Friday, 13 July 2012Please dress warmly, it's snowing in Franschhoek.
The Salomon Bastille Day Trail run details
Starts on Saturday at 6am at the race venue for all route options. Pre-entries only. Everyone who ordered
Salomon running tees can collect them
at registration. All kiddies can register for the kiddies dash at 8am.
35km route: 7:30am
22km route: 8am
Kiddies dash: 9am
All regular trailrun rules apply. There is compulsory gear for you to carry and this applies to all routes. This consists of: Waterproof shell cover/top. At least 1.5 litres of water. A cell phone in case of emergencies. Some sort of snack to keep your engines running.There are no official water points on route, but there is plenty of fresh water on the mountain.
Be prepared to get your feet wet. You will be crossing some rivers, this is trailrunning after all.
There are photographers on route, smile, flash, do whatever it takes to be famous.
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 where
Bastille Day Festival:
All runners have been set aside entries into the Bastille day festival marquee. Tickets
at a discounted price of R125 and are
available to runners at the
tourism office on presentation of runners coupon that you
receive after the race.