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The Alexandria Trail Run

Following the route of one of South Africa's most spectacular trails, the Alexandria Trail Run is sure to provide an unforgettable trail running experience to every runner that takes part.

Ordinarily reserved for a maximum of 12 persons at any one time, this is a unique opportunity to be among a select group of people lucky enough to experience running on one of South Africa's hidden trail treasures.

Your adventure begins with running through a magical forest, where you'll encounter ancient Yellowoods, spectacular coral trees and possibly a Knysna Loerie or Crowned Hornbill.

Once you exit the forest, you'll then carry on through some open grassland until you hit the coastline, where you'll move down onto the beach to run alongside dramatic dune cliffs and wild seas. Keep an eye out for dolphins who are regularly seen playing in the waves!

As you leave the coast you begin traversing the Alexandria Duneveld, the largest duneveld in the Southern Hemiphere! You then start winding your way back to where you connect with the 7km route and finish with a beautiful run along amazing single track through more dense and mysterious indigenous forest.

Be a part of the Alexandria Trail Run and experience a whole new trailrunning adventure!


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General Information

Pre-entries are only via www.trailadventures.co.za and close at 12 midnight on Wed 9 August.

ALL pre-entries will receive a goodie bag.

All 39km entrants will also receive an item of commemorative trail kit / apparel.

All pre-entries will also stand a chance to win a pair of trail shoes from Brooks. We will have 1 pair of mens and 1 pair of ladies to give away, but you MUST be a pre-entered runner to qualify for the draw.

In order to minimise impact on the environment, entries to the 39km run are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Late entries & early registration will take place at Trailbusters between 4.30 and 6pm on Wednesday 9th August, and on the morning of the race from 5.30am (12 August 2017).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the public holiday on Wed 9th, late entries & early registration will now take place at Little Walmer Golf Club between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 10th August, and on the morning of the race from 5.30am (12 August 2017).

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO LATE ENTRIES on the day for the 39km race.

Late entries for the 7km and 14km race will be taken on the day, but you are strongly encouraged to register online to assist with minimising administration on the day. A late entry fee of R30 will be charged.

The race start/finish is at the SANParks offices at the start of the Alexandria Hiking Trail. Take the Woody Cape turnoff to the right as you enter Alexandria and follow the signs.

All spectators/supporters will be required to pay a R62 day entry fee to the Woody Cape Park. Runners will be asked to pay this when you register. If you have a Wildcard, then this fee is not applicable (you will have to provide your Wildcard number during the registration process).

Medical assistance will be available but any medical conditions must be completed on the entry form.

Any enquiries can be made to Sheena on 072 293 4974 or Sian on 082 638 2454.

Stay updated via the official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/AlexandriaTrailRun/

Alternatively you can contact us via email on info@freespiritadventures.org

For accommodation in Kenton and surrounds, please visit www.kenton.co.za


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39 km Trail Run

39 km entrants must be 18 years or older.

Late entries & early registration will take place at Trailbusters between 4.30 and 6pm on Wednesday 9th August, and on the morning of the race from 5.30am (12 August 2017).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the public holiday on Wed 9th, late entries & early registration will now take place at Little Walmer Golf Club between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 10th August, and on the morning of the race from 5.30am (12 August 2017).

All 39 km runners must register between 05h30 and 06h30 on race day if they have not done so on 10th August.

There will be NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES for the 39km.

Race briefing will take place at 06h45

Race starts at 07h00

There will be 3 water points / checkpoints along the route.

Be advised that while this is a spectacularly beautiful trail, it is still quite a challenging route. ALL runners MUST carry a cup, whistle, space blanket, windproof outer shell, buff (to protect against flying sand on the dunes) and a hydration pack (min. 1.5l) which can be refilled at the water points.

This is a green race so no litter will be tolerated. Please discard any wrappers/ papers at the checkpoints.

NOTE: We support the run clean movement, so no cups will be provided at the water points!

The route follows the Alexandria Hiking Trail which is marked, and there will be a sweeper ensuring everyone gets through the course.

Prizegiving will be at 13h00

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female runners.


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14 km Trail Run

There is no age restriction for the 14km, but children younger than 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Late entries & early registration will take place at Trailbusters between 4.30 and 6pm on Wednesday 9th August, and on the morning of the race from 5.30am (12 August 2017).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the public holiday on Wed 9th, late entries & early registration will now take place at Little Walmer Golf Club between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 10th August, and on the morning of the race from 5.30am (12 August 2017).

All 14km runners must register between 07h00 and 08h30 on race day if they have not done so on 10th August.

Late entries will be accepted on the day. A late entry fee of R30 will be charged.

Race briefing is at 08h45.

Race starts at 09h00.

There is one water point at half way but you are encouraged to carry your own.

This is a green race so no litter will be tolerated.

There will be a sweeper to ensure everyone gets through the course.

Prizegiving is at 11h00.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female on the 14km.


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7 km Family Fun Run / Walk

There is no age restriction for the 7km, but children younger than 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Late entries & early registration will take place at Trailbusters between 4.30 and 6pm on Wednesday 9th August, and on the morning of the race from 5.30am (12 August 2017).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the public holiday on Wed 9th, late entries & early registration will now take place at Little Walmer Golf Club between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 10th August, and on the morning of the race from 5.30am (12 August 2017).

All 7km runners must register between 07h00 and 08h30 on race day if they have not done so on 10th August.

Late entries will be accepted on the day. A late entry fee of R30 will be charged.

Race briefing is at 09h05.

Race starts at 09h15.

There is no water point on the course so please carry your own.

This is a green race so no litter will be tolerated.

There will be a sweeper to ensure everyone gets through the course.

Prizegiving is at 11h00.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female on the 7km.


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Facilities and Attractions

Please note all spectators will be charged a R62 day entry fee into the Park (cash only).

Live music and there will be refreshments on sale at the start/finish area.

Craft beer and boerewors rolls will be on sale on the day, so bring some cash!

This is SANParks land, so please respect and appreciate the protected environment.

There are braai facilities available, so feel free to bring your own picnic baskets and blankets, camp chairs etc.


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