Thank you so much for hosting a wonderful event! It was a super enjoyable run with pristine nature, tranquility and awesome views. The organization couldn’t have been better!  The race venue was pleasant and we appreciate our beautiful paintings. Daleen Grobler, Jongensfontein

Vir my was dit so lekker, die verskillende tereine en verskillende tipe natuur, dit was eintlik ‘n baie spirituele ervaring waarvoor ek so dankbaar is. Ek kon opnuut die skepping bewonder en ook teen die einde besef waar my hulp en krag vandaan kom. Baie dankie vir ‘n heerlike dag. Baie dankie vir die pragtige skildery, dis so special. Baie dankie dat julle jul mooi met ons gedeel het. My man wil sommer volgende jaar saam die 10km kom hardloop. Sien uit na volgende jaar. Baie dankie. Rianette van der Linde, Vierfontein

Simply broad smile trail running! I must have passed the Gariep area over thirty times in my life as we travelled from Johannesburg to the coast for our annual holiday. Little did I know what would await me when I entered the Lake Gariep Run. The sunrise over the dam as we headed off on the 40km was spectacular. As the participants only numbered sixteen for this distance, we were soon quite spread-out and I could enjoy the wide open, silent space. Running on the koppies added such a special element. At about 35km, I could see the finish at the guesthouse Driekwartblou in the distance and was slightly disappointed that the organiser may have overstated the distance. Not to be! The route then took a sharp right turn up the hill and more fun was about to begin. The route followed the interesting rocky water course that eventually meandered back to the finish. I see it as a real privilege to be able to run, but more so, to be afforded the opportunity to run on the two working farms – Schalkwykskraal and Gelykfontein. A well organised event that comes highly recommended. Lynn Biesheuvel, Sandton

Dit was baie lekker. Ons sal beslis weer gaan. Ons het dit baie geniet. Ons was ‘n paar ouens van Bloemfontein, van die Sportfit Group, en ons gaan meer mense bring volgende jaar. Johan Jansen van Vuuren, Bloemfontein

We were very glad that we decided to take part. Even though we were very slow, we really enjoyed the whole experience as well as the beautiful views and hospitality. It was very well organised. I think the only part of the race we did not enjoy was getting through the tunnel. Really in all a great experience and hope to do it again in the future. The paintings done by your wife are lovely – very special indeed. Monique Burbidge, Johannesburg