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08 Apr
Forest Run

Women Only Trail Run Event in the most Beautiful part of South Africa, the Garden Route. It is called the Garden Route for a reason. Wilderness itself is a seaside town in the heart of the Garden Route, situated a short distance east of George, along the N2 at the bottom of the Kaaiman’s River Pass. It is known for its long white sandy beach and lagoons. The town experiences a mild climate with year-round rainfall and temperatures seldom drop below 10°C or rise above 28°C.
A FUN 2 Day Trail Run event strictly for Woman (and Girls) only. Running on the beautiful Indigenous hiking trails and along the coastline of the Garden Route National Park between George and Wilderness.
Only 200 Runners allowed. Enter with your friend or with your family. Special category for Mother and Daughter as well.
Start each day with a great Breakfast at Wilderness Hotel together as a group, run on the awesome indigenous well marked Trails for 2 days, get a well deserved massage, followed by a light lunch each day.
On Saturday evening we all finish the day together with a slide show, prize giving, dinner and FUN.
Final Prize Giving on Sunday after a GREAT run, before you head back to reality …

Info

Trail Girl 2 Day Run

A FUN weekend of trail running with 199 other women, let your hair down, laugh, shout, cry, just be yourself. Strictly for Women (and Girls) only, Enjoy running on pristine trails in the SANParks National Park and have FUN each evening after you had a great well deserve massage after your run and a lunch at the Hotel.

Date:
 8 – 9 April 2017

Venue: Wilderness Hotel, Wilderness, Garden Route, Western Cape
The Wilderness Hotel is about a 45-minute drive to both Mossel Bay (west) and Knysna (east). During its time Wilderness has played host to many a celebrity and was a stop-over point for Princess Elizabeth during the Royal visit to South Africa in the 1940’s. In the late 1930’s, the Hotel was the location for the meetings of an organisation that today has become known as South African Tourism.

Event Format: Pairs and Solo’s

Distances:
Day 1: 18km, Indigenous forests, jeep tracks, views of Garden Route Dam
Day 2: 18km, Coastline, indigenous forest, river trails, pontoon crossing, board walks

Entry Fees: All meals are included from Dinner Friday to Lunch Sunday. All entries includes a 30 min Massage on Saturday. 200 entries allowed

Please note, strictly woman only event

Transfer from George Airport: R300 pp per transfer (please email on janine@trisport.co.za us if you are flying to George Airport) Pick up times will be every 2 hours from Friday afternoon 13H00 until 17H00 and on Sunday at 12H00

Trail Girl 2 Day run, included in the entry fee:

– 2 day challenge in the unspoilt beauty of the Garden Route. Each day will be unique of spectacular trails through beautiful Indigenous Forests, Coastline and Mountains of the Garden Route.
– 2 Stages of pure trail running on well-marked routes in pristine areas that are usually not accessible to runners
– Unforgettable trail running along the scenic Garden Route Hiking Trails and Indigenous Forest
– Bus Transport
– Permission and Fees from Sanparks (R160 pp) and Cape Pine (R40pp) to use their area
– Events fees to Sanparks and Cape Pine for using their areas each day
– All Meals from Friday evening to Sunday Lunch
– Official Race apparel
– 30 minute Massage on Saturday after your run
– Goodie bag
– Setup of Race village which will include massages & entertainment
– Sweeper each day
– Well stocked water tables each day
– Chill zone at Hotel from 11pm every day where you will be serve drinks and snacks
– Well stocked Bar and Restaurant where you can buy drinks
– 24 hour medical & emergency services on standby
– 24 hour security in the Hotel
– Free Prize giving lunch
– Decent Finishers medal
– Trophies winners; Lucky draws
– Generosity and the great atmosphere at Wilderness Hotel
– Professional Photographers and Videographer on route; slide and video shows in the evenings

Solo Entries:
Option 1 : Solo entry, no accommodation, all meals – R3400.
Option 2. Solo Entry, 2 nights single accommodation, all meals – R5200
Option 3 : Solo Entry, 2 nights sharing accommodation in Double room, all meals – R4600
Option 4 : Solo Entry, 2 night sharing accommodation in Quad room, all meals – R4500

Team Entries:
Option 5 : Team entry, no accommodation, all meals –  R7600
Option 6: Team entry, 2 nights accommodation sharing in a double room, all meals – R9200
Option 7: Team entry, 2 nights accommodation sharing in a Quad room (two separate rooms), all meals -R9000 per Team

Extra Technical Team T Shirt (optional above the Race garment): R400pp
Transport from George Airport: R300pp

Registration and Late Entries:
Pre-entries for the event will close on 15 March 2017. No late entries will be accepted.
Registration for the event will be Friday 7 April 2017 from 16:00 – 18:00 with a compulsory race briefing afterwards.

Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):

As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during your run. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:

  • Cell phone (on roaming please)
  • zip lock bag to keep phone dry
  • Space blanket
  • Backpack
  • Long Thermal base layer (pants and top)
  • Whistle
  • Hat
  • Emergency food
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
  • First aid kit

Please ensure that you have the compulsory equipment with you at all times during race as conditions change quickly.

How to get there:

Wilderness Hotel, Garden route, Wilderness, 6560. 15km from George, 2km from Wilderness village, 410km from Port Elizabeth and 450km from Cape Town. The closest airport is at George, where car hire facilities are available. Transfers from the airport can be arranged.
For all information contact Janine on janine@trisport.co.za

Massages

The massages for each athlete will be at the Wilderness Hotel, 1st come 1st serve basis.

