5 Things to do this week because you’ll have more fun when you get outside…
Born2Run Box Night Trail Run
Wednesday, 31 August
Location: St Stithians, Randburg, Johannesburg
Born2Run is hosting their 3rd night trail event together with Big Box. A challenging real trail route of 5km or 10km is what you can expect from the night. There’s medals to all winners and you can stop off for a drink or meal at Higher Ground when you’re done. The race is family friendly so bring the kids and enjoy a night of trail. For tips on tackling a night run read David Ashworth’s advice here.
Namaqua Quest Mountain Bike
Thursday, 1 September – Saturday, 3 September
Location: Jakkalswater Guest Farm, Springbok, Namaqualand
The Namaqua Quest Mountain Bike is three days of mountain biking amongst the flowers during peak flower season. Expect to be routed along flower covered valleys, rugged, ancient mountains and unexplored trails. You can choose to do the three day stage race or opt for one day only
Namaqua Flower Festival
Friday, 2 September – Sunday, 4 September
Location: Gifberg Rusoort, Gifberg, Vanrhynsdorp
Namaqua Flower Festival is for the young and adventurous at heart. The weekend is about experiencing the outdoors and mixing with like-minded people. Activities during the weekend include trail runs, educational flower and bush walks, live music, star gazing and more. And for those of you who don’t enjoy getting down and dirty there’s also a glamping option.
Trail Hunter Spring Run @ Hennops
Sunday, 4 September
Location: Hennops Picnic, MTB & Hiking Trail
The Trail Hunter Spring Run consists of two trails setting out from Hadeda Camp on single track and jeep track.
At the beginning and end of both trails, the route meanders along the Hennops River before veering away into the surrounding mountains.
There are interesting historical sites along the trail, amongst others an old field (veld) hospital used in the Anglo Boer war.
Battle Up Blaawberg Hill Trail Challenge
Sunday, 4 September
Location: Blaauwberg Nature reserve, Western Cape
The Battle Up Blaawberg Hill takes place in the Blaauwberg Conservation Area. It starts and finishes at the bottom of Blaauwberg Hill in the Blaauwberg Conservation Area. There’s an 8km and 14km and you’ll need to bring your own water.
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