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Addo Elephant Trail Run

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Distance Ultra marathon - 161km

About Addo Elephant Trail Run

Tackle the 100 Mile ultra-trail runs through the vast and beautiful wilderness of the Addo Elephant National Park (75km from Port Elizabeth) and experience the remoteness and wonder of the Eastern Cape bushveld. With routes designed to test trail runners both mentally and physically, the trails track the rugged Zuurberg mountains and valleys of the park.

Addo is the ONLY national park in the world that can lay claim to having the Big 7 (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, southern right whale and the great white shark). We are exceptionally privileged to be able to present an event in this amazing place, and allow our athletes to see and experience it from such a unique perspective.

If you are fit enough to go the distance then come and experience the unrivalled natural diversity of the park’s vegetation and wildlife while running through parts of South Africa’s 3rd largest national park that you would not otherwise be able to access.


100 Mile Trail Run

  • 160.934km

76 km Trail Run

  • 76km

5 km Fun Run

  • 5km

44 km Trail Run

  • 70.81096km



There are a variety of accommodation options are available, including camping, chalets, safari tents and luxury guesthouses: Magnolia Guesthouse, The Aardvark Guesthouse, Zuurberg Mountain Village.

After Race Services

Post race massage. Prize giving and brunch at the Lapa, Addo Elephant Main Camp.

Award Medals

All 100 Mile finishers will receive a finishers buckle. There are trophies for the top 3 men and women for both distances.

Equipment Storage

Runners will be able to drop off your support bag that will be taken to checkpoint 11.

Maximum Time

24 hrs

Addo Elephant Trail Run Route Map

Addo Elephant Trail Run Route Map


Addo Elephant Park Main Camp

Zuurberg Mountain Village,za


Zuurberg Mountain Village

Zuurberg Mountain Village,za


Addo Elephant National Park

Zuurberg mountains


Runners are challenged to run primarily on a combination of single track, 4x4 and old jeep tracks within the park itself, as well as some stretches of dirt road. There are a number of river crossings, and also some challenging climbs, with views at the top that are simply amazing.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.