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29th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival

The 29th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape’s largest multi-sport festival, is set to attract all novice and professional athletes, family, friends and travellers on Saturday 3 October in Clanwilliam.

This year, the longstanding event will see approximately 1 350 passionate fitness and health enthusiasts competing in various swimming, cycling and running challenges. The series of events includes a 1.5km or 3km long swim, duathlon (5km run/20km cycle/2.5km run), biathlon (5km run/20km cycle) and triathlon (800m swim/20km cycle/5km run) where participants can compete individually or as part of a team. Younger kids can compete in the FitKids challenge (1km run, 200m swim, 1km run) or the Run for Fun (1km).

Situated between the rugged Cederberg Mountains and the popular Clanwilliam Dam, the event is ideal for a scenic outdoor getaway where visitors can look forward to a great sporting and festive atmosphere in the heart of Rooibos country.

A percentage of the proceeds raised from entry fees will be donated to CANSA. Rooibos, which is grown only in the Cederberg, has anti-oxidant properties that fight cancer effectively and form part of a healthy lifestyle.

For more information visit www.freshpakfitnessfestival.co.za, like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FreshpakFitnessFestival) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/FreshpakFitFest).

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Theuniskraal Trail Run

7km & 15km mixture of jeep & single track on Theuniskraal Wine Estate & neighbouring Welbedacht Nature Reserve. 25km runs into the Winterhoek berge & is a challenging run not to be underestimated. Bottle of Theuniskraal wine to all finishers older than 18. Theuniskraal is the oldest white wine producing estate in SA.

Starting times:
Friday 26 June: 15km: 7pm; 7km: 7:15pm.
Saturday 27 June: 25km: 8:15am; 15km: 9am; 7km: 9:15am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytickets.co.za, close 22 June. You can also enter the Saturday events on race day at registration, from 7am.

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Grootvadersbosch Trail Run

A magical 2 day trail run in the exquisite Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve & Conservancy, 22km from Heidelberg in the Cape, highly rated by seasoned trail runners.
Mountain trails lead you through a fairyland of indigenous forests; giant Redwood tree forest; endemic fynbos and lush river valleys and streams. Rated as fairly strenuous with 95% single track with a great variety of terrain.

Undulating climbs, reaching mountain ridges with views towards Barrydale and winding back down into lush valleys and kloofs where you can quench your thirst in the pure sweet mountain water on route.

This reserve is one of 8 World Heritage Sites with a highly protected fragile eco system; protected by Cape Nature and the Boosmansbos Conservancy. The name Boosmansbos is derived from that of an angry hermit who lived in the forest in the early 19th century. Boosmansbos was proclaimed a Wilderness Area in 1978 and has managed to maintain and protect its natural system and pristine environment. A percentage of the fees from this event is put back into the Conservancy for alien vegetation management.

Distances:
• Day one (Sat 20 June ] – 32km 1270m altitude gain. Average runner to complete in 4 hours
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• Day two (Sun 21 June) – 20km 900m altitude gain. Average runner to complete in 3 hours. Incredible forests and river valleys
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• Both days 52km

Categories:
• Senior Male 16-39yrs
• Senior Female 16-39yrs
• Vet Male 40+
• Vet Female 40+

Race Start:
Race briefing 7h45 at Honeywood Farm
Race start 8h30 from the Reserve gate – 2km from Honeywood Farm. Warm up jog/fast hike to there.

Prize giving:
Sunday, 21 June approximately 1pm latest. Great lucky draw prizes from First Ascent, Vivo Barefoot, Glider, Spur and others. You have to partake and be there, to be in with a chance to win…

Pre-entries, available on www.quantumadventures.co.za, closed 13 June 2015. Entries are limited to 180. Registration at Honeywood Farm Friday, 19 June 5 – 8pm or Saturday morning, from 6:30 – 8am.

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Dave Spence Memorial Run

2015 is the 6th running of this event which commemorates one of the local coaching heroes, Dave Spence.

Fast and flat route.

Medals to the first 1000 finishers in the 10km. There will also be a lucky draw.

Starting times: 10km: 7:30am; 4.2km: 7:35am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, closed 11 June 2015. You can also enter on race morning, from 5:45-7:15am.

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FALKE Winter Trail Run

Help shake off the winter chill with the second event in this series which will be celebrated in this magnificent setting. Hand-built trails in the Simonsberg Conservancy with amazing views and various terrains from Fynbos to forest to vineyards.

Starting times: 15km: 8:30am, 11.5km: 8:45am, 7km: 9am.

Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags. No tag, no time: available for rent for R20 on the day or buy for R100 and use at all our events!

ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS: The Simonsberg trail system is one of the most spectacular in the Cape and exciting new trails have been built for this event. The climbs are rewarded with singletrack on various terrain and views of the winelands.
Take on this challenge and stay for the lucky draw & prizegiving to win wines from the area, hampers from Falke and other fantastic prizes!

GENERAL INFO:
Make sure you pre-enter to take advantage of the discount and to avoid disappointment as entries are limited! All finishers to receive a medal. You can choose if you’d like to be timed by Amarider Trail Tag as the results are immediately available on the website. The refreshment stations will have Powerade, fruit & nuts and Coke at the finish for all!
Kids play area, coffee, catering and wine tasting for you to enjoy after the event.

Uitkyk’s Wine tasting centre will be open and their wonderful cheese platters will be for sale. Stay a bit longer & make sure to pre-book a picnic for lunch – please visit www.uitkyk.co.za for all info.

Pre-entries, available on www.dirtopia.co.za, close 18 August 2015. You can also enter on race day, if the cap has not been reached.

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FULL STRIDE SPRING TRAIL RUN

Let’s celebrate spring on the beautiful trails in the Simonsberg Conservancy.

Pre -ntrants receive discount and a great Full Stride goody bag. Get your entry in and join in on the fun as entries are limited…

Starting times: 7km: 8am & 12km: 8:15am.

GENERAL INFO: Pre-entries will receive discount & goodybag with a medal to all finishers! A refreshment station on both routes will have Powerade, fruit & jellies and Coke at the finish for all! Recovery massages available.

Pre-entries, available on www.dirtopia.co.za, close Tuesday 15 September 2015. You can also enter at registration on race day, from 6:45am at Muratie.

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Change of Season Trail Run, presented by Sportsmans Warehouse

With Spring just around the corner we are celebrating the end of winter by enjoying the outdoors on these fantastic trails! The second in the series will see the long routes doing the existing Delvera routes in reverse.

The longer routes offer great climbing on jeep track through the vineyards towards Klapmutskop with rewarding singletrack trails and scenic Wineland views from the waterpoint of Table Mountain in the distance. The longer distances will be turned around from the normal direction of previous runs. The 5km circles through the vineyards and around the farm dams with lots of birdlife.

GENERAL INFO: Pre-entries will receive discount and a medal to the three longer distance finishers! The refreshment station at the Pepper tree on the longer routes will have Powerade, fruit & nuts and Coke at the finish for all!
Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags. No tag, no time: available for rent or to buy.
Vouchers to be won for the top men & ladies from title sponsor Sportsmans Warehouse and other products for the lucky draw as well!
Coffee from early morning and Simonsberg Cafe will be open for breakfast & lunch. Lots to do on Delvera farm including kids entertainment.

Starting times: 15km: 8am; 12.5km: 8:15am, 7.5km: 8:30am & 5km: 8:45am.

Pre-entries are available on www.dirtopia.co.za, close 25 August 2015. You can also enter on the day, from 7am.

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KeyHealth Moon Chaser Night trail Run #3 – Cape Town

Medals to all finishers. Live music, amazing neon trail sections, good food and awesome vibe… all guaranteed.

Starting time: 10km & 5km: 7pm.

Pre-entries, available at www.moonchaser.co.za, will close when the entry limit of 700 participants has been reached. If cap has not been reached, late entries will be available on the night.

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Realtors International TSiBA trail run at Bloemendal

Enjoy this special opportunity to run through beautiful vineyards of Bloemendal Wine Estate, taste the wines and stand a chance to win prizes sponsored by Realtors International & Bloemendal Wines. Walkers also welcome.
Cash prizes for top 3 men and ladies in both the short & long routes. Plenty lucky draws and give aways. Free wine tasting. Coffee & food on sale. Craft beer on tap.

Pre-entries, available at http://www.tsibatrailrun.co.za/, close on 1 September 2015. Entries on the day welcome!

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LUSAN Night Run Series (Uitkyk Wine Estate)

The LUSAN Night Run Series is a fun & challenging sequence of trail runs hosted on three beautiful wine farms in the Stellenbosch area, taking place this summer. There will be wine tastings, good food and live music, so bring the whole family and come enjoy the beautiful summer nights with us.

Starting times: 10km: 7pm & 5km: 7:15pm

Registration and late entries from 5:30pm at the venue. Headlamp are compulsory.

R50 for a timing chip if you have not already purchased one from Amoija Events / Warrior / Impi (not compulsory).

Next races in the LUSAN series:
26 November – Stellenzicht
9 December – Neethlingshof

For more information, contact the race organisers at amoijaevents@gmail.com / 083 267 8164, or visit their facebook page (Amoija Events).

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