The Num Num Trail Challenge


The Num-Num Challenge has rapidly earned a reputation as an exclusive technical trail tester with stunning scenery. Both the 36.5km and 15km races are a pure trail running experiences. Only 12% of the route is considered easy running. The Num-Num just misses the high altitude mark at 1,750m but runners go up and down in altitude by about 460m four times in one day. You will see enough waterfalls to last you a life time, weird and wonderful geological formations and a few ‘Lord of the Rings’ style forests.


When: 3 August 2013, Saturday
Race categories: The 36.5km Challenge or the 15km Rough It. Solo only
Where: Mpumalanga, midway between Machadodorp and Badplaas on the R541. Three hours from Johannesburg and 1.5 hours from Nelspruit
Cost: R750 (Race, Prize Giving Braai, Lunch Packs and Goodie Bag). Race entry price is the same for both race categories
Entry:Entry is limited to 120 runners



Forest twisters, sandstone labyrinths, open grasslands, quad busting descents and climbs, ladders, swing bridges, waterfalls and boulders. You need more than running fitness – quads and upper body will be tested too



Four water tables, starts and finishers tables, and lunch packs. A hearty country braai in the evening with a potjie of gluwein


Bookings will open in November 2012. To get on the VIP List to enter early email:


A couple of comments from Trail Runners:

· “Cape Town Trail runners supporting Mpumalanga jewel! Definitely worth the travel. Lung burning technical trail with unforgettable scenery!” Christiaan Greyling, Num-Num Challenge 2012 Winner


· “The variety of terrain is probably the most enjoyable part of the race easy escarpment running, great views, steep climbs, quad-busting technical descents, twisty forest sections, ladders, bridges, waterfalls, rock pools Num-Num has got everything.” Neill Leith, 8th place


· “The technicality and unique variety of nature scenery on this trail is hard to find elsewhere. I thoroughly enjoyed darting on the single tracks and hopping on the rocks!” Landie Visser, Num-Num Challenge 2012 winner


The Num-Num Trail - A journey where every step is a destination



Limpopo & Mpumalanga



Num num - Donna Wright


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