Trail

The race to conserve the wild magic of Monties

Mont-Aux-Sources (credit Em Gatland)

The Old Mutual Wild Series Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge is an essential Drakensberg trail run for those with an adventurous spirit and a commitment to conservation. In South Africa, outdoor enthusiasts are blessed with an unbelievable variety of well-managed trail running, road running, mountain biking and other endurance events. Everything from stage races to endurance swims is available in this fitness-frenzied country. ...

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Monties more than just a mountain run

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In September, serious trail runners will line up yet again for the Old Mutual Wild Series Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge in the Royal Natal Park in KwaZulu-Natal. One of the country’s must-do trail runs, the popular “Monties” sees participants tackle a grueling climb to the top of the Amphitheatre, reaching the high point at 3 100m above sea level, before heading back ...

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AfricanX Trailrun moves to Boschendal Wine Estate

As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations event organisers are excited to announce that the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will also boast a new Festival Village in 2018 with the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate stepping up to the plate as the new home of South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run.  ENTRIES will OPEN on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 and are LIMITED to 350 teams.  Seen here (from left to right):  Chanel Hannah and Niquita Uys in action during the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations event organisers are excited to announce that the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will also boast a new Festival Village in 2018 with the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate stepping up to the plate as the new home of South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run. “2018 will be a big celebratory year ...

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The Ultimate Multisport Challenge Rises From the Ashes

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Each year a select group of multisport enthusiasts take on the elements and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Knysna and surrounds by taking on the Ultimate Multisport Challenge during the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival – the Maserati BIG5 Challenge. With 100% of the well-known Featherbed Trail Run routes affected by the fires, safety and environmental concerns ...

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Maserati BIG5 Challenge – The opposite of ordinary

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BIG5 Challenge and Maserati have joined forces to offer the Ultimate Multisport Challenge in Knysna from 7 to 16 July. Aimed at athletes who push the limits through challenges that question the status quo, the BIG5 Challenge has found the ultimate partner in Maserati, an iconic brand renowned for Italian design, performance and craftsmanship. With the launch of their first ...

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Monster Mountain to Feature in 2018 Tankwa Trail

Happy trail runners abound at the Tankwa Trail. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Entries to the 2018 Tankwa Trail, three day trail running stage race which takes place from the 15th to the 18th of February next year, open on Wednesday the 7th of June at 12:00. But perhaps more importantly the route for the event has been revealed too, and after two years of shying away from the biggest mountain in the ...

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Maxirace is coming to South Africa

Pic Credit – Bruce Viaene – Pic is of Christiaan Greyling at the 2016 SkyRun which he won.

International trail running race brand, MaXiRace, will be coming to the African continent with a week-long festival of trail running that will take place in the iconic Stellenbosch area of the Cape in the first week of May 2018. “We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with MaXiRace World to bring a festival of trail running to ...

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Celebrating the Spirit of the Dryland Traverse

Even the route marshals get into the party spirit at the Dryland Traverse. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Dryland Traverse trail running stage race may be dubbed an “Adventure Trail Run” and it certainly is, but the true differentiator between the Dryland Traverse and other events is the amazing spirit which prevails in the race village. Starting with registration on Thursday and continuing through until everyone departs after prize giving on Sunday a unique festival atmosphere envelops ...

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