The Ultimate Multisport Challenge Rises From the Ashes

The Ultimate Multisport Challenge Rises From the Ashes3

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


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

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

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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BIG5 Challenge attracts BIG name elites

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The 8th Annual BIG5 Challenge is fast approaching and the competition for podium spots is heating up with the likes of Bradley Weiss, Davide Del Fante, Dean Hopf and Theo Blignaut fighting it out over five events during the ten days of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival between 7 and 16 July. The ladies’ competition also promises to be ...

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Dladla and Don Wauchope triumph at Giant’s Cup

Race winner Thabo Dladla (left) and women's race winner Su Don-Wauchope ring the finishers bell at the end of the final stage of the 2017 Giant's Cup on Saturday 20 May. Greg Labuschagne /
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Underberg – Local wildlife ranger Thabo Dladla realised his dream of winning the Giants Cup trail run as he and seasoned ultra-athlete Su Don-Wauchope wrapped up the men’s and women’s titles on the 30km final stage. Once again running in sublime weather conditions, against a backdrop of the snow-clad Drakensberg mountains, the pair extended the leads they had established on ...

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Entries Open for Refined Attakwas Trail

Danette Smith powering up the climb to the Attakwaskloof Neck on her way to victory in the women’s race at the 2016 Fairview Attakwas Trail. Photo by

Entries to the 2017 Attakwas Trail opened at 12:00 on Monday the 15th of May and Dryland Event Management are confident that the third edition of the event will capture the imagination of trail runners like never before. The event date has been brought forward from December to 25 November and the logistics have been simplified with a brand new ...

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UTD’s first edition hoping to start a long legacy

Salomon/KPMG's Landi Greyling will take on the 62km Giants Cup Uncut as part of her preparations for the Ultra-Trail® Mont Blanc when she takes on the inaugural Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg on Saturday, 29 April. 
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Underberg – The Southern Drakensberg will be the focal point the trail running community this weekend as adventurers descend upon the picturesque Maloti Drakensberg Park which provides the backdrop to the inaugural Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD). The event forms part of a greater series of races that take place around the world, including the Ultra-Trail Cape Town, and provides runners who ...

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