The Run2Nowhere is a two-day trail running challenge that’s grown from strength-to-strength. In the past it made up a sort of ‘side show’ to the Ride2Nowhere but has grown into its own fully fledged event and will happen on it’s own weekend.
The route – consisting mostly of singletrack, with a few open gravel roads – offers a good balance of challenge and reward with some spectacular views. And,as with the mountain bike event, many sections of trail are not normally accessible to the public.
While it is a great training vehicle for those preparing for longer multi day events or runners looking to attempt their first two-day trail run, what it’s actually about (much like the famed mountain bike event), is the vibe.
This year already has many confirmed returning runners. We quizzed a few of them on what makes the event so special:
“Run2Nowhere was the first ever multi-day trail run event I’ve run and it was both a daunting and awesome experience,” says Kay Marais.“What draws me back this year is the race village, the team pulled off an awesome away-from-home experience, which was both warmly welcoming and entertaining,” she says, adding that ‘regular’big events scare her away.“This was just right for me, and unlike other multi-day trail run events, it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg.”
Jacques Lochner echoed Kay’s sentiments. “If you have not done any 2 day races before, this is the perfect place to start.Great atmosphere, friendly people, overall just a really awesome weekend.” Jacques is ‘really amped for the Run2Nowhere race again this year.’
“This must be one of the best organised trail runs I have ever taken part in. From registration, water points, to finish (which are all fully stocked with treats!). Goodie bags at registration and finish, and the lunch provided delicious.” It’s not just about the run and fun for him though. “McGregor is really a beautiful little town, the surrounding area and trails are phenomenal and views amazing. This route was really fun especially the second day starting at Lords wine farm, with the right amount of challenges.”
For Gwendoline Almendrothe main attraction also lies in returning to the area. “My family comes from surrounding area and I’m in love with the place and trail running,” she says.“Last year was great and loved the race and atmosphere and that is why I decided to do the race again this year with my twin sister, as we always run together.”
Entries are limited and seeking out fast. Get yours today, here. www.run2nowhere.co.za