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Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run 2018

July 14, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

 The Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run is a wilderness adventure, for which you need to be prepared – you have been warned!

The Franschhoek Mountains in July can be covered in snow. The rivers are scenic yet cold.

This Trail Running adventure sells out every year, numbers are limited. You are assured of a wild time, wet feet and rewarding OBS, served by French Maids.

The Bastille Festival in the Main Street is a vibrant mix of good food and wine, to celebrate with, after your run. If staying over (highly recommended), book accommodation now – chat to Franschhoek Tourism ASAP

The 50km is a UTMB qualifier!
CLICK HERE to register for UTMB

50km – R795
35km – R795
25km – R675
15km – R525

Salomon race garment – R300

This event uses Timing Chips with LiveTime. The chip is compulsory. You will not be allowed to start the event without a chip.
Rent: R10
Permanent: R50
You will find these options on your entry form

NOTE: Any changes made to your entry will cost R100.

Start Times: (2018 – TBC)

If you wish to compete for Podium positions, email info@energyevents to request the Elite batch. Batches are divided as indicated upon entering.

50km – 06:30
35km – 07:00
25km – from 08:00 (10min Batch Starts)
15km – from 09:00 (10min Batch Starts)

Venue open from 6:00am on race day!

Race Venue:

The start finish zone is located at the ‘Old Bells Lodge’ on the edge of the Berg River dam, (33’56’12.83’S, 19′ 4’27.14’E). Coming from Paarl side, head through Franschhoek on the main road (R45) until you hit the T-Junction at the Franschhoek Monument. Turn right and then right again onto the Robertsvlei road. Carry on for 5km and marshals will direct you to the parking.

CLICK HERE: Google maps from Franschhoek

Toilets and  warm showers will be available.

Registration details:

Pre-Registration will be 10, 11 and 12 July @ The Strangers Club, from 11am – 6pm.
There will be Salomon Gear on sale.
Stay tuned for more details on a route briefing and talks with Salomon runners.
(A friend may collect your Race Number.)


We will be using the MySOS app for this event – click here to download instructions on how to use it.

Previous results

Salomon Bastille Day results 2015 download

Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run 2016 – Results and Photos

Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run 2017 – Results

Route info:

15km: Not such a beginner trail run, mostly on forest tracks and gravel roads, with some single-track and short technical (loose rocks, bushy) section. Moderate inclines. Your feet will get wet at river crossings. All rocks are slippery!


RP 15km

25km: Not for beginners. Open gravel road start with a hill to spread the field, takes you to a vertical firebreak climb, and on to a gnarly and exposed single track – with amazing views. This is a ‘no passing’ zone, as a tumble will go on for a while. Over the neck and on to forest tracks and wooded river-side single-track. That’s halfway! This is not a sprint, but an adventure. Compulsory kit.

Bastille 25km 2018 Map kms

Bastille 25km 2018 Elevation

35km: For the hard-core mountain goats. Follows the same route as the 25km, then veers off to circumnavigate the Berg river dam.


RP 35km

50km: Two extra mountain summits and two beautiful valleys. Take lots of food (expected time 5-8 hours)

Bastille 50km 2018 Map kms2

50km 2018 Elevation Profile

Short Course:

At the 30km mark, after 1:30pm runners from the 50km and 35km will be directed along a shorter course of the 25km route.


Compulsory Equipment:

Compulsory Equipment for 25km, 35km, 50km categories.

1) Rain Jacket (waterproof, not just wind breaker, which you may have as well);
2) Sensible Clothing for the conditions, eg. compulsory thermal base layer;
3) Charged cell phone in waterproof bag eg. Ziplock (organizers – for emergencies only – 072 924 2371);
4) Food – sarmie, fruit, energy bars – for 4 to 10 hours!
5) Water – 1.5L min. to start, hydration pack, with bladder. You will be crossing several fresh water rivers.
6) Space Blanket & Whistle
7) Headlamp/Torch and Race Map – provided
8) LiveTime Timing Chip

Compulsory Equipment for 15km

1) Rain Jacket (waterproof, not just wind breaker, which you may have as well);
2) Sensible Clothing for the conditions;
3) Water – 1L min. to start, hydration pack, with bladder. You will be crossing several fresh water rivers.
4) LiveTime Timing Chip 

Recommended Equipment:
Beanie, Buff, Gloves. Ladies, add a couple of layers. Toes, fingers freeze. Lips go blue.




July 14, 2018
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Energy Events – Caeli Partridge
072 924 2371
View Organizer Website


Bells lodge Parking Area
Bells lodge Parking Area, Robertsvlei Rd
Franschhoek, Western Cape 7690 South Africa
+ Google Map