It’s on…Ingeli Sky Marathon & Trail Run

Veiw of the Ingeli Sky Marathon & Trail Run Photo - Ingeli Forest Resort

View of the Ingeli Sky Marathon & Trail Run Photo – Ingeli Forest Resort

The Ingeli Forest Resort and it’s beautiful surrounds offer a trail running paradise, with the Ingeli Mountain range providing the absolute challenge! This year the event will not only serve up entertainment for those trail-loving-mountain-goats, but also to those who love some good South African music as we are thrilled to host Rory Eliot and Carl (lead band singer and lead guitarist from the popular South African band Plush) who will be taking to the stage in the afternoon!

With 4 distances on offer, we promise the event will cater for all runners, from those experienced trail runners to those novices just starting out. The main event, being the Ingeli Sky Marathon, which forms one of the 9 sanctioned South African Sky Running® Series for 2015, is a challenging mix of forest single track, climbing mountain paths, dirt jeep track and cut grass paths.

The route is designed to pass through the most scenic parts of the area including waterfalls, streams and amazing views! Runners are taken to one of the highest points on the Ingeli Mountain where legs will certainly be ‘tested’! The 21km Mountain Challenge follows the same route as the main event for 12kms, it then splits off, taking in the plateau a-top the mountain before returning to the finish at the lodge. The 21km is the mini version of the full challenge, but should not be underestimated, as it is still a tough, challenging and scenic route!

The 10km and 5km forest trail events do not venture onto the Ingeli Mountain, but still involve a few climbs and descents through the forested area. They have been designed for those looking for something shorter with the 5km well suited to beginner trail runners and children. Walkers are welcome for both of the forest trail routes, and will probably be the only entrants who actually get to enjoy the wonderful birdlife the area has to offer!

The live entertainment from Plush will start at 16h00, once most runners have completed their distances, and craft beer from Basset Breweries will be on sale for people to enjoy.

For those eager beavers, the trails will be available for your use on the Sunday too – or bring your mountain bikes and have a whirl on the trails on your wheels instead! The event does fall over a long weekend, so make the most of it and enjoy our special we are running for the weekend. For more information on these rates please contact us on || 039 553 0600.

Don’t miss out on this trail running event, dubbed the ‘green mamba of trail running’, once bitten you’ll be hooked!

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