Avondale Wine Estate, situated in Paarl, will be hosting a brand new trail running event, to be run on Heritage Day – Friday 24th September 2021.

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Come and experience the breathtaking beauty of Avondale and the Paarl valley. The Trail run takes you through farm running, up into the surrounding mountains and then into the vineyards and orchards finishing at the Avondale Cellar. There will be two different options available – a 15 km trail run or a less demanding 5 km. The 15km will have one water station along the route where you will be able to fill up your water bottle. There will be water at the finish for all runners.

DISTANCES: 15km and 5km

DATE: 24th September 2021

ENTRY FEES:

  • 15km Trail Run / Walk – R175 (limited numbers)
  • 5km -Trail Run / Walk – R100 (limited numbers)

START TIMES: Due to Covid regulations, there will not be a mass start, but rather a time zone start when each events runners can start within.

  • 15km between 08:15-08:30
  • 5km between   09:00-9:15

HOW TO ENTER: TopEvents – www.topevents.co.za

COLLECTION: Race Number and pack collection – Friday 24th September from 07:30 on event day at Avondale Wine Estate

WHAT WILL YOU GET: All entrants will receive a gift pack valued at R250-00 in value (at retail selling price), in addition to this, many exciting spot prizes will also be up for grabs on race day.

ENTRIES CLOSE: Entries close midnight 19th September 2021

COVID RULES: All rules and regulations in terms of adherence to social distancing and limited participation will be adhered to. Entrance will be limited in each event to ensure COVID19 regulations compliance, enter early to avoid disappointment.

TIMING: This event will be a self-timed event. Sign up for Strava to track your run: How to use Strava running app | Step-by-step tutorial – YouTube 

OTHER THINGS TO DO AT AVONDALE: Avondale Wine Estate will be open for all runners and guests. There will be a food truck, coffee station, refreshments will be available from Ochra Deli, and the Avondale Garden Bar will be open from 10am. The Faber restaurant on Avondale Wine Estate will be open on race day for lunch (please note there is limited seating so booking is essential). Contact details for booking at Faber Restaurant – Faber@avondalewine.co.za or tel: +27 (0) 21 202-1219 or online https://avondalewine.co.za/faber/. Secure parking facilities on the estate will also be available.

ROUTE MAP:

15km Route

15km Elevation

5km Route

EVENT SHIRT: there is an event shirt that can be ordered on the entry system – see visual pdf download 

COVID19 RULES: All rules and regulations in terms of adherence to social distancing and limited participation will be adhered to. There will be a COVID registration point as at the number collection point. Entrance will be limited in each event to ensure COVID19 regulations compliance, enter early to avoid disappointment.

AVONDALE is a working farm – please find attached the terms and conditions for entry onto the farm