Look no further for the Most Badass Trail Running Race Calendar in South Africa 🙂

 

We’ve included only the most legit and hardcore trail races that captures the spirit of running in the beautiful mountains of our country. So go ahead and plan your year of bad-assed-ness:

 

Date
Race Type
Event
Distance (km)
Region
Cost per person (ZAR)
ZAR per km
Race Organiser
2019-08-17 Single Stage Magaliesberg Challenge (12km) 12 North West 345 28.8 Energy Events
2019-08-17 Single Stage Magaliesberg Challenge (25km) 25 North West 445 17.8 Energy Events
2019-08-17 Single Stage Magaliesberg Challenge (36km) 36 North West 545 15.1 Energy Events
2019-08-17 Single Stage Magaliesberg Challenge (50km) 50 North West 645 12.9 Energy Events
2019-08-17 Single Stage PUFfeR 80 Western Cape 900 11.3 Fish Hoek AC
2019-08-18 Single Stage Helderberg Mountain Challenge (11km) 11 Western Cape 295 26.8 Wildrunner
2019-08-18 Single Stage Helderberg Mountain Challenge (15km) 15 Western Cape 470 31.3 Wildrunner
2019-08-18 Single Stage Helderberg Mountain Challenge (24km) 24 Western Cape 560 23.3 Wildrunner
2019-08-31 Multi-day Run2Nowhere (10km) 17 Western Cape 800 47.1 Run 2 Nowhere Events
2019-08-31 Multi-day Run2Nowhere (20km) 38 Western Cape 1200 31.6 Run 2 Nowhere Events
2019-08-31 Multi-day Run2Nowhere (30km) 65 Western Cape 1400 21.5 Run 2 Nowhere Events
2019-08-31 Multi-day A Wild Coast Paradise 112 Eastern Cape 15100 134.8 Wildrun Africa
2019-09-01 Single Stage Table Mountain Challenge 44 Western Cape 595 13.5 Energy Events
2019-09-07 Single Stage Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge 50 KwaZulu-Natal 2450 49.0 Wild Series
2019-09-14 Single Stage Sanlam Peace Trail (12km) 12 Western Cape 600 50.0 Wildrunner
2019-09-14 Single Stage Sanlam Peace Trail (22km) 22 Western Cape 1000 45.5 Wildrunner
2019-09-21 Multi-day Lormar Endurance Trail Run #SheepRun (20km) 20 Western Cape 2050 102.5 Urban Goat Events
2019-09-21 Multi-day Lormar Endurance Trail Run #HorseRun (32km) 32 Western Cape 2150 67.2 Urban Goat Events
2019-09-21 Multi-day Oyster Catcher 3 Day Trail Run 52 Western Cape 2750 52.9 CSM
2019-09-28 Multi-day Run The Berg Challenge (30km) 30 KwaZulu-Natal 1550 51.7 Traildogz
2019-09-28 Multi-day Run The Berg Extreme (50km) 50 KwaZulu-Natal 1875 37.5 Traildogz
2019-10-19 Single Stage Hex SkyRun (24km) 24 Western Cape 850 35.4 Altra Running
2019-10-19 Single Stage Hex SkyRun (36km) 36 Western Cape 1250 34.7 Altra Running
2019-10-19 Single Stage Hex SkyRun (56km) 56 Western Cape 1850 33.0 Altra Running
2019-10-05 Single Stage Marloth Mountain Challenge (24.5km) 25 Western Cape 975 39.8 Wildrunner
2019-10-05 Single Stage Marloth Mountain Challenge (35km) 35 Western Cape 1265 36.1 Wildrunner
2019-10-05 Single Stage Marloth Mountain Challenge (55km) 55 Western Cape 2080 37.8 Wildrunner
2019-10-05 Single Stage The Cederberg Traverse 100 Western Cape 3500 35.0 Energy Events
2019-10-05 Single Stage MaXi Race Cape Winelands (40km) 40 Western Cape 1600 40.0 Pure Adventures
2019-10-05 Single Stage MaXi Race Cape Winelands (65km) 65 Western Cape 2400 36.9 Pure Adventures
2019-10-05 Single Stage MaXi Race Cape Winelands (100km) 100 Western Cape 2800 28.0 Pure Adventures
2019-10-06 Single Stage MaXi Race Cape Winelands (20km) 20 Western Cape 450 22.5 Pure Adventures
2019-10-09 Single Stage The Otter Trail Challenge 42 Eastern Cape 4800 114.3 Magnetic South
2019-10-10 Multi-day Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 250 Northern Cape 27750 111.0
2019-10-11 Single Stage The Otter Trail Run 42 Eastern Cape 5100 121.4 Magnetic South
2019-10-12 Multi-day Clarens Cosmos Challenge #2 39 Free State 1550 39.7 Trail Hunter Events
2019-10-12 Single Stage The Dassie 10 Eastern Cape 240 24.0 Magnetic South
2019-10-19 Single Stage Berg & Beach (18km) 18 Western Cape 300 16.7 Quantum Adventures
2019-10-19 Single Stage Berg & Beach (30km) 30 Western Cape 450 15.0 Quantum Adventures
2019-10-31 Multi-day Dryland Traverse 69 Western Cape 5200 75.4 Dryland Event Management
2019-11-02 Single Stage Three Peaks Challenge 50 Western Cape 1030 20.6
2019-11-03 Single Stage Hennops Big 5 Challenge #5 (4km) 4 Gauteng 90 22.5 Trail Hunter Events
2019-11-03 Single Stage Hennops Big 5 Challenge #5 (10km) 10 Gauteng 150 15.0 Trail Hunter Events
2019-11-03 Single Stage Hennops Big 5 Challenge #5 (22km) 22 Gauteng 210 9.5 Trail Hunter Events
2019-11-03 Single Stage Hennops Big 5 Challenge #5 (30km) 30 Gauteng 250 8.3 Trail Hunter Events
2019-11-16 Single Stage Skyrun (38km) 38 Eastern Cape 2200 57.9
2019-11-16 Single Stage Skyrun (65km) 65 Eastern Cape 3900 60.0
2019-11-16 Single Stage Skyrun (100km) 100 Eastern Cape 4400 44.0
2019-11-23 Single Stage Sani Stagger Trail (21km) 21 KwaZulu-Natal 330 15.7 Running Man Adventures
2019-11-23 Single Stage Sani Stagger Trail (38km) 38 KwaZulu-Natal 390 10.3 Running Man Adventures
2019-11-30 Single Stage Ultra-trail Cape Town (35km) 35 Western Cape 1580 45.1 Summit Events
2019-11-30 Single Stage Ultra-trail Cape Town (65km) 65 Western Cape 2930 45.1 Summit Events
2019-11-30 Single Stage Ultra-trail Cape Town (100km) 100 Western Cape 3850 38.5 Summit Events
2019-12-01 Single Stage Ultra-trail Cape Town (21km) 21 Western Cape 980 46.7 Summit Events

 

If you have any events that you would like to add to this list feel free to send all the event details to fareed@leavethecouch.com

Please no vineyard runs… we’re in search of that pure mountain goodness and single track of course