The RB Africa Wild Coast Challenge is the ultimate bucket list event for trail enthusiasts.
The 120 kms is run over three days, with ‘the herd’ covering a mixture of terrains, comprising virgin beach stretches, rocks and boulders, grassy hillocks, narrow goat paths, sand dunes, hiking trails, old Jeep tracks and short sections of gravel.
What are dates for 2024?
Thurs 7 - Sat 9 March.
When do entries open?
Early herd entries open on 1 March 2023. Regular entries open on 1 May 2023.
The RB Africa Katberg Skytrail is a 35 km trail run at 1000 - 1600 m above sea level through pristine wilderness.
The route is specifically cleared for the event and starts with a gentle trot across the Katberg Game Reserve, leading to single track through indigenous forest, up the contoured forestry road to a final climb up a rocky path to the cliff face where runners pause to take in the breathtaking scenery. From there runners traverse the mountain face before the descent winding down the rocky Kat Pass jeep track.
Hot showers, a cosy pub, race banter and great Eastern Cape hospitality await runners at the end.