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Bestmed Chokka Trail Run 2019 – online entries are open

Posted by on May 25, 2018

Click here for 2018 results

Race weekend for the third Bestmed Chokka Trail Run is Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2019, starting and finishing at the Cape St Francis Resort.  Online entries are open from 4 September 2018 to 9 August 2019.

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 as well as the Junior 1km and 3km races are set for Sunday 11 August 2018.

Bestmed Chokka Trail Run route descriptions and elevations

As in the past, the race dates are falling over the Women’s Day long weekend to ensure a long and relaxed stay at our host venue, the Cape St Francis Resort.

Online entries

Online entries are open till 9 August at 14h00 and a late registration fee will be payble on race weekend.  Make sure you register with ORGSU before you choose your race.

Distance Late Reg & Nr collection Race briefing Starting time Prize giving
Friday 9th Aug
62 16h00 – 18h00
42 16h00 – 18h00
23 16h00 – 18h00
10 16h00 – 18h00
Sat 11th Aug
62 No late registration 06h15 6h30 15h00
42 06h00 – 06h45 06h45 7h00 15h00
23 07h00 – 07h45 07h45 8h00 12h30
10 07h00 – 08h15 08h15 8h30 12h30
Sunday 11 Aug
5 08h00 – 08h45 08h45 09h00 13h00
3 08h00 – 10h30 10h15 10h30 13h00
1 08h00 – 10h30 10h45 11h00 13h00
Entry fees
Early Bird Mid Term Entry Fee Race weekend
4 Sept 2018 – 31 Jan 2019 1 Feb – 31 May 2019 1 June – 9 Aug 2019 10 & 11 Aug
62 R950 with free race shirt R900 with free race buff R 900 R 1,050
42 R550 with free race shirt R450 with free race buff R 450 R 550
23 R400 with free race shirt R200 with free race buff R 200 R 300
10 R 50 R 80 R 100 R 150
5 Charity R 300 R 300 R 300 R 400
5 R 50 R 50 R 50 R 100
3 R 30 R 30 R 30 R 50
1 R 20 R 20 R 20 R 50
A SPOT Tracker is compulsory for 62km runners and included in the entry fee (value R300)
No Tracker No Run

Charity Challenge

Businesses, schools and charity organisations are invited to participate in the 5km Charity Challenge which is a team effort.  Teams of 4 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 for their nominated charity or school.  If more than 10 teams enter, they all will go into a lucky draw to win a Bestmed hamper, a Team Building Event from the Cape St Francis Resort as well as R1500.00 for their nominated charity or school.

General

Walkers are welcome in the 23km, 10km and 5km distances.  Dogs are only allowed on short leashes with poop bags in the 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, however it is compulsory for all 62km runners to rent a SPOT Tracker at R300 for the race (included in the entry fee).  No Tracker, No Run.  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.

Accommodation

The Cape St Francis Resort offers a crazy weekend special:  book 2 nights and you get a third one free at R350 per person per night sharing, while children under 12 stay for half price.  Contact Anita Lennox on reservations@capestfrancisresort.co.za to book.

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!