42km SkyMarathon

21km Mountain Challenge

10km & 5km trail run

Ingeli Forest Resort and its beautiful surrounds offer a trail running paradise, with the Ingeli Mountain Range providing the challenge. The event will be a one day event with a prize giving and dinner in the evening after the event. The main event is for the more experienced runners while shorter events of 21km, 10km and 5km are run on the same day. Several water tables are set-up on route.




The Ingeli SkyMarathon, which forms one of the 9 sanctioned South African SkyRunning Series for 2016, is a challenging mix of forest single track, climbing mountain paths, dirt jeep track and cut grass paths. The route is designed to pass through the most scenic parts of the area including waterfalls, streams and amazing views! Runners are taken to one of the highest parts of the Ingeli Mountain so make sure you have your climbing legs ‘on’!


The 21km Mountain Challenge follows the same route as the main event for 12kms before splitting off and returning to the finish at the lodge. The 21km is the mini version of the full challenge, but should not be underestimated. It is still a tough, challenging and scenic route itself!


The 10km and 5km forest trail events do not venture onto Ingeli Mountain, but still involve a few steep climbs and descents through the forested area. They have been designed for those looking for something shorter with the 5km well suited to beginner trail runners and children. Walkers are welcome for both of the Forest Trail routes.

 COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT for 42km runners (& recommended for 21km runners): 


  • 2l hydration pack

  • Waterproof rain jacket

  • Long sleeve thermal vest

  • Space Blanket

  • Whistle

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Head Torch

  • Hat/buff/beanie



Various Prizes.



Kids entertainment will be available. 



Food and drink will be on sale.



Showers are available for those runners once they have completed their race! 



We encourage you to really make a weekend of it and enjoy all that we have to offer at Ingel.  We have adventure golf for those not hitting the trails.  Ingeli Forest Resorts is also home to Seruga Spa, give them a call to book a treatment.  For those eager beavers, the trails will be available for your use on the Sunday too – or bring your mountain bikes and have a whirl on the trails on your wheels instead! 


Watch our video here..


Ingeli SkyMarathon & Trail Run 


Save the Date: 2018 TBC

Craft beer, kids' entertainment; if you aren't running - pull in for the vibe & a fantastic day out!

 Start times & Entry Fee's 

42km Sky Marathon

6:30am Start

R600 Pre Entry/ Late-R650

21km Mountain Challenge

8am Start

R250 Pre Entry/ Late-R280

10km Trail Run

9am Start

R120 Pre Entry/ Late-R150

5km Trail Run

9:15am start

R50 Pre Entry/ Late-R50