Event Areas Archives: Western Cape

Merrell Whale of Trail 2015

On the 10th May 2014, 160 runners took part in the inaugural Merrell Whale of Trail. A 53km trail run along South Africa’s iconic 5-day Whale trail. The event was a huge success and received glowing reviews from all the runners that took part. “Stunning”, “Must do”, “Challenging”, “Bucket list stuff”, “Classic”, were just some of the words used to describe the event by those lucky enough to have done the first event.

After an extensive review following the event, CapeNature concluded that the impact was negligible and have given permission for the event to be staged annually. “This is fantastic news and will see the Whale of Trail become a must do for all serious trail runners.” says race organiser, Tatum Prins.

The Whale of Trail, along the Southern Cape coast, takes runners on a 53km journey from the Potberg nature reserve to Koppie Alleen, in CapeNature’s flagship De Hoop Nature Reserve. The first 26km winds through fynbos covered mountains and streams. Mountain trails at its best. The trail then descends to the enchanting Noetsie Bay, turning west and winding along the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean, with a mix of beach and coasteering. Coastal trails at its best. The coastline renown for it’s Southern Right Whales and an abundance of marine life; is unrivalled for both beauty and wildlife.

Whale season along the coast runs from June – October each year and with this in mind the 2015 event has been scheduled for the 1st August 2015, to coincide with the peak whale period. “We are thrilled to be able to schedule the event at this time, which will guarantee that runners see an abundance of whales along the coastal section.” Mentioned Tatum Prins. “The weather during this period is similar to May and will be during Canola period, which will add to the beauty of the area. We have also looked to time it with favorable tides to ensure an easier passage across the now notorious beach section.”

Entries for the 2015 event will open on the 20th August with numbers limited to 200 runners. For event details please see www.whaleoftrail.co.za.

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Gandhi Peace Walk (part of the Cape Town Festival of Running)

Walkers will follow the Promenade and Beach Road pavement.

Profits go to the Community Chest Charity.

Starting time: 10km & 5km: 10am.

Pre-entries will be available at all Western Cape Sportsmans Warehouse stores and online, at http://racetraq.co.za/. You can also enter on race morning, from 8am.

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WPA Race Walking Grand Prix 4

Starting times: 30km walk: 7h30am; 20km walk: 7h30am; 10km walk: 9am; Development 5km, 3km & 1km: 10am.

Entries on the day.

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XTri Series (Hout Bay)

Make a day of it on Heritage Day and enjoy the festivities of the Oceana Hout Bay Seafood Festival.

Distances and starting times:
Ultra on-road: 1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run: 8am
Ultra off-road: 1.5km swim/22km MTB/12km trail run: 8am
Lite on-road: 750m swim/20km bike/5km run: 8:05am
Lite off-road: 750m swim/15km MTB/6km trail run: 8:05am

Pre-entries, available on www.xtri.co.za, close once cap has been reached or on Sunday 21 September 2014. You entry fee includes the pasta party registration dinner (Tue night, between 5:30 and 9:30pm), and a light lunch at prize giving on the Wednesday.

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Redberry 8km & 4km Trail Run

An easy, non-technical trail run through the strawberry farms.

Unique Fact: The race forms part of the Strawberry Festival.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category winners. There will also be a lucky draw.

Pre-entries, available at www.entrytime.com, will close on 19 September. You can enter on race day, from 1pm, only if entries are still available. Entries for the 8km are limited to 150 participants; however, the 4km is unlimited.

Walkers are welcome.

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Peace Trail

The 22km and 11km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Peace Trail Runs form part of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Festival of Running.
These runs will take you to the trails of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head with stunning views of the city, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Atlantic Seaboard before making the descent to finish at Green Point Stadium.
All finishers will receive medals and massive prize money is up for grabs – R 10 000 for the winners of the 22km and R 2 500 for the winners of the 11km.

Starting times: 22km: 7:30am; 11km: 8am.

Pre-entries, available on www.capetownmarathon.com, close 5 September, or when the cap of 400 runners is reached. No late entries.

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Namaqua Flower Trail Run

The race will be run for the 7th time this year. A challenging 21km will take runners past bushman paintings and rock pools, while the 9km passes indigenous flora and mountain forests, with one refreshing water crossing. This is the best way to experience the flowers, dotted around the countryside, while mixing with like-minded trailies.

There will be category and lucky draw prizes.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and there will be plenty of lucky draw prizes.

Starting times: 21km: 8:30am; 9km: 9am..

Pre-entries, available at www.trailrunning.co.za, close 2 September. You can also enter on race morning.

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Trail Du Mont Rochelle

Entries open Tuesday 22 July 2014. Entries close 25 August or when limit is reached.

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Adventure Boot Camp is a fun and invigorating outdoor exercise programme for women of all fitness levels. What better way to celebrate Women’s Day than by joining us with your bestie for a one hour class followed by yummy smoothies & awesome prizes! Bring along your water, a mat / towel, exercise clothes and your buddies. Ladies of all fitness levels are welcome.

Classes fill up quick so RSVP to events@adventurebootcamp.co.za , entries close Tues 5 August.

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Colour Me Crazy Cape Town

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