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GROOTVADERSBOSCH TRAIL RUN

Trail Running - Western Cape
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GROOTVADERSBOSCH TRAIL RUN 1 & 2 JULY 2 DAYS CHOICES : 32KM / 15KM / or both days 47km 150 entries available. —————————————- CATERING : Different to previous years to enable runners a choice. Please note that optional Saturday night and non-runners meals have to be pre booked – no additional catering can be ordered on/at the weekend. See below at “Catering” for detail on this. Only entries received prior to 12 June will be eligible for the branded race cap – included in the entry fee. The Experience: A magical 2 day trail run in the exquisite Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve & Conservancy, 22km from Heidelberg in the Cape, highly rated by seasoned trail runners. Mountain trails lead you through a fairyland of indigenous forests; giant Redwood tree forest; endemic fynbos and lush river valleys and streams. Rated as fairly strenuous with 95% single track with a great variety of terrain. Undulating climbs, reaching mountain ridges with views towards Barrydale and winding back down into lush valleys and kloofs where you can quench your thirst in the pure sweet mountain water on route. This reserve is one of 8 World Heritage Sites with a highly protected fragile eco system; protected by Cape Nature and the Boosmansbos Conservancy. The name Boosmansbos is derived from that of an angry hermit who lived in the forest in the early 19th century. Boosmansbos was proclaimed a Wilderness Area in 1978 and has managed to maintain and protect its natural system and pristine environment. A percentage of the fees from this event is put back into the Conservancy for alien vegetation management. Distance options : Day one (Sat 1 July] – 32km. 1270m altitude gain. Average runner to complete in 4 hours OR Day two (Sun 2 July) – 15km 580m altitude gain. Average runner to complete in under 2 hours. Indigenous forests and river valleys [Please note that we’ve shortened day 2 – from previous years] OR Both days – 47km in total Categories for ALL Senior Male 18-39yrs Senior Female 18-39yrs Vet Male 40+ Vet Female 40+ Masters Male +50 Masters Female +50 Registration Registration at Honeywood Farm Friday, 30 June 6pm until 9 pm or Saturday morning 6h30 until 7h30 , Sunday 6h30 until 7h30 Race Start Day 1 Race briefing at the start line at the Grootvadersbosch Reserve gate at 8h15. Race start 8h30 from the Reserve gate – 2km from Honeywood Farm. NO REGISTRATION will take place at this point. Day 2 Race briefing 8h15 at Honeywood Farm in the hall. Race start 8h30 from Honeywood Farm and also finish there again. Prize giving : Prize giving and prize giving lunch – Sunday, 2 July approximately 12h00. Great lucky drawprizes. You have to be there, for a chance to win… ENTRY FEE: BOTH DAYS: R890.00 per person [Sunday braai included] DAY 1 ONLY: R 560.00 per person [No meals included – See catering options separate to entry fee – lower down] DAY 2 ONLY – R 360.00 per person [Sunday braai included] Included in the entry package: Branded, race cap – only for the runners entered/paid before 10 June 2017. CNC Reserve and GVB Conservancy permit fees Finish line drinks – both days Finishers medal Lucky draw prizes CATERING : please note that optional Saturday night and non-runners meals have to be pre booked – no additional catering can be ordered on the weekend Saturday lunch – egg bacon rolls can be bought at the venue – available from approx 11h00 onwards Saturday dinner – Traditional braai. Optional at R130.00pp Sunday [early] Lunch – potjie – vegetarian / meat with breads and dessert. Included for “both day” and “day 2 runner – runners doing day 2 only” If you ran day 1 only and staying on for the weekend, you can pre order/pre pay for Sunday lunch on the entry form. Free coffee/tea/hot chocolate at race village – self service. All weekend. Please bring own mug Beverages / beers – bring your own (no bar facilities) Weather: Unpredictable… Entry requirements : Participants have to be trail running fit, carry the stipulated equipment and be over the age of 18 yrs old Compulsory kit for DAY 1: PLEASE ensure you have this. Ugene WILL check it ???? Cell phone – please save the numbers of the event organizer & sweepers on route which will be available at registration At least 2L water capacity Antihistamine tablets/mini first aid kit/anti inflamotory tablets Plasters & bandage Space blanket Windshell. Whistle Waterproof jacket with hood and long sleeves – ALWAYS COMPULSORY ON DAY 1. Regardless of the weather. In this case you do not need to then also carry a wind shell. Plastic ponchos are not acceptable. If it’s cold and wet weather you will also need to carry a long sleeve base layer and tights – bring it with. Medical aid details Please note that due to altitude the weather conditions are unpredictable. You must ensure that you are fully prepared. Day 2 Compulsorry kit: Cell phone – please save the numbers of the event organizer & sweepers on route which will be available at registration At least 1L water capacity Antihistamine tablets/mini first aid kit/anti inflamotory tablets Plasters & bandage Space blanket Windshell. Whistle Waterproof jacket with hood and sleeves, if rain prevails If it rains on day 2, you will need to carry a water proof rain jacket with hood and long sleeve. Plastic ponchos are not acceptable. Medical aid details Please note that due to altitude the weather conditions are unpredictable. You must ensure that you are fully prepared. Cancellations : Entries are only refundable if a valid medical certificate is provided for an injury or illness that wont allow you to partake. This is valid until the 20 June thereafter Reserve/permit cost will be taken off the refundable amount plus a R120.00 admin fee. You may also choose to carry a credit forward to use at any of the other runs organized by Quantum Adventures – valid for a year. Substitutions are allowed, admin cost thereof will be R60. Subs allowed till 26 June 2017 Water Points on route: Mountain streams with drinkable water “may be” available on route – never guaranteed. Accommodation situated close to the Reserve Please arrange and book your own accommodation

Address/Venue:

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
Heidelberg
western-cape

Date/Time

From Saturday, 01 July 2017 to Sunday, 02 July 2017

Contact Details

Quantum Adventures

Email: info@quantumadventures.co.za

Tel: 021 7890188

Web: http://www.quantumadventures.co.za

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