Sani Stagger Marathon
Stagger Trail to enhance Sani Stagger weekend
Himeville – The addition of the Stagger Trail event to the 2018 Sani
Stagger’s offerings is a move that didn’t need too much thought from the
organisers, with justification coming as trail enthusiasts and road
runners alike snap up entries for the trail runs on Saturday, 24
The Stagger Trail will take place on the same day as the full subscribed
Sani Stagger Marathon and half marathon, covering distances of 38km and
21km, and Running Man Adventures’ Spurgeon Flemington felt that they
needed to give runners more opportunity to get involved in the Sani
“With the marathon and half marathon being oversubscribed we wanted to
give people that want to take part an option,” Flemington said. “Adding
the Stagger Trail was the perfect opportunity for us to broaden the
“We have seen how successful the Two Oceans Trail has become; and with
the cross over between road running and trail running becoming so fluid
we thought that we would give people the option of a trail run.”
The addition of the two trail runs was not added entirely without
thought, Flemington and his team believe that the two events will add
tremendous value to an already choker-block weekend of running.
“We have never really had routes of these sorts of distances in the past
but it is still a great fit with runners being able to experience some
“The trails run through the Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site and
start and finish at the Premier Resort Sani Pass. We usually have point
to point routes so a loop will be a little different to what we are used
“We will have to do a bit of maintenance on the routes because of the
time of the year the event is taking place during, but with such a
positive take up on entries it is worth it,” Flemington added.
Flemington and his Running Man Adventures team are responsible for
staging many different events in the Southern Drakensberg, however he
believes that the Stagger Trail is attracting runners that his events
might not have in the past.
“We have been able to target a fresh market with the Stagger Trail which
has included a lot of road runners, which has been good.
“We have sold out 60% of the entries thus far and we have limited the
Stagger Trail to 300 runners.
“Being able to showcase what we offer to a new market is always a
positive and speaking to a new market helps grow the event,” he added.
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Some beautiful views and
trails will highlight this years inaugural Stagger Trail, which forms
part of an exciting Sani Stagger weekend on Saturday, 24 November.
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