Freshpak Fitness Festival
Providing all the features of a true multisport event, the annual Freshpak Fitness Festival will mark its 31st anniversary on Saturday 30 September in Clanwilliam. The scenic outdoor surroundings, challenging routes, comradery and a sense of accomplishment are the reason athletes come back year after year. Due to enthusiastically loyal support over the years, the event has reached this momentous milestone and will again see approximately 1 350 athletes gearing up to compete in various swimming, cycling and running challenges.
Every year the festival, which takes place in the heart of Rooibos country, pulls out all the stops with an exciting programme of multisport activities and entertainment. It has become a tradition for athletes, family, friends and travellers to descend on Clanwilliam to take part in and enjoy the great sporting and festive atmosphere.
The day kicks off with the 1.5km or 3km swim in the beautiful Clanwilliam dam, one of the best water-sport destinations in the Western Cape. The swim is followed by the duathlon (5km run/20km cycle/2.5km run) and biathlon (5km run/20km cycle) where participants put their speed and endurance to the test through the varied and challenging terrain. The main event, which opens the triathlon season for most athletes, is a sprint triathlon (800m swim/20km cycle/5km run) and a crowd favourite with many participants travelling nationally to compete. All athletes can compete individually or as part of a team in a relay. The younger kids can look forward to the FitKids challenge (1km run, 200m swim, 1km run) and the Run for Fun (1km).
Athletes and supporters are rewarded with breathtaking views of the rugged Cederberg landscapes overlooking the pristine waters of the Clanwilliam Dam and historic architecture as many will race through the more than 200 year old town.
To further commemorate three decades of fitness, wellbeing and family fun, a percentage of the proceeds raised from entry fees will be donated to CANSA’s local branch that serves the West Coast region. Rooibos, which is grown only in the Cederberg, has antioxidant properties that fight cancer effectively and form part of a healthy lifestyle.
Registration: Will take place on the Friday evening from 17:00 to 20:30 and on race day up until one hour before the start of each race or until race limits are met.
Race limits: Please note that the triathlon is limited to 500 entries and the duathlon and biathlon together are limited to 350 entries.
Abridged race rules: Triathlon South Africa race rules apply to triathlon and duathlon events and these two races are sanctioned by Western Province Triathlon Association. For more information on race rules and distances, please click here.
Traffic control: Please obey the directions and instructions of the traffic officers. Their role and your co-operation is vital for safety in the event.
Safety and first aid: An ambulance will be in attendance along the cycle and run routes and a medic will be available at the first aid tent. Lifesavers will be in attendance on the water during the swim events and stages.
Prize giving: Morning events (Long Swim, Short Swim and FitKids) will have a prize giving at 13:00. Afternoon events (Biathlon, Duathlon and Triathlon) will have a prize giving at 19:00. Total prize value exceeds R30 000.00
Post-race function: Will take place in the marquee tent after the prize giving function.
Race T-shirts: Can be purchased with your entry when entering online.
Goodie bags: Will be allocated to the first 1000 entrants across all events.
Food stalls: Will be available at the race venue with a variety of foods on offer. There are braai facilities for campers.
Club gazebos: Clubs will be able to erect gazebos in designated areas only.
Accommodation: Clanwilliam Information office – 027 482 2024. Clanwilliam Dam: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restricted exit/entry: No vehicles and boats will be allowed to enter or exit the resort between 12:30 and 18:00 while the main afternoon races are in progress.