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Bestmed Chokka Trail Run 2018 – online entries open

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Bestmed Chokka Trail Run 2018 – online entries open

Enter now for the 2018 Bestmed Chokka Trail Run and you will qualify for the Early Bird Special which runs till the end of March.  Our dates are Saturday 11 August 2018 for the 62km, 42km and 23km distances while the Family Fun 5km and 10km as well as kids 1km and 3km are set for Sunday 12 August 2018.

Two distance changes have been made this year:  a 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

Online entries are open from 1 February and the Early Bird Special is valid till 3 April.  From 4 April till 30 June prices are slightly more, and again between 1 July and 10 August.  A late registration fee will be payble on race weekend.  Online entries will close on 10 August at 12h00.  Make sure you register with ORGSU before you choose your race.

Starting times:

Saturday 11 August

62km:  06h30

42km:  07h00

23km:  08h00

Prize giving:  16h00

Sunday 12 August

Family Fun 5km & 10km:  09h00

Junior 3km:  10h30

Junior 1km:  11h00

Prize giving:  13h00

Number collection can be done an hour before the start, and race briefing 15 minutes prior to the start.

Businesses are invited to participate in the Corportate Challenge which will be a team effort.


Walkers are welcome in the 23km, 10km and 10km 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 Beach Lodge.


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 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 and 5km:  Sunday from 08h00.  Late entry fee applies.

1km and 3km:  Sunday from 09h00.

Starting times:

Saturday 11 August:

62km Ultra:  06h30 (race briefing 06h15)

42km:  07h00 (race briefing 06h45)

23km:  08h00 (race briefing 07h45)

Prize giving:  16h00

Sunday 12 August:

5km & 10km:  09h00 (race briefing 09h45)

1km:  11h00 (race briefing 10h45)

3km:  10h30 (race briefing 10h15)

Prize giving:  13h00

Entry fees:

Entry zones:

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 – B:  R50; C:  R80.  Race weekend R100

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.

Get your entry in now – click here!

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2017 Summer Series starts on Monday 18 December

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017

2017 Summer Series starts on Monday 18 December

The 11th St Francis Sport Summer Series will kick off on Monday 18 December 2017, and will consist of a variety of events plus a few charity events, the last being a Full Moon Walk on Tuesday 2 January.

Sporting enthusiasts can look forward to the usual swimming, running, cycling and paddling as well as combinations of these disciplines at different venues in St Francis and Cape St Francis.

The full sporting programme is as follows:

  • Monday 18 December 08:00 Cape St Francis Resort Road Run, Cape St Francis Resort (5, 10km)
  • Tuesday 19 December 08:00 Canal Swim, Sea Glades Drive (bank to bank, 500m, 1km, 2km, 3km)
  • Wednesday 20 Dec 08:00 Trail Run, Eskom Conservation Reserve, Duneridge Country House, St Francis Bay (5km, 15km)
  • Thursday 21 December 08:00 Duathlon (Swim and Run), Sea Glades Drive, (500m swim/3km run, 1km swim/6km run)
  • Friday 22 December 08:00 St Francis Field Extreme Duathlon (MTB & Trail Run), St Francis Field (5km run, 15km MTB)
  • Saturday 23 December 08:00 parkrun, St Francis Links
  • Saturday 23 December Carey Olsen Shark Point Challenge
  • Sunday 24 December 07:30 Talhado Road Run, Cape St Francis Resort (5km, 10km)
  • Wednesday 27 December 08:00 Chas Everitt Triple Challenge, Sea Glades Drive, St Francis Bay (300m swim, 3km run, 3km paddle)
  • Wednesday 27 December 10:00 Liquid Lines Water Polo, Sea Glades Drive, St Francis Bay
  • Thursday 28 December 07:30 FOSTER Trail Run, Cape St Francis Resort (5km, 10km)
  • Thursday 28 December 09:30 Sporty Anderson Surfski Challenge, St Francis Main Beach
  • Friday 29 December 08:00 Pam Golding Properties Quadrathlon, Sea Glades Drive (12km cycle, 300m swim, 3km run, 3km paddle)
  • Saturday 30 December parkrun, St Francis Links
  • Sunday 31 December 08:00 Dorma MTB Challenge, Duneridge Country House (15km, 30km)
  • Monday 1 January 17:00 Canal Canoe Challenge, Sea Glades Drive
  • Tuesday 2 January 19h30 for 20h00 New Moon Walk/Run in aid of SANCCOB, CSF Main Beach Parking Area (5km)

Registration can be done on the day, 60 minutes before the event at each respective venue, and race briefing will be 15 minutes before the start. Multiple events can be done as teams or individuals, in age categories under 14, under 17 and open.

The entry fees:

R80 for adults, and R60 for all under 14’s.

Start time:

All events start at 08:00 unless otherwise indicated (please check the programme).

For more information, contact Eric and Esti Stewart on 082 394 7363 or 073 825 0835.

Entry forms are available at St Francis Tourism and Custom Bikes.

Other events:

The annual St Francis Field Fly-In will be hosted on 28 December and is an open day to visit the Airpark from 07:30. A wide variety of aircraft and helicopters will be flying in and skydivers will be dropping in, with tandem skydives available (weather permitting).

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