This year marks the 31st Loskop Ultra Marathon and the 11th run of the Wild Challenge.
The 50km Forever Resorts Loskop Marathon which is a favourite amongst seasoned road running athletes and is also a Comrades Marathon qualifying event, has been voted as the 3rd best marathon in South Africa on numerous occasions. 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 Loskopdam 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 4th of March 2017, 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: 064 771 5967 / 064 772 9183
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 to the Fun Run can be done on race day at the start at R35-00 per entry. Proceeds 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.