RACE ROUTE DESCRIPTION
The start is in the road at the entrance to Hartbeespoort Holiday resort in a south-easterly direction on the R513.
After approximately 3,5km runners will turn left onto the R104 main road towards Scott street, passing under the Arc de Triomphe and crossing the Dam wall.
Then you will be taken on a scenic loop through the suburbs of Schoemansville and Ifafi and alongside the water front to pass the windmill at Meerhof.
Be sure to look out for the children of Meerhof School, one of our official charities, who will be handing out traditional ‘melktert’ to the runners.
From there its onwards and upwards on the R511 main road to tackle at around 16km, the infamous Saartjies Neck which is the first of the significant hills.
On the other (down) side of Saartjies Neck the route turns right crossing the N4 toll road and right again before continuing straight onto the R104 past Pelindaba towards Broederstroom where the R104 joins the R512.
The local municipalities and road traffic authorities have undertaken to restrict and close these roads for the 2019 race.
The route continues on the R512 towards Pecanwood Golf and Country estate. After a while, still on the R512, the route will go right across the westerly point of the dam and right again towards Commando neck, the second of the significant hills at around 42,5 kilometers.
Once over the hill the route goes onto the R513 at Damdoryn and back to the finish at Hartbeespoort Holiday resort.
Although the route drops quite considerably from Damdoryn for the first kilometer, there is a sting in the tail with 2.5km to go, but the final km is both easy and well supported to take you to earn your medal.
The half marathon begins at the same venue and follows the same route as the 50km to cross the dam wall and climb up Scott Street to drop down Marais street.
The 21km then runs around the suburbs of Hartbeespoort and provides good views of the dam and waterfront.
The climb back to Scott street is around 3km in length, but then its predominately down or gentle inclines to re-cross the Dam wall and back to Damdoryn.
As with the 50km there is the sting in the tail around 2.5km to go, but the 21km shares the same final down into the resort and the 300m to the finish line.
50KM ROUTE MAPS & PROFILE
21KM ROUTE MAPS & PROFILE
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