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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Breaking news from Augrabies regarding the Klipspringer

The Organisers of the eagerly awaited inaugural Augrabies Falls Klipspringer Challenge, SANParks and the management of the Augrabies Falls National Park are pleased to announce, due to overwhelming demand, the introduction of the shorter Klipspringer Lite 17km Trail Run on Race Day 1 May 2016. Says Race Organiser Warren King, “Expanding the options and offering different distances was part of our planning, but it was a strategy that was only being considered for the 2017 Klipspringer Challenge Event.

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Fairview Dryland Traverse Entries Opening March 2016

The Fairview Dryland Traverse will celebrate its 6th edition this November - what an unbelievable journey it has been, from a handful of runners in 2011 to a sell-out in the last year or two. The Dryland Traverse has become synonymous with a great vibe, scrumptious food and that very infamous Saturday night party! If you would like to experience SA's top 4 day trail run you have one of two entry options. Previous competitors get the benefit of an exclusive entry window period from 7 - 13 March and on March the 14th entries open to the general public.

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Ultra-Trail Cape Town Legends Return in 2016

It was once believed that Table Mountain was the physical manifestation of the Roman god Janus. This guy was considered to be a gatekeeper; one that facilitated new beginnings and transitions. Alternatively, a Xhosa folktale has the powerful god Qamata in conflict with a sea dragon called Nkanyamba and their battle resulting in Qamata’s mother creating four stone giants to watch over the world. Umlindi Wemingizimu (Watcher of the South), more commonly known as Table Mountain, took the southernmost point.

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Emotional Finale to the Inaugural Tankwa Trail

The 2016 Tankwa Trail came to an emotional end at Kaleo Manor on Sunday, 21 February, as the assembled trail runners crossed the finish line for the final time. There was many a smile, but also a few tears as the event came to a close.

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BAT Run 2016 - It's a WRAP

The only night race permitted in Table Mountain National Park, Batrun 2016, presented by BOS Sport and supported by First Ascent, saw a Cape institution taken up a notch under the new leadership of Summit Events. On Saturday 20 February, just before sunset, 130 mad batters lined up on the fields of Gardens Tech Rugby Club; a night flight of note lay ahead. The cloud was grey and low, the wind was whippy, and temperatures at the top of each of the three peaks dropped ominously as Table Mountain again dished out trying conditions while the full moon rose.

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Batrun 2016 - A fresh look

Batrun 2016 - With new organisers and a fresh start/finish line

In late February or early March, a group of like-minded runners ascend Table Mountain in the dead of night for a unique experience under a full moon. With the city bright below, the mountain is an entirely different experience; racers are more exposed to the elements on the upper reaches which requires them to heighten their sense as they navigate the twists and turns.

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