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WINELANDS MARATHON
DATE 10 November 2018
TIME 05h30
ORGANISERS Helderberg Harriers
DISTANCE 42.2km, 21.1km
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE Eikestad Primary School,Doornbosch Road,Krigeville, Stellenbosch
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WINELANDS MARATHON

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Online entries: www.topevents.co.za. Entries are available at major sports shops and local races.




WINELANDS MARATHON

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -33.94584315953503, 18.855355381965637 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

WINELANDS MARATHON

THE RUN


This is Helderberg's showpiece, run on a beautiful undulating route through the winelands of Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The race starts next to the Markotter Sports Grounds in Stellenbosch, moves onto the Strand Road (R44) and follows the Polkadraai Road towards Kuils River for about five kilometres. These early stages are undulating but easy. At the Vlottenburg turn-off lies the biggest hill of the route, a four kilometre climb to the top of Vlaeberg, 160 metres above sea level. The following three kilometres down the Vlaeberg Road could tempt you, so be careful. Do not run too fast down this section; rather save your legs for the hilly second half of the route.

Just past the 15-kilometre mark the route turns left into Vlottenburg Road and two kilometres further on turns right into Annadale Road. Here you run to the well known ‘Mooiberge Farmstall’ near the 22-kilometre mark. This seven kilometre stretch is undulating. From the farm stall, the race is run on the double carriage Strand Road, almost to the outskirts of Somerset West. The turning point is near the 29-kilometre mark, at the Steynsrust flyover, after which you wind your way back along the same carriageway. The route once again passes the ‘Mooiberge Farmstall’ and goes past Louw se Bos, the caravan park and onward to Stellenbosch. The hills are rolling and challenging in these final stages, so is the incessant oncoming highway traffic.


FACILITES

There is a beer garden and food market.

WINELANDS MARATHON

MEDIA RELEASE
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WINELANDS MARATHON

ORGANISER
NAME Helderberg Harriers
PROVINCE Western Province
EMAIL caw@sun.ac.za
WEBSITE www.helderbergharriers.co.za
ADDRESS PO Box 854 Somerset Mall

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Cherylynn Wium
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Timbercity Spookhill 15 km Challenge 30 June 2018 Beaumont Primary School Van der Merwe Street Somerset West Schalk Hoon 082-8289120
Western Cape Timbercity Spookhill 15 km Challenge 29 June 2019 Beaumont Primary School Van der Merwe Street Somerset West Schalk Hoon 082-8289120
Western Cape Winelands Marathon 09 November 2019 Eikestad Primary School Doornbosch Road Krigeville, Stellenbosch Top Events
WINELANDS MARATHON

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

Walkers are welcome to enter the half marathon. Wheelchair athletes are welcome to take part in the marathon but not the half marathon as there are gravel roads on the route. This race is one of the oldest and second largest marathons in the province. It will be run for the 41st time in 2018. It is usually a qualifier for both the Two Oceans and Comrades. In 2000 the Helderberg club chairman, Johan Augustyn and his 17-year-old son Charl, also a member of the club, were tragically killed while placing kilometre marker boards along the route. The race is now run in their memory. The half marathon starts at 05h45 and has a 03:30 time limit.



Time Limit: 05:30

Finishers: 2500

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