Taking part in a three day stage trail run as part of a two member team might be considered a challenge in itself to most trail running enthusiasts, but imagine meeting your team mate for the first time the night before the start of Stage One. Although this was the case for Al Leslie and [...]
Online entries for the 2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Run will open at 10h00 on Monday, 2 December 2013. Since its introduction to the line-up of events hosted under the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon umbrella in 2010, the trail run has enjoyed tremendous popularity and success, with entries for the 2013 event selling [...]
Just over 4000 trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts gathered at Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park (just outside of Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 19 October 2013 and Sunday, 20 October 2013 to be part of the action at the much anticipated New Balance IMPI Challenge. Combining trail running with an adventure style obstacle course, the [...]
Runners wanting to experience the stunning new routes for the Cape Town Marathon and Cape Town 10km, which include parts of the popular Fan Walk, have just 5 days left to enter before the 5pm deadline on Monday 9 September.
The events on Sunday 22 September 2013 will follow new routes after the Race Organisers were advised to make changes owing to the construction of a MyCiti Bus terminus in Adderley Street, which traditionally hosts the start. The 42.2km and 10km races now start and finish on the Cape Town Stadium’s Forecourt.
Event organisers are excited about the start and finish venue being in the same place and see it as a huge positive for the race in that the Cape Town Stadium Forecourt is central and highly accessible to runners and spectators alike. Not only is the Forecourt a central location; there is also ample parking and accessibility to close by amenities.
The Forecourt start and finish brings a slight change to the route, with 42.2km runners exiting Green Point down Somerset Road and along the Fan Walk and the 10km runners doing a loop through the V&A Waterfront. The Marathon will continue on through the CBD, towards the Southern Suburbs, looping around Rondebosch Common before redirecting runners back via Observatory and Pinelands to the City Bowl. The routes reunite along the Fan Walk and take participants along Beach Road, past the Mouille Point Lighthouse, through the Green Point Urban Park to the finish.
The Cape Town Marathon is encouraging runners to join supporting family and friends and relax at the picturesque Forecourt once they have completed their race. Entertainment, as well as food and refreshments will be available for purchase. The City of Cape Town’s Come and Play programme will also be available to keep children entertained.
Beat the looming entry deadline and enter the Cape Town Marathon or Cape Town 10km at www.capetownmarathon.com.
Race packs can be collected at Registration; which takes place at the Cape Town Stadium in the ‘Player’s Mixing Zone’, Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point on Friday, 20 September from10:00 – 19:00 and on Saturday, 21 September from 10:00 – 17:00. Here runners must present proof of entry or identification in order to receive their race numbers, timing chip, t-shirts for those runners who purchased them on entry, and all relevant race information.
The bidding process closed on Friday, September 26, and the decision will now be made who will stage the various national championships events for 2014. For these purposes a Competition Committee was appointed who will work through the bidding documents and decide on the successful candidates. It was decided that members of this committee should [...]
Just under 150 trail running enthusiasts braved the cold and wet Western Cape weather on Saturday, 31 August 2013 to partake in Day One of the action packed Mountain Warrior Trail Run Festival presented by Brooks. Participants could choose between a 38km Jonkershoek SKY RUN and a 15km Botmaskop Traverse. Both races finished at the [...]
The third and final day of this year’s Southern Cross 3-day trail event was won by Gauteng runners Lucky Miya and Johannes Mthimkulu of Team Saucony in 1:27:14, followed closely by Dion Middlekoop and Bernard Rakadaz of Team Contego in 1:27:56 and veterans Noel Ernstzen and Derrick Baard of Team Hammer Nutrition in 1:28:18. The [...]
Just over 450 adventure athletes gathered at Phisantekraal (Koeberg Road, Durbanville) on Saturday, 04 May 2013 to take part in the fast paced Durbanville Triathlon, the last triathlon of the season. Theo Blignaut was on top form in the men’s race, while Robyn Williams was the lady to watch out for on the day. “It [...]
The young sport of trail running comes of age in South Africa in dramatic fashion when 300 of South Africa’s elite trail runners meet on May 5th to do battle in the spectacular natural settings of the Jonkershoek Valley Mountains near Stellenbosch – an area managed by Cape Nature. In what promises to be a [...]
Michael Bailey and Ben Brimble of Team ProNutro Asics claimed victory at the 2013 ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance in Elgin Grabouw on Sunday, 21 April 2013. Team ProNutro Asics completed the 24km Stage Three Route in an awe-inspiring time of 01hours44minutes45seconds. According to Bailey, although he felt stronger today, he didn’t expect [...]