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5 trail runs that will make your holiday one for the books

Aren’t December trail runs just the best? You’ll probably be on leave, which means that you’ll have extra time to focus on your running. We’ve compiled a list of five trail runs that might just be where you’re going for your December break. Remember to pack your gear and make your holiday one that is healthy and invigorating.

Umdoni Forest Trail Run – KwaZulu-Natal

This coastal forest trail run features a rocky single track leading to the Mkumbane River and waterfall. The race starts at the Umdoni Golf Club. Enter online here.

Date: Sunday, 16 December
Distances: 7km/ 12km
Cost: R120/ R150

Cape Agulhas Classic Trail Run – Western Cape

This trail run takes place at the southernmost point of the continent. It is challenging, but very scenic. Enter online here.

Date: Friday, 21 December
Distances: 6km/ 10km/ 15km
Cost: R50/ R150/ R180

Chintsa Trail Run – Eastern Cape

Run for a good cause. There is no entry fee for this race, but you can make a donation of your choice to enter. All proceeds go towards the support of Chintsa runners, and any old shoes or other running gear can be donated, too.

Date: Sunday, 23 December
Distances: 5km/ 12km/ 37km
Cost: None – please make a donation of your choice.

Groeneweide Trail Run – Eastern Cape

This trail snakes through the beautiful mountains of the Cape Pine and SANParks areas.

Date: Sunday, 23 December
Distances: 7km/ 12km
Cost: R120/ R200

Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge – Western Cape

A varied and challenging course, and you can decide to run for a worthy cause, too.

Date: Friday, 28 December
Distances: 6km/ 10km
Cost: R200/ R220

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