Chokka Trail Run is set to take place in August

2017-07-19 06:00
The 62km ultra distance race is the only one to include the Sand River, which is considered the highlight of the Chokka Trail.                       Photo:CHRIS SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

The 62km ultra distance race is the only one to include the Sand River, which is considered the highlight of the Chokka Trail. Photo:CHRIS SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

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ANTICIPATION is officially in the air for the second annual Bestmed Chokka Trail Run, which is set to take place on Sunday, August 6, from the Cape St Francis Resort.

The daunting 62km ultra distance is sure to be the highlight of the event. Other race distances include 30km, 24km and 18km.

A 5km family fun run will take place just before prize-giving at 11am and youngsters can participate in a 1km or 3km race on Saturday, August 5, and enjoy an adventure sport programme on Sunday hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort to allow parents to compete with peace of mind.

The ultra will kick off at 5am, so a head lamp is compulsory. This distance is the only one to include the popular Sand River, the highlight of the Chokka Trail.

The 30km distance will start at 7am, and the 23km and 18km at 7:30am. All races will start and finish at the Cape St Francis Resort.

The starting times will ensure that most runners and walkers are back by midday for the festive prize-giving ceremony at 1pm.

Ultra and 30km runners must download the ORGSU App to ensure tracking and check-in times at various water points.

Registration and number collection will be at Joe Fish Restaurant, Cape St Francis Resort, from 1pm on August 5, including registration for the 1km and 3km races.

The 62km runners can collect their numbers on the same day between 4pm and 8pm only, while the 30km, 23km and 18km runners can collect on August 6 from 6am to 7am.

Registration for the 5km is also on August 6 from 9am to 10.45am.

The entry fees are:

1km: R20, race weekend R50

3km: R30, race weekend R50

5km: R50, race weekend R80

18km: R100, race weekend R150

23km: R150, race weekend R200

30km: R250, race weekend R400

62km: R400, race weekend R600

Online registration is open on The Bestmed Chokka Trail Run is organised by St Francis Sport and hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort.

All proceeds of the 1km, 3km and 5km races will be donated to the Aurora Rehabilitation Centre in Port Elizabeth, and a donation will be made to SANCCOB, the rehabilitation centre for Sea Birds in Cape St Francis. – REPORTER

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