Glencairn Trail Run 2023
Fri 13 Oct - Sun 15 Oct 2023 @ Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Glencairn Events

A small sheep farm at the foothills of the majestic Sani Pass Valley was acquired and transformed into the registration and start venue of KAP sani2c. Glencairn Farm is still very much a sheep farm but the developments aimed at these races have provided a great opportunity to host a 2-day trail running event.

Glencairn Farm provides a home for these events, nestled within the beauty this area has to offer. There is no better way to appreciate these natural assets than by foot while running past dairy pastures and up alongside the Drakensberg Mountains. Hodgsons Peaks will always be in the foreground urging you to explore more of what this area has to offer.



We have the following options available to our runners:

1) Full Glencairn Package = R 2950.00

- Glencairn tent (tent will be erected for you & a comfy mattress provided)

2) Outside stay = R 2750.00 

- This will be for runners choosing to stay outside of Glencairn Race Village at alternative accommodation

3) Glencairn Mountain Marathon Full Package =R 3 200

- Glencairn tent (tent will be erected for you & a comfy mattress provided)

4) Glencairn Mountain Marathon Outside Stay = R 3 000

- This will be for runners choosing to stay outside of Glencairn Race Village at alternative accommodation

  • 6 meals: from supper on Friday to 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)
  • 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 (yoga and live bands)
  • Awesome trails and a race village experience that one can expect from a “2c” event
  • Some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Africa


- 2 NIGHTS ACCOMODATION: We will supply supporters with their own tent and mattresses. You are 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 from supper on Friday to lunch on Sunday.
- 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 & ENTERTAINMENT: You are welcome to join all the activities planned after the run.
- 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.


We encourage families to bring their children along. There will be someone watching over the children while you run.

As the race village for Glencairn is on a sheep farm there is plenty of space for the children to run around. They can bring their bicycles along and can ride around the farm area.

During previous Glencairn Trail Run events, some of the children have decided while staying at the event to enter and run a day of the Lamb Run. You can enter at the event for R300.00 per day.

The cost is R1030.00 per child under 12 years old which includes all 6 meals from Friday night dinner to Sunday lunch. It also includes accommodation in our two man tents. Should you have two or more children they will be allocated a tent to share. Any child 13 years and older will need to purchase a normal supporters package which is R2000.00 for the weekend.




Registration will be held at Glencairn Farm. Registration will open at 15:00 on Friday afternoon and close at 20:00. You will receive your race packs, tent numbers and your village band will be fitted. Dinner will be available to all runners. If you are coming up early Saturday you can register from 5:30am.


The Glencairn Trail Run has three events catering for different abilities. The original two day events are “The Ram Run” which is the longer distance event (Day 1: 18km, Day 2: 17km) and “The Lamb Run” (Day 1: 8km, Day 2: 10km) is the shorter distance event. Both distances provide a unique mix of terrain with a couple of technical sections that everyone will enjoy.


Our newest addition is “The Glencairn Mountain Marathon” which is a single stage run on the Saturday. It is 45kms running from Bulwer, across the exquisite Marwaqa mountain range to Glencairn Farm. This event will be for those waiting to push themselves further and enjoy a good day out on the legs.


We have spent a lot of time on the route to ensure that it will captivate all runners to provide them with a special running experience.


Each runner will be given a four-person tent (2.5m x 2.5m) all for themselves with a comfortable mattress. You will be required to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.

To download a full packing list click here.

Should you wish to not camp in the race village you can book accommodation anywhere in or around Himeville, Sani Pass or Underberg. See below for some options in the area.


Day 1 will be batched by SA Seeding based on past Glencairn Trail Run results and other races you have completed. Day 2’s batch will all depend on your Day 1 performance. Should you wish to run with your friends you are welcome to move down into their batch. They cannot move up into yours.

More information:

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
The Lamb Run - Full package WAITING LIST ONLY 18 km (10km + 8km) 07:00 R 2,950.00
The Lamb Run - Outside Stay WAITING LIST ONLY 18 km (10km + 8km) 07:00 R 2,750.00
The Ram Run - Full package WAITING LIST ONLY 36 km (17km + 19km) 07:00 R 2,950.00
The Ram Run - Outside Stay WAITING LIST ONLY 36 km (17km + 19km) 07:00 R 2,750.00
Mountain Marathon Full Package WAITING LIST ONLY 45 km 07:00 R 3,200.00
Mountain Marathon Outside Stay WAITING LIST ONLY 45 km 07:00 R 3,000.00

Event location
Glencairn Farm, Underberg

Route information
Coordinates -29.7010583, 29.4916389
Address Glencairn Farm
City Underberg
Province KwaZulu-Natal