The race will start at Wesbank Primary School in Park Road, Oudtshoorn. For 533 m the riders will be in Park road in a neutral zone. From Park road you will turn left on the R62 to Calitzdorp for another 1,17 km as a neutral zone. Riders turn right into the oval track and the race starts.
In the oval track area riders will follow a couple of single tracks and jeep tracks for a distance of 4.8 km.
The 72 km and 45 km routes split as riders enter the training area of the Infantry School. The 72 km will follow a route consisting of single track and Jeep track in the training area for about 19.5 km before the first water point. Then there is another 15.5 km to cover to exit the training area on the Lategansvlei Road.
The 45 km will follow a shorter route in the training area consisting mainly of Jeep Track. After 7.3 km the 45 km exits the training area at the same gate as the 72 km.
From this exit riders enter the farm Greylands and follow a Jeeptrack up to the farmhouse for about 4 km. Riders turn left on the Greylands/Lategansvlei gravel road and cross the R62 at Greylands. The second water point for the 72 km and the first water point for the 45km (at 20 km) are to be found at this crossing.
From the Greylands Water point riders follow the road to the De Zeekoe gravel road. Riders stay on this road for about 10 km and the turn left towards the lucerne fields of De Zeekoe. Follow the jeep track all the way along the lucerne fields up to the third water point for the 72 km route and second water point for the 45 km route.
From the De Zeekoe water point riders follow the gravel road up to the R328 to Mossel Bay. Turn left, and after 150 m, turn right on the gravel road to Safari Ostrich Farm.
Riders follow the gravel road to Safari Ostrich Farm and then to the Welgeluk Road. Turn right on the Welgeluk Road and after 100m turn left onto a gravel road. Follow the road to the water canal. Turn right at the canal. Follow the canal to the Welgeluk Road. Turn left to Oudtshoorn and after 500m left into the Show grounds. Follow the markers and exit the show grounds in Park road, 2km to the finish.
Trail Run Info
The 12.5km Trail Run starts at Wesbank Primary School in Park road. Runners will follow the road in a north direction and cross the R62, into what is known as Zeelandsnek. Runners will turn left and then enter a Tortoise reserve area. This section will be a single track. Follow the single track into a jeep track toward the water reservoirs. A jeep track will take you to a single track to the first water point at 4km. From water point 1 you will enter the quadbike track and follow the route marks towards the R62. After crossing the R62 you will enter the grounds of Safari Ostrich Farm. Keep on the Jeep track towards the R328 to Mossel Bay. You turn right and stay on the road for 300m and then turn left onto the grounds of Safari Ostrich Farm again. Keep on the jeep track passing the second water point at 8km. The Jeep track will take you to the railway where you turn left towards Oudtshoorn. As you enter the town you stay to the left of Park road until you finish at the school.