Prestige Trail Run Series #4 - The Grand Finale

Distance: 21km | 15km | 10km | 5km (Trail Running)

15 Sep 2018, Sat @ 08:00, Wattlesprings

Join us for the Winter Prestige Trail Run Series 2018, the top of the crop hand-built trails around Pretoria’s outskirts.
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Join us for the Winter Prestige Trail Run Series 2018, the top of the crop hand-built trails around Pretoria’s outskirts.

The Prestige Puzzle Medal

When you cross the finish line at each of the events you will receive a selected piece of your medal. Once you have completed all 4 events you will have one complete 110mm Prestige Trail Run Medal. We will kick off the series @ Kaia Manzi with the base medal, event 2, 3 & 4 will consist of the inner medals.
 
Medals to first 700 pre-entrants, rest will be posted.
Enter all 4 events and receive a free T-Shirt at the final event. 


Our Venues

  1. Kaia Manzi – 27 May 2018, Sunday - Starts at 8am
  2. TAF (Tierpoort Adventure Farm) – 8 July 2018, Sunday - Starts at 9am
  3. Ingaadi Spa – 5 August 2018, Sunday - Starts at 8.30am
  4. Wattlesprings Country Recreation – 15 September 2018, Saturday - Starts at 8am</li>

How the shirts will work

The Free-Shirts sponsored by Best Clothing
ON RACE DAY: The shirt collection will open at 10am, no exceptions
GET YOUR FREE T-SHIRT EARLY & BYPASS THE QUEUES at Run-A-Way Sport on Friday between 3 & 5pm
  • Athletes who have entered all 4 events at once in the beginning of the series will get priority over the sizes they've chosen online
  • Thereafter the athletes who entered each event individually, one by one who didn't specify a shirt size will get 2nd preference over the remaining sizes
  • Lastly, the remaining shirts after the aforesaid can be bought at R200 ea.

How it works

  • Enter for all four races and receive a free T-Shirt, you can enter them individually to qualify for the aforesaid
  • Each race you complete will consist of a partial individual medal, after completing all four events your huge 11cm Prestige medal will be complete.
  • Distances at all venues will consist of 21, 15, 10 & 5km
  • Vitality: As a VRE(Vitality Race Event) partner, we will submit the results within 48 working hours to Vitality, if you are a Vitality member you won't have to do anything at all.

Number Collections, Registrations & Late Entries

  • Friday, 14 September 2018: Run-A-Way Sport between 3 & 5pm (302 Freesia St, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, 0040)
  • Saturday, 15 September 2018: At Wattlespring from 6:00 onwards

Number Collection will open 2 hours before the start time, on the day entries will be accepted at a R30 surcharge(if the entry limit has not been reached). We accept Cash, Credit Cards, Zapper & Snapscan

Distances, Entry Fees & Start Times

6 Reasons why you should pre-enter
  1. Avoid disappointment if we have to close entries if event becomes overbooked, so secure your entry now
  2. Assist the organisers to plan The Prestige nutritional points along the route, participants of event #1 will understand what we mean.
  3. Secure your medal when you cross the finish line (A late entrant may be required to collect his/her medal of event #2 at the next Prestige event)
  4. Save R30 on surcharge
  5. Secure your goodie bag
  6. Much faster queues for pre-entrants which allows more time to stretch those legs while sipping on your gourmet coffee
Distance Wattle Springs - Start Times Pricing - Individual Event
21km 08:00 R200
15km 08:15 R175
10km (Hikers allowed) 08:30 R150
5km (Hikers allowed) 08:45 R100
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Your entry will include:

  • Great scenic and very well marked routes, loads of single track, jeep track Á farm roads
  • Fully stocked waterpoints
  • Earn Vitality Points
  • National Trail Seeding Event
  • Ample parking
  • LIVE Timing

What else is there?

  • Chill zone
  • Gourmet food stands
  • Craft Beer presented by Legends Brewery
  • Gourmet coffee

The Rules (Things that might get you disqualified)

  • #runclean initiative. Runners who litter on the trails or race village will immediately be disqualified
  • Good sportsmanship which means no pushing, shoving or swearing towards anyone on the trails and at the race village
  • Organisers decision are final
  • Any appeals must be in writing & will require proof of GPS file which will be checked on the day
  • Participants shall behave politely towards each other, all race staff, land owners, marshalls, medics & everyone involved and abide by the organisers guidance and instructions.


