Event Date is Sat 08 September 2012.
The Namaqualand Trail run is a 20km loop on the Roodebergskloof Trail. The race starts with a tough 12km ascent to the summit of the Northern Cape's highest peak the Rooiberg, followed by an 8km sprint down the valley to the finish line. At the finish you will be welcomed by the cool waters of the farm dam and some local 'kos' provided by the ladies in the 'kookskerm'.
The route will lead runners and hikers alike through a beautiful South African setting, which depending on the rains before will be dotted with flowers!
There are limited entries available for both routes in order to limit the impact of the runners on the trail. The flower run is a unique event aimed at creating encouraging tourism in the area as well as showcasing the natural beauty of the Namaqualand!
There will also be a shorter 10km race which makes a loop in the bottom of the valley.
To visit the hiking trails offical website please visit http://www.rooiberghikingtrail.co.za/.
Entries are R295 per runner for the long 20km route and R235 for the short 10km route. This includes:
As there are only a limited number of entries please be sure to enter as soon as possible.
Registration will open from 7:30am on the morning of the race (27th of August) as well as the evening before the race.
Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 males and females to finish in each race, as well as plenty of great lucky draw prizes on the day.
The Long route starts at 8:30am sharp. All competitors are required to be at the start for race briefing at . The short route starts at sharp.
The facilities at the camp site are in the process of being upgraded. There will be a substantial improvement over last year. There is running water and a beautiful dam, but there is no electricity, only one outdoor shower and a few long drops. If you'd like to stay in Garies town itself, please follow the accomodaton link at the top of the page.
Thanks to our sponsors; Namaqua Wines. More sponsors are being confirmed.
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