Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge – 2019

July 6, 2019

July 6, 2019

7:00 To 15:00

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

15km - R550
34km - R980


Event Description

The Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge takes place on the 6th of July 2019,  from the Cottages located at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve in Heidelberg, Western Cape. Trail runners have options between the 34km & 15km routes.

Both the 34km and 15km runs takes place on the same day. The run will also start and finish inside the GVB Reserve at the GVB Cottages.


Entries close on 20 June 2019 or if the entry limit is reached before that date.

Distance options:
34km – 6km Indigenous forest trail followed by 28km, awesome Mountain trails via Boosmansbos with incredible views.
15km – A split between indigenous forest trails and lower mountain trails with stunning views over Saagkuilskloof and some of the other valleys below Boosmansbos.

34km – R980.00 per person. Including delicious soup and fresh rooster-brood lunch, prize-giving dinner [Meat/Veg potjie], branded race cap and CNC [Cape Nature Conservation] fees/permits and a finish line, custom made/branded wood/coffee coaster.
15km – R550.00 per person. Includes, as per detail above. You will have the option to order additional catering when you enter, for non runners such as family and friends.

Entry requirements :
Participants have to be trail running fit, carry the stipulated equipment and be over the age of 18 to enter the 34km option.

There will be a kit check at the start.

  1. Cell phone – please save the numbers of the event organizer & sweepers on route which will be available at registration
  2. At least 2L water capacity
  3. Whistle
  4. 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. Don’t get confused between a “Waterproof rain jacket” as described above and a wind shell…
  5. Mini First Aid kit – See detail below.
  6. 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 higher up on the long route!
  7. 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.

There will be a kit check at the start:

  1. Cell phone – please save the numbers of the event organizer & sweepers on route which will be available at registration
  2. At least 1L water capacity
  3. Whistle
  4. Wind-shell. In case of rain you need to have a Waterproof rain jacket with hood and long sleeves.
  5. Space blanket.

  1. Space blanket
  2. Stretch bandage plaster – for sprains. 7cm width minimum
  3. Steri strips – for cuts
  4. Wound dressing – for larger wounds. 10cm width minimum
  5. Strapping tape. Small roll.
  6. Anti histamine tablets – allergies, bee/insect stings
  7. Anti inflammatory tablets
  8. Antiseptic cream. Small tube.
  9. Medical details in a ziplock bag – Alergies/Blood group/Emergency contact name, relationship, tel number
  10. – Very important/safety App – MySoS is a free App. A highly recommended Application for your cell phone. It works on Android and Apple devices. It’s available in the Google Play Store. It is easy to use and can be used where-ever you are. Please ensure you understand how it works once you’ve downloaded it – an easy, straightforward app. Only to be used in serious situations.

  • Ipods/ear phones/music devices are not allowed during the run.
  • Every runner must carry a card on route with their own personal contact details, medical aid details, blood group, emergency contact details, doctor etc
  • Should you encounter an emergency and / or injured runner on route, please assist them and contact one of the emergency numbers above – both to be saved in your phone. Ensure battery is fully charged.
  • All persons entering the races will only be allowed to partake if the indemnity form is signed and you are fully aware that partaking in these events is done so entirely at your own risk.
  • The organizing bodies/employees/agents or any other persons/organizations/establishments or other personnel involved with the event shall not be liable for any damage, loss, theft, injury, accident or death suffered by any person, howsoever caused, prior to the event, during the event or after the event.
  • In the event of a medical emergency, the organizing bodies/authorities will use their discretion and follow procedures deemed necessary for evacuation and /or medical assistance thereof.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances or severe weather conditions, the organizer/s may be entitled to change routes and in extreme cases, cancel the event/s at any given time. The event/s may or may not be postponed to another date.
  • In the event of cancellation of any event/s, cancellation fees will not be refundable.
  • Stick to the existing trails and do not take short cuts
  • Do not tamper with the vegetation or stray off the trail
  • Do not litter.
  • No pets allowed in the reserve.


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