30th Run of Loskop Ultra Marathon

The Forever Resorts Loskop Series, comprising of the traditional 50km Loskop Ultra Marathon and the 21.1km Forever Resorts Wild Challenge, is taking place on Saturday 16 April 2016 and there is just 9 days to go before entries close on 11 March 2016.

This year marks the 30th commemorative Loskop Ultra Marathon and the 10th run of the Wild Challenge.

The 50km Forever Resorts Loskop Marathon is a favourite amongst seasoned road running athletes and is also a Comrades Marathon qualifying event. The start, 06:00 at the Steve Tshwete Municipal Buildings in Middelburg, takes place in the highveld at an altitude of 1540 metres above sea level and ends in the lowveld at an altitude of 930 metres above sea level.

The 21.1km Forever Resorts Wild Challenge starts at 06:30 and will be run through the scenic Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, which should not only offer a challenging and picturesque route, but also offers a “wild” experience that will tempt athletes to want to return for more year after year.

Entries close on the 11th of March 2016, and athletes can either enter online at www.loskopmarathon.co.za or submit an entry form directly to the Race Administration Office, Contact: (013) 243-2683 or Cell: 060 358 8546.

The Rhino fun run (4.9km) is also again presented this year. This Family Fun Run takes place on the same day from the start of the 21.1km Wild Challenge (near the Dam wall). This unique run will be towards Loskopdam, A Forever Resort along the dam. Entries only on race day at the start at R30-00 per entry, which will contribute towards the “Friends of Loskop Conservation Fund”. No prize-money will be awarded, but all finishers will receive a medal. Walkers are also welcome. The Fun Run starts at 06:45.

Compiled by: Ziska Haak – Cell: 079 523 3250; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
On behalf of: Forever Resorts Loskop Marathon and Department of Culture, Sport & Recreation – Mpumalanga Province, Sibongile Nkosi – Cell: 082 492 4886

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