Groote Post Country Run October 2018
Sun 28 Oct 2018, 06:30 @ Darling, Western Cape


Organiser
Groote Post Country Run


Groote Post Country Run :

Groote Post Estate: Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the historic Groote Post farm, owned by the Pentz family and situated in the Darling Hills, presents a rustic and rural atmosphere with undulating hills, vast open spaces and warm country hospitality. In addition to a wide range of award-winning wines, Hilda’s Kitchen’s superb culinary experience and Farm Drives through the private game camp and vineyards, Groote Post also offers spectacular views of the Atlantic coast and Table Mountain, nature walks, bird-watching in the hide on the dam and spectacular West Coast flowers.

Most of us would be content with enjoying the delights of the market that have you relaxing on the lawns after having made your way through the numerous stalls and temptations that make up the market. There are those however that insist on putting their bodies through a session of physical “torture” be it on foot, on two wheels or in water. And so the notion was born to add a sporting event to the market, with an early start leading into the market. Darling is already home to numerous cycling events and the lack of a sizeable dam left the running option wide open. Trail running has become very popular and Groote Post lends itself perfectly with many terrain options. And so the Groote Post Country Run was born and would take on 3 distances 4km, 10km and 21km.

The finish line is always a welcome sight as the festive atmosphere of the market welcomes you back at the farm yard. There are shower facilities for those wanting to freshen up before taking on the market. There are 60 stalls of various arts and crafts , eats galore and local beer, cider and not to forget Groote Post wines. Relax on the lawns to the tunes while the children enjoy the tractor- and horse rides.

There will also be a kids play area from 6:30 - 11am.


Distances/Start Time/Entry Fee

Bobbejaanberg Challenge - 21km
Start Time: 07:00
Entry Fee: R200

Atlantic View Route - 10 km
Start time: 07:30
Entry Fee: R150

Ommie-Dam Fun Run - 4km
Start time: 08:00
Entry Fee: R50

Entries on the Day:
R220 21km
R170 vir 10km
R50 vir 4km


On the Day entries will be available from 06h00am at the event venue

This event uses Timing Chips with LiveTime. The chip is compulsory for the 21km and 10km. You will not be allowed to start the event without a chip.
Rent: R10
Permanent: R50
You will find these options on your entry form.

Online entries close Thursday, 25 October 2018.


Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g1a841rlkk8nkry/AAAJOjwzK3SXxHCCAaghY4W5a?dl=0


For more information
022 451 2202
[email protected]
Facebook: Groote Post Country Run

More information: trailrunning.co.za/event/groote-post-country-run/


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Bobbejaanberg Challenge - 21km   21 km 07:00 R 200.00
Atlantic View Route - 10km   10 km 07:30 R 150.00
Ommie-Dam Fun Run 4km   4 km 08:00 R 50.00

Event location
Groote Post Winery, Darling

Route information
Coordinates -33.480855823783, 18.408379693603
Address R27, Darling.
City Darling
Province Western Cape


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