Dreaming of running an ultra marathon?

Running a marathon can be very daunting, running an ultra marathon… well that can feel impossible for most people.

Ultra running is gear intensive, expensive, and very hard to train for. That is why we have teamed up with the key brands in the running world to provide one runner with gear, coaching, and nutrition to get them all the way to the finish line of the Harties Loop Ultra Marathon.

The total value is over R34 000!

Scarpa South Africa is sponsoring a pair of running shoes of your choosing.

mindful runner coaching

The Mindful Runner is sponsoring a tailored running program to get you ready for an ultra.


Black Diamond South Africa is sponsoring running kit to keep you cool, protected and safe on your ultra.

maurten sports nutrition

Maurten has sponsored the best nutrition on the market to keep you running.

Suunto has sponsored a 9 watch to help you hit those training goals and run your best!

ultra running competition

Harties Trail Experience has sponsored a race entry to the 80km Hartjies Loop

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win suunto sports watches

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers, and instruments used by adventurers all over the globe.

Suunto 9

The Suunto 9 is an ultra thin and ultra tough GPS multisport watch with long battery life and minimalistic design.

Made in Finland with 100% renewable energy.

What Do you Stand to Win?

black diamond trail running gear

Built for the mountains, Black Diamond is best known for creating some of the world’s best gear for mountaineering. In more recent years Black Diamond has been partnering with world-renowned ultra runner Joe Grant to make high-end mountain running equipment.

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Trail Running Equipment

R10 500 worth of some of the best trail running gear on the market.

  • Stormline rain jacket
  • 8L running pack.
  • Lightwire Tech Tee
  • Dash Cap 
  • Sprint Shorts 
mindful runner training schedules and coaches

Coaching people to live healthy lifestyles is how our coaching business started. It’s not the specific activity that counts so much as being able to move well and participate in activities that set your heart alight. 

Mindful Coaching

We have a variety of Running and Strength Training packages available to have you destroying your running goals and becoming an injury-free runner.

Started in the Italian alps Scarpa builds the best mountaineering, climbing and walking shoes in the world. A couple of years ago they entered the running shoe world and have been rapidly gaining in popularity due to their fantastic build quality and comfort.

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Running Shoes

The SCARPA trail shoe line is perfect for mountain-running professionals in search of maximum shock absorbency and propulsion for excellent long-distance performance. Thanks to the materials and technologies used, these allow the wearer to take on any terrain with ultra-light, stable and flexible footwear with excellent grip, both uphill and downhill. All our shoes are snug, enveloping, water-resistant and breathable, and allow the wearer to set off quickly thanks to the highly reactive, shock-absorbent inserts included.

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Twice the energy. Nothing unnecessary added.

Maurten Nutrition

Maurten is sports fuel reinvented, built on Hydrogel technology, it is an innovation of sports fuel transportation, providing energy to working muscles. The patented technology delivers rapidly available and highly tolerable carbohydrates in an optimal ratio of slow burning and fast burning carbohydrates.

Maurten has sponsored four boxes of:

  • Drink Mix 160
  • GEL 100
  • GEL 100 CAF 100
  • Solid 225 Basic.
harties loop trail run

The Harties Trail Experience is the best selection of trails in and around Harties and Magaliesberg worth celebrating. With a combined 20+ years of running in Harties, you might say Thomas and Terence know the best segments of the trails that you need to try. 

Harties Loop - Race

The North West’s (and a little of Gauteng’s) premier and only ultra trail running event. A tough 80km of ridges and valleys await all runners brave enough to run around the Hartbeespoort Dam in a single go – all on trail!

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. The Terms and Conditions set out below apply to all participants who entered the competition.
  2. This is a legitimate prize (promotional competition) as defined in the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 and other applicable laws, and is not connected to any government or official lottery.
  3. The Promoter may refuse to award the prizes to participants if there are suspicions of any irregularities or fraudulent activities.
  4. By entering this competition, you agree to sign up for the email marketing databases of Black Diamond, Scarpa, Suunto, Maurten, Mindful Runner, and The Harties Trail Experience, and receive marketing emails from them.
  5. The Ultimate Ultra Running competition will run from March 15, 2023, to March 29, 2023. One winner will be announced on March 31, 2023. The winner will be contacted via email and announced on the sponsors’ Facebook and Instagram social media channels.
  6. One winner will be selected from the database of entries.
  7. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into consideration.
  8. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  9. The Ultimate Ultra Running Package Prize will include:
    1. Black Diamond Running gear valued at R10,500
    2. A training program from Mindful Runner valued at R6,650
    3. A pair of Scarpa running shoes up to the value of R3,799
    4. 4 packs of Maurten running nutrition valued at R2,960
    5. A Suunto 9 Watch valued at R7,990
    6. An entry to the Hartjies Ultra Loop Race Entry valued at R2,450
  10. Entrants must complete all required information on the entry page to receive a valid entry.
  11. Incomplete submission of details will render the entry null and void.
  12. The competition is open to all persons of 18 years or older who currently reside in South Africa.
  13. Should the prize winner not be contactable within 7 days of first contact, the prize will be transferred to the next randomly selected winner.
  14. This competition is POPI act compliant, and by entering this competition, participants authorize the Promoters to collect, store and use (not share) the personal information of participants for communication or statistical purposes. Participants are entitled to decline or unsubscribe from any marketing communication from Black Diamond, Scarpa, Suunto, Maurten, Mindful Runner, and The Harties Trail Experience.
  15. Participants of this promotion are providing information to Black Diamond, Scarpa, Suunto, Maurten, Mindful Runner, and The Harties Trail Experience.
  16. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
  17. All entrants in this promotional competition release Facebook and Instagram from all liabilities and claims arising out of or in connection with this Competition and the Rules thereto.

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