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First Highveld Multi-day Trail Run Presented by The Sports Basement

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The
Magalies Mayhem 3-Day Trail Run from 4 to 6 May promises a challenge in the
real bush on Joburg’s doorstep! The race is designed for everybody, from the
novice trail runner to more competitive runners and those racing snakes that
make it all look so easy! Gavin Grobbelaar, race organiser and managing
director of Mayhem Sports Multi Sport Events Specialists, has dreamed of
putting on a multi-stage trail run for a long time. It finally came together
when he secured a breathtaking venue at the Van Gaalen Cheese Farm in
Hartbeespoort.

 

“There are
so many athletes living on the Highveld that are passionate about trail
running, but when they want to compete in a multi-stage trail event, they
always have to travel far to do so. It can be costly and obviously in most
cases, you have to take quite some time off work. We do have lovely places in
the Highveld to race, it is just finding them,” says Gavin.

 

THE RACE FORMAT

The Race
format allows for a three-day trail race that will see you start on the Friday evening
and finish on the Sunday, which means you don’t have to request leave at work
and you don’t have to travel far, yet you still get a full multi-stage trail
experience. Just 35 minutes from the North of Johannesburg, you will be in the
thick of racing Joburg’s premier stage race and back at work on Monday. The
race is also ideally situated on the calendar for Comrades runners who are
passionate about the trails. Three days of trail running a month before
Comrades is not only a brilliant way to end off your hard training schedule,
but it will also make you much stronger!

 

Stage one
of the race kicks off with something unique, a 10km night prologue held on the
Friday evening – remember to take your headlamp! Prepare yourself for something
a bit tougher the next day as stage two will lead you on a 35km trail run with
some technical aspects. An abundance of nutrition by 32Gi will be available at
several aid stations and checkpoints. The last day finishes with a 20km run
before it is time to party!

 

BRING THE FAMILY

One of the
best things about the Magalies Mayhem is that it also caters for family members
of the trail runners or runners wanting to take on a bit less than a full blown
multi-day race. The Sunday offers a 7km run, while there is also a 20km run for
those feeling a little more adventurous.

 

Camping
facilities and fully equipped ablutions are available and amenities are close
by. So come experience the awesome vibe and camaraderie that only a multi-stage
trail run can bring. For more information, contact mayhemtradingsa@gmail.com or phone 083 468 2964.

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