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Merrell Spring Run presented by Action Gear

27 August 2016 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

“The one with that hill.” A proper set of trail runs in Jozi that winds though the lush Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens – voted the best place to get back to nature in Gauteng for 9 years in a row – and climbs the relentless ridges of the adjoining Muldersdrift Hobby Park.

The 6km loop, 12km and NEW 20km circular route – which head further into the open rocky Highland grassland and more technical running sections – are all a great challenge to tackle on a Saturday Spring morning.

Fiercely competed or enjoyed at a more leisurely pace, all pass by the cascading waterfall and cliffs home to a breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles.

Keeping the kids entertained and inspired to join you, a 2km loop through the Gardens will be run, accompanied by colourful marshalls. Adults are welcome to trot along.

DATE: Saturday, 27th August 2016

DISTANCE: Kids 2km, 6km, 12km, 20km

ActionGear_Logo_SMALL600DISCIPLINE: Trail Running

START & FINISH: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort, Johannesburg

ENTRY FEE: 6km – R120 / 12km – R160 / 20km – R250 (on the day entries available with a late entry fee) – Online entries at: www.entrytickets.net

START TIMES: 07h00 – 20km / 07h30 – 12km / 08h00 – 6km / 09h00 – Kids Race


PARKING: Inside Botanical Gardens

Eagle’s Fare Restaurant inside the Gardens is open from 09h00 and offers a superb menu or bring along the family and a picnic and enjoy the beautiful setting relaxing on the lawns.

Tea, coffee and assorted muffins will be on sale at the early morning registration.

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27 August 2016
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Walter Sisulu Bot Gardens
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa + Google Map