Trail Runners will be treated to exceptional trails and spectacular views at the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run that will start and finish at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Sunday 01 December 2019.

“We are excited to host the 2nd annual Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run in Stellenbosch,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “As with the MTB event, the trail run routes will encapsulate the splendor of SA’s most well-known town. Trail runners can look forward to challenging, yet fun and rewarding routes and will be rewarded with spectacular views. The Festival Village at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate will be buzzing with excitement. Families and friends will have lots to do while waiting for their loved ones to cross the finish line.”

“Both the 12-15km and 5km routes will start and finish at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Sunday 01 December 2019,” says Pieter du Plessis, Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Route Designer. “The long route will go through Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Vriesenhof Vineyards, Coetzenburg and Paradyskloof. The terrain will include a good mixture of single track that is not very technical. There will also be gravel roads and two steep hills. This route is ideal for trail runners that have a fair level of experience. It’s not for beginners though.”

“The 5km route is ideal for runners of all ages, fitness levels and experience levels,” continues Du Plessis. “The route will take runners through Blaauwklippen Wine Estate and Vriesenhof Vineyards. The terrain will be easy going vineyard paths with a bit of tar roads that will connect the mountain with Blaauwklippen Wine Estate. The top of the only hill will definitely be an iconic section on route. The view into Paradyskloof is indescribable. All-in-all trail runners can look forward to a really nice morning out in Stellenbosch.”

EVENT INFORMATION: Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience & Origin of Trails Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019

Venue: Start: Die Laan (Stellenbosch)
Finish: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Event: Origin of Trails MTB Experience/ Stage One
Start Time: 07:00 / Marathon (50 – 60km)
08:10 / Half Marathon (28 – 30km)
09:00 / Fun Ride (8 – 10km)

Date: Sunday, 01 December 2019

Venue: Start & Finish: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Event: Origin of Trails Trail Run
Start Time: 06:45 / 12 – 15km
06:50 / 5km
Event: Origin of Trails MTB Experience / Stage Two
Start Time: 07:00 / Marathon (50 – 60km)
08:10 / Half Marathon (28 – 30km)

ENTRY FEES:

Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience
Option 1: Marathon (50 – 60km per day) R1600.00
Option 2: Half Marathon (28 – 30km per day) R1400.00
Option 3: Fun Ride (8 – 10km) R200.00

Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run
Option 1: Long 12 – 15km R350.00
Option 2: Short 5km R250.00

MTB entry fee includes: This applies to the Marathon and Half Marathon MTB Experience entrants ONLY.
⦁ Exclusive T-shirt
⦁ Spectacular on route experience
⦁ Scrumptious lunch offering on both days
⦁ A light breakfast with coffee on both days
⦁ Well stocked Water Points
⦁ A pair of Falke socks
⦁ A finisher Medal
Fun Ride entrants will be rewarded with a medal and an exclusive t-shirt.

Trail Run entry fee includes:
⦁ An official event t-shirt
⦁ Spectacular on route experience
⦁ A pair of Falke socks
⦁ Lucky draw prizes
⦁ A finisher Medal
FALKE FOOT ZONE: All entrants (runners and mountain bikers) are invited to visit the Falke Foot Zone once they’ve crossed the finish line for a free Falke leg and foot massage.

CHARITY SUPPORT: The Savanna Origin of Trails proudly supports the: 1. Urban Caracal Project, 2. Aitsa After Care Centre and the 3. Stellenbosch Trail Fund.

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For more information or to enter the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and/or Trail Run please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

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