The heartbeat of the Wildrun is exploring & experiencing truly wild places on the run. Be it on the Wild Coast of South Africa, the remote mountains of Lesotho, the geologically & botanically rich Richtersveld desert or the bushveld of Mapungubwe, each Wildrun is unique and will be sure to leave an indelible impression on your life.
No markers. No massive crowds. Just you, your sense of adventure and a truly wild place. Be prepared to experience a run like no other. Three or more days of wilderness trail running through some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in Southern Africa. This is the backbone of a Wildrun.
The Wildrun is organized by Wildrunner, premier trail running event organizers in South Africa. We focus on pure trail running with a heartbeat born from a lifetime’s passion of exploring wild places on the run.
Wildrunner was established in November 2007 and has held over 200 trail running events in seven South African provinces, as well as Internationally in Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
With this comes a wealth of trail and mountain running event management experience that is unmatched in Africa.
A 92km, a 3-day trail running safari experience through the culturally significant & wildlife-rich bushveld of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. From the ancient Mapungubwe citadel in South Africa, to the rolling savannah of Botswana’s Tuli block; this journey of discovery takes us across the mighty Limpopo River to the banks of the gigantic Shashe River, through the rural villages of Maramani, past huge Baobabs & along ancient elephant trails etched into stone in Zimbabwe; this is the ultimate safari-on-the-run experience in one of Africa’s most sought-after big-game areas.
8-12 May 2019
30km + 34km + 28km
African bushveld, riverine forest, sandstone hills & elephant trails
A three-day boutique running holiday along South Africa’s Wild Coast, a slice of unfenced coastal paradise that traverses the rural homeland of the isiXhosa people. This is a trail running kaleidoscope that is at its heart wild in every sense of the word, from footprint-free golden beaches along a warm ocean to rolling grass headlands and delicate coastal forests teeming with life. Envelope your senses in one of the World’s most spectacular coastlines whilst enjoying the evening comfort of elegant hotels & lodges along your Wild Coast journey.
31 Aug – 4 Sep 2019
44,2km + 35,2km + 34km
Beach, grassy headlands, coastal forest
This is a nine-day trail running adventure tour through the truly remarkable and rich landscapes of Rwanda. From the rim of Bisoke Volcanos’ crater lake in the North, to the mountain primate rich rainforests of Nyungwe in the South West, this guided running adventure takes on the very experiences that make Rwanda so unique in Africa. This all-inclusive package ensures that all you need to focus on is absorbing as much of the rich Rwandan experience as you can, either while on the run or whilst touring. Daily running distances vary depending on the transfer times and itinerary, and all runs remain optional.
9-17 February 2019
Tropical montane forest, volcanos, rural lakeside trails
A 200km, five-day foot race from South Africa to Namibia through the ancient arid landscape of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.
From the crystal fields of Sendelingsdrif in South Africa to the infamous giant boulders of Tatasberg deep in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park; this unparalleled journey then crosses the Orange River into Namibia and the wild lands of the Fish River Canyon. This is the running experience of a lifetime; this is the this is the Namibia Crossing.
16 – 22 June 2019
44km + 33km + 40km + 49km + 26km
R28 800 *entry fee adjusted due to VAT increase