Races & Events we encourage our members attend and will have club hospitality at the finish.
31 July: #19 KoppiesTrailRun
7am from Bem Bom on Cnr 4th Avenue in Linden. Join us for a sunrise winter run in West and East Koppies with some technical rocky trails and beautiful views. 15km route, 2hr max. Carry own water and supply.
7 August: Kruger Park Half Marathon
(Virtual) 21km & 10km. Road race.
15 August: KZNTR Soutpansberg Mountain Marathon
Medike West (30 mins from Louis Trichardt). Distances – 42km, 21km, 10km, 5km. https://mountainmarathonseries.co.za/soutpansberg/
21 August: #20 KoppiesTrailRun
6.30am from Whippet in Linden. The first KoppiesTrailRun for 2021. 15km route, 2hr max. Carry own water and supply.
4-5 September: Kruger2Canyon Stage Race, Day Race. (new date)
Marathon on Saturday 4 July. Franklyn Park, Limpopo (near Hoedspruit). Firm favourite with most of our club runners who heed from Hoedspruit. Distances 42km, 25km, 10km, 5km. www.kruger2canyonchallenge.co.za
24-26 September: Summer Training Camp – Kaapschehoop, Mpumalanga.
Exact venue to be confirmed. Members only, limited space. 3 days of running in and around Kaapschehoop Escarpment and trails. Long distance training, skills workshops, trail running, stretch sessions and a relaxed weekend in the Lowveld. Accommodation and meals included. More details to follow.
3 October: #21 KoppiesTrailRun
6am from Whippet in Linden. The first KoppiesTrailRun for 2021. 15km route, 2hr max. Carry own water and supply.
6-7 October: Otter Classic – Challenge https://otter.run
8-9 October: Otter Classic – Race
9 October: Uitsoek Marathon
Uitsoek Hiking Hut (45 mins from Nelspruit). Trail Distances – 40km, 20km, 10km, 5km. One of the toughest but most beautiful trail runs you will do this year. Our chairlady’s favourite and a great way of supporting the Nelspruit trail running community.
16-17 October: Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a prestigious global city race open to running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. This running festival weekend includes the Gold label status marathon, 5km & 10km Peace road runs, and two new trail runs – 46km and 22km trails.
Entries still open: https://capetownmarathon.com
6 November: KZNTR Lesotho Ultra
Maliba Lodge/Tsehlenyane National Park. The final of the 2021 Mountain series, and grail of Lesotho and Maluti mountain running. Distances – 42km, 21km, 10km, 5km. https://kzntrailrunning.co.za/events/lesothoultra-mountain-marathon-2/
13 November: #JACARUN2021
6am from the Club, Open run to all other runners and clubs. Race Registration compulsory incl Waterpoint fee.
20 November: SKYRUN 25TH EDITION
100/65/38KM. Self-supported, self-navigational race. The comrades of trail running. A medal as big as a plate. Toughest trail run in South Africa. Start training yesterday. https://skyrun.co.za
1 December – Linden Runner Club Year End.
There will be no TT this evening. Instead a friendly bowling championship for runners against bowling members. Kids welcome. Bring & Braai after. Members only event.
4 December – #22 KoppiesTrailRun
6am from Whippet in Linden. The first KoppiesTrailRun for 2021. 15km route, 2hr max. Carry own water and supply. Last run for the year