UTD cancelled for 2020


Underberg – Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg has joined a swathe of other sporting events in making the tough decision to cancel their 2020 event following the imposition of the national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. UTD was due to have been held from 24 to 26 April with runners taking on trails of 160km, 100km 60km, 32km and ...

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Entries now open for the challenging Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT)

UTCT_4_Photo Sam Clark

The seventh edition of Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT), is set for Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November 2020. UTCT combines beautiful Mother City sights with the challenging technical terrain of Table Mountain, with four events to choose from: 100km, 65km, 35km on the Saturday, and 21km on the Sunday.   Entries are now open.   The UTCT 100km race ...

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Escape the Big City to Run (the) Waterberg

Join the running fun, on the 16th of May 2020, at the Weesgerus Holiday Resort, in Modimolle.

The Waterberg is one of South Africa’s best loved weekend getaways. Located just 140 kilometres form Pretoria and under 200 from central Johannesburg it is the perfect bushveld retreat from the big city lights. On the 16th of May 2020 fitness enthusiasts will have another reason to escape the urban hustle and bustle when the inaugural Run Waterberg takes place. ...

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Athletes to watch at the Ultra-trail Cape Town this weekend

Kane Reilly_Photo Golden Trail World Series

Cape Town. 25 November 2019. On Saturday 30 November, a large group of the world’s best ultra-distance trail runners will join local elite runners on the start line of SA’s premier ultra-trail running event, Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT).   The UTCT 100km race is the final event on the Ultra-trail World Tour calendar, placing the race firmly ...

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SA bands ready to rock at MTB Party of the year

Newton & Co

Two local bands, Newton & Co and Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions will perform live at SA’s MTB party of the year, the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Origin of Trails Trail Run at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019 respectively.   “We look forward to entertaining mountain bikers in ...

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SA elite ultra-runners to take on world’s best at UTCT

Nicolette Griffioen_Photo Terence Vrugtman

Cape Town. 7 November 2019. With just over three weeks until SA’s premier ultra-trail running event, some of South Africa’s elite runners are looking forward to lining up alongside a host of the world’s greatest ultra-distance trail runners, at Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT) on 30 November. UTCT consists of 21km, 35km, 65km and 100 km events, with ...

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Rhebokskloof Flatrock Festival 16-17 November

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Rhebokskloof Wine Estate is picturesquely located in the heart of Paarl on the slopes of the Paarl Mountain Reserve. Established in 1692, this estate embodies Paarl’s best attributes. Rhebokskloof invites you, your family and friends to start summer with a weekend filled with great activities, awesome food, great entertainment and plenty of exceptional wine. Set aside 16 and 17 November ...

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Glencairn Trail Run weekend wows again

Photo Kevin Sawyer

The two-day Glencairn Trail Run took place in the southern Drakensberg on the beautiful Glencairn sheep farm and surrounds, near the base of the Sani Pass, on 12 and 13 October. The fun and challenging weekend of camping and running has established itself as one of KZN’s favourite trail running events, offering a ‘Ram Run’ (21km, 18km) and a ‘Lamb ...

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Rhino Peak Challenge records shattered

Elite race winner Kane Reilly descends from the Rhino Peak (in the background) at the 2019 Rhino Peak Challenge in the Southern Drakensberg on Saturday. Reilly broke his own FKT record for the 23km outing. Anthony Grote/
Gameplan Media

Underberg – Perfect weather conditions and strong small field of elite runners combined to see the Fastest Known Time (FKT) record for the Rhino Peak Challenge smashed on Saturday by Kane Reilly, while the event set a new record for funds raised for wildlife conservation. Reilly came into the event as the current record holder, and with hardly any wind ...

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UTCT 21km event: a gateway to ultra-trail running

The 2018 Ultra Trail Cape Town endurance trail running race that takes place on Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africe, 1 December 2018. Image by Nick Muzik

Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), the premier trail running race that happens each year in late November/early December, drawing top elite runners both internationally and from South Africa, last year saw the inaugural 21km event take place the day after the established 35km, 65km and 100km events.   Since its successful launch last year, the challenging 21km route is fast becoming ...

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