Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge – 2018

July 7, 2018

July 8, 2018

7:30 To 11:30

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, Heidelberg, Western Cape, South Africa

http://www.quantumadventures.co.za/2013/09/12/grootvadersbosch-trail-run/

Day 1 only - R600, Day 2 only - R400, Both Days - R960

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Event Description

The Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge is a 2-Day trail running event that takes place over the 7th & 8th of July 2018 from the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve in Heidelberg, Western Cape. Trail runners have option to do only day 1 or 2 or both days.

Note:

180 entries available. It sold out in 2017.
CUT OFF ENTRIES FOR CAPS 24 JUNE
ENTRIES CLOSE MIDNIGHT, 29 JUNE OR ONCE IT REACHED THE 180 ENTRY LIMIT – WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. 

ENTRY FEES:

BOTH DAYS: R960.00 per person [Sunday braai included]

DAY 1 ONLY: R 600.00 per person [No meals included – See catering options separate to entry fee – lower down]

DAY 2 ONLY – R 400.00 per person [Sunday braai included]

Included in the entry package:

Branded, race cap. CUT OFF ENTRIES FOR CAPS – 24 JUNE
CNC Reserve and GVB Conservancy permit fees
Finish line drinks – both days
Finishers, engraved timber coaster
Lucky draw prizes
Pristine Nature!

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.

Distances:

Please remember that different GPS devices will give you different data and generally “do not” have satellite reception under the trees/forest sections.

Day one (Sat, 7 July ] – 33km 1500m altitude gain. Middle of the pack runner to complete in 4.5 – 5 hrs hours. Mountain trail in Boosmansbos – a World Heritage site. Mainly single track/hiking trails.

Day two (Sun, 8 July) – 14km 670m altitude gain. Middle of the pack runner to complete in 2.5 hours. Indigenous forests and river valleys. Mainly single track/hiking trails.

 

Registration:

Registration at Honeywood Farm. Friday, 6 July 6pm until 9 pm or Saturday morning 6h30 until 7h30 , Sunday 6h30 until 7h30 for those running only day 2.

Time schedule:

Day 1 [33km]: Race briefing at the start line at the Grootvadersbosch Reserve gate at 8h15. Race start 8h30 from the Reserve gate – 2.5km from Honeywood Farm. NO REGISTRATION will take place at this point.

Day 2 [14km]: 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. Fantastic, lucky draw prizes. You have to be there, for a chance to win and you cannot collect a lucky draw prize on behalf of some-one else.

CATERING:

Please note that “optional/additional” Saturday night and non-runners meals have to be pre booked – no additional catering can be ordered during the weekend.

Saturday lunch – egg bacon rolls can be bought at the venue – available from approx 11h00.

Saturday dinner – Traditional potjie – vegetarian or meat and desert. Optional at R140.00pp

Sunday [early] Lunch – braai – vegetarian / meat with breads and dessert. Included for “both day – runners doing both days” and “day 2 runners – runners doing day 2 only” If you run day 1 only and staying on for the weekend, you can pre order/pre pay for Sunday lunch on the ‘EFT” entry form [www.quantumadventures.co.za] or email mail@quantumadventures.co.za

Free coffee/tea/hot chocolate at race village – self service, all weekend. Please bring own mug. We are anti litter/anti wastage.

Beverages / beers / wine – bring your own (no bar facilities)

Entry Requirements

Participants have to be trail running fit, carry the stipulated equipment and be over the age of 18 for the 33km.

PLEASE ensure you have this. There will be a kit check at the start – NOT negotiable.
Cell phone – please save the numbers of the event organizer & sweepers on route which will be available at registration
At least 2L water capacity
Whistle
WATERPROOF rain jacket – compulsory! The rain jacket must have a hood and long sleeves. What will happen if you don’t have one? You will not be allowed to run. Don’t get confused between a “WATERPROOF rain jacket” as described above and a wind shell…
Mini First Aid kit – SEE DETAIL BELOW.
If it’s cold and wet weather you may also need to carry a long sleeve base layer and tights – bring it with. It can get REALLY cold in this mountain, higher up!!
Please note that due to the altitude, deep valleys and various mountain ranges, the weather conditions are unpredictable. You must ensure that you are fully prepared.

Not negotiable.
Cell phone – please save the numbers of the event organizer & sweepers on route which will be available at registration
At least 1L water capacity
Wind shell. If you carry a rain jacket, you can leave the wind shell behind.
Whistle
WATERPROOF rain jacket. The rain jacket must have a hood and long sleeves. What will happen if you don’t have one? You will not be allowed to run on day 2 if it looks like rain.
Mini First Aid kit – SEE DETAIL BELOW.
Please note that due to altitude the weather conditions are unpredictable. You must ensure that you are fully prepared.

Space blanket
Stretch bandage plaster – for sprains. 7cm width minimum
Steri strips – for cuts
Wound dressing – for larger wounds. 10cm width minimum
Strapping tape. Small roll.
Anti histamine tablets – allergies, bee/insect stings
Anti inflammatory tablets
Antiseptic cream. Small tube.
Medical details in a ziplock bag – Alergies/Blood group/Emergency contact name, relationship, tel number


Organizers

Quantum Adventures Events

How to Register?

Entry options:
EFT via Payfast on www.quantumadventures.co.za or www.entrytickets.co.za or
www.entryninja.com

Contact Information

Ugene Nel

info@quantumadventures.co.za

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