Avondale Wine Estate is nestled at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains in the gorgeous Paarl Valley. Picture this: natural fauna and flora and spectacular views of the Simonsberg Mountains.
Experience the beauty of this wine farm with a brand new Trail running event taking place on Heritage Day – Friday, September 24.
The Trail run takes you through farm running, up into the surrounding mountains and then into the vineyards and orchards finishing at the Avondale Cellar. After all, there’s no better way to enjoy nature than on foot!
There will be two different options available – a 15 km trail run or a less demanding 5 km. The 15km will have one water station along the route where you will be able to fill up your water bottle. There will be water at the finish for all runners.
Distances: 15km and 5km
Date: 24 September 2021
15km Trail Run / Walk – R175 (limited numbers)
5km -Trail Run / Walk – R100 (limited numbers)
Time: Due to COVID-19 regulations, there will not be a mass start, but rather a time zone start.
- 15km between 08:15-08:30
- 5km between 09:00-9:15
Collection: Race Number and pack collection – Friday 24 September from 7:30am on event day at Avondale Wine Estate
What you’ll receive: All entrants will receive a gift pack valued at R250 while many exciting spot prizes will also be up for grabs on race day.
Entries close midnight September 19 2021.
Timing: This event will be a self-timed event. Sign up for Strava to track your run: How to use Strava running app | Step-by-step tutorial – YouTube.
What else you can do at Avondale: Avondale Wine Estate will be open for all runners and guests. There will be a food truck, coffee station, refreshments will be available from Ochra Deli, and the Avondale Garden Bar will be open from 10am. The Faber restaurant on Avondale Wine Estate will be open on race day for lunch (please note there is limited seating so booking is essential).
Event shirt: there is an event shirt that can be ordered on the entry system – see visual pdf download.
COVID-19 rules: all rules and regulations in terms of adherence to social distancing and limited participation will be adhered to. There will be a COVID registration point as at the number collection point.
Avondale is a working farm – please find attached the terms and conditions for entry onto the farm.