Olyfberg Summit Challenge – trail running doesn’t get better – Saturday, June 4th – Robertson

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This year, the Olyfberg Summit Challenge, a top trail running event taking place on Saturday, June 4th near Roberson, is set to be Bigger & Better than ever! Runners will weave through the boundless olive groves of Olyfberg and be treated to some of the most stunning trail running available in the Robertson valley.

With more than 85% of the 21km route consisting of varied and exciting single track, this is a race not to be missed. The 2015 Olyfberg Summit Challenge was featured in TrailMag and acknowledged for its breath-taking views, but it is strongly advised to save some breath for the climbs!

The race forms part of the Wacky Wine Weekend so everyone is welcome to join in the festivities. There will be a pram-friendly walking route and we encourage eveyone to stick around and indulge in the farm’s famous olive oil & product tasting with a cellar tour. Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy a beer on the house after the race.

Govan Adrian Basson (Totalkaos Graphic Art Studio – Photography) had this to say: “Overlooking the Breede Vallei with splendid mountains in the background and rolling hills made me feel somewhat in awe of what was to offer by mother nature. I think every runner that came to this event probably felt the same!”

Mark this event in your race calendar TODAY!

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Landie Greyling, 2015 ladies winner, enjoying the spectacular views of the Olyfberg Summit Challenge. Photo: Govan Adrian Basson (Totalkaos Graphic Art Studio)

Distances and Entry fees:

Summit Challenge: 21km – R200

Medium Route:  10km – R120

5km Fun Walk – R50 (kids under 12 for free)

Late entries – R30 extra, if capacity is not reached.

Enter here:  https://www.entryninja.com/account/login

SAS timing chip compulsory for this event @ R50 same chip as all the Amoija / Warrior / Impi / Entry ninja events. Chips can also be rented for R10 on the day.

Starting times:

21km – 09:00

10km – 09:15

5km Walk – 09:30

Registration and late entries from 07:30 at the venue on the day of the event.

Stick around for the lucky draw and prize giving at 11:00. Big prizes and cash are on offer for the winners.

General information:

Prize money

21km male& female

1st – R2500

2nd – R1000

3rd – R500

50 Race T-shirts available and can be ordered directly from the race organizers. (Available sizes: male M&L, female M only, different cuts) Send us an email to info@amoija.com to reserve your shirt R180 p/shirt. EFT payments. 100% BIZ COOLTM polyester

Medals to the first 200 finishers.

Olive oil tasting and cellar tour @ R10.

Bonfires will be ready early in the morning to warm you up!

Music, coffee, food and drinks available afterwards.

Bring the whole family and enjoy a beautiful morning in the Breede River Valley!

GPS coordinates for Olyfberg:   GPS: 33’45’33”S 19’36’44”O

Map available on their website:  http://www.olyfberg.co.za/contact.htm

For more information: info@amoija.com

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