#ResolutionRun 2017 – a roaring success!

Total Swaziland’s #ResolutionRun

4th February 2017, Hlane Royal National Park

her-dt-17-1341Swaziland’s third #ResolutionRun, sponsored by Total Swaziland and organized by Big Game Parks, was our best year yet, with a growth in numbers and support. This year we had 207 runners, a growth of 146% from our first event in 2015 (84 runners).

Two lovely tweets received this week are testament to positive growth (personal handles left out):

“Heard good reviews about this year’s #ResolutionRun, great improvement on last year. Next year we join”

“Yes, (Mr X) only had good things to share. Am in next year 100%”

Held at Hlane Royal National Park, the event aims to promote visitation to north-east Swaziland and to promote healthy outdoor living. These objectives were well met, with Hlane being fully booked for the event, and other parks in the Lebombo Conservancy seeing a rise in occupancy over this particular weekend. Further to this, the turnout from across Swaziland, and the Lowveld residents specifically, was astounding – fantastic to see! We will keep this annual spotlight on this region and continue to give you all a lot to run for.

Big Game Parks encourages time spent in Nature and wild places, and to this end, we create fun events throughout the year, giving our locals and regional guests reason to ‘get out there.’  Our parks are for people as much as they are for wildlife.  And nature is our heritage, to be nurtured and enjoyed – always with respect.  It is heart-warming when our events are well attended and the resulting photos show fun was had!  It has been a founding belief that we only conserve that which we love – and to love something, we have to know it.  So here’s to more time spent in the wild, building a love for the great outdoors, healthy living and sense of pride n our environment!

A big shout out to our sponsors – Total Swaziland, Swaziland Milling, Parmalat, Galitos, Black Mamba Chilli, Ice Co, Buffalo Soldiers, African Alliance, International Tool Hire, DHL, Dixies and Big Game Parks. Thank you to all our sponsors for making our #ResolutionRun possible and for assisting in it’s positive growth.

Particular mention is made of AM Consultancy, RSSC, Swazi Trails and Tongaat-Hulett for their strong corporate support of our event – thank you! It is great to see corporates promoting health and outdoor life in such a positive and tangible manner.


Congratulations to those who come in up front:

  10 Km 5 Km
MENS 1st Sifiso Sibandze

2nd Celumusa Maziya

3rd Ntokozo Mhlabane

1st Melusi Mkhabela

2nd Sibusiso Mbingo

3rd Musa Mcongwane

LADIES 1st Tenele Maziya

2nd Tokky Hou

3rd Xoli Shongwe

1st Nothando Masilela

2nd Leonie Piek

3rd Nomvula Gulwako

And of course, a big commendation to all those who both entered and crossed the finish line. May you hold your outdoor fitness resolution strong this year, now that you are all off to a fantastic start!

See you all at Hlane next year!



Author: Big Game Parks

Sawubona! Welcome to Big Game Parks' Blog! From the flatlands in the East, through the mountainous and scenic West, to the heart of the lowveld in the South East, the Kingdom of Swaziland not only offers you nearly every example of African landscape but also unforgettable wildlife, culture, adventure and birding experiences. Big Game Parks (BGP) is a private non-profit Trust which manages three game reserves in Swaziland: Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve. All follow a common mission: to conserve the rich biodiversity of Swaziland's natural heritage. In 1960 the Reilly's family established the Kingdom's first game reserve on the Reilly family farm, Mlilwane. Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve soon followed and today the company's contribution to the restoration and protection of the Kingdom’s biodiversity is of great significance (BGP actually saved 22 species from extinction in Swaziland!) and can truly be appreciated by the discerning traveller. Swaziland is well-situated between Kruger National Park and Kwa-Zulu Natal as well as Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Maputo. Big Game Parks’ well-positioned and diverse game reserves are an essential destination in any itinerary. Discover all the latest Big Game Parks tourism, conservation and community happenings right here. Sitawubonana! See you soon!

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