New dates for the 2020 Whale of Trail Event

We have taken the time over the past month to try to get an understanding of how things will progress with the COVID-19 restrictions and what the future will be like for events. Currently the situation in South Africa is critical, with case numbers rising in all corners of our country. We are sympathetic to effects this pandemic is having on everyone. Considering all the factors, we feel it is prudent to postpone the 2020… Continue reading

Merrell Whale of Trail Postponed

What a difference a few months make! We are now almost half way through 2020 and don’t really have any idea when public gatherings will be allowed under the current government restrictions or whether we will actually return to some sort of “normality” this year. Since the last update that we sent on the 4th May, things unfortunately have not opened up as we all hoped they would. We have now taken the decision to postpone the… Continue reading

Records tumble at the 6th edition of the Merrell Whale of Trail

Records tumbled in both the men’s and women’s races at this year’s edition of the Merrell Whale of Trail. Runners traversed the Potberg Mountains, and the coastal paths of the 53km Whale Trail, in near perfect conditions on Saturday. The use of this incredibly diverse trail made possible by the continued support of CapeNature. What initially looked to be a tough fought battle up front in the men’s field, between previous record holder Kane Reilly… Continue reading

Whale of Trail 2019 goes ahead

Just a short post to let you all know that Whale of Trail 2019 is still on! Last week CapeNature sent out a release about the upgrades taking place along the Whale Trail. When announcing the dates for the 2019 event, we were aware of the upgrades which were originally planned to be completed by the 31st July and have now been pushed back to 2020. Although this affected our 2-day Journey event which we cancelled earlier in the year (see… Continue reading

Kane Reilly obliterates course record to win 2018 Whale of Trail

Megan Mackenzie, home in between Golden Series races, takes the Women’s win The 2018 Merrell Whale of Trail, a 53km ultra trail set in the pristine De Hoop Nature Reserve, saw 83 trail enthusiasts take to the iconic five-day hiking trail that for this one day a year, is condensed into a single-day race. Amongst the 83 starters, a star-studded cast of South Africa’s top runners raced for a cumulative R100k, thanks to new sponsors… Continue reading