Experience The Addo Elephant Trail Run, presented by HOKA ONE ONE
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run wild and free through true African wilderness?
Imagine being surrounded by the animals, sights and sounds of the African bush as you test yourself against the distance & challenges of an ultra trail run?
If you are looking for a truly wild trail running adventure, then we invite you to take on the 100 Mile, 76km or 44km ultra-trail runs through the vast and beautiful Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
Feel the excitement and thrill of running wild through the African bush!
Addo is the ONLY national park in the world that can lay claim to having the Big 7 (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, southern right whale and the great white shark).
With race routes designed to test you both mentally and physically, the trails track the rugged Zuurberg mountains and beautiful valleys of the park.
You will be challenged to run on a wide range of terrain including single track trails, 4×4 tracks and old jeep tracks within the park itself, as well as some stretches of dirt road.
You will encounter a large number of river crossings, and will also face some challenging climbs, with expansive views at the top that are simply amazing!
You will be running in areas of the park that are home to a variety of wild animals, and you stand a chance of seeing animals such as kudu, impala, baboons, ostriches, bushbuck, black backed jackals, mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest, mountain zebra, warthogs and the largest antelope in the world – the eland! These have all been spotted on our route recces.
For safety purposes you are kept away from those areas of the park with lions, elephant, rhino or buffalo, but you are free to explore these areas before or after the race.
The event is ITRA certified, and you will earn points if you finish as follows:
100 Mile = 6 points | 76km = 3 points | 44km = 2 points
We are exceptionally privileged to be able to present an ultra trail event in this amazing location, and to provide our athletes with the opportunity to see and experience it from such a unique perspective.
If you think you are fit enough to go the distance then click here to enter now, and come and experience a truly wild ultra trail running adventure!