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23 Nov, 2017

Race Calendar - December 2017

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South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar with so many great races to do so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as other running disciplines, and make your racing plans! – BY TOM COTTRELL & SEAN FALCONER

GAUTENG

CENTRAL GAUTENG
Sunday 3 December
World Aids Day Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Katlehong Sports Complex, Lesotho Street, 7am, Arnold Ravhutulu 079 135 4566
Wednesday 6 December
Kinetic Christmas Night Trail 8km & 4km
, Bryanston Country Club, Bryanston Drive, Sandton, 7:30pm & 7:40pm, Heidi Muller 082 564 6468
Thursday 7 December
Ruimsig Trail Run 10km
, Ruimsig Country Club, Hole in One Avenue, 7pm, Race Organiser 011 053 9153 (w)
Sunday 10 December
Orlando Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Orlando Rugby Ground, Soweto, 6am, Sibongile Maruto 078 445 0249
Zoo Trot 10km, Centenary Lawn, Upper Park Drive, 7am, Lebogang Mathope 011 712 6817 (w)
Friday 15 December
Christmas Night Dash 15km, 10km & 5km
, Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Benoni, 7pm, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Saturday 16 December
Gauteng Striders Half Marathon & 5km
, Vosloorus Stadium, Moagi Road, 7am, Boyce Joko 073 432 8161
Wobblers and Wigglers Hat Race 7.8km Fun Run, Pirates Club, Braeside Road, Greenside, 8am, Hennie Booysen 082 801 0924
Sunday 17 December
Soweto Big Race 10km & 5km
, Elkah Stadium, Gumede Street, Soweto, 8am & 8:10am, Herbert Pango 072 556 3678

GAUTENG NORTH
Sunday 3 December
Smuts Family Trail 21km, 15km, 10km & 5km
, Jan Smuts House, Jan Smuts Avenue, Irene, 7am, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Run24/MF Trail Run 12km & 5km, Wattlespring Trails, off M30 (Garsfontein Road), near Bapsfontein, 6:30am & 7:30am, info@bouttime.co.za
Wednesday 6 December
Jackal 10km & 5km Night Trail
, Copperleaf Country Club, Ernie Els Boulevard, Centurion, 7pm, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Zwartkop Night Race #2 10km & 5km, Zwartkop Country Club, Old Johannesburg Road, Centurion, 6pm, info@bouttime.co.za
Sunday 10 December
The Cyclone 15km, 8km & 5km Trail Run
, Rock Falls Ranch, M26, Hoekplaats 384-Jr, Centurion, 7am, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Wednesday 13 December
The Christams Elves CANSA Night Run 10km & 5km
, The Farm Inn, Farm Inn Road, off Silverlakes Road, Silverlakes, Pretoria, 7pm, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Saturday 16 December
Hazeldean Farm Run 30km, 15km & 6km
, Cowhouse Market, cnr Ridge Road and Oukraal Boulevard, Hazeldean, Pretoria East, 6:30am, 7:30am & 7:45am, Albie 082 453 0096
Sunday 17 December
The Christmas Dash 15km, 8km & 5km
, The Big Red Barn, 7 Nelson Road, Olifantsfontein, 7am, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Friday 22 December
Cowhouse Christmas Night Run 15km, 10km & 5km
, Cowhouse Market, cnr Ridge Road and Oukraal Boulevard, Hazeldean, Pretoria East, 6:45pm, 7pm & 7:15pm, Albie 082 453 0096
Sunday 31 December
Cid to Cid Old Year’s 10km & 5km
, Rietondale Park, Arcadia. Pretoria, 5pm, James Matshekga 082 566 1595

VAAL TRIANGLE
Saturday 30 December
Nedbank Ou Jaar's Party 10km, 8km, 6km, 4km & 2km
, Kollegepark Primary School, cnr Theo Wassenaar & Generaal Froneman, Vanderbijlpark, 6pm, Dawid Jordaan 082 364 1954


