Gearing Up for the Fairview Dryland Traverse

The Fairview Dryland Traverse is now just under a month away but there are still a select few entries remaining for the four day trail running showpiece. The event boasts three full stages and a spectacular prologue through the Cango Caves, along with a beautiful race village and a festival atmosphere.

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Paarl will host South Africa’s first FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun, the world’s biggest cross-country obstacle race, on Saturday 1 October 2016.  This is the first time this event, known as the ‘strongest race of all time’ will be held outside of Europe.

This rapidly growing cross-country-obstacle-race set on a long distance track including swimming, climbing and crawling obstacles.  Paarl Rock, the country’s largest recorded mass of granite and the picturesque Berg River are the location, and will add to the challenge and scenic beauty for this one-of-a-kind event.

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Smile Foundation Announced as Dryland Event Management’s Charity Partner

Dryland Event Management and the Smile Foundation have joined forces to put the smile back onto children’s faces with free corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.

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The South African Ultra Trail Running Championships is one of the highlights on the national calendar and this year's event will be even more special than before because, apart from probably the strongest field ever, it will also be the final and most critical race to be used for the selection of two separate national teams to two international championships in October.  This year is of particular importance since the dates for the two international races are only a week apart which means that two different teams will have to be selected since no runner will be able to run both races.

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Entries for the 2017 Tankwa Trail Are Open


Entries to the 2017 Tankwa Trail, which takes place from 17 to 19 February next year, are open. The 2017 event will mark the second running of the three day stage race which held its successful début earlier this year.

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Put this in your calendar - Attakwas Trail

Launched in 2015 the Attakwas Trail is a rugged trail run which explores a region time forgot and the 2016 running will take place on Saturday the 17th of December. It features untouched landscapes, an echoing kloof which tugs at the essence of your South African soul and signs of our intrepid ancestors who once used the Attakwaskloof to traverse from the interior to the coast with the fruits of their labour. There are 29km and 7.5km distances on offer both boasting the famously well-stocked Dryland water points complete with 32Gi nutritional supplements.

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Southernmost Foundation Plans First Trail Run for Bredasdorp

Date: 19th June, 2016

The Southernmost Foundation is hosting their first ever Trail Run Challenge in Bredasdorp, Western Cape. The Trail Run will be held on Sunday, June 19th starting at 8:30am for the 25km and 8:45am for the 15km distances. 

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South Africa’s most iconic 100km trail races, Skyrun and Ultra-trail Cape Town, to merge

A merger between Pure Adventures, famous for Skyrun, and the founders of Ultra-Trail Cape Town’s Summit Events, will officially bring together a collection of globally significant trail events into one management stable; Endurance Events.

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Ledlenser Wartrail presented by Fluid Kayaks

If the Ledlenser Wartrail challenge was a movie, it would carry a family-friendly rating with parental guidance highly recommended. This family is full of crazies.

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Stage 1 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”


Stage One of South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run, the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS got underway at the exquisite Houw Hoek Inn on Friday, 11 March 2016.

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