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Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Trail Run new on the stage race calendar

Exciting news for trail runners is that a two-day stage race on the 11th & 12th of February has been created with a 25km and 12km option. Runners will be treated to singletrack in the Simonsberg Conserancy and vineyard trails, with a fun short route of 7km on the Sunday morning.

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Fairtree Capital has supported the Simonsberg Trail system for more than a year, and one week after the mountain bike stage race, the inaugural Trail Run two-day event will take place on 11 & 12 February 2017.


The event will start and finish at Delvera farm where runners will be treated to breakfast and lunch, kiddies entertainment and a wonderful area to relax after their run, with showers and massage service. Two routes will be on offer for the two-day stage race, the long route being around 25km and the other a 12km route. On Sunday 12 February another route has been added for fun - all welcome to join the 7km route on the last day.


The Fairtree Contour events have been created to continue the development of routes and expose the incredible network of single-track trails on the Simonsberg Mountain. With over 25km of mountain single-track, connecting more than 10 wine estates, the region is set to become a hotspot for mountain bike trail riders.


Dirtopia has spent the last 3 years developing new routes on Delheim and Muratie wine estates. These trails are now operated in partnership with the landowners and the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy being the primary beneficiary. The conservancy represents more than 20 farms around the mountain and is currently focused on a multi-million rand alien clearing project to return large tracts of the mountain to fynbos and renosterveld.


There is no better time to be out in the winelands as harvest season will be in full swing in surrounding vineyards.


Each participant who enters for the 12km or 25km will receive a goody bag and coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet. The 7.5km will receive coffee and a breakfast snack.


BOS Sport will support the refreshment stations as hydration partner on the routes and at the finish line. Participants can look forward to medals, massage services, kiddies entertainment areas and great facilities like showers & beer and wine stalls at the start/finish.


Entries are open for the event on www.dirtopia.co.za. For more info, contact Dirtopia at info @ dirtopia.co.za or 021 884 4752