Fisherman's Friend Strongmanrun
Sat 14 Oct 2017, 08:00 @ Paarl, Western Cape

Strongman Events

Race number collection
11th October Wednesday 12h00 till 18h00 Rondebosch Sportsman’s Wearhouse
12th October Thursday     12h00 till 18h00 Tygervalley Sportsman’s Wearhouse
13th October Friday           10h00 till 19h00 inside Faure Stadium Paarl were race take place
14th October Saterday Race day NO ENTRIES ON RACE DAY OR COLLECTION

A historic, epic, heroic event it’s fantastic

“Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too.”

– Pat Tyson

Why do runners keep coming back to do the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun? Apart from the physical challenge is it perhaps the lure of its scenic locations which can only be described in superlative terms.

For 2016 we met in Paarl, a town just outside of Cape Town full of rich history and splendor. Home to some of the most world renowned wine farms in Southern Africa.  Surrounded by these sloping vineyards stands a monumental geographical formation, the largest recorded mass of Granite, Paarl Rock. And how’s this for epic, your track is around this giant.

You start your race at Faure Stadium, passing spectators cheering you on up the hill towards Paarl Rock. One is left breathless by the magnificent beauty of the area. Natural obstacles, rock formations, gushing water from the Berg river and some views that would stun an eagle. You will carve your way through rock forms which give birth to tranquil freshwater pools and crystal clear streams. Winding down the hill enjoying the fresh air and nature with its diverse flora, fragrant fynbos. Then past the Taal Monument and through the obstacle-ridden farm land. The Dramatic finish- meeting up with friends and family to enjoy a great South African kuier! You are in for an unforgettable experience at this years Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun!

All runners that want to be timed will be required to either purchase a permanent timing wristband for R50 of rent one for the day for R10.

Only entries before 19 October qualify for a T-shirt

8km run only 1500 entries

Starting time: 10:30

This is for the real beginners (super easy)!

You will have 3hours to complete the 8km distance. Get in shape by walking or running 30mins a day with a 5km run over the weekend.

8km trail with 12 great obstacles. Should you not be able to complete an obstacle there will be an alternative.

All of the participants for the 8km must try to dress up and remember it’s all about having FUN FUN FUN!

No under 10’s. Between 10 -13 y/o must be accompanied by an adult

Medals for those who finish in time.

15km run only 2000 entries

Starting time: 10h15

4 hours will give you enough time to finish the most popular route of 15km.

Sorry only from 16 years and older.

to get in shape we suggest the following easy peasy program:

Mondays and Wednesdays – walk or run 3km to 4km

Tuesdays and Thursdays – walk or run 5km

Weekend – walk or run 10km.

But be aware – a month before the race, you would need to increase your training distance to 6km 3 times a week and 12km run on weekends.

21 badass obstacles easy enough for anyone over 16 with a medium fitness level to accomplish.

Remember everyone participating in the Fishermans Friend StrongmanRun is there to help fellow HEROES.

Remember to dress up, come prepared and have FUN!

The school with the most entries will win the "Great Spirit" trophy from 7 Stars Energy drink. We will also give a trophy to the fastest male and female runner.

Medals for those who finish in time.

21km only 1500 entries

Starting time: 10:00

Bring on the Big Boy! You will have less than 5 hours to complete the 21km route. Only for 18 years and older.

Only the fittest hero’s will be able to complete this intense 27 obstacle route.

Not for sissies! The strongest male and female will be jetted off to to compete in Germany and represent South Africa.

Those who are not going for 1st price, rather come dressed up and have a laugh with your fellow runners. This will be the most fun you will ever have on a 21km obstacle route.

Medals and t-shirts for those who finish in time.

The best dressed team will win an Entry into our next event! 

All entrants receive a free concert ticket. When picking up your number, you can purchase a ticket for a friend at only R50. Kids under 7 enter for free. 

Kiddies race starts when Jack Parrow is on stage, entries are R100. 

Entrance to the concert for non-runners on Saturday R100 online and R150 at the gate! It’s a great weekend event for the whole family. 

Bands will play from 12h00 to 19h00

More information:

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes. Team sizes range from 2 - 80 participants per team.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
8km   8 km 10:40 R 450.00
15km   15 km 10:15 R 550.00
21km   21 km 10:00 R 650.00
Kiddies (Laps are 300m)   1 km 15:00 R 100.00

Event location
Faure Stadium, Paarl

Route information
Coordinates -33.7364581, 18.9666117
Address Faure Stadium, Faure Street, Paarl, South Africa
City Paarl
Province Western Cape

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