VWS Nuweberg Trail Challenge – 2019

November 3, 2019

November 3, 2019

7:15 To 12:00

Cape Canopy Tour, Forestry Road, South Africa

10km – R180 to R195
22km – R260 to R280

November 2, 2019

Race rules
The Volunteer Wildfire Services reserves the right to cancel the race (without refund) if conditions on the day, do not allow for the race to be run safely, or should there be a major wildfire at the time of the event.

All entrants must be in possession of a race number issued by the organizers, which must be worn on the front of your person. Participants must keep to the designated routes, as indicated. Marshals and traffic officials must be obeyed at all times. Failure to comply with these instructions may lead to immediate disqualification. No seconding shall be allowed on the route. Some refreshment stations will be provided, however, each runner is required to have sufficient food and water for their own needs. No littering permitted at any stage. Any runner caught littering will be disqualified. Damage to flora/fauna or any historical site will lead to automatic disqualification. No unauthorized cyclists, vehicles, rollerblades or scooters will be permitted on the route. It is the responsibility of each participant that he/she is medically fit and healthy to participate in the event. The Volunteer Wildfire Services reserves the right to accept or reject any entry. Minimum age of 16 for the 22km race. Minimum age of 14 for the 10km race. Between 12- and 14-year-olds allowed if accompanied by a guardian. Pets are not permitted. While the Volunteer Wildfire Services places participant and member safely above any other priority or obligation, Volunteer Wildfire Services will not be held liable for any loss, injury or damage suffered by entrants or spectators.

Please note that by submitting your entry form you declare that you are physically and medically fit to participate in this event and assume all risks of such participation. You participate in the race at your own risk and hereby Indemnify the organiser, officials, all helpers, all sponsors, the national and provincial bodies, local authorities, Cape Nature, and the Volunteer Wildfire Services against any loss, injury, damage and/or any claim whatsoever which may arise as a result of participating in the race.

Event Description

The VWS Nuweberg Trail Challenge will take place on the 3rd of November 2019, at the  Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve (just outside Grabouw). Distance options: 10km & 22km.

You will traverse the pristine trails of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and experience firsthand the wonder of the Fynbos which sustains our mountain water catchment areas.

Distances & Entry Fees:
10km – (R180 Early Bird Special) , R195
22km – (R260 Early Bird Special) , R280

Venue: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve (just outside Grabouw)

Start Time:
10km – 08h00 (Briefing at 07h45),
22km – 07h30 (Mandatory Briefing at 07h15)

Cut-off Times:
22km Route
Final Cut off: 12h00

10km Route
Cut off: 11h30

Race Number Collection

Cape Canopy Tours, Grabouw
Saturday 2 November 14:00-17:00
Sunday 3 November 05:00-07:00

Compulsory Kit

  • Cell phone (emergencies only: 071 331 4927) stored in a Ziplock bag
  • Limited water on route. Hydration pack essential.
  • Race Number
  • Weather dependent, windbreaker/waterproof jacket
  • Space blanket

  • Cell phone (emergencies only: 071 331 4927) stored in a Ziplock bag
  • Race Number

Recommended Kit

  • Food/snacks
  • Sun protection

  • Limited water on route. Hydration pack recommended.
  • Weather dependent, windbreaker/waterproof jacket
  • Food/snacks
  • Sun protection


There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the 10km and the 22km race. There will also be a number of spot prizes, for which all entrants running on the day will be eligible.

22km Route


10km Route


22km Profile

10km Profile



Volunteer Wildfire Services

How to Enter?

Online entry at Quicket

Contact Information


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