Pirates Groot Gat Marathon, Half & 10 km

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Date: 25 February 2017
Time: 06h00
Organisers: Kimberley Pirates Marathon Club
Distance: 42.2; 21.1; 10;
Province: Griqualand West
Start: Pirates Club
Jacobus Smit Avenue
Race Changes 07 Feb 2017
  Race Date changed changed from 01/01/2017 to 25/02/2017.
Contact 1: Mark Hunt
(C) 082-4624066

Contact 2: Karin Human
(C) 082-5510944
Entry Details:
Entries are accepted the Friday before the race between 17h30 and 19h00. Late entries are accepted at the start from 04h30 to 05h30.
Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 4. Route Type: Circular
The route starts with a run to the well-known Open Mine Museum area and through the ‘old’ streets of Kimberley. There is a long and testing climb to the site of OMV Crushers on the Cape Town Road to where the real ‘battle’ begins. The course takes on a charm of its own as it rolls through a game farm on a gravel road, the ostriches silently watch from a safe distance. But it is the quarry that brings the mind sharply into focus. Here the battle of the race is lost, or won. The descent to the bottom is steep and you must watch your footing. It is the climb out that presents a stern and yet unique test. Bite down hard, and climb.

Once out of the quarry the main work is done. There is still the 16 kilometre journey back into town, now on tired ‘quarry legs’. Do not get too complacent for just when you think of the green grass of home there is a nasty two kilometre hill to test the strength of your resolve. Both the half marathon and 10 kilometre event are run on the same route.
Prizes and Give-Aways:
Category winners get gold medals and all other finishers get bronze. There is a lucky draw after prize-giving.
Course Records:
Name Time Year
Editor's Notes:
Walkers are welcome to enter the Kleingat half marathon and Kortgat 10 kilometre races.
Finishers: 200 Time Limit: 05:00
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