September 26, 2013

Double Dirt Run Event #1

Schapenberg Sir Lowry’s Conservancy

Event Date: 12th October 2013 – 7:00 am to 11:15 am

EVENT BACKGROUND:

The Western Cape is an area of global conservation significance with exceptionally high species diversity. Most areas of high conservation value lie in the hands of private landowners. Many of these landowners join conservancies to collectively take on conservation projects and to help ensure preservation of our biodiversity for future generations. Conservation at Work is a non-profit association that represents all Conservancies in the Western Cape and provides assistance and representation to these conservation minded landowners. The Double Dirt Run series aims to give contestants the opportunity to experience the beauty of some of these conservation areas. All funds raised through these events will go towards on-going conservation initiatives in these areas.

Please Note:

The Schapenberg is a conservation area, and we would like to ask runners to please stick to the paths and ensure that all trash is carried with you or thrown into the allocated bins.

EVENT INFORMATION:

DATE: Saturday, 12 October 2013

VENUE: Ongegund Lodge & Conference Centre, Schapenberg Conservancy

DISTANCES: 5km, 12km, 18km

ENTRY FEES: Pre-entries R55 (5km), R75 (12km), R95 (18km) – excludes TrailTag

TIME: Registration from 07:00, 17km start @ 08:00 12km start @ 08:30, 5km start @ 09:20 (Prize-giving at roughly 11:00)

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: The 5km route has no single track and easy climbs with 80m elevation whilst the intermediate and long routes offer a few climbs (200m section of climbing over 3kms) and single track sections. The 5km should roughly take 40 minutes/1 hour to complete, the 12km about 1.5/2 hours and the 18km roughly 3 hours.

5 km race route
5 km race route

12 km race route

18 km race route
18 km race route

TO ENTER:

click here or Download an entry form – Go to www.dirtopia.co.za

To enter online – Go to www.entrytime.com

CONTACT: 021 884 4752 / info@dirtopia.co.za entry information and

079 642 2892 / nicolene@amarider.co.za for event information

See: www.dirtopia.co.za / conservationatwork.co.za

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Medals for all finishers, great prizes to be won! Coffee and muffins for sale in the morning and other great food will be on offer! There will be a waterpoint on the route with water, powerade and fruit as well as drinks at the finish for all! Timing to be done with the Amarider Trail Tag system (all distances to be timed) www.amarider.co.za for further detail.

Our GPS Coordinates: -34′ 6′ 46′ 76′ +18° 54° 24.02′

Web: www.ongegund.com

From Cape Town – Follow the N2 through Somerset West towards Grabouw. After 3 sets of robots take the left slipway towards Somerset West. Follow the road to the town of Somerset West over a railway bridge, at the next robot with Vergelegen Medi Clinic on your top right corner, turn right. Follow this road for 5.6 km and turn left onto the farm, the gate being before the Ongegund Sign.

From Stellenbosch – Follow the R44 to Somerset West. At the Somerset West Main Road Robot, with The Lord Charles on your right, turn left. Drive through the town until you reach Vergelegen Medi Clinic on your left hand side. Keep left at the slipway and follow this road for 6 km and turn left onto the farm, the gate being before the Ongegund Sign.

From Grabouw – Follow the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass. As you reach the end of the pass you will find the only right turn towards Sir Lowry’s Pass Village. Travel through the village and cross a railway line before turning left at the T-junction. Ongegund will be 100m on your right hand side, the gate being before the red brick wall.

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