Location

Jameson Plaza, UCT
Cape Town
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Date

Apr 10 2020

Time

All of the day

Two oceans trail run

Both routes start from the University of Cape Town (UCT) grounds and will take runners along the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak and adjacent forests. Beginner trail runners should enter the short distance, as trail running times are often double that of road running. This is due to the variable terrain and the steep ascents and descents. Trail runners should wear trail shoes for better grip and carry their own hydration – a bladder pack or hip belt.

Short Run (±12km)
Starting from UCT, the routes kick off with a gentle uphill warm up, past Mount Pleasant and into Newlands Forest. Following the Newlands forest jeep tracks on to the Orchards Trail, the route passes the Woodcutters ruins and enjoys kilometers of beautiful forest and streams as it meanders up to Woodcutter track. A pleasant descent sends runners through Avatar Forest and The Old Zoo before finishing at UCT.

Long Course (±24km)
Starting from UCT, the routes kick off with a gentle uphill warm up, past Mount Pleasant and into Newlands Forest. Following the Newlands forest jeep tracks on to the Orchards Trail, the route passes the Woodcutters ruins and enjoys kilometers of beautiful forest and streams as it meanders up to Woodcutter track. Heading towards the King’s Block House, runners enjoy spectacular views of the City, Robben Island and the Coast line. Saddle Path presents a steep ascent leading up to Middle Traverse before a gnarly scramble down the ridge line. A pleasant descent sends runners through The Old Zoo before finishing at UCT.

Compulsory Equipment for the Trail Runs

Note: Athletes will be required to unpack their kit at the start to display their compulsory kit as listed below.

12km:

  1. Water – Carry at least 1 Litre (we recommend a hydration pack)
  2. Food – Energy Bar/ Sandwich/ Banana
  3. A cell phone charged with organiser’s number in Ziplock bag. (021 937 0324 – emergencies only)
  4. Windbreaker and disposable poncho OR waterproof jacket with sealed seams
  5. Race Number, pinned to your shirt
  6. Your RaceTec timing chip, laced onto one of your shoes. The chip must be registered in your name and not belong to someone else. Runners who do not own a chip (or have lost theirs) must purchase a new chip when they enter, and runners who lose their timing chips after entering or have left them at home will be able to buy a new timing chip at Registration.
  7. Sunblock and a hat are recommended

24km:

  1. Water – Carry at least 2 Litres (we recommend a hydration pack)
  2. Food – Energy Bar/ Sandwich/ Banana
  3. A cell phone charged with organiser’s number in Ziplock bag. (021 937 0324 – emergencies only)
  4. Windbreaker and disposable poncho OR waterproof jacket with sealed seams
  5. Space blanket & whistle
  6. Sunblock & hat
  7. Race Number, pinned to your shirt
  8. Your RaceTec timing chip, laced onto one of your shoes. The chip must be registered in your name and not belong to someone else. Runners who do not own a chip (or have lost theirs) must purchase a new chip when they enter, and runners who lose their timing chips after entering or have left them at home will be able to buy a new timing chip at Registration.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

The event is run under the rules of the IAAF, Athletics South Africa and Western Province Athletics.

We are strict with the required equipment. There is a compulsory equipment check on entering the Start Pen. If you do not have the required equipment with you, you will not be allowed to start the race.  In addition, there will be a gear check on the route to ensure that you still have the right kit.
– Do not run with headphones or any animals.
– Don’t run if you are sick!
– DO NOT LITTER!
– You may be asked to wear a tracking device for the trail run which will be given to you at Expo and must be returned at the Finish.
– Seeding times need to be added to your profile by 6 March 2017 to be placed in the appropriate seeding batch. No changes will be made at Registration or on Race Day.
– You are welcome to take photos, but step out of the way of other runners when you do.

Race Registration (Number Collection)

This is a pre-entry only event.

It is compulsory to register/collect your race numbers and related items before the race. Please bring a printed confirmation, your ID and RaceTec timing chip (if you have one) to collect your registration pack prior to the event at the CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town during the following hours:

Wednesday 12 April 2017 09:00 – 19:00
Thursday 13 April 2017 09:00 – 19:00
Friday 14 April 2017 08:00 – 17:00

Hourly Schedule

7:00 -
Start 24 km
10 m intervals
8:40 -
start 12 km
10 m intervals

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