Event Areas Archives: Western Province

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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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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Stellenbosch Farm Race 10km

Run through five picturesque wine estates on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, and the indigenous forests of neighbouring farms Karibib, Skoonheid, Stirling and Jordan Wine Estate. At the top of the hill is an old signal canon, which dates back to the 1600s. The first male and female athlete to pass the canon will be crowned King and Queen of the Hill.

Unique Fact: Your reward is a 360 degree view of the Cape Peninsula: on a clear day, Rooi Els, Cape Point, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Table Mountain are all visible.

Medals will be awarded to the first 500 finishers and prizes to category winners.

Starting times: 10km: 7:30am.

Pre-entries, available at www.entrytime.com, will close on 20 October. There will be no late entries.

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Buffet Olives Trail Run

Long Route: 25KM
The first five kilometres through olive groves on easy farm roads will enable the field to stretch out before the tough climb to the forest. A more gradual ascent follows in the shade of a pine forest before the course heads back down towards the finish line. Save your energy on the way back for a few short climbs before a final descent to the end through olive groves.

Medium Route: 14KM
This follows the same course as the long route until the forest. From here it is downhill all the way until a final sting in the tail near the end before a descent through olive groves to the finish.

Short Route: 5KM
This is an easy loop on farm roads through the olive groves. Spectators are welcome to picnic under the trees and watch the fun. There will be coffee for sale.

The first 200 online entries will receive a goodie bag. Lots of lucky draw prizes, including olive hampers and wine!

Starting times: 25km: 7am; 14km: 7:15am; 5km: 7:30am.

Pre-entries, limited to 500 entrants, available at www.entrytime.com, will open on 1 July. They will close on 23 October at 12pm. If any entries are left, you can will be able to enter on race day, between 6am and 7:30am.
Spectators are welcome to bring picnic baskets to relax under the trees with. There will be coffee for sale.

Walkers are welcome.

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First Ascent Forest 15km

This is a unique opportunity to access the Tokai Forest, where trees including the magnificent Redwood can be seen. The off-road race features tough hills, mountain trails and stream crossings through scenic forests and the Constantiaberg. The first 7km are uphill, followed by a fast 8km canter downhill to the finish.

There will be category prizes and lots of spot prizes. The first man and woman to summit the highest point will win the Mike Horn Memorial Prize and R50 cash.

Enter at the start, from 5am. Entrants are asked to make a donation to the Victoria Hospital Children’s Ward.

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Hermanus Whale Festival Trail Runs

Beautiful mountain trails with river crossings and some lung bursting climbs will lead you through breath-taking scenery to amazing viewpoints. Winding through fynbos, vineyards, riverbeds and some mountain forests, the trails will lead you into the valley and slowly winding its way down again to the finish. A must do on all trail runners’ calendar and the perfect opportunity to join one of the fastest growing sports in South Africa.

Medals to all finishers. Prize giving and lucky draws at 11:30am at Curro School.

Starting times: 20km: 8:30am; 10km: 8:35am.

Pre-entries, available on www.enteronline.co.za, close Wednesday 8 October 2014. You can also enter on the day, at Curro School, from 7am.

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La Capra Goat Run, presented by Asics

The 8km, 15km and 28km routes traverse the slopes and upper areas of Paarl Mountain and promise some rewarding views. The 5km will cater for less serious runners and walkers alike.

Moms and prams are most welcome – but sorry, no dogs are allowed. This year’s event will be for the benefit of the Sunflower Fund and Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve.
The new distance addition, the 28km La Capra Extreme, will cater for the Fast and Serious runners. Only 100 runners will be allowed to enter the La Capra Extreme and include a moisture management T-shirt worth R350.

Unique Fact: The goodie bags are great.

King and Pearl of the Mountain, on the La Capra Extreme will each win R1 000 for reaching the top of Paarl Rock in first place.
In addition, wonderful prizes and trophies for the Male and Female winners over all distances.

Starting times: 28km: 7:30am; 15km: 8am; 8km: 8:15am; 5km: 8:30am .

Pre-entries, available at www.trailrunning.co.za, will close on 30 September, or when 750 entries have been reached. This race has sold out prior to the event every year; therefore, late entries will not be likely.

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Cashkows.com Cliff Path Night Run

Hear the whales snorting, the sea and the rhythm of your heart while running this exhilarating trail run. Cruise the cliff paths, skim single tracks, cross the Mussel River, stop at the village for a well deserved Coke and beer break, beat the bushes and join us for a cold drink at the finish.

Unique Fact: Whale Tail medals will be awarded to all finishers.

6km shuttle will leave Grotto at 5:30pm; the 10km shuttle will leave Grotto at 6pm

A torch or headlamp is compulsory.

Starting times: 10km: 7pm; The Marine Hotel, Hermanus; 6km: 6pm (Finish: Dutchies Restaurant, Grotto Beach, Hermanus).

Pre-entries, available on www.enteronline.co.za, close Monday 6 October 2014. You can also enter on race day at The Marine Hotel and Hermanus New Harbour, from 5pm. Entries are limited to 250 runners.

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