The Waterberg is one of South Africa’s best loved weekend getaways. Located just 140 kilometres form Pretoria and under 200 from central Johannesburg it is the perfect bushveld retreat from the big city lights. On the 16th of May 2020 fitness enthusiasts will have another reason to escape the urban hustle and bustle when the inaugural Run Waterberg takes place.
Hosted at the Weesgerus Holiday Resort, in Modimolle, the event boasts a road run and three trail running distances. The road run is in fact a reboot of the historic Warmbad to Nylstroom race. It starts at ATKV’s Klein-Kariba Holiday Resort, Bela-Bela, and follows the R101 past bushveld farms and private game reserves to Weesgerus. Measuring 26 kilometres in length it is a more challenging run than a standard half-marathon, not only because of the extended length but also because of the undulating course.
The trail runs meanwhile will start and finish in Modimolle’s Weesgerus Holiday Resort. There are 20- and 10-kilometre distances for the avid trail runners. Both routes will wind their way through private farms surrounding Modimolle. Trail runners can expect picturesque scenery and a tough but rewarding run.
For the less avid runners in the family, including the youngest outdoors-men and -women, Run Waterberg also features a 5-kilometre fun run. The route remains entirely within the safe confines of the Weesgerus Holiday Resort. It is ideal as a walk too, so non-runners have no need to miss out on the action.
The finish venue will also boast a chill zone and live entertainment to ensure that runners make a day of their bushveld excursion. Or better yet, make a weekend of it. With Weesgerus offering a choice of chalets or caravan/camping accommodation options runners have options to suit their budgets.
Entries to the Run Waterberg are open at www.entryninja.com and more details can be found on the event’s Facebook page: Run Waterberg 2020.
Fast Facts: Run Waterberg 2020
|Date:||16 May 2020|
|Venue:||Weesgerus Holiday Resort, Modimolle|
|Distances:||26km (Road) 20km (Trail), 10km (Trail) & 5km (Fun Run)|
|ASA Licences:||Must display a valid 2020 license or purchase a day licence|
|Entry Fees||26km: R220 | 20km: R200 | 10km: R125 | 5km: R50|
|Facebook Event:||Run Waterberg 2020|