The Muizenberg Trail 2022 is +-20km trail in and around the Muizenberg and Kalk Bay Mountains. The plan is to vary the route each year. It has a bit of a everything from big climbs and descents to single and jeep tracks. You are in for a treat, but this trail is not to be taken lightly.

  • Distance: +- 20km
  • Max Altitude: 510m
  • Total Elevation: +-1200m
  • Elevation Loss: +-1200m
  • Route will be marked on the single path and jeep tracks



Every competitor taking part in the Muizenberg Trail is expected to be self-sufficient and equipped in accordance with the requirements of the race rules. It is compulsory for all competitors to carry their own equipment throughout the duration of the race. There will be random equipment checks at any time and place during or immediately after the race. If competitors are found without the specified equipment they will be disqualified from the race and their race result will be displayed as “DSQ”.

Required Race Equipment

Please note that the equipment is there for your safety.

  1. Space Blanket - Essential for all weather conditions - it shouldn't leave your trail running gear!
  2. Waterproof Shell Jacket
  3. Whistle - Essential for all weather conditions - it shouldn't leave your trail running gear!
  4. First Aid Kit - Strapping, pain killers
  5. Food - Enough to last at least 5 hours
  6. Cell Phone - ensure is kept dry and is FULLY charged
  7. Water holder - Minimum 750ml carrying capacity and must contain water.
  8. Backpack /hydration pack /Hip belt /Hydration Belt - all race equipment must fits into the bag/belt.
  9. Race Number
  10. Thermal Base layer - if not wearing place in waterproof bag for wet & cold weather conditions
  11. Hat/Cap/Visor - is advised have with you
  12. Buff/Beanie - is advised have with you
  13. Compass/GPS - its good to have one and know how to use it
  14. MySOS APP - is advised have with you
  15. Cup - Water stations will be cup free, you need to bring your own cup or bottle to be able to get a drink at the water station.


We the organisers of the Muizenberg Trail and all helpers involved on the day take safety very seriously and expect all participants to do the same.

When enjoying the outdoors in the mountains, you need to be prepared for all conditions and the weather can change very quickly from a niced hot day to a Cold, wet, windy day. So be prepared for all types of weather. The weather at sea level is usually very different to that on the top of the mountain, so one needs to be prepared.

Please refer to the Race Equipment list for the exact gear/equipment you will need to carry with you on race day.

Before race day, you will be sent a route map and the route description. All the necessary emergency numbers on along with “what to do in an emergency”.

Safety Tips when Training

  • Plan your route: Know where you are going so there is less chance of your getting lost. Make sure you are allowed to run the route you have planned and have the correct permit if required
  • Tell someone where you are running and what time to expect you back
  • Try avoid running on your own. Safety in numbers
  • Check the weather before you head out: things could change while you are out and you need to be prepared
  • Take sufficient supplies of water and food: always be prepared for worst case scenario, keep a energy bar in your kit bag at all times
  • Take a fully charged cell phone
  • Know your limits!

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