Exciting news is that the Eastern Cape’s biggest charity event, the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer presented by the Eastern Cape Department of Health, will still be hosted in 2020 – as a virtual event.
Participants are encouraged to dress in pink and take a 5km walk around their neighbourhoods on Saturday, 31 October 2020, in support of everyone who has been affected by cancer.
“For the first time, this legacy event reaches beyond the city. Together with those affected by cancer we will be able to celebrate every step on the road to recovery and healing, anywhere in Algoa Country,” says Algoa FM marketing manager Lesley Geyer.
This year the beneficiary is the Igazi Foundation, which will use the funds to purchase equipment needed to be able to continue treating blood cancer cases in the Eastern Cape.
For more information please visit the Algoa FM website, www.algoafm.co.za.
As an event where participants will have the opportunity to take in the beauty of the Sunshine Coast, The Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge will be opened by the annual 8km Trail Run on Friday 10 April 2020 at 07:30am.
The trail run, now in its third year and organised by the Kowie Striders, lives up to the club’s ethos of being a space for the young and the young at heart. Encouraging avid runners, and walkers, the trail is set along a well-chosen route, starting at the Royal St Andrews Hotel.
The route navigates through the Royal Port Alfred Golf Course, allowing one to soak up the essence of the golf course before heading onto the beach at Saltvlei where one will appreciate our coastline.
Participants will meet the famous Kelly’s Blue Flag Beach, while having the opportunity to see the festivities of the SA Bodyboarding Champs which starts at 07:00am. Runners and walkers will have marshals direct them along a short stretch on the Kowie River towpath, along Beach Road and up the notorious old concrete staircase leading to Grand Street before entering the final stretch on a trail through dune bush behind Medolino Caravan Park.
The most inspiring finish in 2019 was awarded to 81-year-old Glenda Hicks, the oldest entrant who won a prize for her incredible efforts.
The event is organized by the Kowie Striders in Accordance with the Rules of ASA and EPA. Those who would like to enter are encouraged to do so through Entrytime at www.entrytime.com. Entry forms will also be available from mid-March 2020 from Sportsmans Warehouse in East London and Bryan Bands in Port Elizabeth. Online Entries are now open and will close on 07 April 2020.
Entries And Collection Of Race Envelopes will be at Royal St. Andrews Hotel on Thursday 9th April 2020 from 17h00 – 19h00 and on race day from 06h00 – 07h00.
Prizes will be awarded to the first five and first three in age categories while T-shirts will be awarded to the first 100 finishers. Prize giving and lucky draws will take place following the event.
FRIDAY 27 MARCH
FARMER ANGUS NIGHT RUN
These runs will be at “The Shed”, on Spier Farm – Off Annandale Road, which is the link road between the R310 and R44.
• 4km or 8km. Both are timed. Various categories.
The 8km is a “trail run” although we do understand most runners walk the hills. Rather enter for the 4km if you would like to walk. No dogs/pets allowed at the venue or on the trails please.
• You can claim vitality points for timed events.
• Registration and late-one-the-day entries from 17h45 – 18h50.
• Run briefing – 18h50 for all distances.
8km – starts 19h00
>4km – starts 19h10
Online/pre entries close at 5pm, two days before the run date.
Categories: For both distances
• Masters Female (50+)
• Masters Male (50+)
• Vet Male (40-49)
• Vet Female (40-49)
• Senior Male (16-39)
• Senior Female (16-39)
• Junior Male (U/16)*
• Junior Female (U/16)*
*if you are already 16, you are then Male or Female Open
MORE INFO AND ENTRY LINKS : www.quantumadventures.co.za
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The X MTB – 2020. An Eastern Cape, Adventure mtb.
2020 info to follow shortly – busy scouting new routes.
Merrell Hobbit Trail Runs
Date: 26th April 2020
Start & Finish: Arminel Hotel, Hogsback, Eastern Cape
Distance: 38km / 16km/ 5km
“The 38km run on Sunday may be referred to as the short one at the Hobbit Trail Run weekend, but this phenomenal route is consistently noted as the ‘most value per kilometre’ trail run in the country. Showcasing an immense variety of terrain and challenges, the course has determined runners building a very special relationship with the ups and downs of mountain running.
The 16km and 5km routes are neither flat nor easy, but very doable and see a mixture of racers and casual runners all loving the magical vibe of the forest along well marked routes.
For information on the 2-day Merrell Hobbit 90km Journey see here
Run on previously inaccessible farm trails, coastal forests and beach. Make a donation to participate – all funds go towards Chintsa Runners.
MERRELL TSITSIKAMMA TRAIL RUN
Date: 2nd November 2019
Venue: Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure
Entry Fee: R150 (on the day entries available with a late entry fee of R50). Snapscan facility available
Registration opens from: 8h00am
Online entries: www.entrytickets.net
START TIME: 11km – 09h30
The Merrell Tsitsikamma Trail Run race is a trail run event running in conjunction with the Merrell Tsitsikamma Mountain Bike event. It is perfectly situated to draw riders and runners from both the Eastern and Southern Cape. Offering runners an opportunity to run through beautiful forestry roads and single track if they are less inclined to want to peddle around. This is also a family orientated event where not only mom and dad can participate, but also the little ones who are small in size but big in heart.
There will be hearty food and refreshments on sale.
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One of the most scenic trails in the Southern hemisphere, incorporating single track, JEEP track, cattle tracks, some gravel roads and a small stretch of white sand together with amazing views the entire way, make this event unique.