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iSimangaliso Trail Challenge

This is not a race to see who can finish first, but to connect with a place of global significance and beauty.

Undeniably, one of the best ways to experience the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is on foot, and one of the only ways to explore certain parts of the Park is by entering the iSimangaliso Trail Challenge which will take place from the 28th of June to the 1st of July 2018. Hosted on the edges of the Lake St Lucia Estuary, the event looks set to be a fast sell out. Only two hundred places have been made available for the exquisite course set within South Africa’s first proclaimed World Heritage Site.

To make this experience more accessible, a shorter distance that totals 42km over the three stages has been added to the 2018 event. Those taking on the full challenge cover more than 80km over the 3 stages. “After a very successful inaugural event in 2017, we felt that this experience should be available to greater audience of passionate trail runners who were more comfortable covering shorter distances. It was an obvious decision to add a ‘lite’ version of the course where the longest stage measures 20km,” says Lindy Duffield, Marketing Manager at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority.