Get Ready For The WildJoburg Trail Run This August


Enjoy trail running and you’re looking for a challenge? Then why not register for The WildJoburg Trail Run, taking place at Thaba-Eco Lifestyle Centre, Joburg South, on Saturday, 19 August 2023. Interested in joining? Then be sure to register ASAP!

Don’t Miss The WildJoburg Trail Run

May 2015 introduced Trail Running to Johannesburg in a big way! Now by popular demand, Joburg’s newest and greatest sports event, The WildJoburg Trail Run is holding its next trail extravaganza, WildJoburg 2023 at Thaba-Eco Lifestyle Centre, Joburg South.

10 minutes south of the city centre, WildJoburg provides Joburgers with an unprecedented opportunity to test themselves against pristine Highveld trails without having to leave the city. WildJoburg presents an authentic but moderate 5km, a tough 10km, and a beast of a 20km.

The inexperienced novice, the crossover roadrunner who is tired of the tar, and the experienced mountain runner will all be challenged by the professionally developed trails set spectacularly amongst the indigenous fauna and flora that once covered the Highveld. And after pushing yourself to the limit over ankle-busting Transvaal quartzite, through shade-giving native kiepersol trees and past curious herds of zebra and wildebeest. And for some rehydration and refueling, runners can visit the Lifestyle Centre restaurant – Just Darling – or the charming coffee shop at Thaba Trails.


Tough: WildJoburg 20

  • Elevation: 500m+
  • Aid Stations: 2
  • Rating: Tough
  • Start Time: 07:00
  • Entry Fee: Standard Entry (until midnight Thursday 17 August 2023) – R350

Moderate to Tough: WildJoburg 10

  • Elevation: 300m+
  • Aid Stations: 1
  • Rating: Moderate to Tough
  • Start Time: 07h30
  • Entry Fee: Standard Entry (until midnight Thursday 17 August 2023) – R300

Novice to Moderate: WildJoburg 5

  • Elevation: 100m+
  • Aid Stations: 1
  • Rating: Novice to Moderate (NOT flat)
  • Start Time: 08h00
  • Entry Fee: Standard Entry (until midnight Thursday 17 August 2023) – R250


Registration for all races will be open from 06h00 @ Thaba Trails.

To register, click here to visit their Entry Portal.


Hydration & Nutrition Stations

There will be a minimum of one water table each on the 5km and 10km routes and two water tables on the 20km route. In line with the “Carry Your Own” philosophy there will be no plastic sachets or disposable cups at the water tables, and runners must carry their own portable drinking cups / flasks / bladders. Each water table will stock water, Coke and super energising 32gi sports nutrition drinks. Each water table will also stock basic high energy nutrition items.

Recommended / Compulsory Equipment

We will not require runners on any of the routes to carry any compulsory kit or equipment but will rather expect you to be responsible and to self-guide. Thirsty runners should carry at least 1.5 litres of their own water – do NOT underestimate these trails, especially if it’s looking like being a warm day, even in Winter! Similarly carry food and energy support to suit your own taste / preference.


And if it looks like rain, make sure you have some kind of protection. The last two WildJoburg events saw winter rain, and it would be terribly embarrassing to have to be treated for exposure and hypothermia in the middle of Joburg! (although emergency medical professionals will be on hand just in case…). Lastly, don’t forget the sunscreen, and a cap for that horrible hole in the ozone layer.

It goes without saying that everyone is expected to run with a phone with the Race Organiser / Emergency numbers, which will be provided at Race Briefing before each race.

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