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Home >> Events >> Trail Run

Trail Run

Trail Run

24km and 12km

Good Friday, 30 March 2018

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs take runners to the forests above UCT and both offer inspiring vistas over the peninsula on Good Friday morning - the 30th of March 2018.

Both the Short and the Long runs start at the UCT grounds and take runners along the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak and nearby forests. Open to beginners and experienced trail runners, these  challenging routes boast varied terrain with steep ascents and technical descents.

Please note that the minimum age for the 12km and 24km is 18 years of age (age on Race Day). 

Both routes are incredibly popular and entries sell out within minutes.

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 cellphone 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 cellphone 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 28 February 2018 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.

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