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Entries closing soon for the 2019 Fairtree Simonsberg Contour stage race

Your last chance to enter is on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 for the third Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Trail Run stage race, taking place 9 & 10 February from Delvera Farm. With beautiful views and some of the best trails in and around the Winelands you won’t want to miss out on kick starting your 2019 trail running season in the best possible way.

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Registration starts on Friday 8 Feb, 12h00 – 19h00 at the Dirtopia Trail Centre with the Dirtopia Café open until 7pm with food & drinks. Entrants will receive their event goodies upon registration.



Day 1 – Route Description:
Runners familiar to Delvera’s trail runs must not expect the same routes as normally used for the popular trail runs hosted at this venue.


We swop the routes around completely and runners in the 25km do the entire ascent of the Klapmutskop, the only annual opportunity to do so in a trail run. This requires climbing a few steps towards the end of the first climb as we enter the hiking trail routes on the koppie. The reward is stunning views over the Boland from an elevation of 523m.


The 15km runners do not do the entire climb to the top, making for a slightly easier ascent but they still top out at around 400m above sea level.


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Day 1: Long Route Profile
Distance: 25km, Elevation: 692m
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Day 1: Short Route Profile
Distance: 15km, Elevation: 434m
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Day 2 – Route Description:
Runners on both distances head to Uitkyk Wine Estate with the 25km runners treated to Never Say Neverending Again, the 10km singletrack trail winding its way midway up the Simonsberg. The 25km route tops out at 640m above sea level, offering spectacular views of False Bay and the panorama continues all the way to Table Bay and north up the West Coast.


For 2019 the 15km route enjoys more singletrack. The 25km is a singletrack fest with over almost 17km of trail!


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Day 2: Long Route Profile
Distance: 25km, Elevation: 743m
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Day 2: Short Route Profile
Distance: 15km, Elevation: 454m
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Each participant of the 15km or 25km two-day stage race will receive the following:
· Goody bag
· Morning coffee, breakfast snack and daily brunch buffet
· Medal & BOS drink
· Refreshment stations on route with fresh snacks to keep you going
· Live timing


Each participant of the 7km fun run on Sunday will receive the following:
· Morning coffee & breakfast snack
· Medal & BOS drink
· Refreshment station on route with fresh snacks to keep you going
· Live timing


As always there will be shaded area to relax after your run, with showers and a massage service on offer. There will also be a kiddies entertainment area for supporters to join, with the option to join for lunch as well by buying a food ticket. Great coffee and the ice cold beers will be served on the day. Live musical entertainment on the Sunday after the days racing.


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Friday, 8 February
12h00 – 19h00 Registration @ Dirtopia Trail Centre, R44, Delvera Farm


Saturday, 9 February
06h00 – 07h30 Registration @ Dirtopia Trail Centre
06h00 Breakfast to go & coffee available
07h15 Start long route
07h30 Start short route
08h30 First short route runners expected


09h15 First long route runners expected
09h15 Lunch served until 12h00
10h30 Prize giving stage winners


Sunday, 10 February
06h00 Breakfast & coffee available
07h15 Start 25km route
07h30 Start 15km route


07h45 start 7km route
08h35 First runners expected
09h30 Lunch served until 13h00


11h00 Prize giving for stage winners and overall winners


Prize money for overall winners for the 25km is equal for ladies & men with a total of R10 000.00 to be won


Note: Only runners who complete both days of the same distance qualify for prizes and trophies. No prizes awarded to those who mix their distances or complete one day only.


Enter here:

https://www.dirtpass.co.za or visit https://www.fairtreecontour.co.za/ for more info. You can also contact Dirtopia at [email protected] or the Trail Centre on Delvera on (021) 884 4752.


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