Unique South African Trail Runs. My Road Less Travelled.



Trail Runs. – A lot of my lovely friends partake in regular trail runs, combining the beauty of our country and the need for time in nature with the element of fitness we all seek. A winning recipe that is uniquely South African and offers cross country runs in Nature reserves, specially designed to incorporate slopes, ascents, descents and some rocky parts for good measure.

These upcoming events organised by My Road Less Travelled look wonderful and I wanted to share them. Even though I never run, ever, I would dearly love to walk and hike these landscapes.

– The NOGWAJA trail run. Run like a rabbit in Magaliesberg.

The Arnold Chatz Nogwaja Trail Run. Nogwaja, Zulu for rabbit is a fitting name for this trail in the Rustig Hiking Trails Venue in Hekpoort. Not only will you get to enjoy the beautiful Magaliesburg scenery, but you will also be in close proximity to some of the oldest rocks in the world. This scenic venue is the perfect setting to participate in some outdoor fitness activity, leave your cares in the city and enjoy the fresh country air.

You can choose the distance that suits your fitness level. There are 20km, 13km and 5km options. This event is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts that love a challenge with a great combination of distance, technical difficulty and endurance. Participants are welcome to run or hike on the trails that include menacing ascents and welcome descents throughout. There will be water points en route, and food stalls available.

The Arnold Chatz Nogwaja Trail run is one of the My Road Less Travelled ‘Rabbit Series’ of Trail Run events that also includes the Captain Carrot (17 July 2016, Ingwe Bush Camp Hekpoort), Scrub Hair (14 August 2016, Venue Leeuwenkloof)  and Rock Rabbit (18 September 2016, Segwati Game Ranch).

– Land Rover Nelspruit Buster Bunny Boven. Waterval Boven.  

My Road Less Travelled is proud to announce their latest trail run event: the Land Rover Nelspruit Buster Bunny Boven. This outdoor trail run is taking place on 18 and 19 June 2016 in the picturesque Waterval Boven area, well known for its beautiful backdrop to adventure sports. Day one takes you along the Elangeni hiking trail which has the perfect combination of rocky trail, forest, mountain climbs and beautiful waterfalls. Day two is slightly more technical with some mountain hiking and “bundu bashing” to keep you on your toes.

Outdoor fitness enthusiasts can chose their preferred distance and you will get to enjoy the perfect combination of outdoor fitness and natural terrain, as well as live entertainment from one of South Africa’s hottest bands on the Sunday at the finish line. There are also great cash prizes up for grabs and many spot prizes.

With a host of top notch sponsors this is to become one of the more popular events on South Africa’s trail running calendar.


Entry and more details at www.myroadlesstravelled.co.za today.


Note: I haven’t done these trail runs, but received the info from Jenny Griesel at Greenhouse PR and found them lovely and indeed areas I would personally, like to walk.

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