Experience Darling & surrounds from an unforgettable point of view!
The Darling Brew Trail series is one of the foremost runner’s adventures the West Coast has to offer. Every year, our talented trail developers go above and beyond to create epic routes that venture off the beaten track to take participants into the most beautiful, unspoiled areas around our little hamlet in the scenic Swartland.
Join us this year to run these beautiful and otherwise inaccessible Darling routes in your own time and at your own pace!
Darling Brew Trail will take place on the 27th of August 2022 starting at 06:30. Cape Town sunrise is set at 07:09 on this date in August.
Darling Brew Trail starts and finishes at Darling Brew, 48 Caledon Street, Darling, Western Cape, South Africa.
Friday, 26 August 2022 - 15h00-17h00 Darling Brew Tasting Room
Saturday, 27 August 2022 - 06h30-07h00 Darling Brew Tasting Room
🦋 Arrow Head 21km - 07:15
🦓 Rogue Pony 14km - 07:30
🐝 Pixie Dust 7km - 07:45
IMPORTANT DOs & DON'Ts:
💧 All runners are advised to bring hydration packs (water/emergency snacks) specifically 21km. There will be water points en route.
🧢 Please wear a hat/buff, sunscreen (SPF50), and appropriate comfortable running clothes.
☎️ An emergency number is printed on your bib.
📍 Please follow the red arrows en route but use colour markers at split points that will match the colour of your bib.
🦺 There will be marshals en route.
Starting and finishing at the brewery, this route takes you through the Renosterveld reserve to exit Darling, making your way through the beautiful Towers farm and detouring to (arrow)head up the infamous Kapokberg mountain which has some great elevation. Enjoy panoramic views of Darling, the West Coast ocean and Table Mountain before a steep decline into the Darling hills that will take you along jeep tracks and a tricky single track before you wind down past Ormonde Estate back into town.
14km Rogue Pony
Start and finish at brew, we take you out through the Renosterveld reserve to exit Darling, making your way through the striking Towers farm and enjoying the various jeep tracks running through the estate’s bushveld “koppies” while catching a glimpse of the ocean along the West Coast. Finally, join in on the 21km route’s single track to wind down past Ormonde Estate back into town.
7km Pixie Dust
This race is suitable for the whole family! Walk or run towards the highest reaches of Darling’s topography and run down past Ormonde Estate to enjoy a short climb up some jeep track through farmlands, beautiful vineyards and back down into town.
AFTER THE RACE:
All runners will receive a race pack at the start of the day and when you’ve completed your epic race you will receive a post-run finisher’s beer (non-alcoholic options available), our official #DBT2022 glass, and a Darling Brew Trail medal.
The Darling Brew Tasteroom will be open and mobile coffee, beer, and food will be available for quick and easy access. Bookings at the restaurant are advised and can be done on our Tasteroom page. Prizes will be handed over on Race Day and include some really awesome wins like wine, beer, medals, and more! Accommodation and other restaurants in Darling can be found on Hello Darling!
NOW LET'S GET TRAINING FOR #DBT2022!
Time to dust off the running shoes but remember to stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you at Darling Brew Trail 2022!
To stay up to date with this year's event, follow our Facebook Event and MOST IMPORTANTLY join our DB Trail Facebook Group where we share all the information you need leading up to race day. Also follow our Darling Brew accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Keep us posted on your journey to race day using the hashtag #DBTrail2022 on social media. For further details or assistance, please contact [email protected]
Darling Brew Trail is proudly sponsored by Wesgro Tourism, Trade & Investment
More information: darlingbrew.co.za/pages/dbtrail
Darling Brew Tasteroom, Darling
|Address||48 Caledon Street, Darling, 7345 South Africa|