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coming soon | 2022

18 Events, 7 Countries, 1 Epic Series

The Southern Africa Ultra Trail Series was founded to promote and elevate the sport of ultra-trail-running, in the region that boasts; the most ultra-runners per capita on the planet, the fastest average ultra-running pace in the world, and is home to the world’s largest road ultra-marathon.

The array of different terrains, climates and conditions available within Southern Africa is the envy of the trail running world, we are blessed with almost every type of route imaginable. The S.A.U.T.S will take you from the tropical, rain-forested coastline of Northern KZN, Mozambique and Madagascar, to the rugged, mountainous Cape, to the salt pans of Botswana, into the spectacular Namib desert, and onto the majestic Drakensberg World Heritage Site.

Comprised of 18 races in the inaugural 2022 season, runners must complete at least 2 events to receive an official ranking, with an athletes top 3 points finishes counted towards their season total.

At the end of the season, after the last race, the titles of “S.A Ultra-Trail Champion” will be awarded to the top male, female and veterans categories and the full and final ranking table will be available on the S.A.U.T.S website.

However, the S.A Ultra Trail Series is much more than just a race series for the top level elite, it is a celebration of ultra-trail running and trail running in general. At every event on the calendar there will be multiple distances available for those not yet ready to tackle an ultra, as well as a race village with retail outlets, food and beverages and the friendly vibrant atmosphere that trail and ultra-running is famous for.

ultra-trail running

Founded to promote and elevate the sport of ultra-trail-running

18 races

Terrains, climates and conditions unlike anywhere else in the world.

more than a series

The Southern Africa Ultra Trail Series is a celebration of ultra-trail running.