The very popular 50km Loskop Ultra Marathon and the 21.1km Forever Resorts Wild Challenge - one of the best organised events on the South African running calendar and host to thousands of runners from all over the world.
This year marks the 30th commemorative Loskop Ultra Marathon and the 10th run of the Wild Challenge.
The 50km Forever Resorts Loskop Marathon is a favourite amongst seasoned road running athletes and is also a Comrades Marathon qualifying event. The start, 06:00 at the Steve Tshwete Municipal Buildings in Middelburg, takes place in the highveld at an altitude of 1540 metres above sea level and ends in the lowveld at an altitude of 930 metres above sea level.
The 21.1km Forever Resorts Wild Challenge starts at 06:30 and will be run through the scenic Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, which should not only offer a challenging and picturesque route, but also offers a "wild" experience that will tempt athletes to want to return for more year after year.
The Rhino fun run (4.9km) is also again presented this year. This Family Fun Run takes place on the same day from the start of the 21.1km Wild Challenge (near the Dam wall). This unique run will be towards Loskopdam, A Forever Resort along the dam. Entries only on race day at the start at R30-00 per entry, which will contribute towards the "Friends of Loskop Conservation Fund". No prize-money will be awarded, but all finishers will receive a medal. Walkers are also welcome. The Fun Run starts at 06:45.