For the last 14 years sports lovers in the greater St Francis were able to add friendly rivalry or stiff competition to their annual holiday programme. Professional athletes enjoy competing without pressure and the entire family can participate with grandparents supporting from the side. The annual St Francis Sport Summer Series between 16 – 31 December ensures a full and fun filled holiday programme for all runners, paddlers, swimmers and cyclists.
The 2020 programme includes the following events:
Wednesday, 16 December 08:00 Summer Series Beach Run, Walk or Cycle (15km), Walskipper to Quaysyde.
Thursday 17 December 08:00 Resort Road Run (5km, 10km). Cape St Francis Resort.
Friday 18 December 08:00 Duathlon Swim & Run (500m swim/3km run, 1km swim/6km run – teams or individuals), Quaysyde, St Francis Bay.
Monday 21 December 08:00 Extreme Duathlon (5km run/15km MTB or 10km run/30km MTB – teams or individuals) St Francis Field.
Tuesday 22 December 08:00 Trail Run (5km, 15km), Eskom Conservation Reserve, Dune Ridge Country House, St Francis Bay.
Wednesday 23 December 08:00 Canal Swim (bank2bank, 500m, 1km, 2km, 3km), Quaysyde, St Francis Bay.
Sunday 27 Dec 16:00 Endless Summer Open Water Swim 2,3km, Port St Francis – Granny’s Pool, St Francis Bay. Reserve days 28, 29, 30 Dec.
Monday 28 December 08:00 Summer Series SUP Challenge (1km, 3km, 5km, 10km), Quaysyde, St Francis Bay.
Tuesday 29 December 08:00 Summer Series Pam Golding Quadrathlon (500m swim, 12km cycle, 3km run, 3km paddle – teams or individudals), Quaysyde, St Francis Bay.
Wednesday 30 December 18:30 Summer Series Full Moon Charity Run & Walk (5km), Cape St Francis Main Beach.
Thursday 31 December 08:00 Summer Series MTB Challenge (15km, 30km), Eskom Conservation Reserve, Dune Ridge Country House, St Francis Bay.
The entry fee is R100 for adults and u/17’s, and R80 for u/14’s. Certificates are handed to the top 3 Male and Female winners in each category.
Entry forms are available from Custom Bikes in the Village Centre or St Francis Tourism inside the Kouga Municipal Building, Assissi Drive or phone Esti (073 825 0835) or Eric (082 394 7363) for more information.
Other events over season includes the Talhado Charity Run on 24 December and the FOSTER Charity Trail Run on the 28th of December, also from the Cape St Francis Resort.
The St Francis Paddling Club is organising three diverse events throughout season, the Carey Olsen Shark Point Surfski Race, the Sporty Anderson Memorial Surfski Race as well as the New Year’s Day Canal Canoe Challenge.
Thrown into the mix is the weekly parkrun, as usual 52 weeks a year at 08:00 from the St Francis Links. Arrive early as parking is limited, and please adhere to the friendly request of No Dogs during season.
The St Francis Sport Summer Series is organised by St Francis Sport.Read More