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23 Dec
Garden Route Duo Challenge MTB

The Groeneweide Duo Challenge start with a Trail Run on the Groeneweide hiking routes through indigenous forests followed by a beautiful Mountain bike ride in the area. It take place at the  Saasveld campus, which is part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and is just outside George. During the Mountain bike section of the Duo Challenge you will see the Garden Route Dam on numerous occasion where you can enjoy the tranquil setting of the dam edged with fynbos and forest. The Dam is a major source of drinking water for the town of George and during dry periods the water levels in the dam drop considerably but besides this the area is still beautiful with great views. The local Mountain Club laid out some beautiful single track sections through the forest around the Dam. It is exhilarating, but doable for a beginner rider.


Groeneweide Duo Challenge

A Beautiful Duo Challenge starting with a Trail Run which is 80% on single tracks and followed by a Mountain Bike ride. The Run will be on the pristine single tracks of SANPark’s Groeneweide Trail Run and the Bike ride will be on single and jeep tracks around the beautiful Garden Route Dam.

Date: 23 December 2018
Pre Entries: Close on 17 December
Late Entries: On the Day from 5:30 am
Race Start: 7:30am
Venue: NNMU, Saasveld, George
Event Format: Solo’s  / Team for Main Duo Challenge
Main Duo: 12.2km TR and 18 km MTB
Lite Duo: 7,4km TR and 18 km MTB
Main Duo Team : 12.2km TR and 18km MTB – please note no prize category for Teams.

Entry Fees:
Main Duo: Individuals: pre-entry: R300 late entry: R350 (older than 16)
Lite Duo: Individuals: pre-entry: R250 late entry: R300 (older than 14)
Main Duo : Team entry (any combination) : R350, late entry R400

Groeneweide Duo Challenge, included in the entry fee:
– Beautiful trails in the mountain and on private property
– Permission and permit from Cape Pine to use their area
– Permission and permit from Sanparks to use their area
– Well marked and set out route
– Permission to use the private property
– Well stocked Water table on trail run and MTB routes
– Water table at the finish
– Medical and emergency services on standby
– Finishers medal
– Prizes for winners
– Generosity and great atmosphere of NNMU, Saasveld grounds

Not Included:
SANParks Conservation Fees. Please bring your Wild card to registration to avoid paying the day Conservation fees of R40. Wild card or the R40 will be collected at Registration by SANParks. Please note, this is not the Event Fees that the Organiser is paying on your behalf

Registration and late entries:
Pre-entries close 17 December 2018.
Registration will be 23 December between 05:30 – 07h15.
Late entries on the day between 05:30 – 07:00

For all information contact Janine on janine.swart@csm.com


Entries have closed. Please enter on the day. For further information contact Janine on admin@trisport.co.za
Cancelation Policy

Athletes wanting to cancel will forfeit the following part of their entry fee:

50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received before 31 October 2018.
No refunds will be done from 1 November 2018.


Athletes cancelling may transfer their entry to another person, but that person will have to accept that changes to sizes etc. of clothing in the goody bag may not be able to be made if they are not available – when goody bags are applicable.
20% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.
Entries may unfortunately not be transferred to 2019.

Contact Janine to finalise this: janine.swart@csm.com


Sunday, 23 December:

05:30 – 07h15: Late Entries and Registration
07h15: Race briefing
07:30: Start of the Duo Challenge and Trail run
No Prizegiving, winners will receive their prizes as they finish


Garden Route Duo 12.2km Trail Run

Garden Route Duo 18km MTB


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December 23
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Saasveld, George, Western Cape
George, Western Cape South Africa

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