Toyota Warrior Series – Nissan Trailseeker Series – Otter African Trail Run – Torpedo SwimRun – Race to the Sun – Cape Town Marathon – TransCape Mountain Bike Journey
The Warrior Race burst onto the scene in 2013 and immediately spearheaded the meteoric rise of obstacle racing in South Africa. It quickly grew to up to 3,000 participants per event and remains at the forefront of the growth spurt in the fledgling sport of obstacle racing, with its larger than life obstacles and innovative courses to challenge South Africans.
9 EVENTS | GAUTENG, BLOEM, NELSPRUIT, NAMIBIA, KWADUKUZA | SINCE 2013
Nasrec Expo Centre, Gauteng
Heja Game Lodge, Namibia
Blythedale Coastal Estate, KwaDukuza
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Riversands Farm, Gauteng
Marathon distance. Four river crossings. Over 2600 meters of elevation gain and 11 significant climbs. This is what makes The Otter The Grail of Trail. Participants are transported to the Start of the Otter Run at Storms River Rest Camp on the morning of race day. The Cut-off for an official finish of the Otter Run is 8 hours and of the Otter Challenge is 11 hours. There are 3 cut off points en route where participants failing to arrive on time will be removed from the course. The Otter is run along a section of near-pristine coastline and we want to keep it that way.
2 EVENTS | TSITSIKAMMA, GARDEN ROUTE | SINCE 2008
Tsitsikamma National Park
The Nissan Trailseeker MTB Series, the biggest mountain bike series in the world, caters for both novice and pro athletes across South Africa. This event is the perfect outdoor experience with world class routes that get the adrenaline pumping.
6 EVENTS | WELLINGTON, VAN GAALEN, CULLINAN, GAUTENG, HEMEL & AARDE | SINCE 2008
Torpedo SwimRun is a race along naturally iconic routes. Without transition, you test yourself against multiple swims and runs. The adventure, the experience, and the natural beauty are what makes SwimRun wildly cool and a new trend in global sports.
5 EVENTS | GAUTENG, CAPE TOWN, WILDERNESS, PAARL | SINCE 2017
Wilderness, Garden Route
Cradle Moon, Gauteng
Clifton, Cape Town
Paarl, Western Cape
Designed to challenge the inner adventurer in ever rider. Race to the Sun is a 167km (100-mile) journey starting at Hartbeespoort Die Oewer, stretches the imagination by taking the racers through picturesque landscapes and challenging terrains to the finish at Sun City, ensuring a true Mzanzi magic experience.
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is Africa’s only IAAF Gold label status marathon. It is managed by a partnership between WPA, the City of Cape Town and ASEM Running and is endorsed by two of South Africa’s sporting greats, Elana Meyer and Francois Pienaar. Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has a vision of becoming one of the rare World Marathon Majors. We believe that the Mother City, Cape Town, is the ideal host for an iconic African city marathon that showcases the continent’s remarkable talent for long-distance running.
RACE DAY – SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER 2020 – CAPE TOWN
TransCape is an iconic seven-day South African mountain biking journey over 591km taking 200 intrepid adventurers over seven incredible stages from the picturesque town of George to Franschhoek. It’s an all-inclusive, unforgettable luxury off-the-bike experience and an incredibly rewarding on-the-bike journey over some of the finest mountain-biking terrain in the country.
RACE DAY – 1-8 FEBRUARY 2020 – GEORGE to FRANSCHOEK
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Trail Run Events – Mountain Bike Series – SwimRun Series – Mountain Bike Stage Race – Road Marathon – Obstacle Course Races – Gravel Race Series
Faces is about people and the importance of the people we work with and the communities we serve. And, always in the best interest of the consumer, society and the environment.
With great partnerships, we challenge convention, innovate and provide a fresh perspective. Faces is the convergence of incredible life-changing experiences across iconic challenging sporting events.