Bestmed Chokka Trail Run 2021
Sun 8 Aug - Mon 9 Aug 2021 @ St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape


Organiser
St Francis Sport

The annual Bestmed Chokka Trail Run will take place over the Women’s Day long weekend in the greater St Francis, Eastern Cape.   With the public holiday falling on Monday 9 August, the main events will be hosted on Sunday 8 August and with the 5km Business Challenge and junior races set for the Monday.  As always, attending this event will result in a long and relaxed stay at our host venue, the Cape St Francis Resort.

Enter now

Taking uncertainties due to the current Covid-19 pandemic into consideration, organisers Eric and Esti Stewart from St Francis Sport have decided to adopt a “book now and pay later” approach.  “No one knows on what level the country will be in August, but we will follow all protocols stipulated at the time.  We have capped entries to 100 per event, and only open it up for more closer to the time when we are sure larger numbers for outdoor events are allowed,” says Eric.  “We also understand that no one wants to pay for an event if they are not sure they can attend – hence the book now, so we can start organising, and pay later, when you know you can come approach.”


The main races (62km, 43km, 23km and 10km) will take place on Sunday 8 August while the 5km and kids races (1km and 3km) will take place on Monday 9 August.  At this stage no prize giving ceremonies are allowed.  Although there will be self help water stations along the various routes, it is advised to carry adequate water for your own safety.

Late registration and number collection will be on Saturday 7 August between 15h00 and 17h00 at the Cape St Francis Resort.

Details for Sunday 8 Aug are as follows:

62km:  Race briefing is at 06h15 and the race starts at 06h30.

42km:  Late registration from 06h00 – 06h30, race briefing at 06h45 and the race for runners starts at 07h00 and walkers 07h05.

23km:  Late registration from 07h00 – 07h30, race briefing at 7h45 and the race for runners start at 08h00 and walkers 08h05.

10km:  Late registration from 07h00 – 08h00, race briefing at 08h15 and the race for runners start at 08h30 and walkers 08h35.

On Monday 9 Aug 5km number collection can be done between 08h00 and 08h30, race briefing is at 08h45 and the race starts at 09h00 for runners and 09h05 for walkers.  Entries for the 1km and 3km can be done from 08h00 till 10h00 and race briefing is at 10h15 for the 3km.  The 1km race will be done straight after the 3km race.

Entry fees:

62km:  R1 000 which includes a race shirt (until 30/06/2020) and tracker, R1 150 after 30 June.

42km:  R700 which includes a race shirt (until 30/06/2020) and tracker, R805 after 30 June.

23km:  R250 which includes a race buff (until 30/06/2020), R300 after 30 June.

10km:  R150 which includes a race buff (until 30/06/2020), R180 after 30 June.

5km Charity Run:  R300 per team.

5km:  R50 (R70 after 30 June).

3km:  R30

1km:  R20

Additional race shirts and buffs can be ordered until 30 June 2020 at R250 per shirt, and R80 per buff.  Please note a late registration fee of R100 per entry will be charged after 19h00 on Friday 6 August.

Charity Challenge

Businesses, schools and charity organisations are invited to participate in the 5km Charity Challenge which is a team effort.  Teams of 4 run (or walk) 5km, and their individual finishing times added together is the team’s time.  The winning team will win a Bestmed hamper, a Team Building Event from the Cape St Francis Resort as well as R3000.00 for their nominated charity or school.

Accommodation

The Cape St Francis Resort offers a crazy weekend special:  book 2 nights and you get a third one free at R385 per person per night sharing, while children under 12 stay for half price.  Contact Anita Lennox on [email protected] to book.

Beneficiary

The beneficiary of the Bestmed Chokka Trail Run is the Beach Clean-up Project.  The race is organised by St Francis Sport, sponsored by Bestmed Medical Aid and hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort with internet support by TCS St Francis Bay.

So, without further ado, get your entry in!  Click here!

Contact:

Barry Tonkin 082 602 2604

Esti Stewart 073 825 0835

Eric Stewart 082 394 7363

Or email [email protected]

More information: www.stfrancissport.co.za/

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 4 participants per team.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp) 4 person team (pp)
62km: R1 000 which includes a race shirt (until 30/06/2020) and tracker, R1 150 after 30 June.
Book now and pay later
62 km 06:30 Free Early Bird -
42km: R700 which includes a race shirt (until 30/06/2020) and tracker, R805 after 30 June.
Book now and pay later
42 km 07:00 Free Early Bird -
23km: R250 which includes a race buff (until 30/06/2020), R300 after 30 June.
Book now and pay later
23 km 08:00 Free Early Bird -
10km: R150 which includes a race buff (until 30/06/2020), R180 after 30 June.
Book now and pay later
10 km 08:30 Free Early Bird -
5km: R50 (R70 after 30 June), Charity Run: R300 per team.
Book now and pay later
5 km 09:00 Free Early Bird Free Early Bird
3km: R30
Book now and pay later
3 km 09:15 Free Early Bird -
1km: R20
Book now and pay later
1 km 09:30 Free Early Bird -

Event location
Cape St. Francis Resort, Da Gama Road, C, St Francis Bay

Coordinates -34.1990602, 24.831481
Address Cape St. Francis Resort, Da Gama Road, Cape Saint Francis, South Africa
City St Francis Bay
Province Eastern Cape