Strandloper Trail run
Sat 15 Aug 2020, 07:00 @ Cape Town, Western Cape


Organiser
Quantum Adventures

300 tickets available. PRE entries only.

16km

This will be the 5th edition of this REALLY AWESOME coastal trail!

Parking:

Noordhoek Sports field but you can also park in some of the back streets near the beach - the beach car park is off limits and for other users. Please respect this agreement we have with the authorities.

Please note that we still do the run briefing/race number collection at the Noordhoek sports-field. Runners can then take a warm-up jog to the “actual start at De Hoek, Noordhoek Beach” This is the famous surf/body board spot on Noordhoek Beach, directly below Chapman's Peak. 

Entries close once tickets are sold or latest, 12 August at 12h00 - whichever happens first.

PRE REGISTRATION/RACE NUMBER COLLECTION/VENUES: 

  • Noordhoek Sports field, Katzenellenbogen Rd. Off  Noordhoek Main Rd.
  • From 5h15 - 6h30.
  • Run Briefing will be via email. Please ensure your email will accept mail from [email protected]
  • Run starts at 7h00 from De Hoek, Noordhoek Beach.
  • Low tide is at 7h00. 
  • Finish – THE HUB Cafe, Scarborough
  • Prize giving at 11h00-ish

Tidal table for 15 August

ENTRY FEE: R330.00 [Incl branded race cap or peak and a cold coke or a coffee at the finish]

Each year, we encourage runners to collect any litter washed out by the ocean or otherwise – even if it just a few small items. It all helps. 2 Bottles of wine to the individual/pair whom collects the most [quantity] and bring it to the finish line. As always, Quantum Adventures will also employ 3 x individuals a few days before the run to collect litter off the coast in the Soetwater/Witsand area for an entire day. We’ll take pics of the result and post it on social media.

CATEGORIES:

For male and female.

  • MASTERS – 50yr plus
  • VET: 40 – 49yrs
  • SENIOR: 16 – 39yr

DISTANCE: 16km of fantastic coastal trail running! This is a linear run, so please ensure you share cars etc.

PS – It is your responsibility to sort out your return transport from Scarborough. Lift share etc.

DETAILED ROUTE:

See at the bottom of this page –  route maps. We will also make the GPS track available to entrants and send the gpx files via email, 1 week before the run. There will be manned check-points on route. We will also have manned, security at places such as the Kakapo wreck and the Crayfish factory areas.

No water tables – you must be self sufficient. There are toilets at the start, Longbeach, Kommetjie and the finish.

Basic route description:

  • If you leave your vehicle at the sports-field, it take approx 20 minutes to walk fast/slow jog to Noordhoek Beach.
  • Starting at De Hoek, Noordhoek Beach. Passing Kakapo Wreck and across Kommetjie Beach.
  • At the start of Board-walk veering off into Lighthouse Rd to the Light house - there will be a marshal, recording your number [CP1]
  • Follow the red arrows and orange tags down Lighthouse road, toward the Lighthouse
  • The left entrance/boom will take you past the Lighthouse. Look out for the small foot path down to the right [just before you reach the locked gates]
  • Follow the path down to the rocky beach and turn left, behind/at the end of the fence and along the coast - basically "stay along the coast/DO NOT veer inland!
  • Along the beach/path all the way to Witsand beach, cross the beach onto the Strandloper trail which is a grassy, rocky trail starting at the end of Witsand beach.
  • Exit the path in Misty Cliffs where the Marshal will indicate the route up and away from the beach/up the steps and onto the wide, gravel verge off the tarred section – this is a wide section of gravel. Stay on the "right side" of the road and on the wide gravel area.
  • DO NOT run on the tar road.
  • Stay on the right side of this very scenic section, all the way to Scarborough.
  • You can cross the tar road to the finish at the The Hub Cafe. There is a new 3-way stop street. Marshals will assist you crossing the road here to the finish.
  • PLEASE be mindful of traffic/cars/motorbikes/cyclists/other road users and people walking.
  • Exchange your arm band/tag for a coke or a coffee.

Compulsory kit:

  • Waterproof rain jacket if it looks like rain. Windproof jacket, otherwise.
  • Cellular phone
  • Hydration - you need to be self sufficient/no water tables/no plastic.
  • Mini first aid kit: stretch bandage, wound dressing, anti histamine tablets, anti inflammatory tablets, Tri-angular bandage, antiseptic cream.
  • Whistle
  • Space blanket

RACE RULES:

  • Ipods or similar are banned during the run – it is for your own and other users’ safety
  • Emergency contact details will be given to each runner which must be kept with you on route
  • Every runner must carry a card on route with their own personal contact details, medical aid details, blood group, emergency contact details, doctor etc
  • Should you encounter an emergency and / or injured runner on route, please assist them and contact one of the emergency numbers provided for the run
  • All persons entering the races will only be allowed to partake if the indemnity form is signed and you are fully aware that partaking in these events is done so entirely at your own risk
  • The organizing bodies/employees/agents or any other persons/organizations/establishments or other personnel involved with the event shall not be liable for any damage, loss, theft, injury, accident or death suffered by any person, howsoever caused, prior to the event, during the event or after the event
  • In the event of a medical emergency, the organizing bodies/authorities will use their discretion and follow procedures deemed necessary for evacuation and /or medical assistance thereof
  • Stick to the existing trails and do not take shortcuts
  • Do not tamper with the vegetation or stray off the trail
  • Collect only litter
  • Sorry, no pets allowed on the route
  • The run will be timed and each finisher will receive a hand made, coffee/drinks coaster [made from alien vegetation/wood] with the race logo onto it.
  • Entries are only confirmed once proof of payment is received. No refund once entered with exception, below – less costs already incurred and Admin fees are charged for refunds at R150.00. No substitutions after 3 days before the race – Wednesday at noon, before the run.
  • Please, Do NOT run if you are ill, have a history of heart and or other illness that may be detrimental to your health and/or if you have been ill a week to 10 days before the run. If you have entered in this case, we will need a Doctor’s certificate or similar to confirm the above to affect a refund – less costs already incurred by the race organizers.

More information: www.quantumadventures.co.za/2018/09/11/strandloper-trail-run-15-august-2019/


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Masters Male 16 km 07:15 R 330.00
Masters Female 16 km 07:15 R 330.00
VET MALE 16 km 07:15 R 330.00
Vet Female 16 km 07:15 R 330.00
Senior Male 16 km 07:15 R 330.00
Senior Female 16 km 07:15 R 330.00

Event location
Noordhoek Sportsfields, Cape Town

Route information

Katzenellenbogen Rd, Noordhoek

Coordinates -34.108068869556, 18.378585715866
Address Katzenellenbogen Rd, Noordhoek
City Cape Town
Province Western Cape