Merrell Whale of Trail Ups prize money to R110k

Race organisers and Mountain Runner Event partners, Graham Bird and Tatum Prins, welcome two new sponsors on board for the 2018 instalment of the Merrell Whale of Trail: PSG Rosebank and De Hoop Collection. Thanks to both, the Merrell Whale of Trail has upped their prize money and now offer elites and trails runners a prize pot they simply can’t afford NOT to race for! Suzette von Broembsen from PSG Rosebank, an avid trail runner… Continue reading

The Whale of Trail Supermoms

Trail running is not only a sport that showcases some of the lesser known locations around our beautiful country, it also brings people with a shared love of the outdoors and adventure together, and the Merrell Whale of Trail is no different. This year, it has brought a special group of women together, the Whale of Trail Supermoms, who are not only united by their common mom-duties and school runs, but also their shared goal… Continue reading

Get to grips with the route

For one day a year, the Whale Trail, a five-day hiking trail through De Hoop Nature Reserve, is reserved exclusively for Merrell Whale of Trail entrants to boldly tackle the full distance of 53km in just one day. Frequented by hiking and outdoor enthusiasts for the remainder of the year as a five-day excursion, it is only natural to break the route down into five sections (as per the five days). Bryony McCormick, two-time Whale… Continue reading