Merrell Whale of Trail – 2020

July 25, 2020

July 25, 2020

7:00 To 17:00

De Hoop Collection, Overberg DC, South Africa

http://www.whaleoftrail.co.za

53km - R3900
35km - R3000

083 449 0760

Event Description

The Merrell Whale of Trail takes place on the 25th of July 2020, from De Hoop Nature Reserve (Western Cape). Distance options: 35km & 53km ultra.

South Africa’s iconic five-day Whale Trail hiking route is offered as a challenge to runners capable of embracing all 53km and 1900m elevation as a TRAIL RUNNING ULTRA, packed with spectacular mountain fynbos, technical rocky ridgelines, sandy beach stretches and endless, mind-blowing, beautiful vistas all in one day.

Distance & Entry Fee:
53km – R3900
35km – R3000

Race Venue: De Hoop Collection on De Hoop Nature Reserve
Start: Potberg Nature Reserve
Finish: Koppie Alleen – De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Registration: 24th July 2020 – 16h00-19h00 at De Hoop Collection
Briefing dinner: 24th July 2020 – 18h30 – 20h00 at De Hoop Collection
Prizegiving dinner: 25th July 2020 – 17h30 – 20h00 at De Hoop Collection

Start Time:
53km – 7 am
35km – 9 am

Entry Includes:

  • Permit and unique opportunity to run this trail
  • CapeNature fee for De Hoop Reserve and the trail
  • Paramedic support with 4×4 vehicles (excludes helicopter evacuation, or any hospitalization transport, which will be at the athlete’s cost)
  • Transfers to and from race venue to start and finish points
  • Water tables with food on the route
  • Friday night briefing dinner
  • Saturday night prize giving dinner
  • Meal at finish
  • Complimentary leg massage at the finish
  • Finisher’s medal

Entry does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Drinks at dinners
  • Personal race nutrition.

Compulsory Running Equipment:

  • Water containers min 2 litres
  • WATERPROOF rain jacket
  • Baselayer
  • Buff or headgear
  • Whistle
  • Space blanket
  • Cell phone – emergency numbers will be supplied at race briefing.
  • Recommended Equipment – Sunglasses, Sun block, Camera.

MISSING COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT MEANS NO RUN. THERE WILL BE KIT CHECKS. PENALTIES WILL APPLY FOR MISSING EQUIPMENT DURING THE RUN.

Event Schedule (Provisional):

Friday 24 July 2020:

  • 16h00 – 19h00 – Registration at De Hoop Collection
  • 18h30 – 21h00 – Dinner at De Hoop Collection
  • 19h00 – Briefing at De Hoop Collection

Saturday 25 July 2020:

  • 05h30 – Transfer from De Hoop Collection to Potberg Nature Reserve
  • 06h00 – Registration opens for non-residents of De Hoop
  • 07h00 – Start
  • 11h30 – 12h30 – Winners expected at Koppie Alleen
  • 18h00 – Dinner at De Hoop Collection
  • 20h00 – Prize Giving at De Hoop Collection

Entry includes:

  • Permit and unique opportunity to run this trail
  • CapeNature fee for De Hoop Reserve and the trail
  • Paramedic support with 4×4 vehicles (excludes helicopter evacuation, or any hospitalization transport, which will be at the athlete’s cost)
  • Transfers to and from race venue to start and finish points
  • Water table with food on the route
  • Friday night briefing dinner
  • Saturday night prize giving dinner
  • Meal at finish
  • Complimentary leg massage at the finish
  • Finisher’s medal

Entry fee does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Drinks at dinners
  • Personal race nutrition.

Compulsory Running Equipment:

  • Water containers min 2 litres
  • WATERPROOF rain jacket
  • Baselayer
  • Buff or headgear
  • Whistle
  • Space blanket
  • Cell phone – emergency numbers will be supplied at race briefing.
  • Recommended Equipment – Sunglasses, Sun block, Camera.

MISSING COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT MEANS NO RUN. THERE WILL BE KIT CHECKS. PENALTIES WILL APPLY FOR MISSING EQUIPMENT DURING THE RUN.

Event Schedule (Provisional):

Friday 24 July 2020:

  • 16h00 – 19h00 – Registration at De Hoop Collection
  • 18h30 – 21h00 – Dinner at De Hoop Collection
  • 19h00 – Briefing at De Hoop Collection

Saturday 25 July 2020:

  • 07h30 – Transfer from De Hoop Collection to Potberg Nature Reserve
  • 08h00 – Registration opens for non-residents of De Hoop
  • 09h00 – Start
  • 12h15 – 12h45 – Winners expected at Koppie Alleen
  • 18h00 – Dinner at De Hoop Collection
  • 20h00 – Prize Giving at De Hoop Collection

Organizers

Mountain Runner Events

How to Enter?

Entries: www.whaleoftrail.co.za

Contact Information

Tatum Prins

info@mountainrunner.co.za

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