In some instances, we will be running in wild and remote areas. We have to make you aware that running in these kind of areas pose a certain risk and may lead to serious injury or even death.

Whilst we will do our utmost to keep everyone safe on our runs, it is extremely important that you as a runner are confident that you have matched your ability with the particular experience. Have a look at our safety tips below to ensure you are well prepared when you arrive

Safety Tips

  • Ability

    • Choose an appropriate run for your fitness level and current trail running experience.

  • The Right Shoes

    • For mountain and technical runs, make sure you have the appropriate trail shoes.

    • Trekking polls also help

  • Run with essentials

    • Enough Nutrition for the run, and some spare

    • Enough water to last you for the entire time. It is recommended that a hydration kit be used for runs longer than 15km’s

    • First aid kit. Although we will carry these, we advise you to always keep a basic first aid kit with you.

  • Plan for bad weather

    • Be prepared if the weather turns nasty. Always carry a rain jacket, thermal vest and space blanket on long runs, especially on the mountain courses.

  • African Sun

    • Be prepared for the harsh African sun and always wear a cap and loads of sunscreen.

  • Wildlife

    • We will be running in areas where you may encounter the local wildlife, please read the animal encounter instruction guide in your welcome pack. It is extremely important that you follow these instructions, as well as listen to your lead runner, should you come across any wildlife.

  • Have fun and don’t push yourself too hard.

Insurance

Generally, when travelling to another Country it is mandatory that you have travel insurance. Please make sure that your insurance will have adequate cover should anything happen on a run. On certain runs medical insurance is compulsory, but we do recommend that you have adequate cover for all trips