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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Reilly to take up RPC again in 2019


Underberg – After taking on the Rhino Peak Challenge in 2017, trail running star Kane Reilly will be back in 2019 to give the event another shot as he hopes to increase his pledges for the various environmental foundations that benefit from the event on 5 October. The 21km up and down route to the summit of the Southern Drakensberg’s ...

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Sandes in for RPC 2019

Decorated South African trail runner Ryan Sandes will be taking part in this year's Rhino Peak Challenge as part of Team Salomon for the event in the Southern Drakensberg on Saturday, 5 October. Graeme Murray/
Red Bull Content Pool

Underberg – Decorated ultra-trail runner and South African icon Ryan Sandes will be taking part in the 2019 Rhino Peak Challenge on 5 October as part of Team Salomon, in a bid to raise as much money for rhino conservation as well as the conservation of the endangered vulture and crane species that call the Southern Drakensberg home. Sandes, who ...

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Flats2Mountains, sharing a love of trail

Siviwe Nkombi entered the Ultra-trail Cape Town 21km event with the help of Flats2Mountains, and won the race.
Photo credit: Xavier Briel

A group of friends, trail runners from the Cape Flats, have started an initiative to share their love of trail running with the less fortunate in their communities. Flats2Mountains is an organisation that does just what its name says; it takes promising runners from the Cape Flats who may otherwise not have access to the amazing network of trails and ...

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