Green Forest Trail Run Series – Race #1 Grabouw

SUNDAY 13 AUGUST 2017

 

 

The Western Cape’s favourite downhill run!

Come and join us for the Green Forest Trail Run Series – Race #1, a downhill run through the beautiful forests of Grabouw.

This race is perfect for everyone from the road runner that wants to know what this trail running thing is all about to the experienced trail runner that wants to set a personal best. You are guaranteed to have a blast on this scenic DOWNHILL run through the majestic forests that make up the Grabouw Valley.

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Entry fee includes; bus transfers, permits and a donation to Grabouw Animal Welfare.

 

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 21km 10km 5km
Parking Venue Hickory Shack Hickory Shack Hickory Shack
Number Collection/Registration Venue Hickory Shack Hickory Shack Hickory Shack
Number Collection Time 6h45-7h45 7h30-8h30 8h00-8h45
Bus transfer times 7h00-8h00 7h45-8h30 N/A
Start Venue Top of Lebanon Forest Top of Lebanon Forest Hickory Shack
Start Time 08h30 09h00 09h00
Water Tables 4 2 1
Finish Venue Hickory Shack Hickory Shack Hickory Shack
Cut Off Time 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 you from Hickory Shack (registration and finish) to start of the 21km and 10km.

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

 

Route description:

21km

A short warm up loop takes you through the pine forests at the top  of Lebanon Forest. Runners then cross into the upper section of Lebanon Trails were you will enjoy a spectacular view of the highlands plantation and the Elgin Valley below. Sticking to the forests you will follow the contour of the valley around Lebanon Forest before descending towards Lebanon Dam. You will then take a little detour on the contour path running along the river line through the orchards and forests that epitomise the Elgin Valley, ending at Hickory Shack. There is a good chance your shoes will get a little wet at the end!

 

10km

A short warm up loop takes you through the pine forests at the top of Lebanon Forest. Runners then cross into the upper section of Lebanon Trails offering a spectacular view of the Elgin Valley below. You then drop down into the orchards, and follow the river line to end off at Hickory Shack. There is a good chance your shoes will get wet at the end!

 

5km

This Fun Run is for those of you that want to be part of the vibe and take in the beautiful sceneray. The route will take you around Lebanon Dam. It is a pretty route with very little uphill but guaranteed to deliver the fresh forest feel. You should easily be back in time to cheer on the 10km and 21km runners as they come in to the finish. There is a calvert which is used to cross under the Highway and your feet will get wet on the way in and out.

There will be no timing on this route but the top male and female will be awarded a prize. We have not created a route profile for the 5km. Trust us, it’s flat.

Join us at Hickory Shack 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. All competitors are expected to park at Hickory Shack. Shuttles will transport the 10km and 21km runners to the start of their race.

 

Your feet are bound to get wet crossing the streams near the finish (all routes) so bring a dry pair of shoes and some warm clothes for afterwards so you can enjoy a bite to eat at prizegiving .

Directions to Hickory Shack

  • Take the N2 outbound from Cape Town
  • Continue past the Grabouw turnoff.
  • Pass Kromco Warehouses on left
  • Pass “The Valley” turn-off on your right
  • Immediately thereafter turn left into Hickory Shack.

We have arranged for a bus to transport racers from Hickory Shack to the Start before the race. The cost of the bus and permits are included in the entry.

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