Groeneweide. It’s just what the name says. It’s a lush and green jungle! It’s soothing to the eye and the undergrowth is quite thick compared to other parts in the Garden Route forests. The long loop also has some fynbos and grassland sections.
The trails are mostly forest single tracks and paths used by woodcutters. Vegetation on the trail includes Palmiet, Outeniqua Yellowwood – of which there are some majestic specimens, Onderbos, Ironwood, Bastard Saffronwood, Stinkwood, fungi in different coloures on felled wood and seven-week ferns.
Bird-life is plentiful. Narina Trogan, Olive Thrush, Chorister, Cape and Starred Robins and the Knysna Loerie. But because of the low light under the canopy they are seldom seen. However, you can try to identify them by their calls. Wildlife includes Blue Duiker, bushbuck, vervet monkeys, baboons and bushpigs, as well as the predators leopard and caracal who are illusive and shy and rarely encountered.
When you stop to enjoy thetranquillity of the forest, the soothing sounds of the many streams, the majestic mountains, the magnificent views and your soul is revitalized..
Groeneweide Trail Run
The Groeneweide Trail Run is all mostly on the pristine SANParks property at Saasveld with a choice of a 12.2 km or a 7km Trail Run. The 12.2 km is almost 80% on single track and the 7 km is an easier option with more than half single track and the rest jeep track in the Saasveld area.
Date: 23 December 2018
Pre Entries: Close on 17 December
Late Entries: On the Day from 5:30 am
Race Start: 7:30 am
Venue: NNMU, Saasveld, George
Event Format: Solo’s
12,2 km Trail Run
7km Trail Run
14,2 km Trail Run Individuals (must be older than 15): pre-entry: R200, late entry:R250
7 km Trail Run Individuals( must be older than 10): pre-entry: R120, late entry: R170
Included in the entry fee:
– Beautiful trails in the mountain and on private property
– Permission and a permit from Cape Pine to use their area
– Permission from Sanparks to use their area
– Well marked and set out route
– Permission to use the private property
– Well stocked Water table on route for both distances, but please provide own hydration as well.
– Water table at the finish
– Medical and emergency services on standby
– Finishers medal
– Prizes for winners
– Generosity and great atmosphere of NNMU, Saasveld grounds
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. Late entries will be available at extra cost on 23 December between 05:30 – 07:00.
Registration will be on 23 December between 05:30 – 07:00.
For all information contact Janine on firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries have closed. For further information contact Janine on email@example.com
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 2017.
No refunds will be done from 1 November 2017.
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 2017.
Contact Janine to finalise this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 23 December:
05:30 – 07:00: Late Entries and Registration for Trail Run
07:15: Race briefing for the Trail Run
07:30: Start of the Trail Runs
No Prizegiving, winners will receive their prizes as they finish