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Staalwater Trail Run





Cycle and run in the picturesque Overberg area with views of the Klein Swartberg Mountains conveniently located only an hour’s drive from Cape Town.  The event now in its sixth consecutive year takes place on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of September 2015 at The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment.
Both mountain bike and trail running events offer routes for amateurs to advanced mountain bikers/trail runners so bring the whole family for a fun filled weekend! The Overberg region with its great scenery, diverse landscape and quiet dirt roads is fast-becoming a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

For those looking for a getaway spend the weekend at the Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa with an array of activities from great dining to gaming and after a day of running or cycling enjoy the restorative powers of the hot springs at the hotel spa.

So, bring your family and friends and participate in this great outdoor adventure experience.

DATE: Trail Run - Saturday, 5 September 2015
VENUE: The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment.  Caledon, Overberg.

For directions click here

Trail Run  - Saturday, 5 September 2015:

Distances: 15km & 7km

(Mountain Bike Challenge - Sunday, 6 September 2015: Distances: 60km, 35km & 15km )

The shorter routes are designed to encourage newcomers to the sport. The event will feature two trail run distances of 7km for the kids, family and friends whereas 15km for those wanting more of a challenge - both routes take participants on a scenic tour of the countryside with some great singletrack sections. The trail run takes place on the Saturday and the mountain bike challenge is on the Sunday.  Well worth the drive to this beautiful area.

REGISTRATION (Provisional):

Friday, 4 September
08H00 – 14H00 Registration @Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera farm
18H30 – 19H30 Registration @Caledon Hotel – conference room

Saturday, 5 September from 07h30 at Caledon Hotel

PROVISIONAL START TIMES: 15km - 09h00, 7km - 09h15

Cost: Pre entries (pre-entries closed on Tuesday, 1 September)
7km – R80 & 15km – R100

Late entries (if available, will be taken on event day):
7km – R100 & 15km – R120

Timing by Amarider Trail Tag – available for rent or to buy.


- Overall Men: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- Overall Women: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

- Overall Men: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- Overall Women: 1st, 2nd, 3rd


Short-sleeve T-shirt available @R185 each Navy Long Sleeve Shirt @R200 each

REMEMBER TO ORDER WITH YOUR ENTRY! Available for collection at registration or at Dirtopia Trail Centre (Delvera) after the event only.


Available at event registration:



GENERAL INFO: Pre-entries receive discount and something extra at registration. Late entries will be available at registration on the morning of the event. A refreshment station on both routes with Powerade, fruit & nuts will keep runners hydrated and all finishers will receive a medal & a drink at the finish. Make sure you stay for prizegiving and the luckydraw!  Participants are welcome to take a dip or shower in the Spa.

We encourage participants to make a weekend of it and spend some time enjoying the fair and other wonderful activities that The Caledon has to offer!


Lots of entertainment at the Casino with surprise draws, bar, meal stalls and more.

Food and Beverage specials available:

Coffee/tea stand

pancake stall

da Vinci’s restaurant is open 24/7

Dirtopia & Amarider merchandise



For more information about the Real Deal - CLICK HERE


Please view the links provided below:

For more information & to enter the Staalwater MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE: CLICK HERE

Provisional Event Schedule: CLICK HERE

Event Rules: CLICK HERE

For directions to the Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment: CLICK HERE



TIMING: Runners will be timed with an Amarider Trail Tag and timing data will be streamed live on www.trailtag.co.za. You can purchase a permanent Trail Tag at R100 which you will use at monthly Trail Run events. If you have a Trail Tag from previous events please bring it along to registration.

Runners also have the option of renting a temporary Amarider Trail tag at R15 and will be given to you at registration with your racenumber. The temporary tag will be taken off at the finish line.



Remember NO Trail Tag - NO Time. Late entries must remember that the file must still be captured & loaded - so your name will appear later.

Wear the tag around your right wrist like a watch. Not around your ankle please.

1. Only run with your own TrailTag
2. Please return your rental tags at the finishline, staff will assist
3. The reader is powerful enough to read through arm warmers etc.

A briefing will take place 5 minutes before the start - runners must stay on the marked trail or will be disqualified.

Please do not litter! We also urge you to not leave valuables in your vehicle.

To view Dirtopia event rules - CLICK HERE

Additional Trail Run event rules:

•    All participants need to obey the officials & marshals
•    Numbers must be visible in the front at all times, especially crossing the finish line.
•    Please do not use Ipods / earphones  - enjoy the sounds of nature!
•    First over the line wins.
•    Winners must be present at prizegiving or forfeit their prize.


For further information please contact Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Prizes sponsored by:



Staalwater Trail Run Poster 2015:



MySOS: Event Emergency Feature

mySOS app is a Smartphone app available for both iOS and Android.

MySOS is the solution for access to the emergency closet and appropriate emergency service without scrolling through contact list or memorising numbers. MySOS can not only be used during our events but everyday. Download here: http://www.mysos.co.za/download.html


mySOS Events Emergency Assist

(a) allows registered users at an accredited event to access the mySOS Events Emergency Assist functionality
(b) allows participants to contact the events emergency coordinator directly through the app, by means of a dedicated events emergency button with default event emergency contact numbers
(c) allows you to activate an emergency response for yourself or on behalf of someone else
(d) auto-notifies the events emergency coordinator on your behalf and provides them with the necessary information.

For more information:

Twitter: @mySOSza

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com  /mysos.co.za

Website: http://mysos.co.za/

We encourage all participants to carry their phones with them during the event, arm pouches or a camelback will be perfect for this! Can also be purchased at our Trail Centre. 



Upcoming Trail Run Events

Dirtopia will be bringing you more fun in the Dirt this year:

05 Sep - Staalwater Trail Run (Caledon) - entries open

20 Sep - Full Stride Spring Trail Run @Muratie - entries open

18 Oct - Blooming Trail Run @L’Avenir presented by Falke

24 Oct - Travelers Trail Run @Le Bonheur

31 Oct - Halloween Forest Night Trail Run @Muratie

08 Nov - Scorpio Trail Run @Delvera presented by Sportsmans Warehouse

21 Nov - Delheim Trail Run

05 Dec - Summer Trail Run @Delvera presented by Full Stride

13 Dec - Trilogy Trail Run @Warwick presented by Falke


Event information will be made available soon

Latest News

Staalwater Trail Run (5 Sep) & Staalwater MTB Challenge (6 Sep): Late entries will be available at registration

Full Stride Spring Trail Run (20 Sep): Pre-entries are open!


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