Upcoming Races: 30 – 31 October

RACE EDITOR’S PICK OF THE WEEK:

Happy Halloween to all our Runner’s World readers! Here is what is in store for you this weekend…

A brand new race will be taking place in the mountains of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus, this Saturday, and entries have been selling like wildfire! You can choose between a 25km mountain run or the 12km trail run, and both promise to be challenging with beautiful scenery of Hermanus and surrounds.

If you’re still interested, check out www.trailrunning.co.za quickly as entries close on 27 October.

What Else Is On?

Saturday is the Rustenberg Farm Race that everyone in Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas knows and loves, but this year there will also be a new event called <b?Simon’s Challenge Trail Run! It starts at the same venue a little earlier than the other races (at 7am) and is a full 21km. A great race to test one’s long distance trail legs.

The BSG Energade Series is about halfway through now and the fourth race will take place in KwaZulu Natal this Sunday. All events include a 600m swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run and start at 9:30am. This is such a great introductory series to the world of triathlon – try it, you never know where it may lead you!

The Full Race Fixtures For This Coming Weekend

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Gauteng

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010

• The Hunter’s Half Marathon Challenge
Maritimo Marathon Clubhouse, Richard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria; 21.1km, 10km (06:00) & 5km (06:15); Pieter van der Merwe 082 593 8778

SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER 2010

• Revlon Choc Keeping Hope Alive Celebration of Life Fun Walk
Zoo Lake, Lower Park Drive, Parkview, Johannesburg; 12km (08:00), 8km (08:05) & 4km (08:10); Enquiries 011 844 0419. Note: Dogs are welcome.

• Sportsmans Warehouse East Rand 15km
East Rand Value Mall, Ritfontein Road, Boksburg; 15km & 5km; 07:00; Race Secretary 011 917 3721

Western Cape

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010

• Merrell Eden Duo
River Mouth (near Ebb & Flow), South Western Districts; 150km of mountain biking, running and paddling; www.24-7adventure.com; www.ar.co.za. Note: Teams of 2, 4 or relay pairs.

• Simon’s Challenge Trail Run (part of Rustenberg Farm Race)
Idas Valley Primary School, Stellenbosch; 21.1km; 07:00; Alexander Carstens 082 854 2809

• Rustenberg Farm Race
Idas Valley Primary School, Stellenbosch; 12km Farm Race (07:30) & 4km (07:45); Alexander Carstens 082 854 2809

• Isostar/Sanparks Forest 15km
Tokai Forest, Cape Town; 15km; 06:30; Gavin Wright 072 142 7263/ gavin@delispices.co.za. Note: Free entry! But donations to Victoria Hospital, Childrens Ward and toys will be gladly accepted.

• Olifantsrivier Rittelfees 6km Fun Run
Rittelfees Terrain, Vredendal Sports Ground, Vredendal; 6km; 08:00; Gerrie Cilliers 083 650 0642. Note: This race was not double-confirmed.

• Fernkloof Mountain and Trail Run, presented by Quantum Adventures
Hermanus; 25km Mountain Run (07:00) & 12km Trail Run (07:10); Grant Ross 021 424 4760/www.trailrunning.co.za. Note: Entries close on 27 October. No late entries.

SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER 2010

• Plexus Half Marathon & 10km Run/Walk
Durbanville Sports Club, Sport Street, Durbanville; 21.1km (07:30), 10km (07:45) & 5km (08:00); Wayne Sneyd 082 820 5504

• 2010 Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon
Green Point Cricket Club, Cnr of Vlei & Fritz Sonnenberg Roads; 10km (08:30) & 5km (09:00); Enquiries 021 522 4617

KwaZulu Natal

SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER 2010

• Stonebridge 20km, 10km & 5km Fun Run

Siphosethu Primary School, Siphosethu Road, Mount Edgecombe; 20km, 10km (06:00) & 5km (08:00); Shamalen Gouden 084 581 9300

• BSG Energade Series Race #4 of 7
Midmar Dam, Howick; 600m swim/20km cycle/5km run; 09:30; www.bsgenergadetriseries.co.za

• Lante 6-15km Walk
Moses Mabida Stadium to Clifton School, KZN; 15km (07:00) & 6km (08:30); Race Enquiries 011 467 0553 www.lante.co.za

Eastern Cape

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010

• Builders Warehouse 27km & 10km
Builders Warehouse; 27km (06:00), 10km (06:30) & 5km (07:30); Alan Taylor 083 658 0060

Free State

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010

• Eunice 10km
Eunice High School; 10km (07:30) & 3km (08:30); Mr DB Prinsloo 083 287 8810

Far North

FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 2010

• Hyundai 10km Nite
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane; 10km & 5km; 18:00; Pieter Pretorius 084 400 6667/Henry Allworth 083 457 3844. Note: This race was not double-confirmed.

• Coaldust Reach for a Dream Circuit
Ridge Casino parking area, Witbank; 100 miler (Fri 4pm), 12 hour night (Fri 6pm), 24 hour (Fri 6pm) &12 hour day (Sat 6am); Abie Smit 082 341 0998/Neels Vermeulen 082 456 4822. Note: Pre-entry only!

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010
• The Bonamanzi Classic (new race!) – cancelled

• Run & Walk For Life Half Marathon & 10km
Builder’s Warehouse Parking Area, Polokwane; 21.1km, 10km (07:30) & 5km (07:35); Kobie Marais 082 561 5429

• Sabie Shufflers 2-in-1
Castle Rock Caravan Park, Sabie; 21.1km & 10km; 07:00; Grant Bosman 082 822 1929

• ROC Event
Belfast Komatiland Forest, Mpumalanga; The Cape Storm Rogaine: 6 hour foot rogaine; www.orienteering.co.za

Northern Cape

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010

• Vodashop Half Marathon & 10km
Bishops Club, Kimberley; 21.1km & 10km; 06:30; Gerhard Kruger 082 499 5990

North West

FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 2010
• Hi-Prom Nite Race
Bergsig High School; 10km (19:00) & 4km (18:30); Heleen Olwagen 082 851 7421

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010

• Marico Bosveld Myl (was Zeerust Bosveld Mountain Race)
Groot MaricoRiekersdam/Marico Bosveld Dam, Groot Marico; 42.2km, 21.1km (06:00), 10km (06:15) & 5km (06:30); Arend Keulder 082 738 8459. Note: There is also a 10km Nite race and a triathlon!

Namibia

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010

• Walk for Bibles
Bible Society, Windhoek; 10km & 5km

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