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Three Cranes

Three Cranes Challenge

The Three Cranes Challenge - part of the Old Mutual sponsored Wild Series - is an annual three-day track & trail run that sees participants cover just over 100km in total. Three Cranes is staged out of a single base camp in the Karkloof area of KwaZulu-Natal.

The run incorporates roads in and around the Karkloof Nature Reserve, and you can expect easy off-road tracks through forests and grasslands, some trail running through beautiful misty forests and magnificent views as you run along the Gilboa escarpment. The night run will add a new dimension and adventure to this challenge and promises to bring out the adventurer in you!

The beautiful Karkloof valley is the breeding ground of South Africa’s endangered Cranes. Sadly, all three of South Africa’s Crane species are in decline due to man’s relentless exploitation of their delicate habitat. By running the Old Mutual Three Cranes Challenge you will also assist these beautiful birds.

Race dates for 2018 to be confirmed.

The Old Mutual sponsored Wild Series events include iMfolozi MTB ChallengeMont-Aux-Sources Challenge and the Golden Gate Challenge.