Upcoming Adventurers’ Events
We’re celebrating Adventures in South Africa this coming month and in keeping with the theme, have listed some notable events that adrenalin-seekers, sportsmen and adventurers may be interested in.
Remember, you don’t need to compete to join in on the fun – spectators most welcome! Come and cheer them across the finish line and maybe get inspired to compete next year …
In Cape Town and the Western Cape:
- Blisters for Bread Charity Walk (30 August 2009)
Get your running shoes out and support a worthy cause on a 5, 10 or 20 km walking route along the beautiful Cape coastline.
- The Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge (12 September 2009)
Off-road running event – 35 km trail run or teams of 3 can relay distances of 8-17 km, around Cape Town’s world-famous mountain.
- Pick ‘n Pay Women’s Interprovincial Golf Championship (13-18 September 2009)
- Bainskloof Ultra & Half Marathon (24 September 2009)
- Cape Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo (2-4 October 2009)
No sporting events to compete in, but a worthy stop for adventurers, with exhibitors covering everything “adventurous”, from caravanning and trailers to organic food tastings and must see Southern African travel destinations.
- Freshpak Rooibos Fitness Festival (3 October 2009)
A variety of sporting events for swimmers, cyclists and runners, the super-fit and not-so-fit. FitKids events round up the offering, ensuring fun for the whole family.
- Gun Run 2009 (11 October 2009)
In Durban and KwaZulu Natal:
- Dolphin Coast Ultra Marathon Walk / Run (6 September 2009)
- Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge (12 September 2009)
A 50km cross country solo trail run through the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.
- MTN Asishove Race (17 October 2009) and the MTN Amashova National Classic (18 October 2009)
Mountain bike races of varying lengths – challenge yourself with a 106 km race or one of the shorter distances (70, 39 or 35 km).
In Johannesburg and Gauteng:
- Frontier Fly-Fishing Open Day (6 September 2009)
An annual festival in Muldersdrift, showcasing all aspects of fly-fishing.
- Avis South African Derby 2009 (30 September to 4 October 2009)
Showjumping, Dressage, Equitation, Driving, Compleat Horse and Showing.
In the Eastern Cape:
- Valley of the Flags Mountain Bike Race (29 August 2009) Steytlerville, Eastern Cape
- Liberty Health Baviaanskloof Trail Run (12 September 2009) Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape
- Rhodes Extreme Mountain Bike Race (25-26 September 2009) Rhodes, Eastern Cape
Rest of the country:
- Two Countries Musina Marathon (5 September 2009) Musina, Limpopo Province
- Mazda Haenertsburg Marathon (8 September 2009) Haenertsburg, Limpopo Province
- Talisman Herald Karoo to Coast 100km Mountain Bike Challenge (20 September 2009) Knysna, Garden Route
- Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (2-11 October 2009) Augrabies, Northern Cape
If you’d like a little more time to prepare for a sporting event, check out events coming up for the rest of the year at South Africa Events and enter now to make sure you don’t lose your nerve!