The Oyster Catcher Trail Run will be following the famous Oyster catcher hiking route, the stretch from Gourits to Mossel Bay via the St Blaize hiking route.

 

Saturday 21st – Monday 23rd September 2019

 

Sandpiper Sport Centre, BOGGOMSBAAI

RACE INFORMATION

Entry Fee Information

Early Bird Entry Fees – valid until 31 January 2019 (on FULL PAYMENT option only)

All Entries qualify for goody bags and lunches.

All prices VAT Exclusive

3 Day Trail Run: R2750.00   VAT Excl.   (From 1 February – R2950.00)

2 Day Trail Run : R2350.00   VAT Excl. (From 1 February – R2550.00)

 

 

Included in your Entry

  • Absolutely magnificent trails along the coast line of the Southern Cape, between Gouritz and Mossel Bay
  • Permission to use the private property
  • Free coffee at race venue each morning
  • 1 well stocked water table per day on route with all the goodies
  • Water table at the finish
  • Goodie bag
  • Technical Garment
  • Event headband
  • Post race kit including towel
  • Bus transport for each day from the finish line to the start line
  • Lunch included for each day of racing
  • Friday night registration function, entertainment and dinner
  • New race village and live music
  • Medical and emergency services on standby
  • Finishers medal
  • Prizes for winners
  • Professional photographer

Daily Distances

3 DAY OPTION

  • Day 1 Gourikwa to Eco Marine Lodge, Gouritz 16km
  • Day 2 Gouritz River Mouth to Sandpiper Sports Centre 20km
  • Day 3 Dana Bay to The Point, Mossel Bay 16km

2 DAY OPTION

  • Day 1 Gouritz River Mouth to Sandpiper Sports Centre 20km
  • Day 2 Dana Bay to The Point, Mossel Bay 16km

 

Route Profiles

Day 1 : Gourikwa Nature Reserve to Eco Marine Lodge

Day 2 : Gouritz to Sandpiper Sports Centre

Day 3 : Dana Bay 2nd Beach to The Point, Mossel Bay

Compulsory Equipment

As a precaution and depending on the weather condition, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during your run. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:

  • Cell phone (on roaming please)
  • zip lock bag to keep phone dry
  • Space blanket
  • Backpack
  • Long Thermal base layer (pants and top)
  • Whistle
  • Hat
  • Emergency food
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
  • First aid kit

Please ensure that you have the compulsory equipment with you at all times during race as conditions change quickly.

Registration and Late Entries

 

Pre-entries will close 10 September 2019 or when the limit has been reached. Please note that this event fill up fast. No late entries will be accepted.

Registration for the 3 day event will be Friday, 20 September 2019 from 17:00 – 19:30 with a compulsory race briefing afterwards at Sandpiper Sports Centre, Boggomsbaai.

Registration for the 2 day event will be Saturday, 21 September 2019 from 17:00-19:30.

Accommodation and Race Village

Race Village

The Race Village will be Sandpiper Sports Centre, Boggomsbaai, Garden Route, Western Cape.
Boggoms Bay is the most central place on the Oyster Catcher Trail run, it is situated between Gourits and Mossel Bay. There is no restaurants close by so it is advisable to book your meals with your entry.

Luxury Tents

Luxury tents, sleeping two people, will be available to book and includes the following :

– 3x3m Canvas Tent
– Battery Powered LED Camp Light
– Bedside Table
– 2x Canvas Fold-Up Directors Chair
– 2x Stretchers – Each with:

* Mattress
* Fitted Sheet
* Flat Sheet
* Comforter/Duvet
* Fleece Blanket
* Pillow with Case
* Bottle Still Water

  

Meals

Meals venues as follows :
Breakfast at Sandpiper
Lunches
Day 1 – Eco Marine Lodge (finish venue)
Day 2 – Sandpiper (finish venue)
Day 3 – Big Blu (finish venue)
Dinners at Sandpiper

The following meals can be booked :

Breakfast
Dinner Friday (Registration) only
Dinner Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Additional Lunches for supporters

Meals can only be pre-booked.

 

Other Accommodation in the area

Only 50 tents available in the Race Village.

More accommodation is available as below, please contact venues directly :

LAMONT BOERDERY
SANDPIPER GUEST COTTAGES
CAPE VACCA COTTAGES
GOURIKWA NATURE RESERVE

 

Event Schedule

Friday, 20 September 2019:
17:00 – 20:00: Registration for 3 Day Trail Run at Sandpiper Sports Centre, Boggomsbaai
19:00: Race briefing for 3 Day Trail Run – compulsory
19:15 Dinner at Sandpiper, Boggomsbaai

Saturday, 21 September 2019:
08:00: Meet at Eco Marine Lodge where you will leave your car and be transported to Gourikwa Nature Reserve, the start of day 1. Your friends can also take you to the start venue
09:00: Start of Day 1
11:00 onwards: Lunch at Eco Marine Lodge
12:00 onwards: Bar opens at Sandpiper
17:00 Registration for 2-Day event, Sandpiper
18:00 Race Briefing and Slide Show at Sandpiper, Boggomsbaai
18:30: Dinner at Sandpiper

Sunday, 22 September 2019:
08:00: Meet at Sandpiper ,where you will leave your vehicle and be transported to the start. Your friends/family can also take you to the start. No cars to be left at the start line.
09:00: Start of the Race. Run from Gourits River Mouth to Sandpiper
12:00 onwards: Lunch at Sandpiper.
12:00 onwards: Bar open
18:00: Race Briefing and Slide Show at Sandpiper, Boggomsbaai
18.30: Dinner at Sandpiper

Monday, 23 September 2019:
06:00: Meet at Big Blu Restaurant, Mossel Bay Point, where you will leave your
vehicle and be transported to the start. Your friends/family can also take you to the start.
07:00 Start of the race. Run from Dana Bay 2nd Beach to The Point.
10:30 onwards: Lunch at Big Blu Restaurants
11:00 Prize Giving

Kids Zone

Brand New in 2019!

We’ve created a separate Kids Zone where you will be able to drop off kids between the ages of 5 and 16, to be entertained while you are out on the trails or enjoying
some time off after your run.

Kids will be treated to fun activities and looked after by qualified childminders in a dedicated area, where they can enjoy the following activities:

Face Painting, Balloon Twisting Fun, Jumping Castles, Arts & Crafts and Movies.
Daily excursions for bigger children, such as beach cleanup, guided hikes etc.
Healthy treats will be available during the day.

 

SESSION 1 Start : Official bus departure (tbc) End   : 11h30 Various activities, including face painting, balloon twisting fun, jumping castles etc.  Daily Excursions for older kids.
SESSION 2 Start : 14h00 End  : 16h00 Various activities, including face painting, balloon twisting fun, jumping castles etc.  Daily Excursions for older kids.
SESSION 3 Start : 19h00 End   : 21h00 Movies for all age groups.

Cost:  R900 per child for the entire weekend, while you enjoy our trails.

 

 

Contact us

janine.swart@csm.com  |  call +27 (0) 836 622 022

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