Merrell Whale of Trail 2016 date announced

They have some family commitments and feasting to attend to in Antarctica, so some are thinking about heading home soon, but the Southern Right Whales will leave with a ‘Sea you later’ promise to be back next year to take up their cheerleading positions. South Africa’s acclaimed five day Whale Trail hiking route is offered as a challenge to runners capable of embracing all 53km of spectacular mountain paths, technical rocky ridgelines, sandy beach stretches… Continue reading

Whale of Trail in the news

Merrell Whale of Trail puts the W on Ow! Running 53km anywhere, is tough. Starting out with a 450m climb straight up a mountain makes it a little more daunting. Traversing 23km of single track mountain path takes some training. Trotting along the seaside clifftops puts strain on the fatigued legs. And then descending onto a beach is where one hits the proverbial wall. Only it is softer than a wall. And longer. But it… Continue reading

Merrell Whale of Trail 2015 dates annouced

On the 10th May 2014, 160 runners took part in the inaugural Merrell Whale of Trail. A 53km trail run along South Africa’s iconic 5-day Whale trail. The event was a huge success and received glowing reviews from all the runners that took part. “Stunning”, “Must do”, “Challenging”, “Bucket list stuff”, “Classic”, were just some of the words used to describe the event by those lucky enough to have done the first event. After an… Continue reading