The Races

the george mountain ultra trail

This route boasts everything from big climbs, rocky trails, technical downhills and views of the Outeniqua Mountain Range that will keep you going on this 60km

Salt Pans Ultra Marathon

The Salt Pans Ultra Trail Marathon is a unique Ultra Trail Run on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana. The pans are striking in their beauty. However, the harsh environment of the pans will make conditions on race day anyone’s guess. Late rains may make the pans muddy and wet. Hot winds whip up sand and slow progress. The salt crystals in the sand reflect the sun and the bright glare demands sunglasses are worn. October is when the cooler months of winter suddenly warm. The rise in temperature is sudden and marks the start of 6 months of hot weather. Be prepared for anything.

windhoek light fish river canyon

The full 100km distance must only be undertaken by seasoned ultra-distance runners, with experience in crossing, in parts, extremely difficult terrain as well as the likelihood of completing the course after dark. Event date is considered to coincide with full moons, nonetheless the canyon can be an imposing place after dark and requires athletes with sound judgement.

schapp river canyon ultra

un along the river bed of the magnificent Schaap River as it meanders through a majestic canyon carved by the hands of time. Run where the shy leopard silently roam the weathered canyon walls. Run on jagged trails that guided old copper wagons up Spektakel Pass. Run the lunar landscapes created in an ancient time when everything was a boiling pot of melted granite. Run the Schaap River Canyon Ultra!

cape crusade trail run

Cape Crusade is a 3 Day Mountain Trail Run through the beautifully rugged Hottentots Holland Mountain Range. The 3 days’ routes are an epic mix of technical mountain trails, jeep track and forestry roads that are equally challenging as well as rewarding.

Oyster Catcher trail run

The Oyster Catcher stage trail run follows the famous Oyster Catcher hiking route, from the Gouritz River Mouth to Mossel Bay via the St Blaize hiking route along the Southern Cape coastline in the Garden Route of South Africa. The Oystercatcher trail is a world acclaimed experience, a lighthouse to lighthouse trail rated by National Geographic Traveller as “One of the Top 50 tours of a lifetime” with the BBC classing it as one of “30 Unforgettable hikes to do…” and the local Getaway Magazine rating it as one of the top 5 South African hiking routes.

Addo Elephant Trail Run

Addo is the ONLY national park in the world that can lay claim to having the Big 7 (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, southern right whale and the great white shark). With race routes designed to test you both mentally and physically, the trails track the rugged Zuurberg mountains and beautiful valleys of the park. You will encounter a large number of river crossings, and will also face some challenging climbs, with expansive views at the top that are simply amazing!

north coast ultra

An Ultra Marathon like no other, the North Coast Ultra will take you from coastal trails, onto the beach, through beautiful indigenous forests and plantations, past mangrove swamps and up steep rocky gorges. The fast changing terrain and stunning sea views make this an event not to be missed.

Karkloof 100

Whether you’re chasing the podium, have your eye on the beautiful 24-hour buckle, or simply dreaming of the finish line, this race will challenge you – and change you.

drakensberg trail festival

The Drakensberg Trail Festival is a celebration of all things Trail and Ultra Running, set in the most majestic, untouched mountain range in South Africa. It doesn’t matter who you are, how many times you have visited ‘the Berg’ you can never get tired of the mountain trails that the Drakensberg World Heritage Site is renowned for. The running trails incorporate and interweave some of the most famous peaks in the park, from Sungubala to Babangibona, Vultures Colony, Mount Lebanon and Baboon Rock.

kruger 2 canyon

The route offers an incredible opportunity to explore the most northern reaches of the Drakensberg, in and around the Blyde River Canyon, as well as the bushveld adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The Blue Canyon Conservancy in which the second stage is laid out, has all of the Big 5 other than buffalo within its bounds. In 2016 a number of runners got to view African Wild Dog while on route, while in 2017 a herd of elephants watched on as the runners made they way along the course.

Ultra Trail des Ô Plateaux

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brokenhill man ultra trail

BrokenHill man ultra trail Marathon is a Trail run in Kabwe town that is meant to test your endurance and fitness levels.

dodo trail mauritius

A race allowing you to explore the peaks and single tracks of Mauritius while negotiating a challenging trail strewn with tricky obstacles. An opportunity to admire unique landscapes and jaw-dropping views.

sky run zimbabwe

Far and Wide Zimbabwe started in 1985 as an outdoor education and leadership-training centre in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. Over the years we have led thousands of young and old Zimbabweans to appreciate and gain a feeling for the mountains and all the wonder that comes with being in them. Since the beginning we as a company have stuck it out through some of the toughest periods in Zimbabwe’s history and continue to spread our dream of connecting people with the mountains and rivers. In 2008 we built as a gift to Zimbabwe the iconic Turaco trail. In 2015 we opened it up for the first time to our first ever sky-running event.

alexandria trail run

Your adventure begins with running through a magical forest, where you’ll encounter ancient Yellowoods, spectacular coral trees and possibly a Knysna Loerie or Crowned Hornbill. Once you exit the forest, you’ll then carry on through some open grassland until you hit the coastline, where you’ll move down onto the beach to run alongside dramatic dune cliffs and wild seas. Keep an eye out for dolphins who are regularly seen playing in the waves! As you leave the coast you begin traversing the Alexandria Duneveld, the largest duneveld in the Southern Hemiphere! You then start winding your way back to where you connect with the 7km route and finish with a beautiful run along amazing single track through more dense and mysterious indigenous forest.

Ultra-trail Drakensberg

Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg is a festival of trail running with events of 160km, 100km, 62km, 30km and 21km. All events take place within the Southern area of the internationally renowned Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site and large swathes of this iconic wilderness are traversed.

whale of trail

South Africa’s iconic five day Whale Trail hiking route is offered as a challenge to runners capable of embracing all 53km and 1900m elevation

mac mac ultra

Fresh Trails presents the first Mac Mac Ultra right in the heart of Mpumalanga, South Africa, situated between Sabie, Graskop and Pilgrand Pilgrim’s Rest .