An alluring fitness boosting activity that takes place along Bushveld trails and under the African sun, the Mathaithai Trail Run is one that has been enjoyed by those of varied ages and fitness levels for 7 consecutive years. Trail running is a popular outdoor activity to enjoy while visiting the North West province.
Taking place on Saturday the 26th October, the 8th annual Mathaithai Trail Run and Mountain Biking race attracts families, friends and individuals on the path to physical greatness, or else simply looking to enjoy light exercise and a day out. Taking place at the Royal Bafokeng Nation’s Lebone II College on the outskirts of Rustenburg, the upcoming trial run and MTB race is in equal parts fun and challenging, with trails made available to participants across varied distances. All the trails and tracks are located in the unique Bushveld of the Lebone campus, where the vibrant natural beauty and fresh mountain air create an inviting atmosphere.
Phokeng Village’s Mathaithai Trail Run presents runners with 4 options, starting with the 2km Kiddies Fun Walk and extending to the 5km Fun Run, 10km Trail Run and the most advanced 20km Tshufi Hill Challenge. For those cycling on the day, 3 trails make up the Mathaithai Mountain bike races, namely the 5km Lets Go! Fun run, the 15km Lets Get Lost Ride and the more demanding 45km Challenge Ride. Thanks to BoutTime technology, participants can look forward to instant results sent directly to their phones, as well as shared online on an electronic results board. Well placed water and nutrition points will be easily accessible to participants across all trails.
Arrive as early as 5 am on the day to relax in preparation of the exciting adventures that lie ahead. The Mathaithai Trail Run is a family-friendly event and a myriad of food stalls will be available on the day, in addition to entertainment for kids. Secure parking will be available in abundance, while Discovery members can earn Vitality points. Book your holiday accommodation in Phokeng at the welcoming Tshiberry Bed & Breakfast, for lovely 5 star facilities close to the event.