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2015 Addo Elephant Trail Run

The Addo Elephant Park is hosting it’s Addo Elephant Trail Run!

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Why not stay at Chrislin African Lodge which is only 12km from the Main Gate to the Addo Park?

Good Luck to all participants!

Experience The Addo Elephant Trail Run

Tackle the 76km or 44km trail runs through the vast Addo Elephant National Park (75km from Port Elizabeth) and experience the remoteness of the Eastern Cape’s bushveld.

Designed to test trail runners both mentally and physically, the trail tracks the mountains and valleys of the park.

Runners are challenged to run primarily on tracks within the park itself as well as some stretches of gravel roads. If you are fit enough to go the distance then come and experience the unrivalled natural diversity of the park’s vegetation and wildlife.

 

Event Itinerary

Friday 27 Feb Race Registration
  • 13:00 – 18:00 – Race Registration

    Race registration for both 76km & 44km athletes is at the Addo Elephant National Park, Main Rest Camp.

    Come and collect your goodie bag, which will include your race number and shirt.

    We will also have the route maps on display, and your new race hosts, the Free spirit Adventures team, will be available to answer any questions about the route.

  • 18:00 – 22:00 – Dinner

    Come and join us for dinner in the park restaurant, the Cattle Baron, where you will get a chance to meet some of the other crazy athletes getting ready to enjoy a fantastic day out in the Addo Elephant Park with you tomorrow.

Saturday 28 Feb44km & 76km Trail Runs
  • 05:30 – Coffee & Pre-Race Sign In

    Complimentary coffee/tea at the start at the Addo Elephant National Park Gate, Kabouga, just outside Kirkwood.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    All athletes are required to sign in before the race so that we know who is on the course. If you do not sign in and you run, you will be disqualified.

  • 06:00 – Start of the 76km Trail Run

    Start of the 76km from the Kabouga entrance to the park.

  • 06:10 – Start of the 44km Trail Run

    Start of the 44km from the Kabouga entrance to the park.

  • 13:00 – 44km Prize Giving

    Prize-giving for the 44km will be at the Zuurberg Mountain Village.

    Mens and Ladies trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions will be handed out.

  • Finish of the Addo Elephant 44km Trail Run will be at the Zuurberg Mountain Village.All male finishers will be given a commemorative leather bracelet and the ladies a beaded necklace.
  • 16:30 – Cut-off #1

    The first cut-off point is at Check Point 6. This applies to both 44km & 76km athletes. Any athlete not making the checkpoint by 16:30 will be taken off the course.

  • 19:00 – Cut-off #2

    The second cut-off point is at Check Point 7. This applies to 76km athletes only. Any athlete not making the checkpoint by 19:00 will be taken off the course.

  • The finish of 76km will be either at Addo Elephant National Park Main Rest Camp or the Zuurberg Mountain Village – we are still finalising this proposed change with SANParks.All 76km finishers will receive a commemorative hand blown glass elephant serviette holder from Ngwenya Glass.
  • 19:00 – 76km Prize Giving

    Prize-giving for the 76km will be at 7pm.

    There will be Mens and Ladies trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions.