The Glencairn Trail Run is a fully serviced stage race. There are two events of different distances catering for runners of different abilities:


Day 1: 12km | Day 2: 8km


Day 1: 21km | Day 2: 18km

Each participant, no matter what distance they are doing, will be treated exactly the same. Everyone is as important as the next and we aim to give everyone a great experience. We hope to inspire as many people to get running and explore this stunning part of the country.

Runners wanting to change from the Lamb to the Ram or vice versa can do so by emailing admin@glencairntrailrun.co.za until the 6th October. Otherwise swaps can be done at registration or on the day. If you decide mid-run to change please inform the time keepers as you cross the line.



Entry Fee

We have two options available to our runners:

• Full package is R1850.00 per person (Glencairn Tent or Own Tent – the price is the same)

• Outside stay package is R1690.00 per person (not staying in the Glencairn Race Village)

What Does It Include
  • 6 meals: including supper Friday and lunch on Sunday
  • 24 hour tea table
  • Fully serviced race village including bar, chill zone & charging station
  • Event garment (Salomon)
  • Tent and mattress (Only full package with Glencairn tent. Full package with own tent will get an allocated site and access to all ablutions)
  • Event medal
  • Permanent ablutions (Hot showers and airy flushing  toilets)
  • Medical and doctor support
  • 24 hour security
  • Water tables (one per day)
  • Post run activities & entertainment (ultimate frisbee and a live band)
  • Awesome trails and a race village experience that one can expect from a “2c” event
  • Some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Africa
What To Bring
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Light
  • Running clothes for two days
  • Casual clothes (it gets cold!)
  • Towel
  • Cash (bar & massages -nearest ATM 5.2kms away)
  • Credit card – medical emergencies
  • Chargers (please label)
  • Toiletries (including sunblock)
  • Great attitude
  • Passport – If you plan on going to the top of Sani Pass during the weekend
  • Download full packing list here


Supporters/Children packages are available for all the great people coming to support their friends and family. The supporter package costs R1090 (see below what it includes). You can book your supporter/child package online by adding it to your runners entry. You will be required to book in order to receive your village band. Anyone without a band will not be allowed meals. There will also be the option of meals only and no accommodation and these meal tickets can be purchased at the event through Underberg School.

*Please note that the supporter/child will share a tent with their runner. If there is more then 1 supporter or child per runner then an additional tent will be supplied to that “group”.

*Spots are limited

What Does It Include

2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION: We will supply supporters with their own tent and mattresses. You welcome to share tents should you wish. The tents are plenty big enough for two adults. (2.4m x 2.4m)

6 MEALS: Your supporter’s package includes all meals including Friday supper and Sunday lunch.

SHOWERS & TOILETS: Glencairn has proper showers with hot water guaranteed 24/7. Plenty of real, airy, flush toilets are a permanent fixture at Glencairn so there is no need for you to start practicing to hold your breath!

CHILL AREA: The main barn at Glencairn will act as the chill area. The pub, 24hr tea and coffee station and the relaxation lounges will be found in this area. This will be the hub of the race village and various post run activities will happen in or around this area. The supporters package will allow you to enjoy this area with the runners.

POST RUN ACTIVITIES & ENIRTAINMENT: Join a game of ultimate frisbee and enjoy sundowners listening to a live band.

DOCTOR: There will be an on-site doctor should you need to see him.

CHILD CARE DURING THE RUN: We will have someone looking after the children while his/her parents are running.


REMEMBER: Please don’t forget to bring your own towel, favorite pillow and a warm sleeping bag. Or better still a sheet and duvet. Remember you in the berg so things can get chilly.



If you are no longer able to take part in the event you can substitute your entry to someone else. There is a R150 admin fee for substitutions. Online substitutions will close on Friday 5th October. You can then do on-the-day substitutions at Glencairn for a fee of R200.

How to do a substitution: Using your ID number login into your entry here. On the bottom right hand corner click the button “substitutions”, then click the “add” button. Enter the new runner’s details and click “proceed to pay”. Payment can be done either with a credit card or via EFT. If you do an EFT PLEASE use the ORIGINAL RUNNER’S ID number and email POP to admin@glencairntrailrun.co.za


If you are no longer able to take part in the event and do not have anyone to substitute your entry to, we will refund 90% of your entry fee up until 31st July. For the month of August 75% of your entry fee will be refunded, then from 1st September 50% of your entry will be refunded. No refunds will be available from 15th September.



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