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Trail Running in Gauteng

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Trail Running in South Africa

If there is a country that’s made for trail running it is South Africa. The green corridors of the cities are ideal for a quick lunchtime breath of fresh air.

Those with a sense of adventure can lace up their trail shoes and take off along the magnificent coastline, over rolling hills and majestic mountain ranges and through dense indigenous forests, rugged deserts and game-filled plains. More competitive runners will find a plethora of well-organised events ranging from short fun runs to multi-day epics.

Trail running enjoys a huge following throughout southern Africa and an increasing number of the popular multi-day hiking trails including the Wild Coast trail, Num-Num trail, Boland trail, Tsitsikamma trail and Fynbos trail welcome runners.

Logistical support in the form of a bag porterage service allows you to make a holiday of it, and once a year a privileged few can take up the challenge of completing the famous five-day Otter hiking trail along the spectacular Tsitsikamma coastline in a day, running the spine of the Cape Peninsula on the Puffer trail, or traversing Addo Elephant National Park on the Addo 50-miler.

So whether you’re a novice looking for an introduction to this easily accessible sport, planning a family holiday or a seasoned mountain goat searching for the ultimate trail adventure, there is bound to be something for you.

 

Articles & Blogs

Run for Hope

Valda 5:48pm 4 Sep

Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff is once again sponsoring the annual “Run for Hope” charity event in support of the Childhood Cancer Foundation, or CHOC - an organisation that supports children living with cancer and life threatening blood disorders.

Run for Hope is an event for the whole family and will be held on Sunday, 9 September from 7:00am until 12:00pm in Westcliff, kicking off from the Hope School sports grounds.

Whether you are a serious runner, parents with children, moms...

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FNB Platinum Trail Run

Valda 7:26pm 19 Dec

The FNB Platinum Trail Run will return to the bustling ATKV Buffelspoort on Sunday, 03 June 2018.

Incorporating only the best trail run routes on offer in the majestic Magaliesberg region, entrants can choose between a challenging 24km race, a shorter challenge of 12km and a less challenging 8km route.

The 12km and 24km FNB Platinum Trail Runs routes take runners on a journey through a mountainous region that forms part of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range west of the Buffelspoort Dam. The 8km route follows the 12km and 24 km routes over mainly easy terrain up to the turn-around...

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