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
2020-01-04 Single Stage Cradle Mountain Express Trail Run (6km) 6 Gauteng 175 29.2 Trail Hunter Events
2020-01-04 Single Stage Cradle Mountain Express Trail Run (11.9km) 12 Gauteng 225 18.9 Trail Hunter Events
2020-01-04 Single Stage Cradle Mountain Express Trail Run (23.4km) 23 Gauteng 275 11.8 Trail Hunter Events
2020-01-14 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Kirstenbosch Gardens (5.2km) 5 Western Cape 150 28.8 Wildrunner
2020-01-14 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Kirstenbosch Gardens (9.5km) 10 Western Cape 220 23.2 Wildrunner
2020-01-14 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Kirstenbosch Gardens (14.2km) 14 Western Cape 295 20.8 Wildrunner
2020-01-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Summer Trail Run (5km) 5 Gauteng 100 20.0 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-01-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Summer Trail Run (10km) 10 Gauteng 120 12.0 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-01-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Summer Trail Run (15km) 15 Gauteng 160 10.7 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-01-26 Single Stage Van Stadens Mountain Marathon (10km) 10 Eastern Cape 160 16.0 Live Adventure
2020-01-26 Single Stage Van Stadens Mountain Marathon (21km) 21 Eastern Cape 300 14.3 Live Adventure
2020-01-26 Single Stage Van Stadens Mountain Marathon (42km) 42 Eastern Cape 480 11.4 Live Adventure
2020-02-02 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Lebanon Forest (6.2km) 6 Western Cape 150 24.2 Wildrunner
2020-02-02 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Lebanon Forest (12km) 12 Western Cape 220 18.3 Wildrunner
2020-02-02 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Lebanon Forest (20km) 20 Western Cape 295 14.8 Wildrunner
2020-02-09 Single Stage Rosemary Hill Trail Run (6km) 6 Gauteng 100 16.7 WildTrail SA
2020-02-09 Single Stage Rosemary Hill Trail Run (10km) 10 Gauteng 160 16.0 WildTrail SA
2020-02-09 Single Stage Rosemary Hill Trail Run (21km) 21 Gauteng 210 10.0 WildTrail SA
2020-02-23 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Tygerberg Nature Reserve (6.8km) 7 Western Cape 150 22.1 Wildrunner
2020-02-23 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Tygerberg Nature Reserve (11km) 11 Western Cape 220 20.0 Wildrunner
2020-02-23 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Tygerberg Nature Reserve (16.5km) 17 Western Cape 295 17.9 Wildrunner
2020-03-01 Single Stage Hedianga Beast Trail Run (5km) 5 Gauteng 110 22.0 WildTrail SA
2020-03-01 Single Stage Hedianga Beast Trail Run (10km) 10 Gauteng 150 15.0 WildTrail SA
2020-03-01 Single Stage Hedianga Beast Trail Run (15km) 15 Gauteng 190 12.7 WildTrail SA
2020-03-06 Single Stage Addo Elephant Trail Run (100 mile) 160 Eastern Cape 3950 24.7 Live Adventure
2020-03-07 Single Stage Addo Elephant Trail Run (44km) 44 Eastern Cape 950 21.6 Live Adventure
2020-03-07 Single Stage Addo Elephant Trail Run (76km) 76 Eastern Cape 1650 21.7 Live Adventure
2020-03-22 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Paarl Mountain (7.5km) 8 Western Cape 150 20.0 Wildrunner
2020-03-22 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Paarl Mountain (13.5km) 14 Western Cape 220 16.3 Wildrunner
2020-03-22 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Paarl Mountain (20km) 20 Western Cape 295 14.8 Wildrunner
2020-04-24 Multi-day Clarens Mountain Matha Lite 23 Free State 1350 58.7 WildTrail SA
2020-04-24 Multi-day Clarens Mountain Matha Full 35 Free State 1400 40.0 WildTrail SA
2020-04-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Summer Trail Run (5km) 5 Gauteng 100 20.0 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-04-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Summer Trail Run (10km) 10 Gauteng 120 12.0 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-04-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Summer Trail Run (15km) 15 Gauteng 160 10.7 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-05-09 Single Stage Spectrum Trail Run: Race 1 (5km) 5 Eastern Cape 110 22.0 Live Adventure
2020-05-09 Single Stage Spectrum Trail Run: Race 1 (11km) 11 Eastern Cape 150 13.6 Live Adventure
2020-05-14 Single Stage Spectrum Trail Run: Race 2 (8km) 8 Eastern Cape 130 16.3 Live Adventure
2020-05-17 Single Stage Spectrum Trail Run: Race 3 (5km) 5 Eastern Cape 110 22.0 Live Adventure
