iSimangaliso Trail Challenge – Fun beach night run

26 Jun 2018

We are extremely excited to be hosting our second multi day trail challenge in the Park, following a successful inaugural event with KZN Trail Running in 2017. The date has once again been set during the July school holidays, identifying a gap in the trail run calendar – and more importantly these dates will maximise the opportunity for families and spectators to participate at the event and extend their stay in the area.

The run follows the same format as last year with the addition of a short distance option. Day 1 is the full moon 6km beach night run from Sugar Loaf to Main beach; Day 2 offers either a 37km or 20km run from Sugar Loaf campsite to Maphelane beach and forest; and Day 3, two distance options again starting at Cape Vidal or Mission Rocks and returning to Sugar Loaf, taking in sections of the big game area. The event once again has a compulsory contribution to the iSimangaliso Rare and Endangered Species Fund (30% of entry fees), which raised R117 000 for this fund last year!

Once again, we are extending an invitation to our community to join in the 6km full moon beach run. The details are outlined below:

Date: Friday 29 June

Start time: 19h00

Finish: 20h30

Cost: No cost to enter

Registration: Friday, 29 June from 15h00 to 18h00

Dangerous game briefing is compulsory and will be held at 18h30

Race number: You will be issued an event number – only those with numbers will be permitted onto the beach

Indemnity: You will be required to sign an indemnity and listen to the dangerous game briefings

Gear: It is not compulsory but certainly makes visibility easier if you bring along a headlamp

Refuelling station: On the beach at the 3km turning point

LASTLY: What is a trail runner?: A trail runner is an extremely environmentally conscious person and because of the natural or serene setting, the trail runner has an expectation of the trail run organiser to keep the event “green” or environmentally friendly and minimise disturbance of the natural environment.

We look forward to seeing you all down there, to welcome our trail runners to the Park.