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Run Wild – Exploring Africa on the run

Welcome to Run Wild, the only African adventure company solely dedicated to trail running experiences. At Run Wild we are passionate about our environment and even more passionate about experiencing it whilst running.

Setting off to the sound of Guinea fowl and watching the orange globe peek over the horizon is a taste of what is to come. We are faced with a choice, run sections of the great Drakensberg with forest and mountain trails, or run the Lowveld with big game encounters. The decision is too difficult to make, so we decide to run both.

After setting our spirits free on these pristine trails, we settle down under a crystal clear, starlit sky and listen to the night sounds of Africa. The majestic lion’s roar is interrupted only by the eerie whoop of the hyena and the occasional hoot of an owl. These sounds carry on late into the night whilst we drift off to sleep dreaming of tomorrows next exciting adventure.

Why not come and enjoy this with us, Run Wild will provide an experience that you will never forget.

RUN WILD MOUNTAIN DAY RUNS

½ – 1 day of pure mountain splendour. This is breath-taking mountain and forest running, with full logistic support, all you have to do is show up and run. The trails are on single track, jeep track and game paths, covering about 15 – 30km (9.3-18.6 miles) over ½-1 day dependent on our pace and which option you choose.

(Minimum 5 people, maximum 10)

Mariepskop (or Marepe) is situated between the Blyde River Canyon and Kruger National Park, and at 1945m is one of the highest peaks in the northern Drakensberg. It forms a junction of three conservation areas, namely the Mariepskop Forest Reserve, Mariepskop State Forest, and the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. It is named after, chief Maripe Mashile, who used this mountain as a stronghold for his tribe during the Moholoholo war of 1864.

Once on top of the mountain, one of the most breath-taking views you will ever experience is looking over the Lowveld who’s vegetation and wildlife is so contrasting to where you will be standing.

RUN WILD BLYDE RIVER CHALLENGE

6-8 April 2018, 29 June – 1 July 2018, 19-21 October 2018

Two and a half days and two nights of pure mountain splendour. This is breath-taking mountain, river and forest running, with full logistic support, all you have to do is show up and run. The trail is on single track, jeep track and game paths, covering about 43km (26 miles) over 2 days, this route has it all. Whether you are new to trail running or a seasoned veteran, this will be an experience you will never forget.

Mariepskop (or Marepe) is situated between the Blyde River Canyon and Kruger National Park, and at 1945m is one of the highest peaks in the northern Drakensberg. It forms a junction of three conservation areas, namely the Mariepskop Forest Reserve, Mariepskop State Forest, and the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. It is named after, chief Maripe Mashile, who used this mountain as a stronghold for his tribe during the Moholoholo war of 1864.

Once on top of the mountain, one of the most breath-taking views you will ever experience is looking over the lowveld who’s vegetation and wildlife is so contrasting to where you will be standing.

RUN WILD LOWVELD MORNING RUNS

1-4 hours of Lowveld running among natural game. Unbelievable encounters with Giraffe, Zebra and much more. This is an opportunity to really Run Wild with the wild. The runs are on single track, jeep track and game paths, covering about which are on prearranged routes that are booked depending on availability.

CONTACT DETAILS

Please visit the Run Wild web site http://www.runthewild.co.za for more information regarding times, costs, meeting points, etc. or email Run Wild at info@runthewild.co.za

Who we are?

Run Wild, is a team of crazy trail runners who want to share our beautiful continent with the rest of the world…..on the run.

Based in the heart of the greater Kruger area in Hoedspruit, Run Wild is ideally positioned to provide a variety of packages that will suit all runners. From Challenging and technical mountain trails to sedate park like runs, the area has it all.

We will cater for all running abilities and provide the experience you are looking for. Although we are crazy trail runners, our objective is to provide a safe enjoyable experience that will keep you coming back for more. Have a look at the specifics of each run, we are sure you will find something that suites, we hope to see you on our trails soon.

Why us?

“If you want to just run, that’s ok… but if you want an experience you will never forget, Run Wild”

We are passionate about running and about the places we run, and by Running Wild with us, you will take a little bit of Africa home with you.

Every one of our experience’s are geared to provide the highest level of enjoyment possible, and our team will be with you every step of the way. With each run, one of our lead runners will guide you through the entire adventure where we try and split the teams into groups of 5 and equal abilities. This ensures you run at your level, which makes it even more enjoyable.

Over the multi day experiences we provide full logistical support, with accommodation ranging from tented camps to 5-star Safari Lodges. The team will transport your kit to each stop over point and be present to provide you with excellent African cuisine to prepare you for the running ahead.

We will encourage you to get stuck into the running but also emphasize the nature gazing aspect during the runs, however the social aspect cannot be forgotten. We get together in the evenings to share the day’s challenges and triumphs and members of the team will entertain you with stories of many African experiences, that will leave you in wonder.

The Team

The team is made up of experience trail runners who have qualifications from FGASA to personal training. Most importantly all of the guides, or lead runners as we call them, have a passion for running in open spaces and sharing this with other people.

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