The 21 km Run and 10 km Run and Walk are off-road scenic routes at Lourensford Wine Estate.
10 KM RUN AND 10 KM WALK The initial 5 km are rough-on-foot, but worth the effort. The course then contours back, with a comfortable downhill and level gravel road to the finish.
21 KM ROUTE
Expect a 3 km climb at the start, followed by contouring jeep tracks and farm road below the foot of the Helderberg Mountains, passing Brinksburg Dam. A second hill climb between 8–9 km, passing Bluegum Dam and Champagne corner. The second half is mainly downhill on easy forest and farm road. Please note that this route’s surface isn’t suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.
This event follows a different course – relatively flat and easy – through the beautiful wine estate and is suitable for all ages.
1. The races are run according to the rules of WPA and ASA. Licensed runners must wear club colours and their 2011 licence number on the back of their vest, and must be a member of an ASA-affiliated club.
2. Unlicensed runners must wear a temporary licence number, included in their race package, on the back of their vests. The official race number must be unaltered on the front of the participant’s vest.
3. Corresponding numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of the vest of athletes competing in category prizes.
4. The race card must be in the athlete’s possession for the entire race.
5. On race day, entrants for the half marathon must be at least 16 years old, entrants for the 10 km run must be 15 years and entrants for the 10 km walk at least 12 years (Juniors between 12 and 15 years of age to be accompanied by an adult).
6. Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.
7. In addition to open prizes, participants will be eligible for an age category prize in the age class they enter.
8. Temporary licensed participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear an appropriate age tag, and provide proof of age. Age group ID tags must be worn on the back and front of vests of athletes competing for category prizes.
9. Juniors (born in 1992 or later) wearing a junior or senior licence must display age tags to qualify for age group prizes. 10. Walkers must wear walker tags on the front and back of their vests to qualify for category prizes.
11. Water and coke tables will be available approximately every 3 km along the race route.
12. Participants must obey the instructions of marshals/traffic officers. 13. Entry fees are not refundable unless the entry fee is rejected by organisers. No transfers will be allowed between 10 km and 21 km races.
14. Please note that the surface of the 21 km and 10 km routes are not safe for wheelchairs or strollers.
15. Seconding will not be allowed.
All the above mentioned rules apply. Judges will adjudicate walkers. Walkers to wear Walker Tags on front and back to quality for category prizes. Minimum age on race day is 12 years for walkers.
Please note that there is only one public access road into Lourensford Wine Estate. It is the Race Organisers intention to enable free flow of traffic into Lourensford as well as accessible parking for participants.
The following arrangements have been made :
Traffic officials will be deployed on main intersections in Somerset West.
Marshalls will be directing traffic to 3 various parking areas once entered into the Wine Estate.
Additional parking will be available on Vergelegen
Wine Estate ±1km from the start of the race.
Participants are urged to arrive early allowing at least 90 minutes travelling time from Cape Town.
As a proud Biodiversity Champion, Lourensford Wine Estate aims to engage in activities that lower our carbon footprint. Due to the popularity of the Vital Run/Walk for Life Event, it annually attracts an estimate 2500 vehicles. We would like to encourage all of the participants in this event, to make a concerted effort to club together and form lift clubs. This will drastically reduce the amount of vehicles, lowering the carbon emissions and assisting Lourensford in achieving our continuous dedication to protection and preservation of our 4 000 ha estate.
Come along and make it an outing by joining the festive atmosphere of the Family Market and stay the day! Be greeted by the smell of sizzling breakfast burgers, taste cheeses and other delicacies, enjoy a glass of ice cold L ourensford Estate Wine or home brewed ice tea.
The Market is children friendly, offering a relaxed chill zone for every one’s enjoyment.
LUCKY DRAW prizes to be won on the day include a:
Garmin Forerunner 410 Heart Rate Monitor
An exclusive Avondale Eco Tour and wine tasting for four, Celtic Manor Guesthouse Luxury
Spa Package Lourensford Wine Estate Hampers, to name but a few!
SPOT PRIZES donated by Avon Skin Care and Vital Health Foods to random finishers.
PATCH, the Helderberg Child Abuse Centre in the Western Cape, South Africa, aims to support all child victims of sexual abuse in the Helderberg and strives to prevent the incidence of this horrific crime committed against innocent children. We believe that every child victim of sexual abuse is entitled to immediate crisis intervention, free professional therapy in his/her home language at a facility close to the child victim’s home, and preparation for their court case. In order to do this, PATCH has 7 satellite offices spread locally across the Helderberg basin.
PATCH remains the only organisation in the Helderberg area that specialises in the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. The total number of cases of child sexual abuse reported to PATCH during 2010/11 financial year totalled 562. We take pride in the fact that with the increased accessibility of our services, the different communities have come to trust PATCH and embrace the help we have to offer.
RWFL is an exercise-based programme, integrated with a nutrition programme (EatForLife), whose core business is the
scientific exercising of sedentary, unfit persons. The programme is structured and supervised, with a strong medical foundation. It caters for both runners and walkers of all fitness levels. While the programme certainly does cater for elite athletes (in 2010, over 400 members participated in the Two Oceans marathon), the prime focus of the programme is on entry level athletes and lifestyle. Upon joining, fitness levels are assessed and members are placed in a group according to their ability and fitness levels. Members will thus exercise in supervised groups of people of similar ability and fitness levels. For this reason, the Run/Walk For Life programme is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
For those who are already fit, Run/Walk For Life is able to offer advanced fitness training too (over 300 of our members ran the Comrades last year).
Run/Walk For Life have branches situated around South Africa, with sessions offered in the morning as well as the afternoon, catering for both working and non working people.
We are proud to launch the Red Socks initiative in order to raise additional funds for our preferred charity, PATCH Helderberg. All proceeds will be donated to PATCH.
This initiative allows athletes to financially support the charity and add a quality pair of socks to their collection as a special momento of the day. The socks will be sold on the day in a well-marked allocated area before, during and after the event.
This initiative aims to bring life, hope and opportunity to South Africans in need.
We believe anyone anywhere can make a very real difference to the lives of our fellow citizens. Our aim is to align ourselves with relevant organizations in need of support and assistance.