The Route

FRIDAY (8KM)

The Friday night run starts at 19h00 sharp. This is a technically easy 8km off-road night run from Goudini Spa and into Badsberg Cellar vineyards, ending back at Goudini Spa. Registration is from 16h00 to 18h30. You will receive a headlamp in your goodie bag, which is obviously yours to keep, so no need to buy or bring one. There is a two-hour cutoff. The warmup party and music starts at 20h00, so the sooner you finish, the sooner you party.

Image by Greg Beadle

SATURDAY (21KM)

On Saturday morning we start at 08h00. The route takes runners from Deetlefs main cellar through their estate before crossing a river and turning towards an incredible trail section. The water points will be manned by friendly wine cellar staff, with braais stationed at strategic locations to keep your energy levels up (5km, 10km and 15km). Wine tasting is encouraged. The cutoff for the day is 14h00 (which means you have 6 hours to "run" the 21km and enjoy the various festivities on the route). There will be live music on Saturday night. Hydration packs/water bottles are compulsory.

SUNDAY (13KM)

On Sunday, you leave Goudini Spa in the direction of the Slanghoek Valley, again at 08h00. The route takes you through Jason's Hill Private Cellar, running along the foothills of the Slanghoek Mountains. You then cross Slanghoek Road and run through Slanghoek Cellar vineyards, and literally through the actual Slanghoek Cellar cellar. From the cellar, the route takes you up towards a single track trail and then into the back of Goudini Spa to the finish. Cutoff is 4 hours.