Wittefontein Nature Reserve, George, Western Cape - Start at George Botanical Gardens
38km - 7h00
25km - 8h00
10km - 8h30
38km - R275
25km - R170
10km - R80
pre entries at race website www.mountainrunner.co.za until 2nd Aug 2012 and at the venue on the day.
38km - starts and finishes at the George Botanical gardens. The first five kms take the competitors in a westerly direction along the forest tracks at the base of the George Mountains, before turning onto the hiking trail that heads around the mountain. It then climbs 700m in the next 6km, to give competitors a spectacular view of the surrounding area. From there the trail descends onto the backside of the mountain, heading in an easterly direction, before climbing back over the side to descend back into the forests. The final few kilometres of the trail heads through a spectacular section of natural forest, finishing back at the George Botanical gardens. A tough but very achievable day out with 2000m of ascent in the 38km route. This trail forms part of those offered at the Cape Nature Witterfontein Nature Reserve.
25km - starts and finishes at the George Botanical Gardens. The route heads in an easterly direction along the trails and paths running next to the railway line at the base of the mountains, ending up at the upper reaches of the George Dam. From here the route climbs up to the Tierkop hut before turning west and joining the 38km route for the final 12km that winds through the spectacular natural forests. A beautiful run with great views back at the town of George with 700m of ascent in the 25km route.
10km - starts and finishes at the George Botanical Gardans - this route is designed to get the those people OUTSIDE whom are not feeling up to the 38km or 25km routes. The route winds through the various forest jeep tracks and single tracks at the base of the George Mountains. A fun run with a great atmosphere and easy route with around 200m of ascent in the 10km run.
Directions to Venue
From Cape Town take the N2 towards George. Take exit 431 toward Pacaltsdorp /George/York Street/R102. Turn left onto main road and go through the roundabout to continue onto York Street. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit to Courtenay Street. Turn left onto Symonds lane, take first left into Drostdy Lane and turn onto Caledon Street. Continue to 49 Caledon Street, George Botanical Gardens which is clearly marked.GPS 33 56 44 South / 22 27 53 East