Grootvadersbosch Trail run.
Sat 7 Jul - Sun 8 Jul 2018 @ Near Heidelberg and Swellendam, Western , Western Cape


Organiser
Quantum Adventures


180 entries available. It sold out in 2017.

CUT OFF ENTRIES FOR CAPS 24 JUNE

ENTRIES CLOSE MIDNIGHT, 29 JUNE OR ONCE IT REACHED THE 180 ENTRY LIMIT – WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

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CATERING : Different to previous years to enable runners a choice.
 
Please note that optional/additional, Saturday night and non-runners meals have to be pre booked – no additional catering can be ordered on/at the weekend. See below at “Catering” for detail on this. This includes runners doing only day 1 - 33km. They [runners only doing day one] can also then book for the Sunday braai.

If you would like to book additional catering for other member of your group - running or not running, please send us an email - [email protected] - with your order. We'll send you the bank details for payment for this.

 
  • Saturday lunch  –  egg bacon rolls can be bought at the venue – available from approx 11h00.
  • Saturday dinner  –  Traditional potjie – vegetarian or meat and desert. Optional at R140.00pp
  • Sunday [early] Lunch – braai – vegetarian / meat with breads and dessert. Included for “both day – runners doing both days” and “day 2 runners – runners doing day 2 only”  If you run day 1 only and staying on for the weekend, you can pre order/pre pay for Sunday lunch on the entry form. 
  • Free coffee/tea/hot chocolate at race village – self service, all weekend. Please bring own mug
  • Beverages / beers / wine – bring your own (no bar facilities)

Only entries received prior to 23 June will be eligible for the branded race cap – included in the entry fee. 

The Experience:

A magical 2 day trail run in the exquisite Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve & Conservancy, 22km from Heidelberg in the Cape, highly rated by seasoned trail runners.

Mountain trails lead you through a fairyland of indigenous forests; giant Redwood tree forest; endemic fynbos and lush river valleys and streams. Rated as fairly strenuous with 95% single track with a great variety of terrain.

Undulating climbs, reaching mountain ridges with views towards Barrydale and winding back down into lush valleys and kloofs where you can quench your thirst in the pure sweet mountain water on route.
This reserve is one of 8 World Heritage Sites with a highly protected fragile eco system; protected by Cape Nature and the Boosmansbos Conservancy. The name Boosmansbos is derived from that of an angry hermit who lived in the forest in the early 19th century. Boosmansbos was proclaimed a Wilderness Area in 1978 and has managed to maintain and protect its natural system and pristine environment. A percentage of the fees from this event is put back into the Conservancy for alien vegetation management.

Distances – give or take a few hundred meters. Please remember that different GPS devices will give you different data and generally “do not” have satellite reception under the trees/forest sections. We will therefore only provide GPS tracks for the 33km route which is the mountain section.

  • Day one (Sat, 7 July ] – 33km 1500m altitude gain. Middle of the pack runner to complete in 4.5 – 5 hrs hours. Mountain trail in Boosmansbos – a World Heritage site. Mainly single track/hiking trails.
  • Day two (Sun, 8 July) – 14km 670m altitude gain. Middle of the pack runner to complete in 2.5 hours. Indigenous forests and river valleys. Mainly single track/hiking trails.

Categories for ALL  

  • Senior Male 18-39yrs
  • Senior Female 18-39yrs
  • Vet Male 40+
  • Vet Female 40+
  • Masters Male +50
  • Masters Female +50

Registration

Registration at Honeywood Farm
Friday, 6 July 6pm until 9 pm or Saturday morning 6h30 until 7h30 , Sunday 6h30 until 7h30 for those running only day 2.

Race Start

Day 1 [33km]:  Race briefing at the start line at the Grootvadersbosch Reserve gate at 8h15.  Race start 8h30 from the Reserve gate – 2.5km from Honeywood Farm. NO REGISTRATION will take place at this point.

Day 2 [14km]:  Race briefing 8h15 at Honeywood Farm in the hall.  Race start 8h30 from Honeywood Farm and also finish there again.

Prize giving :

Prize giving and prize giving lunch – Sunday, 2 July approximately 12h00. Fantastic, lucky draw prizes. You have to be there, for a chance to win and you cannot collect a lucky draw prize on behalf of some-one else.

ENTRY FEE:

BOTH DAYS:  R960.00 per person [Sunday braai included]

  • DAY 1 ONLY:   R  600.00 per person [No meals included – See catering options separate to entry fee – lower down]
  • DAY 2 ONLY –  R  400.00 per person [Sunday braai included]

Included in the entry package:

  • Branded, race cap. CUT OFF ENTRIES FOR CAPS – 24 JUNE
  • CNC Reserve and GVB Conservancy permit fees
  • Finish line drinks – both days
  • Finishers, engraved timber coaster
  • Lucky draw prizes
  • Pristine Nature!

CATERING :   Please note that optional, non-runners meals have to be pre booked –  no additional catering can be ordered during that weekend.

  • Saturday lunch  –  egg bacon rolls can be bought at the venue – available from approx 11h00.
  • Saturday dinner  –  Traditional potjie – vegetarian or meat and desert. Optional at R140.00pp
  • Sunday [early] Lunch – braai – vegetarian / meat with breads and dessert. Included for “both day – runners doing both days” and “day 2 runners – runners doing day 2 only”  If you run day 1 only and staying on for the weekend, you can pre order/pre pay for Sunday lunch on the entry form. 
  • Free coffee/tea/hot chocolate at race village – self service, all weekend. Please bring own mug
  • Beverages / beers / wine – bring your own (no bar facilities)

Weather:

Unpredictable…

Entry requirements :

Participants have to be trail running fit, carry the stipulated equipment and be over the age of 18 for the 33km.

