Event Areas Archives: Western Province

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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THE SALOMON FEATHERBED TRAIL RUN presented by GU

Coelacanth Trail Run : 15 km.

The longer Coelacanth Route will take you along the top of the Western Head where breathtaking vistas await; views across to the sheer cliffs of the Eastern Head and out over the Indian Ocean towards Buffalo Bay. Be prepared to be challenged by some hill work as you climb up from sea level to take in the splendour on the ridge line above the Heads. You’ll find well earned relief on the downhill into Lake Brenton and along the Outeniqua Choo Choo railway bridge to the Finish Line back at the Featherbed Ferry Terminus @ Cruise Cafe.

Seahorse Trail Run: 11.0 km

The shorter Seahorse Route takes a more direct line to the finish, with all its participants being driven to the top of the Western Head by the Featherbed Nature Reserve 4 x 4 truck and seated trailer. This will save your legs the steep, heart pumping, climb from sea level however there is still a fair share of challenging hill work to contend with as you join up with the longer Coelacanth Trail on the ridge line above the Heads. The relief will come as you descend into Lake Brenton and along the Outeniqua Choo Choo railway bridge to the Finish Line back at the Featherbed Ferry Terminus @ Cruise Cafe.

Start times: The two distances have 3 time slots: 7:30am / 12:30pm / 17:15pm.

Pre-entries, available at www.magneticsouth.net, close TBC.
The first 250 entries per timeslot will receive a FREE Salomon beanie!

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PUFfeR 2014

Entry Process:

· 10 March 2014 – Applications for invitation to participate opens at 07:00. Access will only be via the website. Application Stage now closed due to number of applications received.

· 24 March 2014 – Invitations to participate sent to successful applicants

· 07 April 2014 – Closing date for successful applicants to complete entry process.

· 23 August 2014 – PUFfeR

Please remember that if you want to run in 2014 you will need to run an Ultra Marathon between 01 Dec 2013 and 19 July 2014

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Bien Donne 8km Trail Run

Walking also allowed on the 3km & 5km routes. An easy flat beginner’s course on a fun dirt & gravel road.

Starting times: 8km: 8:30am, 5km: 8:45am & 3km: 9am.

Pre-entries (for the 8km only), available on www.entrytime.com, close 9 April. Late entries available on race morning, from 7:30am.

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Baytown 6/12km Run/Walk

Gravel Road running and single track.

Starting time: 8am.

Prizes sponsored by Pringle Bay local businesses, Baytown Holiday accommodation and Civvio. We are raising funds for Pringle House School

Bring the family and come and join in the Fun! Food and Craft Market.

Enter on the day, at Miems Restaurant, from 7:15am.

Dogs on a leash welcome.

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Dirtopia Summer Trail Run

The short distances are designed to encourage newcomers, family and friends to participate & the longer distances have great flowing singletrack with a reward of magnificent Winelands views & Table Mountain in the distance.

Starting times: 15km: 07h00, 12.5km: 07h15, 7.5km: 07h30 & 5km: 07h45.

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 drinks at the finish for all!

Pre-entries, available at www.dirtopia.co.za, close TBC. Registration from 6am. Late entries taken on race day.

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Delheim Trail Run

Enough singletrack on Simonsberg to keep you entertained. Enough climbing with rewards…don’t miss this.

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

What a great venue for outdoor activities – entries are limited, so make sure you pre-enter!

Pre-entries, available on www.dirtopia.co.za, close TBC. Registration from 6:30am. Late entries will be taken on race day.

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Dirtopia Halloween Trail Run

The short distances are designed to encourage newcomers, family and friends to participate & the longer distances have great flowing singletrack with a reward of magnificent Winelands views & Table Mountain in the distance.

Starting times: 15km: 07h00, 12.5km: 07h15, 7.5km: 07h30 & 5km: 07h45.

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 drinks at the finish for all!

Pre-entries, available on www.dirtopia.co.za, close TBC. Regsitration from 6am. Late entries available on race day.

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Dirtopia Halloween Forest Night Run

Run on contour trails that will give you enough of a work-out! Watch out for the ghosts in the forest…

Starting time: 7pm.

All runners must wear a light ont heir head, it’s dark out there! The wine tasting & the kitchen on Muratie will be open! Top three men & ladies will win a prize and there will be a lucky draw with products from Hi-Tec, Civvio, Falke plus Muratie wines!

All finishers will receive a coke and a Halloween surprise. Waterpoint on the route.

Pre-entries, available on www.dirtopia.co.za, close TBC. Registration from 5:30pm. Late entries available on race day.

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Dirtopia Spring Trail Run

The short distances are designed to encourage newcomers, family and friends to participate & the longer distances have great flowing singletrack with a reward of magnificent Winelands views & Table Mountain in the distance.

Starting times: 15km: 07h30, 12.5km: 07h45, 7.5km: 08h00 & 5km: 08h15.

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 drinks at the finish for all!

Pre-entries, available at www.dirtopia.co.za, close TBC. Registration from 6:30am. Late entries taken on race day.

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