It’s the social, festival-vibe trail running relay event that has created a tribe out of the fit and fun folk around the world and it’s coming to SA in 2020.
Registration for the Ragnar Trail Relay events open on Friday the 29th of November. The Joburg event is scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd May in the Hennops Valley, which provides an ideal venue close to the city. The ever-popular Elgin Grabouw Country Club will host the Cape Town event on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of May 2020.
The race weekends are set to bring something new and exciting to the realm of trail running in South Africa with the unique team relay format run non-stop through the day and night. Runners will be able to choose from three different team options. The Standard Team, where 8 people each complete the 3 different trail loops in a relay format, totaling 21km per runner and averaging 7km per loop. The Ultra Team of 4 people double up on the distance and the Black Loop Team consists of just 2 people who complete the 3 loop course on the Saturday and then take on the infamous 20km “Black Loop” on the Sunday.
Added to this is the great energy of the Ragnar Village. Teams set up camp for the weekend and enjoy the festival type atmosphere of the whole event where activities, food and of course marshmallows abound.
It’s running. It’s social. And it’s madness. But “It’s not crazy if we’re all doing it!”
Find out more at www.runragnar.com/za