“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 12km and 20km routes which head into the open rocky grassland and include more technical running sections, together with the 6km loop, 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, 1 September 2018
DISTANCE: 6km & 12km & 20km trail runs – 2km kiddies run
DISCIPLINE: Trail Running
START & FINISH: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
ENTRY FEE: 6km – tbc / 12km – tbc / 20km – tbc. Online Entries will open May 2018 (on the day entries available with a late entry fee. Snapscan facility available).
START TIMES: 07h00 – 20km / 07h30 – 12km / 08h00 – 6km / 09h00 – Kids Race
REGISTRATION OPENS: 06h00
PARKING: Inside Botanical Gardens
Tea, coffee and assorted muffins will be on sale at the early morning registration.
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.
The Merrell Spring Kiddies Run will feature a magical 2km marked loop inside the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. The little trail running enthusiasts will be led by a superhero character alongside either Mom or Dad. START IS AT 09h00. As they cross the line they will be met with cheers and hoots of delight. Moms and Dads please make sure all kiddies have hats, sunblock and running shoes. We will make sure your telephone number is attached to them.
Entries will be available on the day.
20km Route Profile – 19.5km / 554m ascent
12km Route Profile – 11.4km / 426m ascent
6km Route Profile – 5.34km / 239m ascent
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