WESTERN CAPE

BOLAND
Saturday 2 December
Run the Vines Landskroon Trail Run 17km, 10km & 5km
, Landskroon Wines, Suid-Agter Paarl Road, near Paarl, 7:30am, 8am & 8:15am, Lans Pepler 082 787 2472
Wednesday 6 December
Run the Vines Twilight Trail Run 10km & 5km
, Anura Wines, Simondium Road, near Klapmuts, 6pm & 6:20pm, Lans Pepler 082 787 2472
Saturday 9 December
United Bulk Prison-to-Prison Marathon, Half Marathon & 5km
, Brandvlei Correctional Services, Brandvlei Dam, between Rawsonville & Worcester, 5:30am, Kosie Botha 083 991 3915
Spier Twilight Trail Run 10km & 5km, Spier Wine Farm, on R310 Baden Powell Drive, near Stellenbosch, 6pm & 6:05pm, Ugene Nel 082 658 3078
Sunday 10 December
Trilogy Trail Run 15km, 10km & 5km
, Warwick Wine Estate, on R44 between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts, 7am, 7:15am & 7:30am, Dirtopia Events 021 884 4752 (w)
Saturday 16 December
Baytown 12km & 6km
, Miems Restaurant, Pringle Bay, 8am, Sonja du Toit 084 850 0681
Friday 22 December
Cape Agulhas Classic Trail Run 25km, 15km & 7km
, Sami Hall, Bredasdorp, 6:30am, 6:45am & 7am, http://capeagulhasmtb.co.za/holiday-run
Saturday 23 December
Onrus 10km & 6km
, Milkwood Restaurant, Ornus River Beach, 7am, Carina van der Merwe 082 823 8632
Saturday 30 December
Danger Point Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Gansbaai Primary School, Main Street, Gansbaai, 7am, Boats van Staden 072 789 3627

SOUTH WESTERN DISTRICTS
Saturday 2 December
Ernst Louw Gedenkwedloop 10km & 5km Beach Fun Run
, Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay, 7am, Ernest Viviers 079 521 0713
Saturday 9 December
Palm Tyres Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Palm Tyres, Courtenay Street, George, 6am & 6:30am, Deon de Jager 083 453 4781
Wednesday 13 December
Steeple to Steeple 10km & 5km
, Dutch Reformed Church, Courtenay Street, George, 8am, Deon de Jager 083 453 4781
Saturday 16 December
Somerson Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay, 6am, Paulus Allart 073 412 5440
Knysna Nite Race 10km & 5km, Knysna Marathon Club, Loerie Park Sports Complex, George Rex Drive, Knysna, 6pm, Gavin Bezuidenhout 083 502 7935
Tuesday 19 December
Mossel Bay Nite Race 10km & 4km
, Correctional Services, Mossel Bay, 6pm, Shjaneel Bush 082 698 8831
Thursday 21 December
Sabrina Love 10km Road & Beach Run
, Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay, 6:30am, Magnetic South Events 044 382 2932 (w)
Friday 22 December
Sabrina Love 10km & 6km Trail Run
, Kurland Polo Estate, The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay, 7am & 7:30am, Magnetic South Events 044 382 2932 (w)
Saturday 23 December
Mossel Bay Mall Fun Run 10km & 5km  CANCELLED

Saturday 30 December
Oujaarsdraffie 10km & 5km
, Hartenbos Amphitheatre, 10km from Mossel Bay, 6am, Ernest Viviers 079 521 0713
Groeneweide Trail Run 12.2km & 7km, NMMU Campus, Saasveld, George, 7am, Janine Swart 083 662 2022

