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Grootvadersbosch Trail Run

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Location:
South Africa - Western Cape
Event type:
Run Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
7 Jul 2018 - 2 day event
Event has happened for this year
Race Organiser:
Quantum Adventures
Race Director:
Ugene Nel
Email:
info@quantumadventures.co.za

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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  CHOICES :

    • Day one (Sat  7 July 2018] – 32km 1270m altitude gain. Average runner to complete in 4 hours

    OR

    • Day two (Sun 8 July 2018) – 15km 580m altitude gain. Average runner to complete in 3 hours. Incredible forests and river valleys

    OR

    • Both days 47km

     

Weather conditions

Dry, cold during the night and warm during the day.

Season: Winter

Route Information

Distance:
47km
Ascent:
1900m

Terrain

Undulating climbs. Indigenous forest. Crossing riverstreams. Singletrack

Technical Rating: 4

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
32km
1270m
Honeywood farm to Honeywood farm
2:
15km
580m
Honeywood farm to Honeywood farm

Entry Fee details

Entry pp from R

Included in the entry package: Event branded item CNC Reserve and GVB Conservancy permit fees Finish line drinks – both days Catering included Finishers medal Numerous lucky draw prizes

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