There's Trail Running.
Then There's Red Bull LionHeart.

South Africa’s favourite trail-running export, Ryan Sandes, created Red Bull LionHeart back in 2012. He wanted to showcase what fine trails his backyard has to offer, and formalise (without compromising its core roots, of course) #TamingTheLion, the underground time-trial from the guard hut at the bottom of Cape Town’s iconic Lion’s Head, to the top.

AJ Calitz is two-time defending champion. He reclaimed the title in 2013 by smashing his pervious record with a time of 26:46 minutes (up and down) the 3,7km route. While Landie Greyling owned the women's race.

In 2014, AJ Calitz set a new record with a time of 25:54. Landie Greyling won the women's elite race with a time of 33:58

In 2015, it all goes down on the 6th of December on Lion’s Head in Cape Town from 8am - 3pm.

Spectators and supporters are welcome on the base of the mountain to watch as 100 men and 30 women battle it out for Red Bull LionHeart elite and intermediate category honours.


  • Top 100 qualify based on Strava Leaderboard

  • On race day, those who make cut off time of 33min go through.

  • Top Half go to Elite, bottom half to intermediate


  • Top 30 qualify based on Strava Leaderboard.

Event takes place on Sun 6 December 2015.
Entries close 20 November 2015.