It’s the start of the year and time for new resolutions. If completing trail running in your hometown seems like kids’ stuff, consider an ultramarathon overseas. South Africa hosts several ultramarathons that may just be the highlight of your year.
South African races like the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Ultra Marathon are well-known globally, but the list of ultra-races is growing, as is the community of runners gearing up to take them on. Here’s everything you need to know about ultrarunning and the South African ultras you need to add to your race calendar this year.