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Merrell Spring Run

26 August 2017 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 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 morning. Fiercely competed or enjoyed at a more leisurely pace, both pass by the cascading waterfall and cliffs home to a breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles.

2km Kids route travels through the Gardens on walkways and paths, accompanied by marshalls.

DATE: Saturday, 26th August 2017

DISTANCE: 6km & 12km &  20km trail runs – 2km kiddies run

DISCIPLINE: Trail Running

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

ENTRY FEE: 6km – R130 / 12km – R175 / 20km – R275.  Entries from May 2017 at www.entrytickets.net (entries available on the day with a R50 late entry fee)

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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26 August 2017
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Walter Sisulu Bot Gardens
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa + Google Map