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Hout Bay Trail Challenge - Virtual Trail Run

Unfortunately with the current situation with Covid-19 and the country still in Lockdown Level 3, sporting events remain prohibited. We therefore have to postpone the Hout Bay Trail Challenge 2020 until we can secure a new date in line with improvements in the current situation.

Hout Bay Trail Challenge 2020 was scheduled to take place in the month of August. We have decided to hold a Virtual Trail Run throughout the month of August. We would like to continue to support our Charities and raise money for path maintenance with the Virtual Trail Run. Full details below.

The Virtual Trail Run will consist of two options.

  • Hout Bay Virtual Trail Run
  • Simply Run

Hout Bay Virtual Trail Run

The Hout Bay Virtual Trail Run will consist of 4 legs. The route will NOT be marked, and you will be required to follow a GPS course or map. All participants will be emailed a map and GPS file.

Leg 1

  • Hout Bay Harbour to Suikerbossie
  • Distance: +-13km
  • Max Altitude: 594m
  • Total Elevation: +-1056m
  • Terrain: Single path and Jeep track


Leg 2

  • Suikerbossie to Kloof Nek
  • Distance: +-21km
  • Max Altitude: 1066m
  • Total Elevation: +-1446m
  • Terrain: Single path


Leg 3

  • Kloof Nek to Constantia Nek
  • Distance: +-17km
  • Max Altitude: 788m
  • Total Elevation: +-967m
  • Terrain: Single path and Jeep track


Leg 4

  • Constantia Nek to Constantia Nek
  • Distance: +-22km
  • Max Altitude: 894m
  • Total Elevation: +-1339m
  • Terrain: Single path, Jeep track and tar



#HBTC Run Your Own

  • Distance: +-74km
  • Max Altitude: 1066m
  • Total Elevation: +-4620m
  • Terrain: Single path and Jeep track

Simply Run

The Simply Run Virtual Option is for all those Trail Runners who still want to be part of the action, but are not in Cape Town or not able to get out on to the Hout Bay Virtual Trail Run route.

To keep in line with the original Hout Bay Trail Challenge route, your goal is to do a total of 40km (Leg 1 - 14km, Leg 2 - 15km & Leg 3 - 11km) within 1 day or over 3 days wherever in the world you are.

Register

  • Virtual Trail Run: R300.00
  • Simply Run: R150.00

Charities

Please consider making a small donation when you register to support our charities in these difficult times.

Results

Once you have completed your Leg / Distance, please submit your Times to be added to the Leaderboards

Merchandise

You have opportunity to purchase HBTC Virtual Trail Run Merchandise.

Charities

BRIGHT START objectives are to facilitate access to quality education for children from historically impoverished communities and to encourage positive parenting and care giving.

HBVEMS serves the community of Hout Bay, Cape Town and the surrounds. HBVEMS is run by roughly 40 volunteers who provide the crews to work 4 shifts every weekend. Attending to everything from car crashes to heart attacks the service is only possible thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors.

The Cape Leopard Trust’s purpose and vision is to ensure the long-term survival of leopards, their habitat and their prey, for the benefit of nature and society. We do this through rigorous scientific research, applied conservation initiatives and environmental outreach and education, in collaboration with communities, private landowners and organisations.

Race Rules

Hout Bay Virtual Trail Run - Race Rules

  1. Register and you will be sent your Race Number and your chosen route details.
  2. You can run the route in any order.
  3. You will be required to take the following photos: Start, Finish, Watch or phone app to verify time and distance, At least one photo on the route
  4. Record your activity track on a recongnised GPS device that measures time, distance and elevation
  5. Submit your time, GPX Format file and photos online
  6. Details of the next leg will only be sent once you have submitted your previous leg time details
  7. We are looking at varouis prize options and will announce these as partners come on board
  8. The Race Start is on 1st August 2020 and will end on 31st August 2020. Details will only be sent out on the 1st August 2020.
  9. You are required to run with a mask and make sure you abide by the social distancing guidelines
  10. SAFETY - Please let someone know when and where you will be runnning, what time you expect to be finished and what you will be wearing. It is highly recommended to sign up to the Safety Mountain Tracking. Install the MySOS App
  11. Equipment Check - There will be no equipment checks, but we do recommend that you take the following equipment with you
  12. All communication to be directed to hello@houtbaychallange.co.za
  13. No subsitutions
  14. Race Organisers decisions are final
  15. Leaderboard will be posted on www.houtbaychallenge.co.za

Simply Run - Race Rules

  1. Register and we will send you your Race Number.
  2. Run a route with a total of 40km in one day or over 3 days
  3. Route to have 3 legs (Leg 1 - 14km, Leg 2 - 15km & Leg 3 - 11km)
  4. Take start and finish photos including your watch or phone app to verify results
  5. Share on Social media and tag @HoutBayTC if you want to
  6. Optional to share your GPS track
  7. Submit your result online once you have completed your run
  8. Your run must be outside

FAQ's

  • Able I am able to run the route multiple times?
  • You are able to run as many times you want. Just remember one time, is one entry. You will be required to register and get another Race Number.

  • Can I run the routes in reverse?
  • No, you are required to run the route as indicated on the map.

  • Are we allowed to run in a group?
  • We refer you to the Covid-19 regulations, which require to to wear a masks and maintain social distancing.

  • Will the leaderboard be on Strava?
  • A leaderboard will be on Strava for those runners who are on Strava. The official leaderboard will be on the website.

  • Do we have to wear the Race Number?
  • No you don't.

  • Will I receive a medal?
  • Yes you will receive a medal that you will have to collect from one of the collection points or you can select to have it couriered to you.