Staalwater Trail Run
STAALWATER SPRING TRAIL RUN ~ SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
STAALWATER SPRING TRAIL RUN HITS CALEDON AGAIN
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 )
TRAIL RUN DISTANCES & ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS:
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.
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:
da Vinci’s restaurant is open 24/7
Dirtopia & Amarider merchandise
DRIVE | EAT | PLAY | ENJOY - THE CALEDON WAY
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.
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:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com /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