Merrell Hobbit Trail Runs
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 07:00 @ Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Mountain Runner Events

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Please see the official site for more details.

08h00 - Merrell Hobbit 38km - R650

09h00 - Merrell Hobbit 16km - R220

09h30 - Merrell Hobbit 5km - R140

  • Entrants for the 38km must be 18 years or older on race day
  • No refunds, but substitutions are allowed up to three days before the event (for a substitution fee of R75)
  • Entries will be available on the day with a late entry fee.

Race entry does not include the following:

  • Personal medical and nutritional requirements
  • Any snacks or performance nutrition during the event
  • Basic medical support is offered for emergencies but excludes helicopter evacuation, or any hospitalization transport, which will be for the participant’s cost.

Registration and start times

  • Registration at Arminel Hotel from 07h00 on Saturday, 28 November 2020
  • Race Briefing 38km – 7h55
  • Race start 38km – 8h00
  • Race Briefing 16km – 8h55
  • Race start 16km – 9h00
  • Race Briefing 5km – 9h25
  • Race start 5km – 9h30
  • Prize-giving when the majority of runners are finished

Runners Info 38km

  • Runners must be self-sufficient for the day, no seconding, and no feeding stations
  • There are no water stations on the 38km route. There is adequate water at the many streams along the trail to refill bottles and bladders
  • There will be cut off times along the way, after which emergency routes must be followed
  • Times per day range between 4 and 10 hours
  • Runners must be fit and should have completed at least a 20km trail (not just a dirt road) run recently
  • Runners must stick to the marked trail. No short cuts are allowed.
  • There will be a sweeper
  • There will be checkpoints
  • Smile and take in the scenery – that is why you are there!

Compulsory Running Equipment 38km

  • Backpack
  • Water container min 2l.
  • WATERPROOF rain jacket (NOT just a wind breaker)
  • Base layer / fleece top
  • Base layer – legs/pants
  • Buff / Beanie
  • Whistle
  • Space blanket
  • Food/drink for the day
  • Basic First aid kit
  • Cell phone – emergency numbers will be on your race number.

Optional Running Equipment 16km

  • Wind breaker
  • Water bottle / bladder
  • Food/drink for the run
  • Cell phone – emergency numbers will be on the race number.

More information:

Merrell Hobbit Trail Runs

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
38km 38 km 08:00 R 650.00
16km 16 km 09:00 R 220.00
5km 5 km 09:30 R 140.00

Event location
Arminel Hotel, Hogsback

Coordinates -32.591873, 26.9332439
Address Hogsback, Eastern Cape
City Hogsback
Province Eastern Cape