Event Areas Archives: Western Cape

Green Forest Trail Run Series

Pre-entries, available on www.raceinterface.co.za.

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5th Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine Experience

THIS YEAR’S THEME: Alice in Wonderland

Lace up those trainers and join the colourful brigade of wine lovers with a sense of adventure off the beaten track amongst the vineyards for the 5th Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine Experience in the picturesque Paradyskloof outside Stellenbosch on Saturday, 6 September 2014. Starting and finishing at Blaauwklippen off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, the 12km Wine Experience winds its way through the vineyards of Stellenrust, Stellenzicht, Waterford, Kleinood, Dornier, Mont Marie and Vriesenhof all renowned for their exceptional wines. These seven participating wine farms will tempt participants to linger and taste their wines along with Portobello cheese, Wedgewood Nougat and Chocolates on offer.

Wine Experience participants who swap their usual running gear for fancy dress costumes will be able to “win their weight in wine”, this year the overall best dressed participant will also walk away with R 2 500,00 in cash. The overall winners of the more serious men’s and women’s Trail Runs without the Wine Experience will also win wine from the participating estates.

What’s special about this event is that it caters both to athletes and wine lovers, and you don’t necessarily have to be fit or train for the event to participate. What’s great is that the wine tasters can finish the race with a sense of accomplishment and say that they didn’t just drink wine but they exercised as well, plus it’s not everyday that you have an excuse to dress up so this is the perfect opportunity, especially if the best dressed is guaranteed to “win their weight in wine”.

Starting times: 20km & 12km: 7:30am; Wine Experience: 8:15am – 9:30am (staggered starts).

Pre-entries, available on www.iqela-events.co.za, close 2 September 2014 at midnight. Registration and late entries (ONLY for the 20km & 12km) will take place on Friday, from 4-6pm and on race morning, from 6am (late entry fee of R10 applicable).

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Medihelp Bike & Tekkie Challenge

There will also be a 15km & a 31,2km MTB this year.

Starting times: 10km: 7:30am; 5km Fun Run: 7:50am.

Pre-entries are available via e-mail (info@jankriel.co.za), at the office at Jan Kriel School or on www.topevents.co.za, from 24 July 2014. These close 28 August 2014, at 4pm. Late entries are available on Friday 5 September, from 4-6pm or on race morning, from 6am.

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The Hope Hike-Western Cape

All entry fees go towards the Ithemba Foundation to support research on depression.
Afterwards, pack a picnic or enjoy a lovely picnic from the D’Aria food stalls, after tasting some of their great wines.

Starting time: 10km, 5km, 3km: 10am.

Pre-entries, available on www.iqela-events.co.za. Limited entries, so pre-entries are advised. Registration on race morning, from 8-10am.

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Delvera Hi-Tec Full Moon Hike

Watch the sunset from Klapmutskop with stunning views of the Winelands & Table Mountain in the distance. Enjoy your picnic and see the full moon rise over the Hottentots Holland mountains.
This 9.75km marked circle route through the vineyards starts at the Trail Centre located on the Delvera Farm. This gives you the unique experience of hiking through Renosterveld and Yellowwood forest to the top of Klapmutskop that forms part of the Simonsberg Conservancy. It can take you up to one and half hours to reach the top so don’t be there later than 17h50, to ensure that you have the full experience!

A shuttle service is available, especially for children, which will transport walkers to the single track at the Pepper Tree, which will shorten the route to less than 5km in total. This option will take around 30 minutes to reach the top. Walkers will be back at the Trail Centre by no later than 7:45pm or 8:30pm, depending on their walking speed.

Bring something warm to wear after dark and a torch, but there are a selection of Energizer torches available at the Trail Centre. Wear hiking shoes – you will be climbing a mountain.

You could win a pair of Hi-Tec hiking shoes in a lucky draw!

Book your spot for the full moon hike by contacting Dirtopia. Picnics must be booked and paid for at least two days before the event date. They are made by the Simonsberg Café and a 5% discount will be given to bookings of 15 or more.

Starting time: 9.75km: 5:50pm.

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Slanghoek Triathlon

Arguably one of the most beautiful valleys in South Africa and renowned for its award winning wines and fair weather, the Slanghoek Valley forms the magnificent backdrop of the Slanghoek Triathlon.

25 October
Long MTB Race: 1.3km swim, 25km MTB, 10km run (8am)
Short MTB Race: 650m swim, 12km MTB, 5km run (10am)
26 October
Long Road Race: 1.3km swim, 43km bike, 10km run (8am)
Short Road Race: 650m swim, 20km bike, 5km run (10am)

Pre-entries, available on www.iqela-events.co.za, close 13 October. No late entries.

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NAV Challenge

Disciplines: trail run, basic navigation (15-20km)
Team Format: 2’s

The NavChallenge is a fun filled race involving basic navigation on unmarked routes, and is open to teams comprising of two trail runners or two mountain bikers. Your objective is to get to as many checkpoints as you can in three hours. The race is suitable for both beginners and hardcore athletes – all you need is a sense of adventure.

Goody bags will be awarded to the first 150 entrants. There will also be a lucky draw.

Pre-entries, available on www.raceinterface.co.za, close TBA.

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Rally Run #1

Distance: 7-8km: 5-6:30pm staggered starts (team events of 2-5 runners per team; not a relay, the team stays together).

Country road, dirt road, horse trail, beach, hiking trail, greenbelts.

Pre-entries, available on www.quantumadventures.co.za, close TBA.

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Most Beautiful Beach Run

Starting time: 12km, 5km & 2.5km: 11am.

Entries, via www.cleanc.co.za.

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Fernskloof Trail Run 2015

‘Be prepared for a beautiful 16km route that is tailor-made specifically for the event. Featuring flat runnable sections, steep climbs with great views, leafy jungle, technical hands-on sections – with 92 % single track. We also introduce a shorter 7km route for 2015. The race takes place on a long weekend, so why not make it a full on getaway to Prince Albert’.

Starting times: 16km (limited to 60 runners) & 7km (limited to 60 runners): 9am. Please note that a time cut-off of 1hr will be in effect for the 16km race at 6.5kms covered.

All entries include 3 bottles of wine!

For entry details, visit www.fernskloof.co.za. Registration on Friday 12 June, from 10am – 8pm, and Saturday 13 June, from 6:30-8:30am.

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