The Anna Basson Trail Run – the “have-to-do” event on 4th November


The 4th of November is once again a highlight on the trail run calendar. The Anna Basson Trail Run, taking place at Mont Marie not only offers the best trails, but a host of reasons why this is the “have-to-do” event of the weekend. In short, the quality of the trails, the prize money and the amenities make it a great race for every athlete, as well as a fun day for the entire family.

The Anna Basson Trail Run starts at Mont Marie and offers the stunning views of the Blaauwklippen Valley. Three race distances, 10 km, 5 Km and a 1.5 Km kids race, cater for all levels of running ability, so no one has an excuse to miss out on the fun.

The main 10 Km race will start off through the vineyards, followed by a fast flat section towards the Eden Forest. Here the boys will be separated from the men, with the first real climb of the route through the pine forest. Once at the top a very short downhill awaits where after runners will turn back into the mountain to enjoy open fynbos single track flowing into the 2km downhill run to the finish line.
For your efforts to partake in this exciting but challenging trail race, you could also get your hands on the lucrative prize money, totaling R14 500. Each race gets a share of the prize money, for male and female competitors, so get out there and give it your best shot. To spur students on to show up in full force, a R4 000 award goes to any university hostel with the most entries.

The Anna Basson Trail Run supports the Cape Leopard Trust as well as the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, so feel free to wear pink or Leopard Print Clothing in any creative way to show your support on race day for these worthy causes.

After the race you can ease down on the lush surroundings of Mont Marie and treat yourself to the restaurant’s scrumptious menu.
The Anna Basson Trail Run is a short distance trail run, offering a race for every member of the family. Come join us and leave with great memories and enough energy left in the tank to enjoy the rest of the weekend. See you there.

Total Prize money: R14 500
• 1st male/female – R2000
• 2nd male/female – R1000
• 3rd male/female – R500
• 1st male/female – R1000
• 2nd male/female – R500
• 3rd male/female – R250

1.5km Kid’s Race
• 1st boy/girl – 3 movie tickets & 3 x popcorn

Hostel with most entries (must have over 50 online entries): R4 000 & a Free Keg of beer!

Entry fees & Online Entries:
10km: R130 – Starting @ 08:30
5km: R90 – Starting @ 08:45
1.5km Kids Race: R30 – Starting @ 08:50
Late entries – R30 extra if event limit is not reached

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.
Registration from 07:00 at the venue on the day of the event.

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