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iSimangaliso Trail Challenge

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South Africa
Event type:
Run Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
5 Jul 2019 - 3 day event
Event has happened for this year
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Andrew Booth

iSimangaliso Trail Challenge

The inaugural iSimangaliso Trail Challenge will take place from the 17th – 20th August 2017.  It’s the first running event of this nature to be hosted in the iSimangliso Wetland Park.

All stages start and finish at Sugarloaf Campsite where the race village is located, other than the third and final stage which starts at Cape Vidal. The race is well suited to a variety of runners with a relatively small amount of elevation gain across the 3 stages. While the sand dunes do provide some challenging sections, the general profile of each stage is quite flat when compared to other trail running events, especially those in the mountains.

The distances have been chosen to allow participants to cover significant portions of the iSimangaliso Wetland park and view the diversity of elevation located in the area. However, they have been kept below 40km allowing slower participants and those who want to take their take ample opportunity to finish within day light.

The overall event will be family orientated (not the running of stage 2 and 3) with a number of activities around the event that will provide for children while adults are out running. See the spectators page for more information.


iSimangaliso Trail Challenge-

Weather conditions


Season: Winter

Route Information



Jeep Track, Beach, Dunes

Technical Rating: 7

Stage details

Beach run
Maphelane to Maphelane
Cape Vidal to St.Lucia

Entry Fee details

Entry pp from R

All entries will be processed through an online portal on

 Should you choose one of the team options, then all the entrants details (2 or 3) will be entered onto the same entry form and single reference number will be issued for payment purposes. If the EFT option is selected then the team may split the payment, but all use the same reference number plus their name when completing the transfer.

If you wish to enter as a team but are unsure about your team members you may enter as a solo, the discounted rate will then apply as you add team members. Please contact us directly on should you do this.


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