Enter now for 5km charity challenge

DON your office wear, put on your running shoes and enter the all-new Bestmed Chokka Trail Run 5km Charity Challenge.

The charity challenge forms part of the third annual Bestmed Chokka Trail Run - organised by St Francis Sport and hosted by Cape St Francis Resort - that is set to leave the starting blocks on August 11 and 12.

The Sunday will see the 5km Charity Challenge, as well as the 1km and 3km races for the juniors.

Businesses, schools and charity organisations can enter the challenge in teams of four. All four runners or walkers must complete the 5km distance. The individual finishing times will be added together to determine the team’s overall time - so, with one fast runner, participants can make up for the walker who just would like to be part of the action.

Individuals can also enter for the 5km race.

The winning team will receive a Bestmed hamper, a team building event sponsored by Cape St Francis Resort and a R3 000 cash prize for the charity or school of their choice.

If more than 10 teams enter, teams will go into a lucky draw to win a Bestmed hamper, a team building event from Cape St Francis Resort and R1 500 for a charity of their choice.

The 5km race is also an individual team.

The entry fee is R300 per team.

The 62km ultra-marathon, 42km marathon, 23km half-marathon and 10km run will take place on Saturday.

The male and female winner of the 62km race will each receive R3 000 in prize-money, as well as a floating trophy. Should they complete the distance in less than five hours, they will receive an additional R2 000.

Walkers are welcome in the 23km, 10km and 5km distances.

Chokka dollie medals are up for grabs to all participants who finish their race.

Trail Run Route

Trails runners will leave the starting blocks at Cape St Francis Resort, from where they will run on the beach in a westerly direction towards Mostertshoek.

The 10km runners will run a short loop on the coastline, before they turn back to Cape St Francis, while the 23km runners will remain on the Mostertshoek Road and the marathon and ultra-marathon runners proceed to Dune Ridge Country House.

Halfway through the Eskom Conservation Reserve the 42km runners will turn into the dunefield for 6km of the Sand River, while the 62km runners proceed to Oyster Bay, coming back via the entire 15km dunefield.

At the road crossing on the R330 all distances will meet again, proceeding through the St Francis Field towards Port St Francis - the last water point before they make their way to the finish line at Cape St Francis Resort.

Enter online

Race briefing is 15 minutes prior to each starting time.

Prize-giving is at 16:00 on Saturday and at 13:00 on Sunday. There will be live music, great food and entertainment for the children.

Enter online at www.stfrancissport.co.za. Online entries close at 12:00 on August 10. Trail runners can also enter on the day of the race; however, a late registration fee will be payable.

Participants must register with ORGSU to ensure tracking and check-in times at the various water points.

For more information, contact Esti Stewart at 073 825 0835 or Eric Stewart at 082 394 7363. Alternatively, send an email to info@stfrancissport.co.za.