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WETLANDS

TRAIL RUN WEEKEND

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JOIN LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE ON SMALL GROUP TRAIL RUNNING EXPERIENCES

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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.

DATE:

13 - 14 August 2022

10 - 11 September 2022

DISTANCE:

Day 1 - 20KM

Day 2 - 11KM or 16KM

MAX:

6 or 12 RUNNERS

COST:

Per Person Sharing

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ITINERARY

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 Lunch

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

19h30 Dinner

DAY 3: Trail Running and Good Byes

06h00 Light breakfast

07h00 Start of Day 2's adventure

11h00 Brunch

13hoo Check out

MEALS

Light Breakfast

Muesli, yogurt, muffins, juice, tea, coffee

Lunch

Pizzas

Dinners 

Chicken, Steak, Veg

INCLUDES

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Wetlands Game Lodge

  • Fully-supported trail running trip

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners throughout the trip

  • Gin sundowners

  • 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

EXCLUDES

  • Arrival / departure transportation

  • Refreshments / drinks at lunch and dinner

  • Additional excursions

  • Personal nutrition and snacks

  • Transport can be included for 6 runners at an extra fee*

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OUR ROUTE

DAY 1

20KM

Highest elevation - 2,060

Lowest elevation - 1,820

Elevation gain

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DAY 2

12KM

Highest elevation - 2,057

Lowest elevation - 1,829

Elevation gain

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ACCOMMODATION

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.

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FAQ

GROUP MANAGEMENT

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.

TRAIL RUNNING

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.

TEMPERATURES

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.

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