On the horizon of the South African trail running calendar, the Vlakvark Trail Run 2023 will unveil an experience like no other on September 23rd. Set to take place at 31 Doctor Yusuf Dadoo Avenue, in the beautiful Wilkoppies area of Klerksdorp, this event will unite avid runners and nature enthusiasts alike.
Runners, Get Ready!
The race will begin sharply at 07:00 in the stunning landscape of Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve. As an added incentive, the first 200 registrants will receive a complimentary buff to commemorate their participation in the event. Runners can anticipate a mass start, with excitement filling the crisp morning air as competitors of all levels share a unified goal—crossing the finish line.
Ticketing and Participation
A range of ticket prices will accommodate various levels of athletic prowess. For those aiming to conquer a 5km trail, a ticket will cost a mere R80.00. The 10km trail comes with a ticket price of R150.00, and for the bold runners aiming for a 21km challenge, tickets are priced at R220.00. Tickets can be purchased from the official website, Klerksdorp Marathon Club.
The Club that Binds Community
Klerksdorp Marathon Club, registered to Athletics South Africa, is more than just a running club. It stands as a familial community bound by the shared love for the sport. The club's red and green colors are iconic in road races, representing not only the club’s history but also its commitment to fostering athletic talent and unity. Members enjoy the benefit of receiving permanent race numbers for prestigious events like the Comrades Marathon, the Two Oceans, and the cross country season.
As the day draws closer, it will become evident that the Vlakvark Trail Run 2023 will be a monumental event, enhancing Klerksdorp’s status as a hub for community and athletic excellence. The marriage of sportsmanship, community, and the beauty of South African landscapes will form a tapestry of unforgettable memories.
Prepare your running shoes and mark your calendars; the Vlakvark Trail Run will be a day to remember.