Second annual Bestmed Chokka Trail Run

The second annual Bestmed Chokka Trail Run will take place on Sunday 6 August 2017 from the Cape St Francis Resort, with the highlight of the weekend’s trailrunning the 62km ultra distance.

Other distances are 30km, with 24km and 18km open to walkers.  A 5km family fun run will take place just before prize giving at 11h, while youngsters can participate in a 1km or 3km race on Saturday 5 August and enjoy an adventure sport programme on Sunday hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort allowing parents to compete with peace of mind.

The ultra will kick off at 05h00, so a head lamp is compulsory.  This distance is the only one to include the popular Sand River, the highlight of the Chokka Trail.  The 30km distance will start at 07h00, and the 23km and 18km at 7h30.  Race briefing is 15 minutes prior to each starting time.  All races will start and finish at the Cape St Francis Resort.

The staggered starting times will ensure that most runners and walkers be back by midday for the festive prize giving ceremony at 13h00.

Ultra and 30km runners must download the ORGSU App to ensure tracking and check in times at various waterpoints.  They can also leave a draw bag at the 15km/45km waterpoint at Duneridge Country House, and one at the 30km waterpoint at the Oyster Bay Beach Lodge is advised.

The Cape St Francis Resort offers a weekend special at R300 per person, book for 2 nights but you only pay for 1.  Children under 12 stay for half price.  Contact Anita Lennox on to book.

Registration and number collection will be at Joe Fish Restaurant, Cape St Francis Resort from 13h00 on Saturday 5 August, including registration for the 1km (starting at 15h00) and 3km (starting at 15h30) races.  Prize giving is 16h00.

62km runners can collect their numbers on Saturday between 16h00 and 20h00 only, no late entries on Sunday.

30km, 23km and 18km runners can also collect on Sunday from 06h00 – 07h00 but a late entry fee applies.

Registration for the 5km is from 09h00 – 10h45 on Sunday.

Entry fees are:
1km:  R20, race weekend R50
3km:  R30, race weekend R50
5km:  R50, race weekend R80
18km: R100, race weekend R150
23km: R150, race weekend R200
30km:  R250, race weekend R400
62km:  R400, race weekend R600 (no entries on Sunday)

Online registration is open on  The Bestmed Chokka Trail Run is organised by St Francis Sport and hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort.

All proceeds of the 1km, 3km and 5km races will be donated to the Aurora Rehabilitation Centre in Port Elizabeth, and a donation will be made to SANCCOB, the rehabilitation centre for Sea Birds in Cape St Francis.