WESTERN PROVINCE
Saturday 2 December
Ultra-Trail Cape Town 100km, 65km & 20km
, Gardens Tech Rugby Club, Montreal Avenue, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, 4am, Stuart McConnachie 079 741 7626
Sunday 3 December
ACSA 10km   CANCELLED
Wednesday 6 December
Metropolitan 10km
, Parc Du Cap, Bellville, 6:30pm, Malcolm Haye 021 940 2560
Saturday 9 December
Avbob 15km
, Pick n Pay Shopping Centre, cnr Blaauwberg & Otto du Plessis Roads, Table View, 6am, Leon Thelander 083 999 6450 (after 5pm)
Sunday 10 December
Bottelary Farm Run 21km, 10km & 5km
, Venue TBC, Somerset West, 6:30am, Rochelle Soggop 061 101 7739
Saturday 16 December
RCS Gugulethu Reconciliation Day 10km & 4.2km
, NY49 Stadium, Gugulethu, 7am & 7:10am, Themba Shoko 082 476 4656
Sunday 17 December
Velocity Half Marathon & 10km PLUS 10km Walk
, Silverstroomstrand, 6am & 6:15am PLUS 6:35am, Mario Philander 072 254 1880
Wednesday 20 December
Growthpoint Properties Sundowner 10km
, V&A Waterfront, outisde Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, 6:15pm, William Swartbooi 084 247 7170 NEW DATE – WAS 13 DECEMBER
Tuesday 26 December
Tokai Manor House 16km
, Chrysalis Academy, Firgrove Way, Tokai, 6:30am, Paul Murphy 082 878 1987
Sunday 31 December
Runners' Memorial 8km
, Mouille Point Lighthouse, Green Point, Cape Town, 6:30pm, Stephan Roux 082 433 0230


KWAZULU-NATAL

Saturday 2 December
Summer Series Trail Run #3 22km, 12km & 7km
, Ducasse Pool, Hilton College, Midlands, 7am (22) & 7:30am (12 & 7), KZN Trail Running 082 791 7069
Zulu Ninja Trail Run 10km & 5km, Holla Trails at Sugar Rush Park, Ballito, Time TBC, Race Office 079 455 2006
Sunday 3 December
Bearing Man Stainbank Cup 15km PLUS 10km Walk
, Yellowwood Park Sports Club, Pelican Place, Durban 6am, Fred Schoon 083 384 4053
Stihl Sharks Trail Adventure 18km & 9km, Summerveld Estate, near Shongweni Dam, 6:30am & 6:45am, ROAG Events 086 100 7624
Wednesday 6 December
Giba Gorge Night Fun Trail Run 10km & 5km
, Giba Gorge MTB Park, 110 Stockville Road, 6pm, Fiona Williams 079 508 7268
Friday 8 December
Christmas Night Trail Run 10km & 5km PLUS 1km Santa Dash
, WESSA, Umgeni Valley, 6pm (10 & 5) & 6:10pm (Dash), KZN Trail Running 082 791 7069
Sunday 10 December
Illovo Sugar 15km Christmas Challenge
, Westvillle Athletic Club, 123 Maryvale Road, (opposite the Westville Prison) 6am, Sharon Schubach 082 414 1783
Saturday 16 December
Dorothy Nyembe Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Income Museum, Blood River Heritage Site, 6am, Wiseman Dladla 061 903 4684
Sunday 17 December
Seeff Big Hill Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Sugar Bush Park, Ballito, 6am, Barry Holland 083 252 0691
Umhlanga Tourism Summer Festival Trail Run 18km, 12km & 6km, Sibaya Casino, Umhlanga, 6am (18 & 12) & 6:05am (6), Vaughn Smit 083 306 3557
Umdoni Forest Trail Run 12km & 6km, Umdoni Golf Club, 1 Don Knight Avenue, 6:30am & 6:45am,, Rickey Hulley 083 324 0290


FREE STATE

Saturday 2 December
GI Joe Fish Eagle Clash 10km & 1km Trail Run
, Tikwe River Lodge, Virginia, Free State, Time TBC, Roelof 082 962 6565


EASTERN CAPE

BORDER
Saturday 9 December

Kempston Hogsback Trail Run 21km, 10km & 3km, Hogsback Inn Hotel, Hogsback, 8:30am, Sharon Eldridge 083 284 3781

