Event Areas Archives: Western Cape

Cross Run Challenge

10-12km trail run over challenging terrain. Challenges will include cross fit type exercises, dark tunnels, mud and military obstacles. The trail run route will go through natural vegetation most of the distance, just now and then linking up with vineyard roads. Athletes can expect a hilly course, where obstacles like hills, cold water will become the real challenges. Athletes can expect about 15 obstacles. Some made of timber, climbing over walls, traversing ropes, crawling through mud obstacles, other obstacles will be close resemblance to Cross fit type challenges, lifting buckets, pull ups and jumps. Coming from designing and building Obstacles for the last ten years, this event is not to be missed. There will be a short cut option should cold or tired legs set in. At the finish line you can expect fires, sherry and warm hospitality.

Starting times: 8:30am wave 1, 9am wave 2, 9:30am wave 3.
Enter on race day.

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Fine Food & Wine Spookhill 15km Race and 5km Fun Run

A difficult route up Vaal Valley Road in Somerset West.
Unique Fact: The race is a Western Province league race.

“Spookhill” itself is situated ±4½km from the start and got its name from an optical illusion that’s making the uphill seems like a downhill from a certain point …. quite spooky. The highest hill of the course is ±6km from the start in Silverboomkloof Street.
Medals to all finishers. Note that this is not a Western Province league race this year.

Starting times: 15km: 8am & 5km: 8:15am.

Enter on race day, from 6:30am.

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Eersterivier 15km & 10km Walk

Fast and flat out and in along the R102 to Somerset.

Starting times: 15km: 7:15am; 10km League Walk: 7:30am; 5km: 8am.

Medals to all finishers, many many spot prizes.

Social walkers are welcome.

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Mamre 15km

Medals for all finishers. Prizes to category winners. There will also be a lucky draw.
Unique Fact: Coca Cola Race Challenge Race and points will be awarded towards your club.

Starting times: 15km: 8am & 5km: 8:15am

Pre-entries, available at www.enteronline.co.za, close on 12 June 2014.
Enter on the day, from 5am.

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Don Lock Memorial Run

The Don Lock 8km Classic has just gone bigger. Along with the traditional 8km Classic, the race organisers are proud to introduce the new fast 15km route. The course will take in the classic route as well as an inner loop through the leafy streets of Rondebosch and a trip around the Rondebosch Common. The 8km can be run as either a fun run or the classic race. Runners who choose to run without any form of license will be regarded as fun runners and will not be in contention for any prizes. Breakfast and other refreshments will be on sale throughout registration and after the race.

Starting times: 15km: 8am & 8km: 7:15am

Enter on race day only from 6am.

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McDonalds 2 McDonalds 10km & 5km Fun Run

10km race starts at McDonalds at 8am, at the Garden Route Mall ending at McDonalds in Courtenay Street, George. The 5km fun run starts at 8am at McDonalds, Courtenay Street, George.

Pre-entries, available at www.entrytime.co.za and at local sports stores, will close on 25 June. Late entries will be accepted at McDonalds, Courtenay Street, George on Friday, 27 June 2014 from 5-7pm. No entries on race day.

Walkers and wheelchair users are welcome.

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Knysna Marathon Club & Epilepsy SA 10km & 5km

Out and back around the undulating residential area of Knysna Heights – beautiful views of Knysna and The Heads.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category winners. There will also be a lucky draw.
Enter on race day, from 6:45am – 7:45am for the 10km and 6:45am – 8:45am for the 5km.

Walkers are welcome.


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Boland Correctional Services Half Marathon

A flat route through Paarl.
Unique Fact: A spectacular route starts from the Centre of Excellence.

Starting times: 21.1km: 7:45 am; 10km: 8am & 5km: 9am

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category winners. There will also be a lucky draw.
Enter on race day, from 5am.
Walkers are welcome.

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Napier Half Marathon

Starting times: 21.1km & 10km: 8:30am; 4km Fun Run: 8:45am; 25m Nappy Dash: 12pm

Pre-entries, available on www.topevents.co.za, close 7 June 2014. You can also enter on Friday 13 June from 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday morning from 6am until 15 minutes before the race.
Walkers are welcome.

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Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra and Half Marathon

The 45th consecutive Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will remain on the traditional route via Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek.

Pre-entries, available at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/, will open on 15 October. They will close as soon as 11 000 entries have been reached. There will be no late entries.

Pre-entries for the 21.1km will open on 5 November for Blue Number Club runners (limited to 1 000 entries), 11 November for Licensed club members (limited to 5 500 entries), and on 14 November for runners who have previously entered (limited to 2 000 entries). Entries for new entrants will open on 22 January (limited to 6 000 entries).

Some race history…
The world’s most beautiful marathon is now one of the top 5 richest ultra marathons in the world with Old Mutual pledging R1million prize money to the male and female runner who breaks the 56km course record on Saturday 19 April 2014.

Winners of the 56km course who do not break the record will be rewarded with R250 000.

Make sure you watch the drama live on SABC2, or get a ringside seat in the Mother City to see some of the world’s top runners try and break the records that have stood for over 25 years.

It was in 1989 on a brutally hot day that Frith van der Merwe set an astonishly fast pace to set the women’s record winning time of 3:30:36. One year earlier in 1988, the late Thompson Magawana, running his first Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, bettered the course record by 6 seconds in a winning time of 3:03:44.
More than 26 000 runners are expected to participate, making the Old Mutual Two Ocean’s Ultra Marathon one of the country’s premier sporting events.

Starting times: Ultra: 6:30am, Half: seeding groups A to D starts at 6am with group E at 6:10am.

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