Impala Ranch – the ideal venue for trail run

In Events, Featured, J Bay X Trail Run, Latest News by Kev

Game farm outside Jeffreys Bay to play host to second edition of JBayX Trail Run

Impala Ranch is situated less than eight kilometres outside Jeffreys Bay. It is a 1000-hectare Game Farm which forms part of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.

Originally designed to be a MTB track, with IMBA marked trails the farm and the terrain lends itself perfectly to trail running.

The venue features various trails, including a 5km, 10Km & 20Km marked routes with options for longer or shorter runs. The 5km route is fairly easy, with ±130m of assent and is also suited to first time runners / walkers. The 10km route is of moderate difficulty with ±260m of ascents and some technical downhills and a few fairly steep climbs. The 20Km trail includes a few good technical sections, with ±380m of ascent.

Large herds of Impala, Red Haartebees, Bontebok, Zebra & Kudu roam freely on this game farm and you are sure to stop every now and then for a photo opportunity, with the views changing literally every 500m.

Impala Ranch is the venue for the 2016 edition of the JBayX Trail Run, and organiser Rieghard Janse Van Rensburg lists five highlights of this year’s event:

  1. Five different routes and various distances to choose from. Incl 5km, 10km, 20km & various combinations.
  2. A choice between day & night runs.
  3. Spectacular trails.
  4. Experience the incredible wind turbines at night.
  5. Awesome prizes & fun for the whole family.

Haven’t entered yet?

Online entries for the individual Trail Runs will close five days prior to the event [11 July 2016] and late-entries will be accepted on Friday 15 July 2016 at the Registration venue, as well as on the day of the race, up to 45 minutes prior to the start of any individual event. Manual Entries can also be done at Thule / Salomon Retailer PE, 3rd Avenue Walmer.

Head over to www.jbayx.co.za for more details.