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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2016 South African Ultra trail running Championships

It’s almost time for the 2016 South African Ultra trail running Championships and by the looks of it; it’s going to be something special!

Apart from the honour of being the South African trail running champion, those taking part will also run for a place in the national trail running teams that will take part in the IAU World Trail Championships in Portugal, as well as an international race in France, both in October.

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Our hero's perform in Annecy, France

Yesterday saw the running of the IAu World Ultra Trail Championships at the stunning Annecy in France ( The Championships had teams from 39 countries competing for top honours and South Africa had a team of 8 athletes representing their country: Men:

  1. AJ Calitz
  2. Eric Ngubane
  3. Jock Green
  4. Graeme McCallum
  5. Iain Don-Wauchope


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Official Team for the 2015 Long Distance World Champs

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - South African Team It gives us great pleasure to announce the following team for the 2015 World Long Distance Trail Champs. The WMRA World long distance Mountain Running Championship (42km) in Zermatt, Switzerland on 4 July 2015. MEN Johardt van Heerden (Northwest) Lucky Miya (Gauteng) Thabang Madiba (Gauteng) Iain Don-Wuachope (KZN)

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Fund raising for the 2015 Long Distance Trail Champs

After a very successful "win an otter" campaign we partnered with the Ultra Trail CT, Tsogo Sun and Active Patch 4U to try and raise more funds for these athletes. Our first campaign brought in roughly R10 000 of which every cent will go towards the Ultra Trail Team going to France.

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Win an Otter Trail Run entry and help us raise funds

Trail Run South Africa is again hard at work trying to raise funds to try and pay the way for our athletes to head to both the Long Distance and the Ultra World Champs this year. 1. World Ultra Championship - Lake Annecy, France 30 May 2015 2.

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Pikes Peak - World Long Distance Trail Champs

So the day has arrived that our 5 SA athletes will be climbing the World Renowned Pikes Peak. The World Long Distance Trail Champs 2014 kicks off today SA time at 15:00. The event consists of a 21km climb up Pikes Peak.

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