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Merrell Spring Run
“The one with that hill.” A proper set of trail runs in Jozi that winds though the lush Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens – voted the best place to get back to nature in Gauteng for 9 years in a row – and climbs the relentless ridges of the adjoining Muldersdrift Hobby Park.
The 6km loop, 12km and NEW 20km circular route – which head further into the open rocky Highland grassland and more technical running sections – are all a great challenge to tackle on a Saturday morning. Fiercely competed or enjoyed at a more leisurely pace, both pass by the cascading waterfall and cliffs home to a breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles.
2km Kids route travels through the Gardens on walkways and paths, accompanied by marshalls.
DATE: Saturday, 1st September 2018
DISTANCE: 6km & 12km & 20km trail runs – 2km kiddies run
DISCIPLINE: Trail Running
START & FINISH: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
ENTRY FEE: 20km – R275 / 12km – R175 / 6km – R130. Online Entries at entrytickets.net On the day entries available with a late entry fee. Snapscan facility available on the day. Entry fee’s include VAT.
START TIMES: 07h00 – 20km / 07h30 – 12km / 08h00 – 6km / 09h30 – Kids Race
REGISTRATION OPENS: 06h00
PARKING: Inside Botanical Gardens
Eagle’s Fare Restaurant inside the Gardens is open from 09h00 and offers a superb menu or bring along the family and a picnic and enjoy the beautiful setting relaxing on the lawns.
Tea, coffee and assorted muffins will be on sale at the early morning registration.
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