Running in Nelson Mandela Bay will take on a new dimension with one of the first night trail runs through a nature reserve.
“Following the success of the Business Night Relay, we’re looking forward to heading into the bush for an equally exciting trail run series,” says Mike Zoetmulder of Zports Trail Runs, which is organising the fun run.
It will be run on Thursday, December 8, through the 3 000 hectare Hopewell Conservation Estate, a new private game reserve near the Wedgewood Golf Course on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth.
“This is the day before schools close, and at the start of a busy holiday season. We expect a big turnout,” says Zoetmulder.
Races to be staged include a 15 kilometre individual night trail run, a 15 kilometre three-person relay, and a five kilometre kids bush run.
The kids bush run starts at five thirty in the afternoon, and the night trail at seven thirty, just after sunset.
The moon will be nearly full.
“This will be followed by a braai and fellowship – runners are encouraged to bring the whole family. They can relax, take a stroll and see if they can spot the eland calves, mountain zebra, springbok, hartebeest or other game,” says Brian Corrigan of Hopewell Conservation Estate.
For more information about the night run, go to the trail website, www.trail-runs.co.za.
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