Sacre bleu! It eez za French Revolution again. Bastille Trail time. Frogs vs Ice Machine. Eskimo hunter vs Wild Gorilla. Bubbly Champagne vs Warm Beer.
This is not your average trail event. French maids start you off with heart warming sherry. Napoleon offers devious trail tips and merry insults. Local bards strum home made instruments.
The trails are loaded with majestic Alpine scenery. Recent rains promise plenty of muddy puddles and slippery rocks and bone numbing river crossings.
If you arrive unprepared, it is la guillotine for you!! Thermal kit, gloves, buffs, jackets are the norm.
50km, runners – this is a tough challenge. Don’t predict your finishing time. Take food, hot coffee and Bear Grylls enthusiasm for adventure.
35km route is sublime, mouth watering technical single track in trail running heaven.
25km is your hardest ‘half marathon’. Very popular with first timers, and festival bound wine tasters, the ‘old dogs’ wisely take it easy.
15km, ‘beginner’ trail run, well attended by the party animals, not to be confused with Park runs, training runs or summiting Mount Everest.
Venue: NEW !!! The Strangers Club, 1 Braemar Rd, Green Point
Date and Time:
Monday 10th to Thursday 13th, from 10am – 6pm
Salomon will host a social evening on the Wednesday 12th starting at 5:30pm.
Top Runners Ryan Sandes, Meg Mackenzie and Kane Reilly will offer tips, videos and share their experiences.
Snacks and coffee served.
On Sale: 1200 apparel items (tech Tee’s, shorts, jackets, Midlayers etc)
600 pairs of SLAB footwear and 400 units of Accessories (Caps, visors, Beanies, hydration packs and socks)
At the 30km mark, after 1:30pm runners from the 50km and 35km will be directed along a shorter course of the 25km route.
2) Sensible clothing for the conditions (thermal base layer, gloves, beanie, buff);
3) Charged cell phone in waterproof bag (organisers – for emergencies only – 072 924 2371)
4) Food – sarmie, fruit, energy bars;
5) Water – hydration pack, with bladder. You will be crossing several fresh water rivers;
6) Space blanket & Whistle;
Compulsory Equipment for 15km category – everyone will get wet!.1) Rain jacket (waterproof, not just wind breaker, which you may have as well);
2) Sensible clothing for the conditions;
3) Water – hydration pack, with bladder. You will be crossing several fresh water rivers.
Beginners note: These are not easy events we expect cold weather, wet feet and icy river crossings! The routes have been designed by Psycho Bob and his deranged henchman Eskimo Eddy.
PARKING ACCESS is controlled – bring your race number from registration, ID or race entry confirmation.
DO NOT leave valuables in your car. Lock wallets, cell phones, ipads, in the boot. We have security patrolling.
Race Venue: Open from 05:30am on the Saturday 15th – race day.
Race Start Times: (Seeded Batch Starts to spread the field):
50km route: 6:30am
35km route: 7:00am
25km route: from 8:00 (10min Batch Starts)
15km route: from 8:50 (10min Batch Starts)
Elite Runners: If you wish to compete for Podium positions and prize money, request Elite Batch (A) at Registration.
Prize giving for 15km and 25km at 12:30ish. Projected time for 35km and 50km around 15:30. To be confirmed on race day.
Hot Steamy coffee and delicious food will be on sale. Guaranteed best prices – come hungry!
After the event Franschhoek town goes crazy with the Bastille festival, which you are invited to enjoy. The main road is usually blocked up.
If you need a quick exit from the area, use the Robertsvlei road – turn LEFT, at the junction after you leave the venue.
Late entries and changes only available at Registration days, pay via snapscan or cash.
40km – R395
20km – R295
13km – R100
40km – 08:00
20km – 09:00
13km – 09:15
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