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10 Sep, 2014

Wildcoast Wildrun™ kicks off this week

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One of South Africa’s favourite and original stage trail races, the Wildcoast Wildrun™ is set to kick off on Thursday from Kei Mouth in the Eastern Cape.

Participants will arrive at Kei Mouth today before starting their run tomorrow morning after crossing the Kei River on an iconic ferry ride. Taking place over three days, runners are set the task to run 112km from south to north, crossing several rivers along the way, through some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa. The finish at the beautiful Hole-in-the-Wall after three days of running is a fitting end to what is an unforgettable three days of wilderness running.

A total of 112km and over 2000m of vertical ascent means this run isn’t a walk in the park but the memories created make it an experience no trail runner should miss out on.

On the racing front it is in open field for the taking in the men’s field while the ladies champion from 2013 is returning to defend her title. Sylvie Scherzinger set the fastest time for day 3 at last year’s race and will hope to continue to improve and break some more records this year.

Stay tuned for daily reports and photos on the Wildrun™ website at www.wildrun.com.