Compulsory kit for DAY 1: PLEASE ensure you have this. There will be a kit check at the start – NOT negotiable.

  • Cell phone – please save the numbers of the event organizer & sweepers on route which will be available at registration
  • At least 2L water capacity
  • Whistle
  • WATERPROOF rain jacket – compulsory! The rain jacket must have a hood and long sleeves. What will happen if you don’t have one? You will not be allowed to run. Don’t get confused between a “WATERPROOF rain jacket” as described above and a wind shell…
  • Mini First Aid kit – SEE DETAIL BELOW.
  • If it’s cold and wet weather you may also need to carry a long sleeve base layer and tights – bring it with. It can get REALLY cold in this mountain, higher up!!
  • Please note that due to the altitude, deep valleys and various mountain ranges, the weather conditions are unpredictable. You must ensure that you are fully prepared.

Day 2 Compulsory kit: Not negotiable. 

  • Cell phone – please save the numbers of the event organizer & sweepers on route which will be available at registration
  • At least 1L water capacity
  • Wind shell. If you carry a rain jacket, you can leave the wind shell behind.
  • Whistle
  • WATERPROOF rain jacket. The rain jacket must have a hood and long sleeves. What will happen if you don’t have one? You will not be allowed to run on day 2 if it looks like rain.
  • Mini First Aid kit – SEE DETAIL BELOW.
  • Please note that due to altitude the weather conditions are unpredictable. You must ensure that you are fully prepared.

MINI FIRST AID KIT:

  • Space blanket
  • Stretch bandage plaster – for sprains. 7cm width minimum
  • Steri strips – for cuts
  • Wound dressing – for larger wounds. 10cm width minimum
  • Strapping tape. Small roll.
  • Anti histamine tablets – allergies, bee/insect stings
  • Anti inflammatory tablets
  • Antiseptic cream. Small tube.
  • Medical details in a ziplock bag – Alergies/Blood group/Emergency contact name, relationship, tel number

 www.sos.co.za  – Very important/safety App – MySoS is a free App. “HIGHLY recommended App” for your cell phone. It works on Android and Apple devices. It’s available in the Google Play Store. It is easy to use and can be used where-ever you are. Please ensure you understand how it works once you’ve downloaded it – it really is easy! ONLY TO BE USED IN SERIOUS EMERGENCY!!!

Rules & Regulations

*Ipods/ear phones/music devices are not allowed during the run.
* 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 above – both to be saved in your phone. Ensure battery  is fully charged.
* 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.
* Due to unforeseen circumstances or severe weather conditions, the organizer/s may be  entitled to change routes and in extreme cases, cancel the event/s at any given time. The  event/s may or may not be postponed to another date.
* In the event of cancellation of any event/s, cancellation fees will not be refundable.
* Stick to the existing trails and do not take short cuts
* Do not tamper with the vegetation or stray off the trail
* Do not litter.
* No pets allowed on the route

Cancellations :

Entries are only refundable if a valid medical certificate is provided for an injury or illness that wont allow you to partake.  This is valid until the 30 June – thereafter Reserve/permit cost will be taken off the refundable amount plus a R120.00 admin fee. You may also choose to carry a credit forward to use at any of the other runs organized by Quantum Adventures – valid for 1 year from the date of the run.

Substitutions are allowed, admin cost thereof will be R60. Subs allowed till 30 June 2017

Water Points on route:

Mountain streams with drinkable water “may be” available on route – never guaranteed.

Accommodation situated close to the Reserve

Please arrange and book your own accommodation

Self-catering, B & B’s, Nature Reserve cottages, camping situated close to the reserve


More information: www.quantumadventures.co.za/2013/09/12/grootvadersbosch-trail-run/


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Masters Male both days 47 km 07:30 R 960.00
Masters Female both days 47 km 07:30 R 960.00
VET MALE BOTH DAYS 47 km 07:30 R 960.00
VET FEMALE BOTH DAYS 47 km 07:30 R 960.00
Senior Male both days 47 km 07:30 R 960.00
Senior Female both days 47 km 07:30 R 960.00
Masters Male DAY 1 33 km 07:30 R 600.00
Masters Female DAY 1 33 km 07:00 R 600.00
Vet Male DAY 1 33 km 07:30 R 600.00
Vet Female DAY 1 33 km 07:30 R 600.00
Senior Male DAY 1 33 km 07:30 R 600.00
Senior Female DAY 1 33 km 07:30 R 600.00
Masters Male DAY 2 14 km 07:30 R 400.00
Masters Female DAY 2 14 km 07:30 R 400.00
Senior Male DAY 2 14 km 14:59 R 400.00
Senior Female DAY 2 14 km 07:30 R 400.00
Vet Male DAY 2 14 km 07:30 R 400.00
Vet Female DAY 2 14 km 07:30 R 400.00

Event location
Honeywood Farm / Grootvadersbosch Nature, Near Heidelberg and Swellendam, Western

Route information



From Cape Town

* Take N2 towards Swellendam
* Pass Swellendam
* Turn left onto R324 Suurbraak / Barrydale
* Travel through Suurbraak
* Road becomes R322 (Heidelberg)
* Follow R322 for approximately another 22km, following Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve signs. Honeywood farm on the left about 1km before the Reserve entrance.

From Mossel Bay

* From the N2, turn right onto R322, Barrydale
* Follow the road for 18km until you reach a fork in the road
* Veer right, following the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve signs. Honeywood farm on the left about 1km before the Reserve entrance.




Coordinates -34.004295300566, 20.831798453903
Address Honeywood Farm, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.
City Near Heidelberg and Swellendam, Western
Province Western Cape


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