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The 12km race is ideal for runners who want a shorter challenge. Starting and finishing at Villa Paradiso, this route offers a mix of trails and beautiful scenery.



Number of Aid Stations:

  • Total: 2 Water points. 

Food at Aid Stations:

  • Water

  • Coca-Cola

  • Sweet treats like cookies and gummies

  • Salty snacks


Key Times:

  • Registration: Saturday 3rd August, from 05:00 AM

  • Start Time: 08:00AM at Villa Paradiso

  • Cut-off Time: 11:00 AM at Villa Paradiso

  • Registration
    We try to keep it simple. Please bring your ticket, either printed or on your mobile. We scan your ticket QR Code. We confirm your details. We hand you a timing chip You test the timing chip That's all!
  • Start Times
    Start times for each race are different, based on light and season. Please see the schedule on the event webpage for more. We'd love it if you arrived for Registration 45min - 1 hour before your race start. If we're running slow, we'll prioritize the races in order.
  • Venue
    The venue for each race is different as we aim to expose you to all the best locations in the Magaliesberg. Each event builds to a bigger 80km Ultra Loop. All venues are accessible by 98% of vehicles. We do suggest you leave the Porsche at home though. Please see the event page of your race for more on the locations.
  • GPX Files
    GPX routes will be emailed 1-2 days before the race.
  • Route and Venues
    All routes are designed to progressively get harder, to help you build your running along. Routes feature known trails and new trails. Our routes are on private land and require permission from the land over to run on. Please consult with us before you decide to re-run the race route you just ran!
  • Why Harties and the Magaliesberg
    Why not? Thomas and Terence have been running these trails for 10 plus years. It's only fair we share the beauty and epic-ness of the Magaliesberg we have fallen in love with.
  • Dogs & Cats
    Sadly, all our races are not pet friendly, as requested by the land owners.
  • Food & Drinks
    At each venue we will have an array of food and drinks available for purchase from vendors! Want to be a vendor? Email us!
  • Hiking
    We do allow hikers on the shorter courses, 6km and 12km. As this is a Trail Running race we ask for understanding of this and respect for our course times. Please do not leave us waiting or be out there longer than 4.5 hours.
  • Ages
    We encourage all ages to race! As long as you or your child are capable in your eyes to follow route marking, we are happy they run. We accept no responsibility.
  • Prizes
    We have on average, about R15 000 in spot prizes which will be handed out at random. We also have R10500 total in cash prizes for the Long course podium winners, Male and Female. Elite entries entered with a free entry will have their race fee deducted from total winnings. All podium winners receive an entry to the next race.
  • Timing and Results
    We use our own timing system. Our goal is to change things up a little. We're over bulky bibs and long PDF results. Bare with us as we develop this for you and all future races! Results should be emailed to you about 5-10 minutes after you finish! How insane is that! Not happy with your result - Run Quicker! If we have made a mistake, contact us!
  • Digital Tickets
    Please keep your event ticket safe in your mailbox, more instructions will be shared just before the event. Ticket holders must present their tickets on entry. You can either print your ticket or present this digital version. You can find all the details about this event on our website. If you have any questions or issues, contact the event host. If you can’t attend the event, please get in touch. Looking forward to seeing you there!
  • Refunds or Exchanges
    The following refunds are applicable if a participant withdraws their entry: 90% 2 months before race day 50% 1 month before race day Please note, there will be no refunds issued for withdrawals from 3 weeks before Race Day. If the race organisers are forced to postpone the race for any reason, all participant's entries will be transferred to the new date. If a runner is unable to attend the new date a refund or 85% will be issued to the full value of the ticket.
  • Will there be Media?
    @AdventureLifeSA will provide videos throughout the event, Photo updates, a final album via social media, and live streams of key sections.
  • Why Harties Trail Experience
    Our big goal is to give you a tour of the best trails Harties has to offer. We believe these trails need to be experienced by all. By doing each event, you’ll unlock and run new trails that all add up to our end-of-year 80km Harties Loop Ultra!
  • What do we have at the water points?
    At minimum, Ice Water Coke Sweets Fruit & Potatoes
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