Tangila Trail Series

Tangila Trail Series

Event details

  • Sunday | July 11, 2021
  • +260 96 6206525

The Tangila Trail Series is a celebration of outdoor healthy living. Participants enjoy trail running, mountain biking, swimming, and the family-friendly atmosphere of The Bush Mart Bistro. The event takes place in the beautiful surrounds of Masebe Ranch and is hosted at the Mkushi Country Club. Proceeds from the event are directed to carefully selected non profit organizations that help protect Zambia’s wild spaces.

Online Registration Until Wednesday, 7 July (Or Until Sold Out)

Registration and payment online

  • 10 km Trail Run: 15 USD online

  • 22 km Trail Run: 15 USD online

  • 33 km Trail Run: 15 USD online

On-Site Registration On Saturday, 10 July (Limited Availability)

  • 10 km Trail Run: 400 ZMW cash

  • 22 km Trail Run: Online only until 7 July

  • 33 km Trail Run: Online only until 7 July

NOTE: On-site registration and check-in will be open from 12:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, 10 July at the Mkushi Country Club.

Transfers and Cancellations

Participants who register and pay online may transfer their registration to another event, transfer their registration to another participant, or cancel their registration prior to 7 July without the involvement of the event organizers.

Transfers and cancellations will not be permitted after 7 July.

Participation Without Registration

Participation in the event without registration will result in immediate disqualification and exclusion from future Tangila Trail Series events. Zambia Races and other event organizers will also be notified.

Navigation of 33 km Trail Run

These trails will be marked. However, in the spirit of true trail running and mountain biking, we recommend that participants are capable of self-navigation (GPS device or appropriate app) or team up with someone suitably equipped. GPX files together with race info sheets are available for download on this website.

There will be no tech-desk to assist with your device. Please ensure that you have downloaded the required GPX file and tested prior to arrival.

Cut Offs

Course cut-offs will be strictly enforced.  Please familiarise yourself with the cut-offs for your event:

10 km Trail Run:       4.0 hours

22 km Trail Run:       4.0 hours

33 km Trail Run:       4.0 hours

2021 Schedule of Events

Friday, 9 July

15:00                            Campers welcome at Mkushi Country Club

22:00                           No loud music or noise at campground

Saturday, 10 July 

12:00 – 19:00              On-site registration and check-in

22:00                           No loud music or noise at campground. Athletes at rest!

Sunday, 11 July 

06:30 – 07:30              Check-in and collection of bibs (no on-the-day registration)

07:45                            10 km, 22 km, and 33 km Trail Run briefing at start line

08:00                            Starting gun! 10 km, 22 km, and 33 km Trail Run

08:05                            5 km Nature Walk departs from start line

12:00                            Final cut-off for 10 km, 22 km, and 33 km Trail Run, finish line closed

13:00                             Prize giving

15:00                            Mkushi Country Club closed, campsites must be vacated

Getting To The Mkushi Country Club

Be sure to plan your trip in advance as it can take longer than expected depending on from where and when you travel. The journey to the Mkushi Country Club can take, for example, over 5 hours from Lusaka and 3.5 hours from Kitwe. Plan accordingly to ensure you arrive at least 60 minutes prior to your event on Sunday, and before 22:00 on Saturday if you are camping.

No Shows

Please email trailseries@tangila.com if you have registered for an event but are unfortunately no longer able to attend. We appreciate knowing about “no shows” in advance.  Thank you for your donation!


Campers are welcome and encouraged to self-cater.  The Country Club bar will be open on Friday and Saturday night and will have a limited selection of meals available for purchase.


Camping is available at the Mkushi Country Club, but for those who prefer four walls you can try:

Forest Inn (20 km from Country Club): http://www.forestinn-zambia.com/

ATB Lodge (41 km from Country Club): 097 9956129

The Green Mango (18 km from Country Club): https://web.facebook.com/Green-Mango-Guesthouse-942701162533767/

Tembusha Bush Camp (87 km from Country Club): https://web.facebook.com/Tembusha-Forest-Camp-Mkushi-360211961423272/

Tastemaker Cottage (20 km from the Country Club) 0967776385 Instagram page is @tastemakertales.


