September 6 2014 – Get to Pringle Bay for Kogelberg run
The first Saturday in September is the official start to Spring in Pringle Bay as trail runners and nature-lovers head to the tiny costal village for the Tru-Cape Kogelberg Mountain Challenge.
Although the runners leave at 7.30am for the first of four staggered distances, 21km, 15km (trail) 10km and 5km, Caturra Coffee Bar will be serving coffee and munchies from 6am on Saturday, September 6.
Race organiser Sandy Keizerwaard says what’s different about this year’s race is the start and end points are from Pringle Bay’s Community Hall, at the entrance to the village.
All entrants receive medals and non-registered runners have to purchase a temporary licence at R30 for all except the 5km fun ran/walk.
The route for the 15km trail run is also a little different this year, as a bridge was damaged during heavy rains and can no longer be used. However, Henk Griessel, Hangklip Athletic’s runner and Quality Assurance Manager for headline sponsor Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, says that the race will even thrill those used to prime off-road conditions. “People will probably get their shoes wet”, he warns. The Tru-Cape Packhouse Challenge, an event for the fruit-packing facilities in Ceres, Elgin and Villiersdorp will also take place. The most kilometres run under the banner of a particular pack house wins the trophy.
While the focus of the morning is the run, there’s lots to do for supporters and day-trippers, too. Also in the Community Hall will be a Tru-Cape Best Potjie Kos competition and Tru-Cape Best Bake competition for cooking with Tru-Cape apples and pears. Prizes will be awarded at 1pm.
There will be a children’s reptile show at 12 noon in the hall and a guided fynbos walk and nature talk departing from the community hall at 2pm.
The village will be putting its best foot forward too from 10am with photographer Stuart McHattie having his Cape Flora gallery open, right next to Ticklemouse Bakery and Sweet & Wild, a gallery space and juicing bar, will be open, next to the hardware store, showcasing local art, jewellery, decor accessories and up-cycled pieces.
For more information about the race please contact Sandy email@example.com or for information about other activities ands to enter the Best Bake and Best Potjie please contact Jacques on 079) 0383916 or