the 4 long/short courses to automatically compete in the Championship/Challenge and receive a medal. Start 9am.

Sun 25 November WC

Origin of Trails. 5km, 15km. Coetzenburg. Network of magnificent Stellenbosch trails and surrounds. Start 7am. R100/R150.

Sun 25 November KZN

Eston Xmas Classic. 8km, 18km. Virginia Trails. Scenic terrain – trail runner’s paradise. Start 7am. R85/R110.

Thu 29 November KZN

Snapper Run The Gardens. 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km. For the first time you can run the historical and magnificent Durban Botanic Gardens. 2.5km route so you can either to 1, 2 or 3 laps. Start 6pm.

Fri 30 November WC

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

Trail running calendar events in December 2018

Sat 1 – Sun 2 December WC

Ultra-trail Cape Town. 21km, 35km, 65km, 100km. Cape Town. Choose from four races, the two ultras give points toward UTMB. Event shortest distance a proper challenge with 1,100m ascent. Start 5am.

Sat 1 December WC

Run The Vines #11. 5km, 10km, 17km. Landskroon. Fun vineyard running. R80/R100/R130. Start 7:30am.

Sat 1 December GP

WildJoburg Summer. 5km, 10km, 20km. Thaba Trails. Tough and exhilarating trails in the city. Start 7am. R150/R225/R320.

Sun 2 December KZN

STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure. 9km, 18km. Summerveld Estate, Shongweni. Wooded areas, singletrack, gravel and dirt roads. Picturesque dam with hills. Start 6:30am.

Sun 2 December KZN

Summer Series Hilton College. 6km, 12km, 22km. Hilton College. A non-technical, beautiful network of trails in the HC Nature Reserve. Start 7am. R100-R175.

Sun 2 December WC

Spier Trail Run Sunday Vibes. 3km, 5km, 10km. Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Classic venue and family fun. Start 8am.

Sat 8 December KZN

WESSA Christmas Evening Run. 5km, 12km. Umngeni Valley, Howick. Flowing singletrack through the SAPPI forests on MTB trails. Start 6pm. R110/R155.

Sat 8 December WC

Hermanuspietersfontein Trail Run. 6km, 12km. Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Estate. Physically Challenging route following a single forest track through to scenic viewpoints in the Hemel en Aarde Valley finishing at the Saturday Morning Market. Start 9am. R120/R150.

Sat 8 December GP

Group 1 Nissan the Glen Over the Moon. 2km, 5km, 10km. Rietvlei Zoo Farm. Night trail event. 5:30pm. Free/R100/R110.

Sat 8 December EC

Hogsback Trail Run. 5km, 10km, 21km. Arminel Hotel. Forest fun for the family. R250/R300.

Sun 9 December WC

Trilogy Trail Run. 5km, 10km, 15km. Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. A popular summer event just before the holidays at one of the most spectacular wine farms in the Stellenbosch region. Start 7am.

Sun 9 December KZN

Mqatsheni Fun Run. 2km, 10km. Zinkwana Sports Field, Underberg. Dirt tracks in the foothills, with some steep climbs. Environmental awareness talk after the run. R5/R10. Start 8am. Thabo Madlala 0726247327  PROMOTED 

Fri 14 December WC

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

Fri 14 – Sun 16 December EC

The Pecan Trails Weekend. 5km, 10km, 21km. Sanctuary Guest & Adventure Farm, Cradock. Run past pecan trees, green pastures, dams. Zip-line at finish. Start 6am. R50/R80/R100.

Sat 15 December WC

Benguela Cove Trail Run. 6km, 12km. Benguela Cove Wine Estate. Challenging yet flat-ish route through the vineyards, singletrack, and marvelous views. Start 9am. R120/R150.  PROMOTED 

Sun 16 December KZN

Umdoni Forest Trail Run. 7km, 12km. Umdoni Golf Club. Enjoy coastal forest and rocky singletrack down to the Mkumbane River and waterfall, as well as Umdoni Golf Club hospitality. Start 6:30am. R120/R150.

Sun 16 December GP

Hazeldean Farm Run. 5km, 10km, 15km, 30km. Cowhouse Market, Hazeldean. Trails for the whole family, lovely farm surroundings and bushveld next to the Pienaarsriver. Start 6:45am. R50-R200.

Fri 21 December WC

The Wreck Challenge. 1km, 5km/20km. Glentana Beach. Fun run to the famous Glentana Wreck, a dock stranded in 1902. Start 8am. R70/R200.

Fri 21 December WC

Cape Agulhas Classic Trail Run. 6km, 10km, 15km. NG Church Suidpunt, Struisbaai. Challenging trail at the Southernmost Tip of Africa. Start 4pm. R50/R150/R180.

Fri 21 December GP

GoSport Night Trail Run. 5km, 10km, 15km. Cowhouse Market, Hazeldean. Medals or beer to all finishers. Night market until 10pm.. Start 4:30pm. R75-R150.

Sun 23 December EC

Chintsa Trail Run. 5km, 12km, 37km. Tea in the Trees. Make a donation as your entry. Proceeds support Chintsa Runners. Start 6:30am.

Sun 23 December EC

Groeneweide Trail Run. 7km, 12km. NNMU, Saasveld. Beautiful trails on the mountain through Cape Pine and SANParks areas. Start 8am. R120/R200.

See more events in your copy of TRAIL 29, where we list over 90 trail running events locally and internationally from October to December 2018.

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