THERE’S TRAIL RUNNING.
THEN THERE’S RED BULL LIONHEART.
The unique high intensity trail-running elimination race was the brainchild of ultra-trail ace, Ryan Sandes, who wanted to create a fun, innovative event where he could share the mountain with as many people as possible and formalise (without compromising its core roots, of course) #TamingTheLion, the underground time-trial up-and-back from the SanParks hut.
Now in it’s sixth year it has become something of an institution on the trail-running calendar.
2016 saw the triumphant return of ‘The Lion King’ aka AJ Calitz who won his fourth title (the only other male to have a hand on the trophy is Johardt Van Heerden who raced to victory in 2015). In the women’s race Megan Mackenzie took the win from a strong field.
Who will be crowned LionHeart in 2017. Do you have what it takes?