The Venue

A precious nugget in the heart of the City of Gold, Thaba Trails, long known as the home of JHB’s toughest and most beautiful mountain bike trails, this 450 hectare nature reserve is now the home to WildJoburg, the City’s ultimate trail running challenge. Share the magnificent indigenous Highveld flora, including the spectacular cabbage or kiepersol tree and real African savannah with zebra, black wildebeest, impala and springbok, as well as jackal, mongoose and porcupine amongst others. To experience Thaba is to experience what Johannesburg must have been like before the discovered gold!

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The trails themselves consist of mostly single track for real invigorating and challenging running, with enough less technical stuff / jeep track to satisfy ankle-wary novices, and plenty hard core climbing and technical parts to instill a little fear in even the most experienced mountain maniacs!

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Easily accessible from everywhere in Gauteng and the Vaal Triangle you will find Thaba Trails at 101 Klipriver Drive, Mulbarton.

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Co-ordinates 26.301206S, 28.048804E

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Venue Directions

7 thoughts on “The Venue”

  1. Hi, is entry collection only on the day? For the 10km, whats the best time (latest :)) to be at the collection point? Tks

  2. Hey Devan 🙂 45min at least before the Start (so for your 10km, latest 06h45 🙂 )
    See you next Saturday!
    Warren

  3. Good day Warren can you please give me the address for this race, my friend and I we have registered but just need to put the address in the GPS. We are looking forward to the race.

  4. Hello, I am a road runner starting some trail run very recently.
    Can i use my road runner shoes for this 10km?
    I am not ready to buy new shoes yet

  5. Hi Barbara. Yes you can. It is a fairly technical trail and it always helps to have the correct shoes but on the other hand we do all tend to become a bit princess-y and slaves to the marketers who tell us we need a different shore for every day of the week. I’d say just make sure you concentrate all the time cos it is just that bit easier to roll an ankle in road shoes, but otherwise you’ll be fine 🙂 Hope that helps.
    Regards,
    Warren

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