2020-05-17 Single Stage Spectrum Trail Run: Race 3 (18km) 18 Eastern Cape 240 13.3 Live Adventure
2020-05-30 Multi-day Wolkberg Trail Run – Challenge (65km) 65 Limpopo 3100 47.7 Copper Moon Events
2020-05-30 Multi-day Wolkberg Trail Run – Challenge (35km) 35 Limpopo 2900 82.9 Copper Moon Events
2020-05-30 Single Stage Cosmo Run (5km) 5 Gauteng 70 14.0 Cosmo Industrial
2020-05-30 Single Stage Cosmo Run (10km) 10 Gauteng 90 9.0 Cosmo Industrial
2020-05-31 Single Stage Wolkberg Trail Run – Challenge (25km) 25 Limpopo 350 14.0 Copper Moon Events
2020-05-31 Single Stage Wolkberg Trail Run – Ramble (10km) 10 Limpopo 250 25.0 Copper Moon Events
2020-05-31 Single Stage Wolkberg Trail Run – Fun Run (5km) 5 Limpopo 120 24.0 Copper Moon Events
2020-06-30 Multi-day The Tusker Expedition Ultra Trail Run: Solo 370 Eastern Cape 12500 33.8 Live Adventure
2020-06-30 Multi-day The Tusker Expedition Ultra Trail Run: Team 370 Eastern Cape 25000 67.6 Live Adventure
2020-07-18 Single Stage Alexandria Trail Run (7km) 7 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-07-18 Single Stage Alexandria Trail Run (14km) 14 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-07-18 Single Stage Alexandria Trail Run (39km) 39 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-07-19 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Paul Cluver (6km) 6 Western Cape 150 25.0 Wildrunner
2020-07-19 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Paul Cluver (13km) 13 Western Cape 220 16.9 Wildrunner
2020-07-19 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Paul Cluver (21km) 21 Western Cape 295 14.0 Wildrunner
2020-07-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Winter Trail Run (5km) 5 Gauteng 100 20.0 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-07-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Winter Trail Run (10km) 10 Gauteng 120 12.0 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-07-25 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Winter Trail Run (15km) 15 Gauteng 160 10.7 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-08-02 Single Stage Burn Series: Race 1 – The Valley Burn (5km) 5 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-08-02 Single Stage Burn Series: Race 1 – The Valley Burn (10km) 10 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-08-02 Single Stage Burn Series: Race 1 – The Valley Burn (20km) 20 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-08-08 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (7.3km) 7 Western Cape 150 20.5 Wildrunner
2020-08-08 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (14km) 14 Western Cape 220 15.7 Wildrunner
2020-08-08 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (23.5km) 24 Western Cape 295 12.6 Wildrunner
2020-08-16 Single Stage Burn Series: Race 2 – The Mountain Burn (6km) 6 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-08-16 Single Stage Burn Series: Race 2 – The Mountain Burn (12km) 12 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-08-16 Single Stage Burn Series: Race 2 – The Mountain Burn (18km) 18 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-08-21 Single Stage Longmore Forest Endurance Run (LoFER) TBC Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-09-06 Single Stage Sunshine Coast Trail Run (7km) 7 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-09-06 Single Stage Sunshine Coast Trail Run (14km) 14 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-09-06 Single Stage Sunshine Coast Trail Run (21km) 21 Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-09-20 Single Stage The Rhino Run TBC Eastern Cape TBC TBC Live Adventure
2020-10-31 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Spring Trail Run (5km) 5 Gauteng 100 20.0 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-10-31 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Spring Trail Run (10km) 10 Gauteng 120 12.0 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-10-31 Single Stage Four Seasons @ Cowhouse – Spring Trail Run (15km) 15 Gauteng 160 10.7 Hazeldean Valley Trails
2020-11-15 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Oak Valley (5km) 5 Western Cape 150 30.0 Wildrunner
2020-11-15 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Oak Valley (13.5km) 14 Western Cape 220 16.3 Wildrunner
2020-11-15 Single Stage Trail Series Super League: Oak Valley (22.5km) 23 Western Cape 295 13.1 Wildrunner

 

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