Trail Running Calendar for March and April 2013

So you have decided to shape up and start taking trail running more seriously by entering more running races. Take a look at this comprehensive running calendar that will keep you in the loop of all important running events that are happening from now until the end of April. Here is our list of trail running events to keep you covered…

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Trail Running Events and Off Road Running Events

Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs
Type: Trail Run
Date: March 29
Options: 10km and 22km
Area/Venue: Western Cape, Jameson Plaza, UCT Grounds
Contact: 021 424 4760/
Entrance Fee: 10km: R100 (with timing chip: R220), 22km: R450 (with timing chip: R570)

The Chintsa to Kei Mouth Coastal Challenge
Type: Trail Run
Date: March 29
Options: 18km and 36km
Area/Venue: Eastern Cape, Chintsa West Pub and Restaurant (36km), Hagga Hagga (18km)
Contact: Bob Norris on 082 554 4016/
Entrance Fee: R80

Wild Goose Chase Mountain Bike and Trail Run
Type: Trail Run and Cycle
Date: March 30
Options: 15km
Area/Venue: Goose Wine Estate, Langkloof and George District
Entrance Fee: R140

Clarens Festival of Dirt Weekend Trail Run
Type: Trail Run
Date: April 6
Options: 10km and 3km
Contact: Ollie on 082 563 6242
Area/Venue: Free State, Clarens, St Fort, Fouriesburg Road
Entrance Fee: 10km: R40, 3km: R20

Gilboa Mountain Climb
Type: Hill Climb
Date: April 6-7
Options: Single climb or three climbs
Contact: Irvine on 072 237 6247/033 330 2680
Area/Venue: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Karkloof, Bushwillow Caravan Park
Entrance Fee: R90 per climb, or R220 for all three.

Nguni Trail Run 2013
Type: Trail Run
Date: April 13
Options: 30km, 20km, 14km and 5km
Contact: Angie Mitchell-Innes on 082 828 3395/
Area/Venue: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Ladysmith, Elandslaagte, Blanerne Farm
Entrance Fee: 30km/20km: R130 (late entry: R150), 14km: R100 (late entry: R120), 5km: R50 (late entry: R150)

First Ascent Mast Challenge 2013
Type: Trail Run
Date: April 13
Options: 10.5km
Contact: Nico Schlebusch on 021 424 4579
Area/Venue: Western Cape, Western Province, Tokai Forest, Aboretum Gate
Entrance Fee: TBA

Constantia Valley Trail Run
Type: Trail run
Date: April 14
Options: 21km, 11.5km, 5km and 4.5 km family fun trail run
Area/Venue: Western Cape, Tokai, Cape Academy, Firgove Road
Entrance Fee: 21km: R160, 11.5km: R90, and 4.5km: R50

OUT @ Night Trail Run Series
Type: Trail run
Date: April 26
Options: Trail Run
Contact: Ash Winters on 082 052 8393
Area/Venue: Mpumalanga, White River, Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, Magnolia Restaurant
Entrance Fee: R50

Ilanga Trail Series Horse Whispers
Type: Trail Run
Date: April 27
Options: 20km, 12km and 6km
Contact: Clive Smart 082 894 0432
Area/Venue: Mpumalanga, Horse Whispers stables (3km north of Hazyview, on the R40)
Entrance Fee: 20km: R120, 12km: R80, 5km: R50

Oorlogskloof Mountain and Gorge Trail Run
Type: Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race
Date: April 27
Options: 42km and 18km
Contact: Ugene Nel on 082 658 3078
Area/Venue: Northern Cape, Nieuwoudtville, Oorlogskloof Mountain Reserve
Entrance Fee: 42km with accommodation: R1 580 (team of two), 42km without accommodation: R1 260 (team of two), 18km: R590 (includes camping), 18km without accommodation: R430

Arabella Challenge Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race
Type: Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race
Date: April 28
Options: TBA
Contact: Angela Rogers on 082 337 0005
Area/Venue: Western Cape, Arabella Hotel and Spa
Entrance Fee: R200


Which trail running events are you most looking forward to?

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