Key 360 Nutrition

As athletes we need the highest quality supplements which is safe to use and that we can trust. We developed KEY360 Performance Nutrition for this sole purpose. KEY360 Nutrition is a superior product range, manufactured from only the best nutritional ingredients. Our products are tested by athletes and specialists that understand what it takes to conquer and dominate in sport.


Run-A-Way Sport

For a prestige event we can't just partner up with anyone except for the best. Run-A-Way Sport is very well known in the trail & road running industry and they will be our partner of choice. Number collections will take place on the Friday prior to each event of the Prestige Trail Run Series - The Best Local Trail Collection @ Run-A-Way Sport between 3 & 5pm. They will also be sponsoring running merchandise & vouchers at each event. Pop in at their shop and see what they offer!


Best Clothing & Gifts

We would like to welcome our new sponsor, Best Clothing. They have designed our quality male & female Prestige Trail Run shirts for our runners who have entered all 4 events. Shirts are redeemable after the run. BUT if you missed out on an event, don't worry. We will have some for sale too.


Modern Athlete Publications

We would like to yet welcome a new sponsor, Modern Athlete Magazine who has a great magazine worth reading. They are the biggest sports publication in SA and will give each runner a copy.


Official Vitality Racing Event (VRE)

Taking part in race events is a great way to stay motivated to exercise regularly – from a 5km fun run to an endurance event such as a cycle race or marathon. To celebrate all levels of event participation of our Vitality members, we have expanded our race event calendar to include any timed and verified race event in the disciplines of cycling, walking/running, swimming and major multisport events. This means you are able to compete both locally and in international events – and be rewarded for it.


View the official flyer

View our official flyer by clicking on the image.


Prize Structure (Both Male & Female)

Prize giving will start at 11:00, 3 hours after the first distance starts to allow enough time for all age category prize winners to finish on the 21km route, lucky draw prizes will follow shortly thereafter. All podium and lucky draw prize winners MUST be present to collect their prize. No exceptions will be made.

Individual Event Prizes Overall Series Prizes(GC)
Prize Category 21km (Open) 15km (Open) 10km (Overall) 5km (Overall) 21km 15km 10km 5km
1st R1,000 R700 R500 R300 R2,000 R1,400 R1,000 R500
2nd R500 R400 R300 R200 R1,000 R800 R500 R400
3rd R300 R300 R200 R100 R500 R600 R400 R200
Category Prizes Junior(14-19), 40+, 50+, 60+ etc Junior(14-19), 40+, 50+, 60+ etc Youth(< 13) & Junior(14-19) Youth(< 13) & Junior(14-19)

Route Profiles

Will be launched a week prior to the event

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No laps - Epic Scenery

Wattlespring Trails Design & Built By: Allen Mee

21km (184hm)

The 21km for the Prestige Trail Run Series - Grand Finale is sponsored by KEY360 Nutrition and consists of 184hm. You will start off heading towards the open land on elevated & tunnel sections before heading to the Wattle forrest and on the 13km mark you will run over an awesome 75m floating bridge.

15km (141hm)

The 15km route is sponsored by Best Clothing and will consist of 141m elevation and will start through open fields, elevated & tunnelled sections on the route before heading to the floating bridge and into the Wattlespring forest.

If the previous 15km at Ingaadi was doable for you, we would recommend that you upgrade to the 20km.

10km (82hm) - Hikers Welcome

The 10km route which has the largest field of 300+ trail runners is sponsored by Run-A-Way Sport and will consist of only 82m elevation. The route will start out with a short loop towards the open fields and will quickly return to the floating bridge and into the forest. This route is suitable for most social athletes and very scenic.

If the previous 10km at Ingaadi was doable for you, we would recommend that you upgrade to the 15km

5km (64hm) - Hikers Welcome

The 5km route which has the largest field of 300+ trail runners is sponsored by Modern Athlete and will consist of only 64m elevation. The route will start out with a short loop towards the open fields and will quickly return to the floating bridge and into the forest. This route is suitable for most social athletes and very scenic.

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Where and When?
Wattle Springs Trails
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