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Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run 2017

Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run

July 15 @ 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Entries close Friday, 7 July at 11:00 am

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The Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run is a wilderness adventure, for which you need to be prepared – you have been warned!
The Franschhoek Mountains in July can be covered in snow. The rivers are scenic yet cold.

This Trail Running adventure sells out every year, numbers are limited. You are assured of a wild time, wet feet and rewarding OBS, served by French Maids.

The Bastille Festival in the Main Street is a vibrant mix of good food and wine, to celebrate with, after your run. If staying over (highly recommended), book accommodation now – chat to Franschhoek Tourism ASAP

The 50km is a UTMB qualifier!

  • Evaluation Criteria
    Endurance points: 3 points
    Mountain level: 5
    Finisher level: 330

CLICK HERE to register for UTMB

See route HERE

Cost:

50km (Shirt incl) – R 895
50km (No shirt) – R 595
35km (Shirt inclu) – R 895
35km (No shirt) – R 595
25km (Shirt incl) – R 775
25km (No shirt) – R 475
15km (Shirt incl) – R 525
15km (No shirt) – R 325

This event uses Timing Chips with LiveTime. The chip is compulsory. You will not be allowed to start the event without a chip.

Rent               : R10
Permanent   : R50

You will find these options on your entry form.

NOTE: Any changes made to your entry will cost R100.

Start Times:

If you wish to compete for Podium positions, email info@energyevents to request the Elite batch. Batches are divided as indicated upon entering.

50km – 06:30
35km – 07:00
25km – from 08:00 (10min Batch Starts)
15km – from 08:05 (10min Batch Starts)
Venue open from 6:00am on race day!

Race Venue:
The start finish zone is located at the ‘Old Bells Lodge’ on the edge of the Berg River dam, (33’56’12.83’S, 19′ 4’27.14’E). Coming from Paarl side, head through Franschhoek on the main road (R45) until you hit the T-Junction at the Franschhoek Monument. Turn right and then right again onto the Robertsvlei road. Carry on for 5km and marshals will direct you to the parking.

CLICK HERE: Google maps from Franschhoek

Toilets and  warm showers will be available.

Registration details:

Pre-Registration will be confirmed.

(A friend may collect your Race Number.)

Emergencies:
We will be using the MySOS app for this event – click here to download instructions on how to use it.

Previous results

Salomon Bastille Day results 2015 download

Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run 2016 – Results and Photos

Route info:
15km: Not such a beginner trail run, mostly on forest tracks and gravel roads, with some single-track and short technical (loose rocks, bushy) section. Moderate inclines. Your feet will get wet at river crossings. All rocks are slippery!

 

25km: Not for beginners. Open gravel road start with a hill to spread the field, takes you to a vertical firebreak climb, and on to a gnarly and exposed single track – with amazing views. This is a ‘no passing’ zone, as a tumble will go on for a while. Over the neck and on to forest tracks and wooded river-side single-track. That’s halfway! This is not a sprint, but an adventure. Compulsory kit.

 

35km: For the hard-core mountain goats. Follows the same route as the 25km, then veers off to circumnavigate the Berg river dam.

 

50km: Two extra mountain summits and two beautiful valleys. Take lots of food (expected time 5-8 hours)

 

Compulsory Equipment:

Compulsory Equipment for 25km, 35km, 50km categories.

1) Rain Jacket (waterproof, not just wind breaker, which you may have as well);
2) Sensible Clothing for the conditions, eg. compulsory thermal base layer;
3) Charged cell phone in waterproof bag eg. Ziplock (organizers – for emergencies only – 072 924 2371);
4) Food – sarmie, fruit, energy bars – for 4 to 10 hours!
5) Water – hydration pack, with bladder. You will be crossing several fresh water rivers.
6) Space Blanket & Whistle
7) Headlamp/Torch and Race Map – provided
8) LiveTime Timing Chip

Compulsory Equipment for 15km

1) Rain Jacket (waterproof, not just wind breaker, which you may have as well);
2) Sensible Clothing for the conditions;
3) Water – hydration pack, with bladder. You will be crossing several fresh water rivers.
4) LiveTime Timing Chip

Recommended Equipment:

Beanie, Buff, Gloves. Ladies, add a couple of layers. Toes, fingers freeze. Lips go blue.
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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.