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Home >> Events >> Refreshment Stations for 56km

Refreshment Stations for 56km

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*Note that the information below reflects the Ou Kaapse Weg route for 2015.

Twenty five well-stocked refreshment stations along the 56km route will ensure that every runner’s hydration needs are adequately catered for.

  • A special station will be located at the start providing water, Coca-Cola, Powerade and Loobit.
  • The first official refreshment station is at the 3km mark, where only water and Coke will be available. 
  • Subsequent refreshment stations are spaced approximately 2,5km apart.
  • Drinking water is manufactured under strict hygienic conditions at K3 Water. Each batch of water is tested and is then transported to a Cold Store Facility where the water is sent through a Blast Chiller Room, allowing the water to reach 0°C and then stored in a Holding Cold Room to maintain the temperature at 0°C . Over and above the lab test, the water gets taste tested every week.
  • Drinking water and Powerade will be provided throughout the race in 100ml plastic sachets (Booster Bags), while Coca-Cola will be served in 250ml plastic bottles. 
  • As this is an ultra distance, we understand the need for that extra boost in terms of nutrition and morale. Potatoes, bananas, Bar-One chocolates and other “morale boosters” will therefore be available at some stations.
  • Loobit anti-chafing cream will be available at various points during the race.

Refreshment stations are spaced approximately 2,5km apart to ensure that all runners' hydration needs are catered for. 

Refreshment Stations

Station Location Distance (km) Available
Start Dean Street, Newlands 0.0 Water/Coke/Powerade & Loobit
1 Main Road outside Noyes Chemist, Kenilworth 3.0 Water/Coke
2 Main Road, Plumstead 5.0 Water/Coke
3 Main Road outside Martins Bakery Diep River 6.7 Water/Coke
4 Main Road at Ladies Mile Road, Retreat 9.3 Water/Coke
5 Main Road at Keysers Road Mosque, Retreat 11.0 Water/Coke
6 Main Road at Suffolk Road, Lakeside 13.3 Water/Coke/Powerade
7 Main Road at Rhodes Cottage Museum, St James 17.0 Water/Coke/Powerade
8 Main Road opp Fish Hoek Police Station 20.1 Water/Coke/Powerade
9 134 Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek 23.0 Water/Coke/Powerade/Loobit
10 Corsair & Chebec Roads, Sun Valley 26.0 Water/Coke/Powerade
10A Ou Kaapse Weg 26.2 Potatoes/Loobit
11 Corner of Ou Kaapse Weg & Silvermine Road 28.8 Water/Coke/Powerade
12 On Ou Kaapse Weg 30.3 Water/Powerade
13 Silvermine Parking Look-out Pt, Ou Kaapse Weg 32.0 Water/Powerade/Loobit
14 Corner Ou Kaapse Weg & Steenberg Road 35.6 Water/Powerade
14A Spaanschemat Road, Steenberg 36.0 Bananas
15 Opposite Pollsmoor Prison, Steenberg 37.5 Water/Powerade/Loobit
16 Spaanschemat Road, past Tokai Road, Tokai 38.5 Water/Coke/Powerade
17 Spaanschemat Road past Firgrove Way, Tokai 40.0 Water/Coke/Powerade
17A Spaanschemat Road 40.5 Nestle Bar One
18 Spaanschemat Road past Welbeloond Ave, Tokai 41.0 Water/Coke/Powerade/Loobit
19 Spaanschemat Road, past Klein Constantia Road 42.6 Water/Coke/Powerade/Loobit
20 Southern Cross Drive, Constantia 46.0 Water/Coke/Powerade
21 Rhodes Drive / Monterey Drive 47.3 Water/Coke/Powerade/Loobit
22 Rhodes Drive / Hohenort Ave 49.0 Water/Coke/Powerade
23 Kirstenbosch Main Gardens 51.2 Water/Coke/Powerade/Loobit
23A M3 after Rhodes Drive 53.7 Powerade
24 Newlands Forest Fire Station 53.8 Water/Coke/Powerade
25 M3 before Princess Anne Drive 54.8 Water
Finish UCT 56.0 Coke or Powerade Water on request