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Karkloof Trail Series : A Fresh Direction

The synopsis


Embark on an extraordinary trail running adventure with Terence Vrugtman, the passionate owner of the Karkloof Trail Series. This captivating series of races is a testament to Terence’s unwavering dedication to the sport and his vision for creating an exceptional experience for participants. Join us as we delve into Terence’s journey, the remarkable features of the Karkloof Trail Series, and his ambitious goals for the future.

A Journey Fueled by Passion

Terence Vrugtman’s trail running adventure began with a deep-rooted passion for the outdoors. Inspired by his love for adventure and photography, Terence found himself drawn to capturing the essence of adventure races and trail runs. This passion led him to establish Adventure Life, a marketing company that would eventually become the proud owner of the Karkloof Trail Series.

Falling in Love with Karkloof

Through his involvement in various adventure races, Terence discovered the enchanting beauty of Karkloof. Meeting Jack Davis, the visionary behind the Karkloof Trail Series, proved to be a pivotal moment. Terence’s collaboration with Jack and Andrew sparked a deep connection to the event’s mission and inspired him to immerse himself in the series, even though he missed the first Karkloof Trail Series due to prior commitments

Taking the Plunge

Driven by a thirst for new challenges and a desire for ownership, Terence expressed his aspirations to Jack Davis. This led to a series of discussions that culminated in Terence taking over the Karkloof Trail Series. With his expertise and unwavering commitment, Terence embarked on a journey to elevate the series to new heights under the banner of Adventure Life.

Unleashing the Spirit of Trail Running

The Karkloof Trail Series stands as a vibrant celebration of trail running. With a range of race distances, from the formidable 100-mile ultramarathon to shorter routes, the series caters to trail runners of all levels. Participants are treated to awe-inspiring landscapes and trails that showcase the breathtaking beauty of the Karkloof region.

A Vision for the Future

Terence’s vision for the Karkloof Trail Series revolves around three core elements: an awe-inspiring route, remarkable water points, and an unforgettable post-race experience. By prioritizing these essentials, he aims to position the series as the largest trail running event in the country. Terence’s plans include expanding participation, fostering community engagement, and supporting local businesses to create a lasting positive impact on both the running community and the Karkloof region.


Terence Vrugtman’s passion and commitment have transformed the Karkloof Trail Series into a trail running adventure like no other. With Adventure Life at the helm, runners can expect an exceptional experience that encompasses the spirit of the sport. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or a novice seeking an unforgettable outdoor adventure, the Karkloof Trail Series promises to ignite your passion and unleash the adventurer within. Join Terence Vrugtman and embrace the thrilling spirit of trail running in the captivating landscapes of Karkloof.

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