Dear Trail Runners and Walkers,
The Lowveld has always been special to Andrew & I and we have always sought out the bushveld whenever we can. Whether it is for an extended holiday or travelling through (because booking into a camp in the Kruger National Park is better than any AirBnB), we often find a reason! So we look forward to July with glee, when we head north for the Kruger2Canyon Challenge! Invariably days get added on before and after the race, our house-sitter bill soars, and the gypsy van is bulging at the seams when we head off for what turns into an epic 2 – 3 week journey every year. Our children have developed circles of friends up there. We can tell you all the best campsites to overnight in en route from KZN. And we can give a detailed description of what each camp in Kruger is like to run in! Because it’s a lifestyle.
- Venue: Franklyn Park, Kampersrus, Limpopo
- Date: 6 – 7 july 2019
- Day 1: 42km | 26km Mariepskop Mountain Running
- Day 2: 28km | 18km Bushveld Running
For more information:
See you on the trail (or maybe in Kruger!!),
Lauren and the KZNTR Team
Mac Mac Ultra Race Report - Andrew Booth
I arrived at the start in Pilgrim’s Rest feeling ready and engaged with the race. We had a few hours before the 12noon start to bond and chat with what is becoming a close group of Ultra runners. Lots of the regular faces were there.
When the finish line came it was 20 very enthusiastic crew cheering us in. In a proud moment I realised that this would all have no meaning if it weren’t for our incredible trail running community. It is a true gift – thank you to each and every one who makes up that community!
RNNP manager participates in MAS for the first time!
None more so than Stephen Richert, the Reserve Manager of Royal Natal National Park. He may know the logistics of hosting the race inside and out, but this will be the first time that he will stand on the start line as a participant in the oldest trail run in South Africa!
- Date: Saturday 7 September 2019
- Venue: Mahai Campsite, Royal Natal National Park
- Distance: 50km