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7-9 July 2017 - Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

4-6 August 2017 - Karkloof100 Training Camp - Karkloof (KZN)

6-8 October 2017 - Lesotho Ultra Training Camp - Maliba Lodge (Lesotho)

TRAILLAB

Trail running training camps held in various regions within South Africa.

The Concept

TrailLab hosts trail training camps across the country, catering for trail runners of all levels. The idea of the camps is for trail runners to get together in an informal environment, in some of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, to run amazing trails and learn techniques and tips.

At the same time some of the world’s foremost apparel and equipment companies will be on hand for you to try some of their products out on the trails. This provides runners the opportunity to test what Pro Trail Athletes are using, and actually trial some of these products before spending money on purchasing them.

Our Weekender Camps cater for those wanting time out on the trail and are also aimed at preparing runners for specific races, but are not limited to that. The camps often take place in the area of the race affording runners the opportunity to run sections of the trails on the actual race routes.

TRAIL RUNNING

3 Guided trail runs, with on-trail pro tuition to grasp trail running techniques.

MEALS

All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks & refreshments.

SPORTS NUTRITION

A full range of various sports nutrition options to test whilst training..

WELCOME KIT

Full welcome kit bag containing running shirts, a soft shell, base layer, legendary TrailLab trucker cap etc.

MASSAGE

Sports massages following the 2 morning runs.

TRAIL KIT

A selection of trail kit to test including packs, hiking poles, Altra shoes and Suunto Ambit watches.

VIP DISCOUNTS

A Drifters VIP TrailLab card affording guests 10% discount on all purchases.

NIGHT RUNNING

A night run with a selection of LED Lenser headlamps to test.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Dedicated action photographer for the camp & access to all images.

MOVIE SCREENINGS

Screening of an assortment of trail movies.

DEMOS

ActivPatch4U demonstration, application and testing.

TRAIL CAMPS

  • Weekender Camps

    These are 2 day running camps held in a region of a popular trail run. Each day is made up of a morning out on the trails ranging between 20km and 40km. Limited to 12 runners.

  • Enduro Camps

    These are 4-5 day camps. Each day is made up of a morning run out on the trails in that specific area, with trails ranging from 20km to 40km on a specific day. Limited to 12 runners.

  • Professional Advice

    Participants will receive “on-trail tips” and coaching from some of the foremost trail runners in South Africa.

  • Daily Recap/Q&A Sessions

    After the days’ running, the participants have the opportunity for daily sessions covering topics such as running techniques, fueling, recovery, nutrition, injury prevention & cure and so on.

  • Strengthening Classes

    At the end of each day there will be a stretching/yoga class for all runners.

  • Nutrition

    The runners will be fully catered for 3 meals a day, with nutritious menus and meals, as recommended by leading runners from around the world.

2017 Trail Camps Calendar

Upcoming Camps

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, KwaZulu Natal

7-9 July 2017

For bookings, click here

Karkloof100 Training Camp
Karkloof, KwaZulu Natal

4-6 August 2017

Hosted at Karkloof Nature Reserve

For bookings, click here

Lesotho Ultra Training Camp
Maliba Lodge, Lesotho

6-8 October 2017

Hosted at Maliba Lodge, Lesotho

For bookings, click here

Booking Request Form

News

Karkloof 100 miler

TrailLab partners with KZN Trailrunning in hosting the Karkloof 100 miler. In September 2017, the Howick and the Karkloof area will play host to the Karkloof100. For more information on the event and the camps associated with the race, please click here

New Dates Announced

2017 Camp dates announced. Spaces are limited to 12 people per camp.