The Ingeli Sky Marathon is a challenging mix of forest single track, climbing mountain paths, dirt jeep track and cut grass paths and takes place in the breathtaking surrounds of the Ingeli Forests on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast.
Set to take place on the 30th April 2016, each year this race is attracting an increased number of participants from around the country and visitors are diarizing it as an annual must-do calendar date, making a full weekend of it. The route is designed to pass through the most scenic parts of the area including waterfalls, streams and amazing views! Runners are taken to one of the highest parts of the Ingeli
Mountain – a rather challenging ascent of nearly 2000 metres for the Sky Marathon runners. The 21km Mountain Challenge follows the same route as the main event for 12kms before splitting off and returning to the finish at the lodge. The 21km is the mini version of the full challenge, but should not be underestimated. It is still a tough, challenging and scenic route itself!
As always, there are loads of prizes and goody bags for everyone and Sky Marathon entrants will receive a t-shirt as well and there will be a controlled kids zone at the venue with full supervision for adults needing some help with their little ones whilst they are running.
For the slightly less fit, or more relaxed participants, the 10km and 5km forest trail events do not venture onto Ingeli Mountain, but still involve a few steep climbs and descents through the forested area. They have been designed for those looking for something shorter with the 5km well suited to beginner trail runners and children. Walkers are welcome for both of the Forest Trail routes.
South Coast Tourism 9th March 2016