Enter / Register


Cancelation Policy

25% of the entry fee will be retained for admin costs, the balance refunded if written notice is received before 1 December 2016.
50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received from 1 December to 1 February 2017.
25% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received from 1 February  to 1 March 2017.
0% will be refunded after 1 March 2016, if a goody bag is applicable it will still be available the athlete

Transfers

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.
25% 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: janine@trisport.co.za

Training Programme

Wingman

Wingman Multisport Athletics provides coaching services to athletes around the globe for an impressive array of events, from road running, open water swimming to road or mountain bike cycling. Based in South Africa, the team of coaches specialises in triathlon coaching, including the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman distances.

By capitalising on the intersection between individual ability, the science of athletic performance and the latest technology, Wingman Coaches work with each athlete to help them not only set, but also attain their personal sporting goals. Personal programmes are created for your unique level, fitness and available training time.

Slowest to fastest, biggest to smallest, beginner to pro –  there is a programme that is not only designed for you, but is responsive to your body as you train. Weekly feedback is provided using the leading online platform, Training Peaks, to design, deliver and adapt each athletes programme. The user-friendly nature of the application and its seamless integration with other training equipment and platforms ensures that going high tech with your training does not mean going high maintenance.

The value of this innovative, individually responsive approach is illustrated by the high levels of success attained by the Wingman athletes at events across the country – with multiple podium positions and countless personal bests smashed. Per illustration, a recent study on 70.3 Ironman (East London) athletes showed that Wingman male athletes performed significantly better than their non-Wingman counterparts in the event.

Visit Wingmansport or send an email to Stephan or Dave.

Prize Money and Prize Categories

NO Prize Money, Trophies for each category and winner Trophy for the Overall Lady Winner. Spot Prizes on Saturday evening during Dinner

Route

Below is the route profile.

Day 1 –  18km
Start and Finish at Saasveld, George

TrailGirl Day1 - Saasveld FINAL ROUTE

TrailGirl Day1 - Profile FINAL

Day 2 – 16km
Start at Wilderness Beach, Views Hotel and Finish at Wilderness Hotel.

TrailGirl Day2 - Ebb and Flow FINAL ROUTE

TrailGirl Day2 - Profile FINAL

Accommodation

Our official accommodation is at Wilderness Hotel,  also our race village.

We want to encourage all Runners to book the entry option including your Accommodation at the Wilderness Hotel.

The vibe will be vibrant and exciting. Bookings must be done through the Trisport Office – the whole Hotel is booked out for this Event with a great rate.

There are limited Rooms at Wilderness Hotel and bookings will work on a first paid, first serve basis.  All rooms have their own bathroom. All rooms will be sharing.

Lots of Camping space at Ebb and Flow as well as Chalets at Ebb and Flow National Park, 1km away from the Wilderness Hotel – we can provide you with a tent. Each team member will receive his/her own tent, this will also include a mattress. You can also bring your own tent.

Cancellation policy

80% of the accommodation fee will be refunded up to the 1st December 2016
50% of the accommodation fee will be refunded if written notice is received from 1st December to 1st February 2017.
25% of the accommodation fee will be refunded if written notice is received from 1st February to 1st March 2017.
No refunds after 1st March

Unfortunately, no refunds will be made if cancellation is done after 1 st March 2017

Meals and Refreshments

All meals are included in the entry. No entry option without meals.No men allowed at the meals. It is a Girl only event!

Schedule

Schedule:

Friday, 7 April

16:00 – 18:00: Registration at Wilderness Hotel
18:00: Welcoming and race briefing
18:30: Dinner

Saturday,8 April

06:00 The Cock crows! …
06:30 Full Breakfast at Wilderness Hotel
07:00 Race office opens at race village (RV) at Wilderness Hotel
07:45 Quick final briefing / recap before the Start
08:00 Race starts
08:00 Medical facility opens
11:30 Light lunches
11:00 Sport massage opens at race village
11:00 Bar opens at Wilderness Hotel
18:00 Slide show of the day’s stage
18:00 Race briefing for day 2. Results Spot Prizes and prize giving of daily winners
18:30 Dinner, entertainment and party time!
20:00 Medical facility and race office closes at RV
21:00 Sport massage closes
22:00 Bar closes; get some sleep for the next day’s fun & games! …

Sunday, 9 April

06:00 The Cock crows! …
06:30 Full Breakfast at Wilderness Hotel
07:00 Race office opens at race village (RV) at Wilderness Hotel
07:45 Quick final briefing / recap before the Start
08:00 Race starts
08:00 Medical facility opens
11:30 Light lunch and Prize giving
!3:00 Check out and Good Byes!

Partners

Having partners is always a must when doing an event so thank you to our sponsors:

 

South African National Parks

 

Race Food

 

Futurelife

Liquifruit

Media

Media involved in this race:

  • Do It Now
  • Runners World

Follow the race on Social Media:

Our Media team includes:

Past Events of our event afbSOX, an event in the same area

2014 (Click on the link to see the photos/videos):

Photos by Em Gatland
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Photos by Jeff Ayliffe
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Photos by Bruce Viaene

2014 video by Steven Freitag

2013 (Click on the link to see the photos/videos) :

Photos by Jeff Ayliffe
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Photos by Bruce Viaene
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

2013 video by Steven Freitag

2012 (Click on the link to see the photos/videos) :

Photos by Jeff Ayliffe
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

2012 video

Details

Start:
April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

TriSport
Phone:
0836622022
Email:
admin@trisport.co.za
Website:
trisport.co.za

Venue

Wilderness Hotel
Wilderness
Wilderness, Western Cape South Africa
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Phone:
Tel +27 (0) 44 877 1197
Website:
www.thewildernesshotel.co.za

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