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Kingfisher MTB Marathon – 23 March 2013

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On the weekend of the 23rd of March 2013 the 12th edition of the very popular Kingfisher MTB Marathon will take place. This is the Hoekwil Primary School annual fund-raiser and one of the best MTB rides to do in the Garden Route, as you can read on the 2012 Race Report. An added bonus and on request this year, we will also have the Kingfisher 14km Trail Run on the Friday before the MTB race. (Lots of big prizes and lucky draws to be won)

A few minor tweaks will be made on the routes that were in place last year to make it even more enjoyable. What makes this race so sought after is the picturesque route which takes the riders along the Wilderness lakes, passing Island Lake, Rondevlei, Langvlei and Swartvlei (an international Ramsar site), through the Bergplaas State Forest – areas normally inaccessible for riders and through beautiful farmland. There are challenging climbs, awe-inspiring views, precious indigenous forests and many indigenous birds and forest animals along the route. Not only is the race registered with the SA Cycling Federation, but it is also part of South Cape Marathon Series, which riders need to complete in order to get SWD colours and to qualify for SA Championships. If you’re looking for that special race that will test your levels of fitness as well as your sense of adventure, come join us. As soon as the small changes to the routes are finalized, we will make the route maps and elevation charts available.

There will be 3 MTB distances namely a 20km , 40km and the 70km on the Saturday and the Trail run of 14km on the Friday.

Registration: Hoekwil Primary School (GPS: Latitude  33°97’24.48″S  / Longitude  22°62’01.72″E )

Friday: 22 March 2013 from 14:00 – 19:00 for MTB registration.

22 March 2013 from 14:00 – 16:50 for Trail Run registration

Saturday: 23 March 2013 from 06:00 till 40 minutes before the race

Directions :

Physical Address: Hoekwil Primary, C/O Church & Duiwerivier Road, Hoekwil

Date: 23 March 2013

Race Start:

  • 14km Trail Run – 17:00 pm Friday (22 March 2013)
  • 70km MTB – Saturday 07:30 am  – Route and Profile
  • 40km MTB – Saturday 08:30 am – Route and Profile
  • 20km MTB – Saturday 09:00 am

How to enter: (Goody bags for the first 200 entries received for the 40km and the 70km events) There are two options:

MTB Online option (Discount): Visit our website and “Register”. You will receive a password by email and with that, login at the “Member Zone” (Top right if on Home Page). From there you will have the option to select the event. Online Entries close on 21 March 2013.

MTB Manual Option: Download Manual Entry form : Link . Complete the form, sign and fax with proof of payment to 086 540 5815 before 22 March 2013, or bring documents to registration on 22/23 March 2013.

Trail Run Online option: Please complete form: Online Entry Form

More than just a MTB race. Please remember that the event is more than just a MTB race, as there will again be lots of food, drink and activities available on the day (More info to follow). The whole family is welcome; with festivities, entertainment for the kids and food stalls for everyone to enjoy!

Lots of lucky draw prizes must be won.

Race cut-off: 12h30 cut–off time for all participants on 70km route at last water table.

Time of prize-giving: 13h00 Prize money: There will be cash prizes for the overall winners of the 70km and the 40km.


Hildesheim Guest House

Tel: +27 44 850 1115



Libertas Guest Farm

Linda Potgieter

082 929 1381

Oakhurst Cottages

Claire Crowther

082 461 7669

Event Inquiries:

MTB Race Director

Juan Botes    /  0716787147

Activities & Stalls

John De Souza   /   0832320818

Ezmé Morley   /  0720180260

Hoekwil Primary Communications

Ingrid Cook   /   0825694094


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