Winston Whip
Fri 7 Feb - Sun 9 Feb 2020 @ Amahlathi Local Municipality, Eastern Cape


Organiser
Winston Whip

A Proudly EC Trail Run on an operational livestock farm in the Eastern Cape. An opportunity for trail runners across the country to enjoy some of the hidden gems of the Amahlathi area in the Eastern Cape. 

Situated between Hogsback and Cathcart, Winston Farm is the home of The Winston Whip. The Whip was started in order to promote tourism in our breathtakingly beautiful area that hardly anyone knows about and what better way to do it than a trail run. The 50km run is made up of 2 stages over 2 days. 

Day 1 is a challenging 29km run reaching a maximum altitude of  about 1700m. It starts at 1400m with 2 inclines that will get the blood flowing nice and early. Before you know it, you are 1550m above see level and the fun begins. With Cathcart and the Windvogel Mountain behind you, you head for the top of Winston Farm which uncovers spectacular views of The Little Elandsberg, The Elandsberg, The 3 Hogs and Gaikas Kop. The trail is made up of a maze of cattle and sheep paths through the veld which takes you past all the best dams, natural springs and grazing spots you can imagine. Various water points on the route with 1 or 2 stops at the natural springs coming out of the mountain along the way. Just before you head back down the mountain to the finish for a cold beer you can have a dip in the fresh spring water reservoir to cool off.  

Day 2 is an enjoyable 21km run that starts with a gradual incline reaching 1620m above sea level within the first 6km, this will be your max altitude for the day. This sets you up for 15kms of bliss along the Western Side of the Mountain and down onto the banks of the Kliplaat River where you will spend most of the day. When you stop running with the flow of the river, you know The Whip is coming to a close. The route takes you for one last loop past one more view point (the Studio), before bringing you home past the Winston Church and back along the district road so you can stretch your legs for the photo finish.



The race village is setup around the Grumpy Grouse, our Pub and Entertainment area. The Days will start and finish at the Grumpy Grouse (cash bar available) and all meals will be served here as well. Join us for a spectacular weekend of good food, great hospitality and the outdoors!

More information: winstonfarms.co.za/

Images of the event
Winston Whip


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Full Package
This entry includes entry for both stages, camping site for 2 nights, 6 meals, access to ablutions and Grumpy Grouse pub/chill zone, 24 hour coffee and tea table and a charging station
50 km Over 2 days (29km and 21km) 07:00 R 1,800.00
Outside Stay Package
This entry includes entry for both stages, 6 meals, access to ablutions and Grumpy Grouse pub/chill zone, 24 hour coffee and tea table and charging station
50 km Over 2 days (29km and 21km) 07:00 R 1,500.00
Day Entry
This entry includes entry for the either stage (Day 1 or Day 2) and lunch
29 km or 21km can be entered 07:00 R 250.00
Supporters Package
This entry includes entry for both stages, 6 meals, access to ablutions and Grumpy Grouse pub/chill zone, 24 hour coffee and tea table and charging station
0 km 07:00 R 1,500.00
Cracker - Fun Run/Walk
This entry includes entry for the fun run/walk and lunch
10 km This is a fun run/walk for everyone of all ages. 09:00 R 75.00
Whipper - Fun Run/Walk
This entry includes entry for the fun run/walk and lunch
5 km This is a fun run/walk for everyone of all ages. 09:00 R 50.00

Event location
Winston Farm, Cathcart, Eastern Cape, Amahlathi Local Municipality

Coordinates -32.469843442764, 26.989683647728
Address Winston Farm, Cathcart, 5310
City Amahlathi Local Municipality
Province Eastern Cape