The 2014 Barloworld Ford Pinetown Tough-Man Trail Series presented by Saucony kicked off at Freedom Trails in July

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The TOUGH-MAN Trail Run Series has no obstacles, no Zombies, and definitely no Military-style combat soldiers shouting orders at you. What it does have is some insane terrain, mystical valleys, windy dirt tracks, amazingly high waterfalls, creepy chain ladders a few dangerously wild animals and of course… YOU!

The TOUGH-MAN Trail Series is not extremely difficult, but it gives each competitor an amazing taste of trail-running while enjoying South Africa’s breath-taking scenery and wildlife.

The New venue, Freedom Trails, is situated right in the centre of Hillcrest and is the new home of the Tough-Man Trail Series. This is a brand new MTB and Adventure venue which is launching in July 2014 is a fitting venue for launching our 3 Tough-Man events. The Venue is in the centre of the Hillcrest , opposite Plantations and borders on the M13 Highway providing easy access on and off the M13 highway. Freedom Trails boards the Giba Gorge Conservancy and is home to a unique compliment of rare and threatened ecosystems with an impressive list of animals and plants. The towering slopes, cliffs and gorges were once home to Stone Age people, evidence of which has been unearthed at the Umhlatuzana Rock Shelter.

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The chain ladder, one of many challenges to attempt.

The Tough-Man Trail series will consist of an 8km and 16km Timed Trail Runs. As this is a family event we have also included a Kiddies Race which will consist of a 2km run. The Kids Trail Run is a safe and secure trail that is visible from the Start and finish area. There are some steep climbs and descents, but nothing too technical for the little people. The 3 event dates are: Sat 5th July 2014 , Sat 23rd August and the final on Sat 27 September 201.

The Tough-Man Trail Run Series entry fee for the 8km Trail run is R90pp, 16km entry fee is R120pp and the Kiddies Trail Run is R15pp. The 16km Trail run event is the only event which will have a water table along the way, so bring your hydrations packs. We have been extremely fortunate to have attracted some fantastic Sponsors and we have 6 TOMTOM GPS watches to give away as well as some amazing Saucony Shoe vouchers and some packed 32Gi hampers. Look out for more race details in the Sunday Tribune and the Saturday Independent newspapers closer to the event.

Tough-Man Trail run competitors may enter the online at: Registration for the events will take place at Freedom Trails on race day from 6:00am – 07:00am – follow link for directions:

So what are you waiting for? The first 100 people to register will get a free Saturday Independent Newspaper.

For more information, please contact the B-Active Office: 031 764 1885