The Winelands Marathon takes place on the 10th of November 2018, starting from Eikestad Primary School (Stellenbosch). Distance options: 5km fun run, 21.1km & 42.2km.
This is Helderberg’s showpiece, run on a beautiful undulating route through the winelands of Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The race starts next to the Markotter Sports Grounds in Stellenbosch, moves onto the Strand Road (R44) and follows the Polkadraai Road towards Kuils River for about five kilometres. These early stages are undulating but easy. At the Vlottenburg turn-off lies the biggest hill of the route, a four kilometre climb to the top of Vlaeberg, 160 metres above sea level. The following three kilometres down the Vlaeberg Road could tempt you, so be careful. Do not run too fast down this section; rather save your legs for the hilly second half of the route. Just past the 15-kilometre mark the route turns left into Vlottenburg Road and two kilometres further on turns right into Annadale Road. Here you run to the well known ‘Mooiberge Farmstall’ near the 22-kilometre mark. This seven kilometre stretch is undulating. From the farm stall, the race is run on the double carriage Strand Road, almost to the outskirts of Somerset West. The turning point is near the 29-kilometre mark, at the Steynsrust flyover, after which you wind your way back along the same carriageway. The route once again passes the ‘Mooiberge Farmstall’ and goes past Louw se Bos, the caravan park and onward to Stellenbosch. The hills are rolling and challenging in these final stages, so is the incessant oncoming highway traffic.
This event is a qualifier for the Two Oceans & Comrades Marathon.
Distance & Entry Fee:
5km fun run – R20 (Entries will be taken on the morning of the run from 05:00)
21.1km – R90
42.2km – R205
Temp. License (21.1km/42.2km) – R55/65
Disposable timing chip (compulsory for all) – R22
14% administration fee for online entries
Moisture management T-Shirt – R210
Venue: Eikestad Primary School, Doornbosch Road, Krigeville, Stellenbosch
Start Time: 42.2km – 5:30am, 21.1km – 5:50am, 5km fun run – 6:30am
Discipline: Road Running
Results will be available at www.topevents.co.za
TOG BAG FACILITIES
Tog bag facilities will be available on race day. A clearly marked secure area for the safe keeping of tog bags is available near the finish area. Bags must be collected by 13:00 on race day. NO PROOF of NUMBER, NO BAG. ! Please note that while the organisers will take reasonable care with the bags, no responsibility whatsoever is accepted for loss or damage. Do not leave cell phones, money, jewellery or other valuables in your bag !.
Parking is provided for 1200 vehicles at various venues in close proximity to the race venue. Security officials are on hand, and endeavour to keep the vehicles as safe as possible. However, runners making use of these parking facilities must ensure that they do not leave any valuable items or personal belongings in their vehicles. Parking marshals are on hand to direct race participants to these parking venues. Please obey and respect these parking marshals. Their assistance is invaluable in ensuring that all participants arrive at the race venue on time. Runners are requested to provide adequate time en route to the race to ensure that they arrive on time for the start of the event. Please note that the owners of vehicles that park illegally, will be held liable by the local Traffic Officials.
Prize Giving: Marathon (Between 11:30 and 12:00) , Half Marathon (Between 09:30 and 10:00)
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How to Register?
All runners must register. Runners will have to produce their confirmation of entry in order to receive their race numbers. Registration will take place on Friday, 9 November, 15:00-19:00 and Saturday, 10 November, from 04:30 at Eikestad Primary School, Stellenbosch and Friday, 9 November, 09:00-18:00 at Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West, Tygervalley and Rondebosch. Runners must select one of the venues when entering for the race.
- Online entries can be done at www.topevents.co.za
- Online entries close at midnight on Thursday 1 November 2018.
- In-Store entries can be done at Sportmans Warehouse Somerset West, Tygervalley and Rondebosch.
- In-Store and Fax entries close on Thursday 1 November 2018.
- NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Entry fees are not refundable unless the entry is rejected by the organisers.
- No postal, or telephonic entries will be accepted.
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