Green Forest Trail Run #2 – Grabouw


SATURDAY  7 October  2017



 

The Western Cape’s favourite downhill run!

Come and join us for Green Forest Trail Run #2, a downhill run through the beautiful forests of Grabouw.

We will bus you to the top of Nuweberg Forest from where you will enjoy a unforgettable meandering downhill run through the forest, the old Villiersdorp pass and around Nuweberg and Eikenhof Dams.

We have secured special permissions for this race so be prepared to find yourself in areas where you would normally not be allowed!

Saturday, 7 October 2017 21km 10km 05km
Parking Venue Fruitways Fruitways Fruitways
Number Collection/Registration Venue Fruitways Fruitways Fruitways
Number Collection/Registration Times 6h45-7h45 7h30-8h15 8h00-8h45
Bus transfer times 7h00-8h00 7h45-8h30 N/a
Start Venue Nuweberg Nuweberg Fruitways
Start Time 8:30 9:00 9:00
Water Tables 3 1 1
Finish Venue Fruitways Fruitways Fruitways
Cut off times 11:30 11:00 10:30
Cost R220 R170 R85
Bus transfer included included n/a
Land Permits included included included
Prize Giving Around 11h00 Around 11h00 Around 11h00

 

We have hired buses to take the 21km and 10km runners from Fruitways (registration and finish) to the start at the top of Nuweberg Forest.

We will have a vehicle at the start line that can take odd pieces of clothing (not bags) back to Fruitways for you but please make sure that it is marked with your name and remember to collect at the finish line. All clothing left behind will be donated to charity.

If you are doing the 21km or 10km, there is no parking for vehicles at the start (Nuweberg). You need to park at Fruitways.

Race numbers, coffee, snacks and ablutions are all at Fruitways.  Buses will depart from Fruitways from 7h00.

 

Entries are limited to 500 so there is a chance that there will not be entries left on the day, enter now to avoid disappointment

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED

Route description:

21km

Altitude Gain: 379m  Altitude drop: 593m

This may be the most beautiful route of the series. It starts high up in the Nuweberg forest,  close to Cape Canopy Tours’ brand new adventure centre. The first  5km meanders through the scenic pine forest and past the picturesque Nuweberg Dam. Once across the tar road, the scenery changes as runners get to explore the trails below Groenlandberg. The views are spectacular along this stretch, which is where you drop most of the altitude. Runners will pass through the event centre at Fruitways at the 10km mark. You will then cross the odd stream or two as you make your way along the single track and forestry roads that lead you around the spectacular Eikenhof Dam and to the finish at Fruitways.

Most of this land is private property and cannot be accessed outside of the Green Forest Run.


10km

Altitude Gain:  191m Altitude drop: 409m   This may be the most beautiful route of the series. It starts high up in the Nuweberg forest,  close to Cape Canopy Tours’ brand new adventure centre. The first  5km meanders through the scenic pine forest and past the picturesque Nuweberg Dam. Once across the tar road, the scenery changes as runners get to explore the trails below Groenlandberg. The views are spectacular along this stretch, which is where you drop most of the altitude. You will arrive at the finish, adjacent to the spectacular Eikenhof Dam before you realise it. The scenery is so pretty that many of you will wish that you had entered the 21km.

Most of this land is private property and cannot be accessed outside of the Green Forest Run.

 

5km

This Fun Run is recommended for families and runners that are new to trail running. There are prizes for the top finishers, so for those that want to go for it, there is a chance to walk away with a prize from one of our generous sponsors! This is a pretty route with very little altitude gain. Runners/walkers will make their way through a stream, get a chance to stretch their legs on gravel roads through the forest and orchards and still get back in time to cheer on the 10km and 21km runners as they come in to the finish. We are happy for children to bring their bikes and to ride next to their parents but be warned, there may be some portage involved.

There will be no timing on this route. We have not created a route profile for the 5km. Trust us, it’s flat. There will be prizes for the first 3 males and first 3 females.

 

Join us at Fruitways for food, drinks, prize giving and a great vibe after the race. Please note that this is not a circular route, the start and end are in different places. People that are doing the 21km and 10km should park at Fruitways and we will have shuttles transporting competitors to the start.

Directions to Start and Finish

Fruitways

Who needs to go to Fruitways?

Everyone, as this is the venue for:

  • Registration and number collection for the 5km, 10km, 21km runs;
  • The start and finish of the 5km fun run;
  • The bus pick-up that will take the 10km and 21km runners to the start of their run (Nuweberg)

Directions

  • Take the N2 outbound from Cape Town
  • Take the second Grabouw turnoff (the one adjacent to Peregrine Farm Store).
  • Follow the Theewaterskloof R321 signs (you don’t want to go into the Grabouw village)
  • Continue with the R321 for about 5km.
  • You will see the event centre on your left – It is the 3rd Fruitways entrance

* All competitors are required to agree to the terms and conditions of our Indemnity.

 

 

 

GNC