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We have received various questions about the Big Tree Trail Run Series and decided to create this post with all of them and will add if there are anymore.
Q1. If you enter as a team, do you need to stick together the whole time & finish together?
A1. No need to stick together (your times will be combined to create a team time)
Q2. What type of accommodation is included in the all-inclusive package – is it tents?
A2. The accommodation is the NMMU Campus (Saasveld) student accommodation (no students on campus that time of the year). Thus no tents, very safe and comfortable.
Q3. There is choice between long & shorter distances over the 3 days – do you need to do either all 3 days long route or all 3 days short route, or can you mix it up, i.e. long route 1st day, then short route, then long route last day again?
A3. You can decide how you want to package your race, if you want to do a long route the one day and then a short one and then a long one again, it is up to you. Series prizes will go to the “longest distance over the shortest period of time”, i.e. you will most likely miss out on a series prize if you structure your race as mentioned above. Here is the detail of each day in regards to distance and elevation: Trail Route Information.
Q4. Does the entry fee stay the same whether you choose to do long or short route?
A4. Entry fee remains the same. The cost and application fee to access Cape Nature, SANParks and Cape Pine remains the same whatever distance we run on their properties.
Q5. Early Bird prices end 31 Oct – what will the prices be from Nov onwards?
A5. It will probably be about a 15% increase, as the costs for the medals and T-Shirts are going up as the manufactures are starting to close down for December.
Q6. What does the race package include?
B&B Accommodation included (limited offer)
Team (2) package: 3 X Runs, 3 X Nights accommodation, 3 X Breakfasts, 3 X Dinners = R4000
Solo (1) package: 3 X Runs, 3 X Nights accommodation, 3 X Breakfasts, 3 X Dinners = R2200
Team (2) Run package: 3 X Runs = R1400
Solo (1) package: 3 X Runs = R750
On the day entrants: R300
Series entrants will get the following:
A different medal each day that combined convert into a series medal
Goody bag with extras
Day entrance to specific SANParks, Cape Nature and Cape Pine reserves where runs are going through
Option to book massages (at own cost, but supplemented)
Workshop hosted by speakers from Vivo barefoot
All facilities at Saasveld that includes a swimming pool and braai areas