South Africa

The Namibia Crossing

5 days, 200km, two African countries, one ancient mountainous wilderness. Welcome to the Namibia Crossing 2019; this is a Wildrun® Africa experience that will test you, and take you to places so far removed from the daily grind that you might never wish to return. Designed to evoke a sense of introspection and exploration, this foot race showcases truly diverse geology, ecology and environment.

Safe Drinking Water

As summer returns slowly to our lives with all the beauty and delight of a long-lost lover, our thoughts move to hydration on the trails. Well also late, muggy evenings beneath the stars, beach runs and holidays… but hydration on the trails is up there with our summer dreaming! Carrying sufficient drinking water from the beginning of your run is critical, but what happens when you run dry? We interviewed some environmental experts to find out more on what to avoid, and when it’s safe to drink your fill.

Wildcoast Wildrun® Records Smashed

It isn’t marketed as a race. As part of the Wildrun® Africa portfolio, it is a three-day boutique running holiday along South Africa’s Wild Coast; a slice of unfenced coastal paradise that traverses the rural homeland of the isiXhosa people and takes runners on the journey of a lifetime.

Wildcoast Wildrun® 2018 What Will We See?

With just one month to go, many first-time Wildcoast Wildrunners will be wondering what exactly lies ahead during their three-day boutique running holiday along South Africa’s Wild Coast.

The Rise, and Rise of the Ultra

We’re no slouches when it comes to distance running in South Africa. The Comrades legacy is as deeply ingrained in our country’s tapestry as braaivleis. But it’s without a doubt that, both locally and globally, the rise of the ultra-marathon has changed the game. A marathon goal used to be a perfectly acceptable dinner party brag. Now we’re talking 100-milers like they’re a second helping of milktert. Have we lost our collective minds?

Mapungubwe 2018 Part 3 of our 3-part Series

The truth about Banana Nightfighters…

Day 3 – 28km

A Wild Holiday

Need to get away for a while? 2018 has been full on and “flat out”, as they say in the Eastern Cape. The good news is that we still have a few spots open on the ultimate three-day boutique running holiday; Wildcoast Wildrun®, the longest running experience in the Wildrun® Africa portfolio. This is one of the iconic, must-do running experiences in South Africa, and 2018 is our tenth anniversary.

Find your reset button whilst traversing golden beaches, grassy headlands and delicate coastal forests.

From Road to Trail

 

When, where, and how to get there!

Road running in South Africa remains one of our favourite sports, for many reasons. It is relatively affordable, accessible and the legacy of races such as the Comrades marathon creates a road running culture that is built on history, pride and some iconic running names. If you are a runner in this country, you will be asked if you have a Comrades medal – this cliché is quite unavoidable!

The 2018 Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series, amplified by Jaybird

Hosted by Wildrunner, the series is the only one of its kind in South Africa. A tough, pure mountain running series made up of three separate races; the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, (JMC), the Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC) and the Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC). Each event consists of a Lite, Extreme and Ultra distance race. To complete the series, participants must compete in the same distance category at each race.

How to Pack Your Pack

There are very few trail runners who don’t geek out a bit over gear. It is a fiercely competitive arena, with manufacturers taking giant leaps in terms of technology and design over the past few years. Fabrics, finishes, waterproofing, breathability, weight, ergonomics… you name it, they are improving it. And let’s face it, for all that we love to run light and free, gear will make or break our mountain time.