Wild Africa’s Cheese & Olive Trail – “Get Oiled”
Sunday 21st February 2021. 13km, 10km, 5km
Excusive Trail Running in an Olive Orchard into the majestic Magalies Mountains
Mkholo Olive Farm has a magnificent setting under beautiful trees with lush green lawns. Here the finish is well worth a picnic blanket and you can enjoy a Cheese & Olive tasting on your well deserved Crystal Platter. There are three areas that make up the complete 13km, and you can select how far you want to challenge yourself;
5km – You traverse the main farm orchards, relatively flat and can be done at pace. This section you get to explore all the olive orchards with thousands of trees at various ages. Very little rock or rough terrain so a great morning out in the country.
10km – This one is interesting and well worth the effort – you get to run the ridge on the mountain. Well marked single paths take you up the mountain, yes you need to get to the top, but we rate this as a 4 out of 5 in just two places where it is steep but for no longer than 200m. Once you get back from the mountain you will be able to wind down doing the 5km route through the orchards. That will get you the 10km.
13km – There are some new trails on this one, when you start you will be challenged with the mountain and additional routes along the base of the mountain (flat area) to return and complete the 5km section through the Olive orchards.
Distance & Entry Fee
Pre Entries Only :
13km – R260 pp
10km – R260 pp
5km – R240 pp
Children under 12 years – R150 pp
Mkholo Olive Farm, Broederstroom
Start Time / Batches:
30 pax will depart every 10 min
06h30 / 06h40 / 06h50 13km batch
07h00 / 07h10 / 07h20 10km batch
07h30 / 07h40 / 07h50 5km batch (including children under the age of 12 yrs)
From 5:30am (First briefing at 06h20 sharp)
As our ethos is around Experiences, we don’t do prizes for placings however a lucky draw with some great prizes will take place after the run so everyone has a chance!
Runners are required to record their individual time using their own devices. Once you cross the finish line, please submit your wrist band with your timing into the bucket for our virtual lucky draw. Timings will be emailed to runners the following day for Discovery Vitality Point submissions.
Medals; in the spirit of the cheese & olive theme, we’re changing it up a little & this time you will receive a crystal platter as your medal followed by a few cheese & olive tasters (children under the age of 12 years will receive medals)
Only runners are allowed on the day, no friends / family or spectators at the current time please
Mask or buff is compulsory at start / finish
All runners will pass by a sanitisation station & screening. For anyone registering a temperature above 37.5 degrees will not be allowed to enter or partake
Social distancing rules will apply at the water points as well as covid protocols
Walking / Hiking is allowed on the 5km route
Cut off time is 2h30 hours
Thank you for supporting our ethos “Tread Lightly” – all we leave behind are our footprints
There will be No Refunds due to rain or lightning cancellation
No licence is necessary to take part in the run
All athletes participate at their own risk
Toilet facilities available at start / finish
Good secure parking available
Refreshments table available at various points including water / coke
Wild Africa Experiences have rated the 5km route a 2.5/5 (5 been the most difficult). The 5km route largely meanders through the Olive Orchard whilst the 10km & 13km routes (rated a 4/5) include steady climbs into the magnificent Magalies mountain range. The views, forests, terrain & gorges are exquisite. Please note that walking is allowed.
Your safety is our number one concern. Whilst so much has changed, some things will thankfully still stay the same. We will continue with our exclusive & intimate trail runs in some hidden away valley and runners can be rest assured that your safety remains our absolute priority. Extensive COVID protocols have been implemented for the safety of both runners and staff alike. Please note that this is not an event as our Wild Africa Experiences followers know it. The number of runners & smaller batch starts will be limited and face masks, sanitizers and distance controls will be enforced.
Contact : Wild Africa Experiences. Paul
Contact number : 083 642 6698 / 081 018 2320 firstname.lastname@example.org