Grab your running shoes Cape Town, kick-start the summer in Ceres Valley and join the Loxtonia Cherry Trail Run through scenic landscapes and apple orchards on Saturday, November 27.
The month of November is a spectacular time in the valley with the apple trees in full bloom and the cherry-picking season beckoning.
The family-friendly trail run over 5km or 10,7km starts and finishes on Loxtonia Farm, which is the home of Loxtonia Apple Cider. This deliciously refreshing cider is nurtured from orchard to bottle from freshly pressed and naturally fermented apples.
The trail run/walk takes you through magnificent scenery along the foot of the majestic Ceres mountain range and back along the Titus River where you will find some idyllic spots to cool down in fresh mountain water.
If you are keen to have a swim en route, be sure to bring a ziplock bag for your cell phone. The jeep track on the 5km stretch is ideal for parents with strollers.
Once you have crossed the finish line, you will be rewarded with a festive market atmosphere to chill out and enjoy Loxtonia’s country hospitality. With lots on offer from fresh cherries, food trucks and freshly brewed coffee, to cider, craft gin and beer, get ready for a fun-filled day at the cidery. A jumping castle and exciting encounter feeding alpacas and horses will keep the little ones enthralled.
The full Loxtonia Cider range will be available for you to try, and with cherry season is in full swing, the limited edition Loxtonia Cherry flavoured apple cider is a must.
The Loxtonia Cherry Trail Run is open for runners and walkers of all ages. Registration at the Loxtonia Cidery opens at 7am with a starting time of 7:30am for the 10,7km leg and 8am for 5km.
To enter visit https://www.entryninja.com/events/77028-loxtonia-cider-trail-run. Entries close at lunchtime on Friday, November 26 prior to the event. Late entries on the day are subject to availability.
The entry fee for the 5km stage is R100 per person and R150 for 10,7km. All finishers will receive a complimentary Loxtonia Cider with a Non-Alcoholic option for the designated drivers and under 18s. The gates close at 3pm.
Diary listing information:
- Date: Saturday, 27 November 2021
- Time: 7am – 3pm
- Price: R100 per person for 5km and R150 for 10,7km
- Venue: Loxtonia Farm, Ezelfontein Road, Ceres