No fee will be charged for camping in 2021 as it is considered to be included in your entry.

Campers are expected to bring their own tents and bedding. Other essentials are a towel, toilet roll, flip flops, and a torch or headlamp. Showers and toilets will be available. However, note that we cannot readily estimate how many campers to expect and as such, the best camp spots and the hottest showers will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those that prefer a quieter camping experience, please enquire about more distant approved camping spots within the Country Club grounds.

There will be designated communal fire-placesand braai stands.

Shoe Drive

Look out for a bin to donate running and MTB equipment to be distributed to enthusiastic but less privileged runners and cyclist. Thank you for your generosity!


Card facilities are limited and dependent on local network. To avoid disappointment, please ensure you bring sufficient cash.


There is 3G and LTE network coverage at the club, but not consistently on the trails. No public Wi-Fi will be available, so ensure you have enough data for those Facebook and Instagram posts with your medal at the finish line!

Masebe Ranch

The Tangila Trail Series is carried out within the bounds of Masebe Ranch, a private game and cattle ranch. Non-participants should remain within the fenced grounds of the Club. Absolutely no vehicles or motorbikes other than those of event organisers are allowed on the course.

Masebe is a beautiful protected area containing numerous species of wild flora and fauna. Although none of these species are believed to present a significant risk, participants are expected to be sensible when encountering animals and respectful of the property and friendly local staff. Please do not litter and use rubbish bins provided at aid stations and around the Club.

The Mkushi Country Club

The Tangila Trail Series starts and finishes at the Mkushi Country and Golf Club which is a members-only club. The club has made their facility available to non-member participants and supporters of the Tangila Trail Series for purposes of the event. All participants and supporters are expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the spirit of the event.


All participants in the Tangila Trail Series are considered to have read and understood the indemnity which is provided electronically (during online registration) and in hard-copy at check-in. Persons that have not signed an indemnity will not be permitted to collect their bib nor participate in the event.

Health and Safety Tips

Protect yourself from the sun! Bring your own hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Stay hydrated! Water and food will be provided at aid stations. However, in keeping with the ethos of trail running, participants are encouraged to be as self-sufficient as possible.

Watch your step! Like all trail runs, the course contains a variety of surfaces including compacted dirt roads, sand, loose rocky crossings, and uneven steps. Stay aware and look after your ankles! Also, keep a look out for the rare snake!

Avoid ticks! This is a game area and there are numerous ticks in the grass fringing the trail. These ticks do not present a health risk but can be itchy and irritating if allowed to linger. A soapy scrub immediately following the run is recommended and will remove hard-to-see pepper ticks.

Follow procedure if lost or injured. The 10 km and 22 km trails are well marked with several marshals. It is recommended that participants in the 33 km Trail Run, 37 km MTB, and 51 km MTB be capable of self-navigation. However, if you get lost or injured simply make your way back to the last point of the trail where you saw a marker, and thereafter do not leave the trail. Look out for each other!

Emergency response. Participants carrying mobile phones may call the race organiser at +260966206525 or engage the staff at the closest aid station who will have radios. Depending on the severity of a medical emergency, injuries will be treated on-site or at Tusekelemo Clinic in Mkushi. Participants are responsible for all medical costs beyond first response.

There will be no ambulance on site at Tangila Trail Series 2021


Prizes will be awarded as follows to the first fully-registered participant in the following categories:

First Place Men’s Open

First Place Women’s Open

First Place U16

Discretionary Prizes

*An U16 athlete is also eligible to win the open category. For example, if a U16 athlete wins a race overall, he/she will win both his/her qualifying Category and the Open Category.