Race Info

  • Date: 5 March 2017
  • Venue: Ingwe Bush camp
    • Co-ordinates: 25° 52′ 12″ South 27° 32′ 56″ East
  • Registration starts: 5:30 AM
  • Event starts:
    • 20 km starts at 7:00
    • 12 km starts at 7:15
    • 5 km starts at 7:30
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Race entries

  • 20 km: R220
  • 13 km: R130
  • 5km: R100
  • Note there will be an additional R20 surcharge for late entries on the day.
  • Entries are limited.
  • Pre entries close: 3 March 2017

Contact

  • Nina: 083 275 2362

Accommodation available

  • Askari Game Lodge: (16 min drive – 13.9 km away)
  • Weavers Roost: (19 min drive)
  • Clements retreat: (15 min drive – 9.4 km away) from R 300 per person
  • Magalies sleepy river: (20 min drive – 18.2 km away) from R130 per person

Directions

For detailed directions please follow this link to the Ingwe Bush Camp Contact details page.


Prizes

  • Cash prizes to first 3 men and woman overall in long and short distances
  • Medals to all finishers
  • Lucky draw prizes

2016 Route Descriptions (minor adjustments to come for 2017 routes)


Route information 20 km:

20km Route Description:
The start is on an open Jeep track allowing you to warm up and stretch your legs. You will then turn left onto some lovely single track winding your way along the bottom of the farm. The route approaches the boundary fence for the last opportunity to relax before you start the technical climbs. Keep your eyes peeled at this point for sightings of Giraffe, Eland and Zebra. You will then will begin to climb to the highest point in the Magaliesburg Mountains. Be aware of this technical and challenging section. For those less sure-footed, best to walk up the next 2km. This short section is not runnable for the average runner, those skilled at uphill technical sections will be able to run.

When you reach the top of the mountain you will be treated to the most amazing views! Here the 10km and 20km routes split at the Water Point hosted by Arnold Chatz Constantia. The 20km route runs left for a little while giving your legs a little break whilst you cross into the North West Province running past the trig beacon and over some rocky terrain. BEWARE: This section of about 1,5km is very technical, watch your ankles. From rock to road, your path becomes smoother, the tar road is not exactly a good quality tar road but make the most of it and take in the views and for those speed demons, this is the section to make up time.

IMPORTANT: Sharp Right turn for the 20km route as the 10km will be carrying on straight! Keep your eyes peeled for the marshal. After the gate on the tar road you will then turn right and cross into the rocky forest. Listen out for the baboons they love this area. You will then run along the mountain and start winding your way down into the bush camp. Here you will often see Hartebeest and a few other Antelope. We have tried to avoid as much as possible of last years thorny sections. Again this will be easy running as it will all be on game tracks. At the finish line you will receive your awesome hand crafted medal, a refreshing drink and time to relax before prize giving.

20km-cc


Route information 12km:

12km Route Description – follow blue tape

The start is on an open Jeep track allowing you to warm up and stretch your legs. You will then turn left onto some lovely single track winding your way along the bottom of the farm. The route approaches the boundary fence for the last opportunity to relax before you start the technical climbs. Keep your eyes peeled at this point for sightings of Giraffe, Eland and Zebra. You will then will begin to climb to the highest point in the Magaliesburg Mountains. Be aware of this technical and challenging section. For those less sure-footed, best to walk up the next 2km. This short section is not runnable for the average runner those skilled at uphill technical sections will be able to run.

When you reach the top of the mountain you will be treated to the most amazing views at the very top near the towers. Here the 10km and 20km splits and you will have a water station hosted by Arnold Chatz you will turn right to run your last 5km straight down the mountain on tar. You will come across a split where the 20km runners turn you just carry on straight. Don’t be fooled though the tar road is not exactly a good quality tar road, take in the views and for those speed demons, this is the section to make up time.

Note: Make sure you follow your markers do not follow the runner in front of you and assume he or she knows where they are going. The route will be very well marked but due to the nature of the route and views you will be able to see other runners on other paths. We have ensured we have extra marking and arrows so that there is no risk of confusion. Most important follow markers and listen to the race briefing.

12km-cc

 


Route information 5 km:

The start is on an open Jeep track allowing you to warm up and stretch your legs. You will then turn left onto some lovely single track winding your way along the bottom of the farm. Keep your eyes peeled at this point for sightings of Giraffe, Eland and Zebra. Cross the road, you’ll then run through bush camp in a lovely forest section. Overall the route is reasonably flat which makes it good for kids and novice runners. Nothing like a beautiful day out in the mountains!

Note: Make sure you follow your markers do not follow the runner in front of you and assume he or she knows where they are going. The route will be very well marked but due to the nature of the route and views you will be able to see other runners on other paths. We have ensured we have extra marking and arrows so that there is no risk of confusion. Most important follow markers and listen to the race briefing.

5km-cc

 



Compulsory/recommended equipment:

There will be one water point on the long route however runners are expected to be self sufficient. We recommend the following:

  • 1 litre water
  • sun screen/protection
  • space blanket
  • cell phone with race organizers contact number
  • insect repellent
  • snacks/race nutrition – you will be out on route for a while
  • IMPORTANT: Advisable to wear clothing that covers your legs there will be sections on game track where your legs may get a little scratched.
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Post Race Sports Massages

Active Sports Therapy will be offering sports massages at the race. All payments are cash and its advisable to pre book.

Contact: ryan@activesportstherapy.co.za


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