Bestmed Chokka Trail Run 2021
Sat 30 Oct - Sun 31 Oct 2021 @ St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape


Organiser
St Francis Sport

The annual Bestmed Chokka Trail Run will take place on 30 & 31 October 2021 in the greater St Francis, Eastern Cape, with the start and finish at the 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.  “We will follow all protocols stipulated at the time and for now capped entries to 100 per event, and will 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 Saturday 30 October while the 5km and kids races (1km and 3km) will take place on Sunday 31 October.  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 Friday 29 October between 15h00 and 17h00 at the Cape St Francis Resort.

Details for Saturday 30 October are as follows:

62km:  Race briefing is at 05h45 and the race starts at 06h00.

42km:  Late registration from 05h45 – 06h15, race briefing at 06h15 and the race for runners starts at 06h30 and walkers 06h35.

23km:  Late registration from 06h45 – 07h15, race briefing at 7h15 and the race for runners start at 07h30 and walkers 07h35.

10km:  Late registration from 07h15 – 07h45, race briefing at 07h45 and the race for runners start at 08h00 and walkers 08h05.

On Sunday 31 October the 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 30/08/2021) and tracker, R1 150 after 30 August.

42km:  R700 which includes a race shirt (until 30/08/2021) and tracker, R805 after 30 August.

23km:  R250 which includes a race buff (until 30/08/2021), R300 after 30 August.

10km:  R150 which includes a race buff (until 30/08/2021), R180 after 30 August.

5km Charity Run:  R300 per team.

5km:  R50 (R70 after 30 August).

3km:  R30

1km:  R20

Additional race shirts and buffs can be ordered until 30 August 2021 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 29 October.

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 R2000.00 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 31/08/2021) and tracker, R1 150 after 30 Aug.
Book now and pay later
62 km 06:30 R 1,150.00 -
42km: R700 which includes a race shirt (until 31/08/2021) and tracker, R850 after 30 Aug.
Book now and pay later
42 km 06:30 R 850.00 -
23km: R250 which includes a race buff (until 30/08/2021), R300 after 30 Aug.
Book now and pay later
23 km 07:30 R 300.00 -
10km: R150 which includes a race buff (until 31/08/2021), R180 after 30 Aug.
Book now and pay later
10 km 08:00 R 180.00 -
3km: R30
Book now and pay later
3 km 09:15 R 30.00 -
1km: R20
Book now and pay later
1 km 09:30 R 20.00 -
5km: R50 (R70 after 30 Aug), Charity Run: R300 per team.
Book now and pay later
5 km 09:00 R 70.00 R 75.00

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