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VOC SIGNAL GUN, PAARL MOUNTAIN
From 1734, the Dutch East India Company (originally Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie –VOC) used signal guns to call up citizens for the Cape’s defense. When the gun was heard, men of military age had to arm themselves and ride to Cape Town on horseback to assemble under their banners. The guns were placed on hills and mountains in four different areas, sounding the alarm across the Swartland/Sandveld, towards the Olifants River/Witsenberg, Karoo and Overberg/Southern Cape. There were 35 signal stations; the signalmen were the farmers and their servants. This gun was cast in about 1700 in Finspång, Sweden. It is a muzzleloader that fired a ball of 6 Amsterdam pounds (2,964 kg), but loose powder was used for signaling. It is 2,23 m long with a diameter of 39 cm behind the touch-hole. During the VOC period, the signal station was on the western side of Paarl Mountain.
King and Queen of the Mountain:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INPUT YOUR T-SHIRT SIZES!
Date: 12 October 2019
28km (7h30); 15km (8h00); 8km (8h15); 5km run (8h30); 5km fun walk (8h45); And a special class called Daniel & Friends - Push forward 5Km this class caters for disabled children and adults, and includes a T-shirt for the disabled participant.
28km – R500; 15km – R300; 8km - R200; 5km run –R200; 5km fun walk – R200 (kids up to the age of 8 will walk free of charge but will not receive a goodie bag) - Daniel & Friends - Push forward 5Km R150 ( this includes goody bags and t-shirt, the person pushing the wheelchair or "buggy" do not have to pay or enter)
Fairview Wine Estate, Paarl
Thursday 10 October 2019 - Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre (Canal Walk) - 13h00 - 19h00
Friday 11 October 2019 - Fairview Wine & Cheese, Paarl - 16h00 - 18h00
Saturday 12 October 2019 - Fairview Wine & Cheese, Paarl - from 6h00 until races start
Drakenstein Hospice; Sunfield Home; Paarl Mountain Reserve; Sunflower Fund; Daniel and Friend's Fund; Jurie du Toit Autism Centre
More information: www.facebook.com/LaCapraGoatRun/
Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event
|Class||Distance||Start Time||Price (pp)|
|28km||28 km||07:30||R 500.00|
|15km||15 km||08:00||R 300.00|
|5km Run||5 km||08:30||R 200.00|
5km Fun Run Kids
Kids up to the age of 8 years walk free of charge but will not receive a goodie bag
|8km||8 km||08:15||R 200.00|
|Daniel & Friends - Push forward 5Km||5 km||08:30||R 150.00|
|5km Fun Walk||5 km||08:45||R 200.00|
Fairview Wines, Paarl
|Route information||Take the N1 from Cape Town.
Take exit 47 (Stellenbosch/Wellington/Klapmuts)
Turn RIGHT towards Klapmuts
At the four-way stop turn left onto R101 (follow signboard to Fairview)
After passing Simonsvlei on your right, turn LEFT into the Suid-Agter Paarl Road (follow signboard to Fairview)
Fairview is on your right hand side, about 3km along the road.
|Address||Fairview Wine and Cheese, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa|