Johannesburg! City of Gold! Concrete Jungle!

One of the largest cities in the Southern Hemisphere, the financial capital of the African continent, and the urban heart and soul of South Africa!

Fast-paced, cutting-edge, crowded; the centre of Johannesburg is probably as far away from nature as it is possible to be in this country of otherwise overwhelming natural beauty!

But Joburg trail runners despair no more……

Trail Running

The world’s fastest growing Extreme Sport and Adventure Activity! Snow-capped mountain trails, dry and desolate desert tracks, ice-cold crystal clear crossings – all are inspiring millions of people round the world to put down their remotes or put away their road-running shoes and hit the trails!

But here’s the thing : Most of us live in cities. And most cities don’t have trails. To get out there, most of us need to take leave, pack the car or buy a ticket, and spend money (and valuable trail running time) to make our way to the outdoors just to run a bit.
But Joburg trail runners despair no more……

Welcome to WildJoburg!

May 2015 introduced Trail Running to Johannesburg in a big way! Now by popular demand, Jozi’s newest and greatest sports event, The WildJoburg Trail Run is holding its next trail extravaganza, WildJoburg Summer 2018 on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Thaba Trails in Mulbarton. 10 minutes south of the city centre, WildJoburg provides Joburgers with an unprecedented opportunity to test themselves against pristine Highveld trails without having to leave the city. WildJoburg presents a moderate 5km, a tough 10km, and a beast of a 20km. The inexperienced novice, the crossover roadrunner who is tired of the tar, and the experienced mountain runner will all be challenged by the professionally developed trails set spectacularly amongst the indigenous fauna and flora that once covered the Highveld. And after pushing yourself to the limit over ankle-busting Transvaal quartzite, through shade-giving native kiepersol trees and past curious herds of zebra and wildebeest, it’s just a short drive home to rehydrate and recover.

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    1. Hey Wendy, entries open tomorrow (Wed 14 Dec) at midday πŸ™‚ from then on you can just follow the link on the website that says ENTER HERE!

  1. Hey Lesley, JHB South – 101 Klipriver Drive, Mulbarton. There’s a Map & directions on Thee Venue page here.

  2. Hey Bron – ABSOLUTELY! πŸ™‚ We love to encourage kids to run. You just enter for them making sure you complete the parental waiver bit. Any questions just give us a shout.
    Regards & Happy New Year,

  3. Hey Darryl,
    The shirts will be available for collection at Registration on Race Day πŸ™‚ The digital images will be up as soon as the Anatomic design team get back from wherever designers go for Christmas and we finalise a couple of design specs. If you have any specific questions just shout at me on

  4. Hi My Son will be 14 for your 5km Trail run 2017. Why is he not allowed to enter. He was the overall winner of the Spur Summer Series in Gauteng 2016 Short Course.

  5. Hi Warren. I entered my Son Greg for the 5km a few weeks ago. I did an EFT ref 333375 for Greg Fuller. I have not had confirmation of his entry.

    Regards Nicole

  6. Hi Nicole, I’ve just re-mailed you the confirmations to the address on the entry system Let me know when you get them.

  7. Hi there,

    We would like to find out who we can discuss our mobile coffee service, we would like to offer ooir service for your trail runs.

    1. Hope to see you there Toni – btw what about approaching Parkrun (would love to see you at Golden Harvest :-))

  8. Warren, please answer Toni re mobile coffee!!!! Nothing better than a cuppachino after a run LOL. Btw Toni – what about approaching Parkrun? Would love to see you at the Golden Harvest Parkrun – i’d be your biggest supporter.

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