Tough Runner announces South Africa race!


Tough Runner UK (organiser of the UK’s biggest trail running events) today announced that it will add its very first race in South Africa – Cape Town. The inaugural event will take place from Grabouw Country Club, a mountain paradise in the Western Cape and be held on Saturday 3rd October. This is the first of five new race locations announced for the Tough Runner global calendar.

Athletes will be treated to spectacular courses and an opportunity to experience the culture of this unique city and country. The Elgin Grabouw Club is situated in the vibrant biodiversity hotspot of the Kogelberg Biosphere and has breathtaking views of the Eikenhof Dam, Hottentots-Holland Mountain range and Groenland Mountain; Athletes will be offered the option of a 10k or Half Marathon.
“We are excited to open a new chapter in the global development of Tough Runner “ said Tim (events manager at Tough Runner UK). “Our first event in South Africa will allow us to bring the Tough Runner experience to a new country and a new region, and we are looking forward to working with a highly skilled and experienced team in Cape Town.

Today is a historic day for Tough Runner UK; The team are delighted to welcome South Africa & cape town to our series of events as we continue to bring racing opportunities to people around the world. At Tough Runner, we have a unique opportunity to bring people together from all cultures, countries, and continents”.

Trail running is a sport that promotes a healthy lifestyle and is a great test to prove, primarily for yourself, that you can do more than you could ever imagine. Tough Runner invites athletes from all over the Western cape to experience the inaugural event.

General registration will open early January. Athlete & press inquiries may be directed to

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