The 2018 Bestmed Chokka Trail Run will take place on Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August. On Saturday the ultra (62km), marathon (42km), half-marathon (23km) as well as the 10km will take place, while the 5km Charity Challenge and Family Fun Run with the Junior 1km and 3km races are set for Sunday 12 August 2018.
Two distance changes have been made this year: the new 42km marathon, that will include half of the Sand River dunefield, will replace the 30km distance, and the 18km will be replaced by a 10km distance.
Race dates, falling over the Women’s Day long weekend, were specially selected to ensure a relaxed post race stay at the host venue, the Cape St Francis Resort. Make sure you get your entry in as a late registration fee will be applicable on race weekend.
Online entries are open till 10 August at 12h00 and a late registration fee will be payble on race weekend. Make sure you register with ORGSU on that website before you choose your race.
Saturday 11 August
Prize giving: 12h30 (23km and 10km) and 15h00 (62km and 42km)
Sunday 12 August
Family Fun & Charity Challenge 5km: 09h00
Junior 3km: 10h30
Junior 1km: 11h00
Prize giving: 13h00
Number collection can be done an hour before the start, and race briefing is 15 minutes prior to the start.
Businesses, schools and charity organisations are invited to participate in the 5km Charity Challenge which will be a team effort. Teams of 4 will all run (or walk) 5km, and their individual finishing times added together is the team’s time. The winning team will win a Bestmed hamper, a Team Building Event from the Cape St Francis Resort as well as R3000.00 cash for their nominated charity or school.
Walkers are welcome in the 23km, 10km and 5km distances. Ultra and 42km runners will have to download the ORGSU App to ensure tracking and check in times at various waterpoints. They can also leave a draw bag at the 15km/45km waterpoint at Duneridge Country House as well as at the 30km waterpoint at the Oyster Bay Eskom gate.
The Cape St Francis Resort offers a crazy weekend special: book 2 nights and you get a third one free at R320 per person per night sharing, while children under 12 stay for half price. Contact Anita Lennox on email@example.com to book.
Registration and number collection
Registration and number collection will be at Joe Fish Restaurant, Cape St Francis Resort.
Registration/number collection times:
Ultra 62km: Friday 16h00 – 20h00 only. No late entries.
42km, 23km: Friday 16h00 – 20h00. Saturday from 06h30 – 07h00. Late entry fee applies.
10km: Saturday from 07h30.
5km: Sunday from 08h00. Late entry fee applies.
1km and 3km: Sunday from 09h00.
Saturday 11 August:
62km Ultra: 06h30 (race briefing 06h15)
42km: 07h00 (race briefing 06h45)
23km: 08h00 (race briefing 07h45)
10km: 08h30 (race briefing 08h45)
Prize giving: 16h00
Sunday 12 August:
5km: 09h00 (race briefing 08h45)
1km: 11h00 (race briefing 10h45)
3km: 10h30 (race briefing 10h15)
Prize giving: 13h00
A: 1 Feb – 3 April
B: 4 April – 30 June
C: 1 July – 10 August 12h00
1km: A – C: R20, race weekend R50
3km: A – C: R30, on race weekend R50
5km: A – C: R50; Race weekend R80
Charity Challenge: R300 per team of 4. Race Weekend R350.
10km: A – B: R80; C: R100. Race weekend R150
23km: A: R150, B: R180, C: R200. Race weekend R250
42km: A: R300, B: R350, C: R400. Race weekend R550
62km: A: R600 plus shirt, B: R600 plus buff, C: R600. Race weekend R750, NO entries on Saturday.
The beneficiary of the Bestmed Chokka Trail Run is the Beach Cleanup Project. It is organised by St Francis Sport, sponsored by Bestmed Medical Aid and hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort.
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