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Experience Coastal Trail Running At It’s Best!

Following the route of one of South Africa’s most spectacular coastal trails, the Alexandria Trail Run is sure to provide an unforgettable trail running experience to every runner that takes part.

Ordinarily reserved for a maximum of 12 persons at any one time, this is a unique opportunity to be among a select group of people lucky enough to experience running on one of South Africa’s hidden trail treasures.

From dense dune forest to the wide expanses of the Alexandria dune field, this is a bucket list event for any serious trail runner!

The 39km

Your adventure begins with running through a magical forest, where you’ll encounter ancient Yellowoods, spectacular coral trees and possibly a Knysna Loerie or Crowned Hornbill.

Once you exit the forest, you’ll then carry on through some open grassland until you hit the coastline, where you’ll move down onto the beach to run alongside dramatic dune cliffs and wild seas. Keep an eye out for dolphins who are regularly seen playing in the waves!

As you leave the coast you begin traversing the Alexandria Duneveld, the largest duneveld in the Southern Hemiphere! You then start winding your way back to where you connect with the 7km route and finish with a beautiful run along amazing single track through more dense and mysterious indigenous forest.

Be a part of the Alexandria Trail Run and experience a whole new trailrunning adventure!

  • 39 km entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • All 39 km runners must register between 05h30 and 06h30 on race day.
  • Entries for the 39km race are ONLINE ONLY, and close at midnight on Sunday 15 July.
  • There will be NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES for the 39km.
  • Race briefing will take place at 06h45
  • Race starts at 07h00
  • There will be 3 water points / checkpoints along the route.
  • Be advised that while this is a spectacularly beautiful trail, it is still quite a challenging route. ALL runners MUST carry a cup, whistle, space blanket, windproof outer shell, buff (to protect against flying sand on the dunes) and a hydration pack (min. 1.5l) which can be refilled at the water points.
  • This is a green race so no litter will be tolerated. Please discard any wrappers/ papers at the checkpoints.
  • NOTE: We support the run clean movement, so no cups will be provided at the water points!
  • The route follows the Alexandria Hiking Trail which is marked, and there will be a sweeper ensuring everyone gets through the course.
  • Prizegiving will be at 13h00
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female runners.
ALL runners MUST carry:

  • a cup
  • a whistle
  • a space blanket
  • a windproof outer shell
  • a buff (to protect against flying sand on the dunes)
  • a hydration pack (min. 1.5l) which can be refilled at the water points
In addition to the required gear, we recommend that all runners carry the following items:

  • sunblock
  • cap
  • basic medical kit
  • strapping

The 14km

The 14km route takes in the start of the main Alexandria hiking trail, and then branches off.

Athletes will then follow a jeep track through the forest until they meet the main dirt road running down towards the sea.

They will follow this road for about 500m and then will branch off again into the forest, joining the main hiking trail and then branching off onto the Dassie trail for the last 5kms for some amazing single track running.

  • There is no age restriction for the 14km, but children younger than 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All 14km runners must register between 07h00 and 08h30 on race day.
  • Online entries close at midnight on Sunday 15 July.
  • Late entries will be accepted on the day. A late entry fee of R30 will be charged.
  • Race briefing is at 08h45.
  • Race starts at 09h00.
  • There is one water point at half way but you are encouraged to carry your own.
  • This is a green race so no litter will be tolerated.
  • There will be a sweeper to ensure everyone gets through the course.
  • Prizegiving is at 11h00.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female on the 14km.
ALL runners MUST carry:

  • a cup
  • a whistle
  • a space blanket
  • a windproof outer shell
  • a hydration pack (min. 1.5l) which can be refilled at the water point
In addition to the required gear, we recommend that all runners carry the following items:

  • sunblock
  • cap
  • basic medical kit
  • strapping

The 7km

The 7km trail also follows the start of the main hiking trail, and then branches off to the right, taking the runners past the ranger staff housing compound.

After exiting this they will head back towards the Woody Cape offices before bearing hard left and moving onto the  Dassie trail which features some nice technical single track, and a few climbs as well.

  • There is no age restriction for the 7km, but children younger than 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All 7km runners must register between 07h00 and 08h30 on race day.
  • Online entries close at midnight on Sunday 15 July.
  • Late entries will be accepted on the day. A late entry fee of R30 will be charged.
  • Race briefing is at 09h05.
  • Race starts at 09h10.
  • There is no water point on the course so please carry your own.
  • This is a green race so no litter will be tolerated.
  • There will be a sweeper to ensure everyone gets through the course.
  • Prizegiving is at 11h00.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female on the 7km.
ALL runners MUST carry:

  • a cup
  • a whistle
  • a space blanket
  • a windproof outer shell
In addition to the required gear, we recommend that all runners carry the following items:

  • a hydration pack (min. 1.5l) which can be refilled at the water point
  • sunblock
  • cap
  • basic medical kit
  • strapping

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Choose your trail adventure

Entries for the 2019 event are not open yet.

This is what previous runners have to say about this amazing trail running experience …

1st Alexandria Trail and for sure not my last.

Well organized and in such a stunning place! Brigetta May

It was a trail with everything in it. From dense forests, farm lands, trails, dirt roads, steep climbs and descents, sand dunes, beach running and magnificent scenery with a number of challenging climbs! Shane Brown

Awesome race!

Stunning scenery and the indigenous forest is gorgeous … Pamela Paton

Accommodation Options

SANParks Woody Cape

Langebos Huts

Woody Cape Nature Lodge

http://www.woodycape.co.za

Kenton Accommodation Options

http://www.kenton.co.za

Results

2018

7km Ladies - [Download] | 7km Men [Download]

14km Ladies - [Download] | 14km Men - [Download]

39km Ladies - [Download] | 39km Men - [Download]