Joburg

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.

57 thoughts on “Joburg”

  1. hahahahaha no you’re not πŸ˜€ it is the Anatomic proprietary name for their “buff” product. They can’t / don’t use “buff” because it’s a brand. And believe me, the Anatomic chidos are super cool!

  2. Hi Vanessa, It is a multi-use product just like the Buff. Buff is just the brand name so we can’t use that. It works as a headwarmer, neckwarmer, scarf, handwarmer, sweatband etc. Saved my life on many trail runs πŸ™‚
    Warren

    1. Hey Marita we’ve just finalised the date and you are literally the FIRST to be told πŸ™‚ Saturday 26 May!
      Regards,
      Warren

  3. Hi Viola,
    Absolutely yes you can enter on the day! Entry Fees do creep up, so they are the cheapest right now and for obvious reasons Race Day Entries are the most expensive. Check out the Race Info page for more details.
    Regards,
    Warren

  4. If a person has done a 12km trail run before and nearly died, would you be able to do the 20km. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Nicola,
      πŸ™‚ Shew that’s a hard question to answer. So many variables…. What does “died” actually mean? How fit were you then vs now? How tough was the 12? My philosophy generally is that if you’re even asking the question then you’re ready and you’ll be fine πŸ˜€
      Feel free to discuss it more, and maybe tell me more?
      Regards,
      Warren

  5. Hi I’ve attended several Wildjoburg runs, but you’re getting too expensive now. R320 for 20k and R225 for a 10k even these 2 prices are to disparate. Nearly a 100 buc difference. I’m sure when I started doing wildjoburg it was much less. I struggling to see where I’m getting 300 buc worth of value. Pity cos I like the event. Worse, now my friend seemed to somehow get an entry for R265 for the 20k and now in order for her to not have a solitary run I have to cough up R320 that’s R55 buc variance for what? I’m feeling fleeced. πŸ™

  6. Hi Chrissie,

    I replied to your query directly via email. Don’t hesitate to give me a shout.

    Regards,
    Warren

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