Packed sporting calendar for St Francis

2017-12-21 06:00
The 11th annual St Francis Sport Summer Series is set to kick off on December 18 - sporting a variety of events.      Photo: SUPPLIED

The 11th annual St Francis Sport Summer Series is set to kick off on December 18 - sporting a variety of events. Photo: SUPPLIED

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The 11th annual St Francis Sport Summer Series, hosted by St Francis Sport, is set to kick off on December 18 - sporting a variety of events.

Added to the sporting mix this year, is a number of charity events, including a Full Moon Walk on Tuesday, January 2.

Kicking off the sporting activities on December 18, is the 5km and 10km Cape St Francis Resort Road Run through the St Francis Field.

On December 19, the action will move to Sea Glades Drive for the annual canal swim. Under 12-swimmers can prove their mettle in the bank-to-bank swim, while older swimmers can tackle the 500m, 1km,2km and 3km swim.

Trail runners can enjoy the beauty of the Eskom Conservation Reserve on December 20 as they tackle the 5km or 15km trail run. Registration will take place at Duneridge Country House.

The duathlon, consisting of a swim and road run, will take place at Sea Glades Drive on December 21. Participants can compete individually or as a team and can either conquer the 500m swim and 3km run category or the 1km swim and 6km run category.

On December 22 the action moves to the St Francis Field for the Extreme Duathlon. Do not underestimate the 5km trail run and 15km mountain bike ride, as the conditions are rough. Participants must use the entrance opposite Port St Francis to get to the starting line.

One of the most popular and fun team events will take place at Sea Glades Drive on December 27: the Chas Everitt Triple Challenge.

Teams or individuals will swim 300m, run 3km and finish with a 3km paddle. The event will be followed by the Liquid Lines Water Polo Tournament at 10:00.

On December 29 the popular Pam Golding Properties Quadrathlon will take place from Sea Glades Drive. Teams or individuals will take on a 12km cycle through St Francis Links, a 300m canal swim, a 3km run and finish with a 3km paddle.

The Dorma MTB Challenge will take place at the Eskom Conservation Reserve on December 31. Cyclists will tackle a 15km or 30km ride. Registration will take place at Duneridge Country House.

Three charity fun runs will also take to the road this December.

The 5km and 10km Talhado Children’s Haven Road Run will take to the road at 07:30 on December 24, while the 5km and 10km FOSTER Trail Run will take place at 07:30 on December 28. Both fun runs will start at the Cape St Francis Resort.

The 5km New Moon Walk/ Run in aid of SANCCOB will kick off at the Cape St Francis Main Beach parking area at 19:30 for 20:00 on January 2. Head lamps are compulsory.

More events

The 5km St Francis parkrun takes place at the St Francis Links every Saturday at 08:00. Interested parties can get their barcode at www.parkrun.co.za.

The St Francis Paddling Club is hosting three events this year: on Saturday 23 December the Carey Olsen Shark Point Challenge; on December 28 at 09:30 the Sporty Anderson Surfski Challenge and on January 1 at 17:00 the Canal Canoe Challenge.

Registration

All the events, apart from the New Moon Walk, Liquid Line Water Polo Tournament and charity fun runs, start at 08:00. Registration for the various events can be done 60 minutes before the specific event kicks off. Race briefing will take place 15 minute before the start of the event.

Multiple events can be done as teams or individuals. The age categories are: u.14, u.17 and open.

The entry fee for all the events is R80 for adults and R60 for children under 14. Entry forms are available at St Francis Tourism and Custom Bikes.

For more information, contact Eric and Esti Stewart at 082 394 7363 or 073 825 0835. Alternatively, send an email to info@stfrancissport.co.za.

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