ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Join us with like-minded trail runners on this stunning trail running weekend experience. This isn’t a race, but a trail running journey with flexible daily distances moulded around your trail running level and experience.
Besides running stunning trails with spectacular views, exploring new routes and being immersed in nature surrounded by wild animals, the day is also designed to showcase all aspects of trail running, teaching you new skills, improving your running and technique, learn basic navigation, tips on nutrition, gear and giving you the confidence to get out and explore trails on your own.
Previous experience is not necessary and all runs will be at an easy, sociable pace.
13 - 14 August 2022
10 - 11 September 2022
Day 1 - 20KM
Day 2 - 11KM or 16KM
6 or 12 RUNNERS
Per Person Sharing
DAY 1: Arrive at Wetlands
14H00 Check in to accommodation
18h00 Registration with meet and greet
19H00 Refreshments in the bar and a briefing about Day 1's adventure
19H30 Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Trail Running and Sundowners
06h00 Light breakfast
07h00 Start of Day 1's adventure
13h00 Relaxation time with optional activities
17H00 Sundowner run/walk and drinks
19H00 Refreshments in the bar and a briefing about Day 2's adventure
DAY 3: Trail Running and Good Byes
06h00 Light breakfast
07h00 Start of Day 2's adventure
13hoo Check out
Muesli, yogurt, muffins, juice, tea, coffee
Chicken, Steak, Veg
2 nights’ accommodation at Wetlands Game Lodge
Fully-supported trail running trip
Breakfast, lunch and dinners throughout the trip
Two qualified trail running guides throughout
Support vehicle throughout (Fully stocked)
2 Days of Trail Running on exceptional trails
Running technique and advice from experienced runners
Instead of a goodie bag, with every booking, we plant a tree
Arrival / departure transportation
Refreshments / drinks at lunch and dinner
Personal nutrition and snacks
Transport can be included for 6 runners at an extra fee*
Highest elevation - 2,060
Lowest elevation - 1,820
Highest elevation - 2,057
Lowest elevation - 1,829
We’ll be staying at the 4* Wetlands Game Lodge where you can enjoy the finest comfort and luxury. With comfortable rooms, great local amenities, spectacular views and space for us to relax after a great day on the trail, Wetlands offers the perfect venue for a weekend away. Each room has two single beds with en-suite bathrooms. Accommodation is on a per person sharing basis.
Being a group of max. 12 runners with a mixture of ages and running abilities we may decide to split into flexible groups, all of which will be supported by our running guides who will travel with us on the trip.
By splitting the group will allow us all to move more fluidly, allowing all team members to run at their own comfortable pace, without feeling pressured.
The terrain is undulating and includes some steep hill sections which we walk, as well as some steep downhill sections at times. We’ll be running through valleys, over hills, through forests, alongside streams. Underfoot conditions consist of a mixture of hard-packed road, cut grass, and jeep track.
We run the trails at the start of Spring when the countryside is still a light brown and slowly turning green. We can expect daily temperatures to sit on an average of 20 degrees C, however, being in the mountains, there is every chance of a hot spell (25 degrees C) or a colder spell (sub-16 degrees C).
This also being in the mountains, you should prepare for the high chance of rain and wind, as well as bright sunshine. In the mountains, it is not unusual to experience four seasons in one day.