2016 Sharks Trail Adventure kick starts year-end holiday festivities Sharks Trail Adventure under way

2016-11-08 06:00
Sharkie and the full Cell C Sharks squad will join mountain bikers and trail runners from throughout KZN at the 2016 Stihl Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday 4 December. Photo: supplied

Sharkie and the full Cell C Sharks squad will join mountain bikers and trail runners from throughout KZN at the 2016 Stihl Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday 4 December. Photo: supplied

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THE fifth edition of the Stihl Sharks Trail Adventure takes place at the picturesque
Summerveld Estate and surrounding Shongweni region on Sunday 4 December.
The popular mountain biking
and trail running event promises to be the perfect year-end trail
adventure hit-out aimed at the whole family.
As many look to unwind at the end of another long year and ease into the festive season, the Sharks Trail Adventure’s versatile programme – which consists of 40km, 20km, 10km family ride and the two kilometre Sharkie ride events as well as 18km and nine-kilometre trail running options – ensures that the event caters for athletes of all abilities.
Pristine purpose-cut and natural trails, breathtaking views, beautiful scenery, river crossings and a vibrant festive season atmosphere have become synonymous with this event, which is the last off-road exploration for 2016 for many athletes.
After crossing the finish line
and successfully conquering the day’s various trail activities,
participants can look forward to joining their supporters, friends and family for the rest of the event’s many entertainment and lifestyle
offerings.
The attendance of the full Cell C Sharks squad – who will be manning the trail events various water tables and handing out finishers medals before signing autographs, mingling with fans and posing for photographs – gives Sharks supporters a rare opportunity to come shoulder-to-shoulder with their
rugby heroes.
The popular mascot Sharkie will also be there on the day and will even accompany the next generation of cycling stars on their
mid-morning two kilometre Sharkie Kids Ride while also sure to be
the cause of much his trademark mischief during the course of the day.
An exclusive Sunday staging of the renowned Shongweni Farmers’ Market, set against the magnificent backdrop of the Summerveld
Estate, is another of the Sharks Trail Adventure’s many attractions with participants, spectators and members of the community welcome to explore the huge variety of stallholders offerings.
Numerous artisan food and beverage stalls will keep visitors well fed and watered as they browse local crafters’ various handmade crafts and Christmas offerings while soaking up the easy-listening
strummings of some of the province’s top musical talent.
Once the race village’s attractions have all been discovered, attendees are encouraged to enjoy the rest of the day by laying out a blanket in the cool shade of Summerveld’s age-old trees, unpack a picnic lunch or light up a braai, and ease into the festive season with family and friends.
A Silverback Stride 20, courtesy of Cyclesphere Cycling, and various other giveaways will be up for grabs on the day as well.

Entries can be submitted online viawww.roag.co.za and information at www.sharkstrailadventure.co.za

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