EASTERN PROVINCE
Saturday 2 December
Aspen Pharmacare PE City Marathon & 10km
, NG Kerk, Marne Avenue, Lorraine, Port Elizabeth, 5am & 6am, Shaun Roberts 082 711 1341
Saturday 9 December
Baywest Mall 10km & 5km
, Baywest Mall, N2 west in Port Elizabeth, 6am, Eusentha Pillay 084 665 0910
Friday 15 December
The Pecan Trails 3km Ghost Night Run
, Sanctuary Farm, on Grassridge Dam Road, Off R390, approximately 15km north-west of Cradock, Time TBC, Race Organiser 082 821 3254
Saturday 16 December
Drommedaris Holiday 10km & 5km
, Drommedaris Furniture Store, Drommedaris Street, Jeffreys Bay, 7am, Elize Fenwick 061 217 0825
The Pecan Trails 21km, 15km & 5km, Sanctuary Farm, on Grassridge Dam Road, Off R390, approximately 15km north-west of Cradock, Time TBC, Race Organiser 082 821 3254


FAR NORTH

LIMPOPO
Friday 29 December – Wednesday 3 January
Big Five Trail Run Week 80km & 48km
, (Long: 10km, 20km, 15km, 27km & 8km & Short: 10km, 10km, 8km, 12km & 8km), Various start points, with race village in Haenertsburg, Various start times, Nicholas Mulder 082 898 7871

MPUMALANGA
Saturday 2 December
Buffalo Gorge Trail Series 18km, 6.5km & 2.5km
, Buffalo Gorge Eco Adventure Centre, Buffelskloof Farm, Middelburg, 7:30am, Ryk Diepraam 083 528 9586
DCRS Cultural Festival Run 10km, Bergvlam High School, Geelhout Avenue, 7am, Yolanda Steenkamp 084-6076314


NORTH WEST

CENTRAL NORTH WEST
No races scheduled for this period

NORTH WEST NORTH
No races scheduled for this period


NORTHERN CAPE

GRIQUALAND WEST
Saturday 9 December
PG Glass Magersfontein 25km & 10km
, Magersfontein Battlefield to Magersfontein Museum, near Kimberley, 6am, David Janse van Vuuren 083 443 8198

NORTH WEST CAPE
No races scheduled for this period


NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES
No races scheduled for this period


ORIENTEERING
Friday 1 December
Rally 8km Run #3
, Teams of 2-3, Pastis Restaurant, Constantia Main Road (turn-off to Groot Constantia), Cape Town, Western Cape, Starts 5pm to 6:30pm, Race Organiser 021 789 0188 (w)
Friday 29 December – Wednesday 3 January
Big Five Orienteering Week
, Details TBC, Various start points, with race village in Haenertsburg, Limpopo, Various start times, Nicholas Mulder 082 898 7871


OBSTACLE COURSE RACES
Saturday 2 December
The Grind 1706
, Deep Grind 5km (30+ obstacles), Rapid Grind 5km (30+) & Little Grind (10), Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrift Road, off N7 just north of Durbanville, Western Cape, 8am, The Grind HQ 021 813 9282 (w)
Muddy Princess 5km #10, Sandringham Estate, Sandingham Road, Off R304 Stellenbosch Road near N1, Western Cape, 8am, info@muddyprincess.co.za
Zulu Ninja Race OCR 10km & 5km, Holla Trails at Sugar Rush Park, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, Time TBC, Race Office 079 455 2006
GI Joe Fish Eagle Clash OCR, Commander: 12km with 70 obstacles, 12km (52) & 6km (32), Tikwe River Lodge, Virginia, Free State, Time TBC, Roelof 082 962 6565
Sunday 3 December
Dvine Trail Run 10km & 5km OCR
, Dvine Estate, Paarl, on R101 near N1 Toll Plaza, 8:30am & 9am, info@expoza.co.za
Saturday 9 December
Lifestyle Challenge Trail Run 10km & 5km OCR
, D’Aria Wine Farm, M13 Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Western Cape, 8am & 8:15am, www.entryninja.com
Runstacles 10km & 4km, Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Road, off N7, Philadelphia, Western Cape, 8:30am, The Grind HQ 021 813 9282 (w)
Saturday 16 December
Runstacles 10km & 4km
, Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Road, off N7, Philadelphia, Western Cape, 8:30am, The Grind HQ 021 813 9282 (w)
Sunday 17 December
The Pecan Trails 10km & 5km OCR
, Sanctuary Farm, on Grassridge Dam Road, Off R390, approximately 15km north-west of Cradock, Eastern Cape, Time TBC, Race Organiser 082 821 3254
Saturday 23 December
Runstacles 10km & 4km
, Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Road, off N7, Philadelphia, Western Cape, 8:30am, The Grind HQ 021 813 9282 (w)
Saturday 30 December
Runstacles 10km & 4km
, Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Road, off N7, Philadelphia, Western Cape, 8:30am, The Grind HQ 021 813 9282 (w)


