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.
The 12th consecutive St Francis Sport Summer Series is kicking off on Monday 17 December 2018, consisting of 9 events.
Sporting enthusiasts can look forward to the usual swimming, running, cycling and paddling events 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 17 December 08:00 Canal Swim, Sea Glades Drive, St Francis Bay (bank2bank, 500m, 1km, 2km, 3km)
- Tuesday 18 December 08:00 Cape St Francis Resort Road Run, Cape St Francis Resort (5, 10km)
- Wednesday 19 Dec 08:00 Trail Run, Eskom Conservation Reserve, Duneridge Country House, St Francis Bay (5km, 15km)
- Thursday 20 December 08:00 Duathlon (Swim and Run), Sea Glades Drive, (500m swim/3km run, 1km swim/6km run)
- Friday 21 December 08:00 St Francis Field Extreme Duathlon (MTB & Trail Run), St Francis Field (5km run, 15km MTB or 10km run, 30km MTB)
- Saturday 22 December 19h30 Full Moon Walk or Run, Cape St Francis Main Beach, Seal Point Boulevard
- Thursday 27 December 16:00 Open Water Swim, Granny’s Pool, St Francis Bay (3km swim). Reserve days 28th, 29th, 30th.
- Sunday 30 December 08:00 MTB Challenge, Eskom Reserve, Dune Ridge Country House (15 or 30km)
- Monday 31December 08:00 Pam Golding Properties Quadrathlon, Sea Glades Drive (12km cycle, 300m swim, 3km run, 3km paddle)
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:
R100 for adults and under 17, and R60 for all under 14’s.
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.
View the results and times online:
Please note that the 2015 event will NOT take place on 9 August – a new date will be announced asap. Online entries are closed for now. Click here to enter registration
The sixth annual Enid Pretorius Properties Women’s Day Trail Run and Walk will take place on Sunday, 9 August in and around St Francis Bay, starting at 09h00. The main distance of the day is 26km, but due to the popularity of the route, the organizers introduced a new half marathon (21km) as well as a 15km distance through the areas normally closed to the public, and a 5km on the St Francis Bay Golf Course for our parkrunners and walkers.
“This is a walk to celebrate Women’s Day but runners and males are also welcome!” says organizer Eric Stewart. “We have introduced shorter distances to the original event as weather conditions on the day can change things into a challenge. We want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful surrounds.”
Participants will be transported to the 21km and 15km starting points just after the 26km kicked off.
The main race starts at the St Francis Golf Course adjacent to the offices, and proceeds through the St Francis Golf Course en route to the St Francis Links.
The first water point will be at the St Francis Links Service gate, where the 21km participants will be taken to for the start of this distance.The second waterpoint, on the Mostertshoek Road, will be the start of the 15km distance. No private vehicles will be allowed to enter the property, and participants will be dropped off together. The route will be along the Wild Side’s rocky shoreline. The third waterpoint will be at the Seal Point Lighthouse, from where runners and walkers will cross the Cape St Francis main beach and Shark Point to reach the fourth waterpoint at Port St Francis. They then will use the Two Harbours Walk route to get to the finish line at the Village Centre.
The route will be well marked and participants will each receive a description of the route to accommodate both runners and walkers. Some sections could be technical, especially towards the end.
Online entries can be done here on www.stfrancissport.co.za or collect your form from Enid Pretorius Properties in the St Francis Village Centre.
Entries are limited due to the sensitivity of the area.
Certificates will be awarded to the top three male and female winners in each distance. True to the original event, a prize will be given to the oldest and youngest participant of the main event, running or walking, it doesn’t matter.
- Registration and number collection: 07:00 – 08:45;
- Race briefing will take place at 08h45;
- Race starts: 09:00.
Start and Finish:
Enid Pretorius Properties offices, Village Centre
- Carry a water bottle or camel back which can be refilled at water points.
- Race numbers should be visible at all times.
- Neglect to check in at a water point might lead to disqualification and a fine.
- This is an honesty event – if you intent to run, don’t enter as a walker!
For more information, contact Esti Stewart on 073 825 0835 or Eric Stewart on 082 394 7363, or email email@example.com