Experience Darling & surrounds from an unforgettable point of view!

The Darling Brew Trail series is one of the foremost runner’s adventures the West Coast has to offer. Every year, our talented trail developers go above and beyond to create epic routes that venture off the beaten track to take participants into the most beautiful, unspoiled areas around our little hamlet in the scenic Swartland.

Join us this year to run these beautiful and otherwise inaccessible Darling routes in your own time and at your own pace!


Darling Brew Trail will take place on the 27th of August 2022 starting at 06:30. Cape Town sunrise is set at 07:09 on this date in August.

Darling Brew Trail starts and finishes at Darling Brew, 48 Caledon Street, Darling, Western Cape, South Africa.


🦋 Arrow Head 21km | R375 | R320 Early Bird | 07:15
🦓 Rogue Pony 14km | R275 | R230 Early Bird | 07:30
🐝 Pixie Dust 7km | R150 | R125 Early Bird | 07:45


🦋 21km Arrowhead 🦋
Starting and finishing at the brewery, this route takes you through the Renosterveld reserve to exit Darling, making your way through the beautiful Towers farm and detouring to (arrow)head up the infamous Kapokberg mountain which has some great elevation. Enjoy panoramic views of Darling, the West Coast ocean and Table Mountain before a steep decline into the Darling hills that will take you along jeep tracks and a tricky single track before you wind down past Ormonde Estate back into town.

🦓 14km Rogue Pony 🦓
Start and finish at brew, we take you out through the Renosterveld reserve to exit Darling, making your way through the striking Towers farm and enjoying the various jeep tracks running through the estate’s bushveld “koppies” while catching a glimpse of the ocean along the West Coast. Finally, join in on the 21km route’s single track to wind down past Ormonde Estate back into town.

🐝 7km Pixie Dust 🐝
This race is suitable for the whole family! Walk or run towards the highest reaches of Darling’s topography and run down past Ormonde Estate to enjoy a short climb up some jeep track through farmlands, beautiful vineyards and back down into town.


DB Trail 2022 Registration will take place at the DB Tasteroom in Darling on:
Friday, 26 August 2022 | 15h00 - 17h00
Saturday, 27 August 2022 | 06h00 - 07h00


Please complete digital forms or download forms and bring a signed copy with you to registration.


💧 All runners are advised to bring hydration packs (water/emergency snacks) specifically 21km. There will be water points en route.
🧢 Please wear a hat/buff, sunscreen (SPF50), and appropriate comfortable running clothes.
☎️ An emergency number is printed on your bib.
📍 Please follow the red arrows en route but use colour markers at split points that will match the colour of your bib.
🦺 There will be marshals en route.


All runners will receive a race pack at the start of the day. When you’ve completed your race you will receive a post-run finisher’s beer (non-alcoholic options available), our official #DBT2022 glass, and a Darling Brew Trail medal. DB Tasteroom in Darling will be open & mobile coffee, beer, and food stalls will be available. Bookings are essential - visit our Tasteroom page (Darling) to book. Accommodation and other restaurants can be found on Hello Darling!


What's waiting for you at this year's Darling Brew Trail finish line? All trail runners will receive a race pack at the start of the day and when you’ve completed your epic race you will receive a Darling Brew Trail medal, our official #DBT2021 glass and a post-run finisher’s beer (non-alcoholic options available). Our 🥇🥈🥉 winners of each race category will also receive prizes delivered to their door after this years’ event!


It's not possible to host an epic Darling Brew Trail without our amazing sponsors and we want to say a very BIG thank you to our excellent partners involved in bringing our runners this awesome event. Check out the local businesses of the West Coast and click through to their websites to find out more. DBTrail 2021 was made possible by Wesgro.


Time to dust off the running shoes but remember to stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you at Darling Brew Trail 2021!

To stay up to date with this year's event, follow our Facebook Event and our accounts on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Keep us posted on your journey to race day using the hashtag #DBTrail2021 on social media. For further details or assistance, please contact stephen@darlingbrew.co.za 


View the DBT2021 Results


View the DBT2021 Photo Album

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