This is a stand alone 23.3km race that does not form part of the Cape Winter Trail Series® Challenge or Championship!
This course is tough and super diverse, comprising of the 13.9km long course plus a loop that takes you into the southern western side of the Palmiet river estuary – including a private section of coastline that is quite simply wild and sublime. To the 6.3km mark it’s the same mixture of coastal trail, boardwalks and riverside hiking trail as the long (13.9km) route.
At the Palmiet road bridge however you head up and over to access the trails on the SW side of the Palmiet river estuary. To the 9.7km mark it’s a fast mixture of trails and jeep tracks that gets you to a private section of coastal path that for the next 1.7km will test your bouldering and balance! Don’t be fooled by the profile, it may look flat but it’s technical and slow. At the 11.4km mark you get back onto coastal path and head back to the Palmiet bridge and the base of the mountain (13.7km).
From here it’s climb, climb, climb to 16.7km, with only a brief respite at 15.4km! But the climb is worth it, as from here the hardest work is done and it’s majority down down down to the finish – 5km of quad busting technical trails before the final sprint home on through the backstreets of Kleinmond.
A watery culvert is the final hurdle to the line and your completion of the XL!
Visit an iconic monument while experiencing some of the most spectacular views of surrounding Stellenbosch farmlands and mountains at the third and fastest race of the series. Runners climb steps and run over large boulders of granite Paarl rock to the top of the Paarl Mountain where theyll start their winding descend to the finish.
The toughest of all the routes in the series takes runners straight to the top of the Tygerberg Nature reserve with a gradual climb right from the start. Stunning views of Table mountain awaits followed with a steep fun downhill all the way to the finish.
Long course: 12.1km
Start time: 09:00
Short course: 8.1km
For the first of 4 races in the series, runners get exclusive access to the stunning trails at Paul Cluver Wine Estate normally only open to mountain biking. The route is a rollercoaster through a river valley with a number of wooden bridges as well as climbs rewarded with magnificent vistas over the Elgin valley.
Long Course: 15.6km
Start time: 09:00
Short Course: 8.8km
Start time: 09:21
If you were part of the inaugural event you’ll know what to expect and 2019 promises to be bigger and better. This time around there will be 2 days of the best trails South Africa has to offer. Saturday will offer one of three distances to choose from; a 15km Challenge, 35km Warrior and 65km Extreme. We’ll end the weekend’s festivities with a 20km Experience on Sunday. No single day race entries will be available. Total entries are limited to 180
A Trail Run in the heart of the Overberg. Try one of the three distances: 18km or 14km or 8km Fun Run/Hike. Take part in the beautiful mountain scenery that is in full bloom. The route was specifically built to show off our gorgeous area and bring 360° views for miles in every direction. Normally private land, the local farmers have agreed to open the route for the day. A challenging course that caters to new and advanced trail runners, the Napier Wine & Patatfees Trail Run delivers exciting routes with mostly single and jeep track. Join us for our 26th Patatfees, we have an incredible Trail Run and weekend planned! It’s a wonderful activity for the whole family!
A great combination of short steep climbs, loose and rocky downhills, great single tracks and jeep tracks for recovery. Runners will enjoy beautiful scenery and views. The route is suitable for trail runners that would like to attempt their first multi day race.
It is also a perfect training weekend for runners preparing for longer distance stage races later in the year.
5km/R75, 10km/R95, 15km/R115.
Enjoy a lovely evening on the Serengeti Golf and Country Estate golf course and earn your Vitality Points along the way. Registration starts from 17h30, race starts at 19h00. On the day entries carry a R25 surcharge.
Enjoy a lovely evening in the bushes of The Big Red Barn. This year we have a new route for you to enjoy. The Big Red Barn Restaurant will be offering a delicious pizza buffet at only R120 per person. Earn your Vitality Points along the way. Registration starts from 17h30, race starts at 19h00. On the day entries carry a R25 surcharge.
5km/R75, 10km/R75. Enjoy a lovely evening on the Irene Country Club golf course and earn your Vitality Points along the way. Registration starts from 17h30, race starts at 19h00. On the day entries carry a R25 surcharge.