Adventure seekers looking to participate in the 2019 NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run can enter online at www.gztrun.co.za for their slot from Sunday, July 1st 2018. Entries will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and will close once the limit of 70 teams has been reached.
Taking place May 31st to June 2nd 2019, there are three options for teams entering the boutique trail run, both include access to exclusive trails that traverses the Addo/Zuurberg region, three stages and three nights accommodation, three delicious meals a day (excluding the bronze package, see below), race apparel, on course nutrition and all park and conservation fees.
The platinum package costs R14,000 for a team of two staying in luxury hotel accommodation at the Zuurberg Mountain Village. The gold package costs R10,000 per team for accommodation at the race village in luxury tents and for those with their own accommodation the bronze package is R7,000 per team and includes three lunches.
“The second NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run will start on May 31st 2019 and will see the three-day exclusive trail run build on from last year’s,” remarks Siska ver der Bijl, Managing Director of Hayterdale Trails and race director for the NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run.
About the race
A boutique event, the Great Zuurberg Trail Run takes participants through South Africa’s most majestic trails. The route includes exclusive tracks in the untamed wild of Addo, traverses the Zuurberg mountains, and crosses remote sections of SANParks’ Addo Elephant National Park.
Limited to 70 teams of two, the exclusive three-day trail run bases itself at the Zuurberg Mountain Village where participants benefit from luxury hotel or tented accommodation, and fine dining at the race village.
Van der Bijl remarks about the race saying, “The NFB Great Zuurberg Trail Run is the sister event to the PWC Great Zuurberg Trek (a three-day mountain bike stage race), and embraces trail running’s pioneering and adventurous spirit.
“Our passion for the region drives us. Runners pass a cycad, estimated to be around a 1,000 years old, run through a beautiful alley of yellowwood trees, and navigate some technical trails. The route is diverse. And our races are unique. We believe our differentiators are our prestigious trails, high-end partners and discerning athletes. Plus our unashamedly luxurious twist.”
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