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The 2017 Spur Summer Trail Series®

Run wild and free this summer with this top-notch trail series

It’s back this summer everyone! This is your opportunity to finally get up and do some running. I must admit, the only time I run is when it is for my life but 2017 is a new year and I feel a change coming on! The Spur Summer Trail Series is here with four awesome trail runs; tackle them all and forever have that achievement to think back to.

The Spur Summer Trail Series kicks off with their first race on Sunday, 15 January 2017 in Elgin Valley. The series features four races in total with it drawing to an end on Sunday, 26 February 2017.

In order to qualify for the long route Championship or short route Challenge, runners need to run three out of the four long or short courses depending on their selected category. However, less experienced trail runners are welcome to participate in one or two of the races instead. Part of the beauty of this event is that it caters for everyone, regardless of whether you’re a trail-blazing superstar or just starting out on your off-road running career.

Trail Series® founder and Wildrunner MD, Owen Middleton extends on the race’s accessibility to everyone, “We’re still seeing massive growth in the numbers of novice runners who want accessible, short course races to try out the trail running experience in beautiful and exciting places. At the same time the routes remain challenging enough for the experienced mountain goats and racing snakes.”

MORE ABOUT THE 2017 SPUR SUMMER TRAIL SERIES® IN CAPE TOWN

Each race day forming part of the series will include both a long and a short route. Remember, runners must take part in three out of the four long or short courses to compete in the Championship or Challenge categories to receive a medal. The details for the long course and short course per race day are as follows: 

DATE

LOCATION

LONG COURSE

SHORT COURSE

15 January

Lebanon Forest, Elgin Valley: This stunning venue is the perfect place for a trail run. With ancient trees lining the route and the sun beaming down, what more could you ask for?

Distance | 13.4km

Start Time | 7:30am

Cost | R170p/p

Cost (4 race series) | R600

Grading | Yellow 6A 

 

Distance | 6.3km

Start Time | 8:05am

Cost | R110p/p

Cost (4 race series) | R400

Grading | Yellow 7A

 

24 January

Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands: Cape Town’s most beautiful venue is hosting one of the trail runs this year. With breathtaking natural scenery, the fresh air will do you good and kick your exercise regime into gear.

Distance | 10km

Start Time | 7pm

Cost | R170p/p

Cost (4 race series) | R600

Grading | Yellow 7A 

 

Distance | 5.8km

Start Time | 7:21pm

Cost | R110

Cost (4 race series) | R400

Grading | Yellow 7A 

 

8 February

Meerendal Wine Estate: The estate sits just outside of Durbanville in the Northern Suburbs. Not only are they famous for their wine, but their historical estate too. You could not find a more suitable historic venue.

Distance | 13.3km

Start Time | 7:30pm

Cost | R170p/p

Cost (4 race series) | R600

Grading | Orange 7B

 

Distance | 6.5km

Start Time | 7:50pm

Cost | R110p/p

Cost (4 race series) | R400

Grading | Yellow 7A

 

26 February

Oak Valley, Elgin Valley: The various terrains on this course are something that only a true trail runner will enjoy. The mix between uphills, open spaces and pine forests provides the perfect atmosphere that the Spur Trail Series is so famous for.

Distance | 15.6km

Start Time | 7:30am

Cost | R170p/p

Cost (4 race series) | R600

Grading | Yellow 7A

 

Distance | 7.3km

Start Time | 7:50am

Cost | R110p/p

Cost (4 race series) | R400

Grading | Orange 8A

 

 

CATEGORIES & PRIZES FOR THE 2017 SPUR WINTER TRAIL SERIES® IN CAPE TOWN

For more information and to read the rules and regulations, visit the category page on the Spur Trail Series® website. The event has plenty of prizes to reward runners’ hard work, including Protea Hotel accommodation vouchers, La Sportiva shoe vouchers, Bio Mechanix massage vouchers and, of course, Spur meal vouchers. The prizes are subject to change, but are guaranteed to delight the winners, whether they’re after trendy new foot gear or simply a delicious steak. 

CATEGORY

AGE

SHORT ROUTE (CHALLENGE)

Senior (Men & Women)

17+ years

Veteran (Men & Women)

40-49 years

Master (Men & Women)

50+ years

Junior (Boys & Girls)

15-17 years

Minimee

11-14 years

Peewee

6-10 years

LONG ROUTE (CHAMPIONSHIP)

Senior (Men & Women)

17+ years

Veteran (Men & Women)

40-49 years

Master (Men & Women)

50+ years

XL ROUTE

Senior (Men & Women)

20+ years

Veteran (Men & Women)

40-49 years

Master (Men & Women)

50+ years

RELAY

Senior (Men, Women & Mixed)

17+ years

Veteran (Men, Women & Mixed)

40-49 years

Master (Men, Women & Mixed)

50+ years

ENTRY TO THE 2017 SPUR WINTER TRAIL SERIES® IN CAPE TOWN

Tickets are available online via Trailseries.co.za and pre-entering online is advised as there are limited spots available, which means there may not be tickets available on the day. Ticket prices range between R110p/p and R170p/p depending on the ourse you take.

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