MULTISPORT
Saturday 2 December
North West Triathlon & Duathlon League #4
, Tri: 1.5km/40km/10km, 750m/20km/5km & 400m/10km/2.5km, Du: 10km/40km/5km, 5km/20km/2.5km & 2.5km/10km/1.25km, Vaal River Boat Club, Orkney, North West Province, 8am, Yolanda 082 787 5496
Sunday 3 December
Buffelspoort Triathlon & Duathlon
, including Tshwane Triathlon Champs, Tri: 1.5km/40km/10km, 750m/20km/5km & 400m/5km/2.5km, Du: 10km/40km/5km, 5km/20km/2.5km & 1.25km/10km/1km, Buffelspoort Dam, North West Province, 8am, 8:30am & 10am, info@abouttime.co.za
Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay, Olympic 1.5km/40km/10km & FunTri 400m/20km/5km, Kings Beach, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 7:30am (FunTri) & 8:10am (Olympic), Race Office 041 581 7990 (W)
Tribal Triathlon Series #4, 1.5km/40km/10km, 750m/20km/5km & 400m/10km/2.5km, Orient Beach, East London Beachfront, Border, Time TBC, SCR Tribal 071 429 4255
FNB Desert Triathlon, Ultra: 1.9km/90km/21km, Standard: 1km/40km/10km & Sprint: 400m/20km/4km, The Mole, Swakopmund, Namibia, Yvonne +264 (0)81 142 9966
Sunday 10 December
Jailbreak Triathlon
, Maximum Escape: 1.8km/90km/20km, Minimum Escape: 1.4km/45km/10km, Doran Vineyards, off the R24 Voor-Paardeberg Road, near Paarl, Boland, 7am & 9am, Iquela Events: entries@iqela-events.co.za
Saturday 16 December
Lomond Triathlon
, Off-road Tri, Full: 1.2km/30km/12km & Sprint: 400m/15km/6km, 8am & 9am, Contact details TBC
About IT Triathlon Summer Series #1, 705m/20km/5km, Pollok Beach, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province, 8am, Zsports 041 484 7860 (w)
Wednesday 20 December
About IT Triathlon Summer Series #2
, 705m/20km/5km, Pollok Beach, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province, 8am, Zsports 041 484 7860 (w)
Saturday 23 December
About IT Triathlon Summer Series #3
, 705m/20km/5km, Pollok Beach, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province, 8am, Zsports 041 484 7860 (w)
Tuesday 26 December
About IT Triathlon Summer Series #4
, 705m/20km/5km, St Francis Bay, Eastern Province, 8am, Zsports 041 484 7860 (w)
Saturday 30 December
Groeneweide Duo Challenge
, Main Duo: 12.2km Trail Run/18km MTB or Lite Duo: 7.4km Trail Run/18km MTB, NMMU Campus, Saasveld, George, 7am, Janine Swart 083 662 2022


ADVENTURE RACING
Sunday 3 December

Kinetic Adventure 25km
, Various legs totalling 16-19km MTB/5-6km run/1km paddle, teams of 2, Riversands Farm Village, Roase Road, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand, Gauteng, 8am, Heidi Muller 082 564 6468


TRACK AND FIELD
Saturday 2 December

Senior Middle Distance & Masters Throws Meeting
, Parow Athletics Track, Western Province, 8:30am, Mariana Meyer 082 777 4050
Saturday 9 December
Tygerberg Summer Special
, Parow Athletics Track, Western Province, 9am, Mariana Meyer 082 777 4050
Friday 15 December
WPA Summer Series
, Green Point Athletics Track, Cape Town, Western Province, Time TBC, Mariana Meyer 082 777 4050

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