“It all started months ago, when three local trail runners and our founding members decided to plan a trail event to showcase our Upper Highway Trails – and raise essential funds for our local conservancies,” says Craig Brigg.
As the temperature reached an extraordinary 42°C on the 10th of December 2022, 400 runners toe’d the line at Camp Orchards in Hillcrest. “Our inaugural 42km and 15km trail runs were underway, traversing fields of grassland, dropping into deep valleys of indigenous forests, and crossing a multitude of valley streams before climbing out of the valleys and returning to the greenery of Camp Orchards,” says Craig.
“Following the sell-out of the event and the support of our sponsors and trail-running fraternity, we very happily shared funds of over R80 000 with the participating conservancies.”
Craig is thrilled to announce that 2023 will be bigger and better, with new routes and exciting changes.