With two successful years behind it’s back, the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Trail Run has gone from the newbie on the calendar to a firm favourite and must-do event for all trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts. Originally created to continue the development of routes and to showcase the incredible network of single-track trails on the Simonsberg Mountain, the region has become a hotspot for trail runners and mountain bikers alike through the continued support of Fairtree Capital.


Dirtopia has spent the last 5 years developing new routes on Delheim, Muratie, Warwick and Uitkyk wine estates. These trails are now operated in partnership with the landowners with the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy being the primary beneficiary. The conservancy represents more than 20 farms around the mountain and is currently focused on a multi-million-rand alien clearing project to return large tracts of the mountain to fynbos and renosterveld.


With over 25km of mountain single-track, connecting more than 10 wine estates the two-day stage race will take you on some of the most scenic trails in the Simonsberg Conserve not usually open to the public. Next year’s event will take place on 9 & 10 Feb 2019 with the start and finish on Delvera Wine Farm where runners will be treated to breakfast and lunch and a wonderful area to relax after their run, with showers and a massage service on offer. There will also be a kiddie’s entertainment area with the option for supporters to join for lunch by buying a food ticket. And as always, great coffee will be served on the day.


There is no better time to be out in the winelands as harvest season will be in full swing in surrounding vineyards. 25km and 15km routes be on offer for the two-day stage race with a 7km route as an option on Sunday 10 Feb only. You can choose to do one day, both days, or mix up the distances as you and your legs please.


Each participant of the 25km and 15km trail runs will receive a goody bag and coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet. Good refreshment stations will be fully stocked with cold drinks and a wide range of savoury snacks and fruit. All 7km runners can buy a lunch voucher online.


Early bird entries have already opened. Enter before 31 December 2018 to qualify for the discounted fees that the exact same fees as 2018 with full cost fees coming into effect on 1 Jan 2019. Don’t forget to book your limited-edition event t-shirt with your entry to show your support for the Simonsberg Conserve and the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Trail run.


Those who’d like to warm up their legs can join the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB the preceding weekend. More info here.



Enter here: https://www.dirtpass.co.za/events


More info:  http://www.fairtreecontour.co.za/


Each participant of the 15km or 25km two-day stage race will receive the following:

  • Goody bag
  • Morning coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet
  • Medal & BOS drink
  • Refreshment station on route from BOS with fresh snacks to keep you going
  • Live timing


Each participant of the 7km fun run on Sunday will receive the following:

  • Morning coffee & breakfast snack
  • Medal & BOS drink
  • Refreshment station on route from BOS with fresh snacks to keep you going
  • Live timing


Go to www.fairtreecontour.co.za and for more info, contact Dirtopia at info@fairtreecontour.co.za or 021 884 4752


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