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About

DECATHLON Crater Traverse 2-Day Trail Run

Sat 25 May 2024 and Sun 26 May 2024

  • Event organiser: Koedoeslaagte Trail Park (Attie Koekemoer 082 335 3358)

  • under the auspices of Parys Multisport Club

  •  an ASA-sanctioned trail run 

All 2-day Quartzite
and Granite runners
will enjoy:

 

A Special Event
Trail T-shirt by
Anatomic Sportswear
included!

Friday evening
pasta meal, beer/
soda included!


A Goodiebag!

 

Fully stocked Water Points!

Special event medal
to all finisher
s!

11km Lekka Runners
will receive:

 

A Special Event sew-on Badge to all finishers

 

All Pre-entrants will receive a Goodiebag

4 x Events

DECATHLON Quartzite 2-day Run:
  • Minimum age on race day: 18 years

  • Early bird entry (before 16 December 2022): R980 per entry

  • Pre-entry (before 20 May 2023): R1 300 per entry

  •  No late entries or entries on race day will be accepted 

 

Saturday 25 May 2024. Day 1 - 15km Quartzite Run - with hill-top finish!
640m elevation. Starts at Ou-plaas, finish at Main venue. Transport to start will be provided. Route includes; 3,5km tertiary gravel road and 11,5km along built nature trails. All climbs can be run. Sections with loose rocks and gravel. ±15% shaded. Water point at 6km en 9,5km mark.

 

Sunday 26 May 2024. Day 2 - 32km Quartzite Run - 12lap + 10km lap + 10km lap, 1210m elevation. Start and finish at main venue. Full distance along natural trails. All climbs can be run. Sections with loose rocks and gravel. ±15% shaded. 1 water point into each lap at 7,8km and at start of new lap.

DECATHLON Granite 2-day Run:
  • Minimum age on race day: 16 years.

  • Early bird entry (before 16 December 2022): R780 per entry

  • Pre-entry (before 20 May 2023): R950 per entry

  •  No late entries or entries on race day will be accepted 

 

Saturday 25 May 2024. Day 1 - 11km Granite Run - with hill-top finish!
370m elevation. Starts at Ou-plaas, finish at Main venue. Transport to start will be provided. Route includes; 3,5km tertiary gravel road and 7,5km along built nature trails. All climbs can be run. Sections with loose rocks and gravel. ±15% shaded. Water point at 4,8km en 8,5km mark.

 

Sunday 26 May 2024. Day 2 - 22km Granite Run - 12lap + 10km lap
820m elevation. Start and finish at main venue. Full distance along natural trails. All climbs can be run. Sections with loose rocks and gravel. ±15% shaded. 1 water point into each lap at 7,8km and at start of new lap.

 

The DECATHLON 12km Lekka Run:
  • Minimum age on race day: 14 years

  • Pre-entry (before 20 May 2023): R200 per entry

  •  Late entry: R250 per entry 

  • Late entries will be accepted on race day

 

Sunday 26 May 2024. The 12km Lekka Run. 430m elevation. Start and finish at main venue. Full distance along natural trails. All climbs can be run. Sections with loose rocks and gravel. ±20% shaded. 1 water point en-route at 7,8km.

 Athletics Free State Trail Run Championship (NEW) 
  • Sunday 26 May

  •  Only full/year ASA-license holders  may compete in the championship. No day-licenses 

  • This is an OPEN Championship and athletes from other porovinces will be allowed to participate. A seperate Athletics Free State Championship podium will be awarded

  • The price purse of R10 000 will be awarded to the OPEN event podium

  •  Junior U/19 and U/23 Championship  podium and title will be determined on the 22km course

  •  Senior, Masters 40-49, Masters 50-59, Masters 60+  Championship podium and title will be determined on the 32km course

  • at least three athletes have to complete the race category to award a podium

  • Podium winners will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze Atheltics Free Stade medals

  • Pre-entry (before 20 May 2024): R250 per entry

 

 32km - 12lap + 10km lap + 10km lap, 1210m elevation. Start and finish at main venue. Full distance along natural trails. All climbs can be run. Sections with loose rocks and gravel. ±15% shaded

 22km - 12lap + 10km lap, 820m elevation. Start and finish at main venue. Full distance along natural trails. All climbs can be run. Sections with loose rocks and gravel. ±15% shaded

Event Program

Registration & Number Pick-up:
  • Fri 24 May 2024 – 15:00-20:00 at the Koedoesaal at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park

  • Sat 25 May 2024 – 06:00-07:30 at the Koedoesaal at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park

  • Sun 26 May 2024 – Number Pick-up and

  • late registration for the 11km Lekka Run, 06:00-07:30 at the Koedoesaal at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park

 

Event Briefing & Pasta Evening:
  • All participants are encouraged to attend the main Quartzite and Granite Run event briefing by the organisers on Friday afternoon, 24 May at the main venue at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park

  • Pasta and beer/soda are available to all Quartzite and Granite from 15:00-20:00 (included in entry fee) 

  • All participants must attend the pre-race briefing 10 minutes prior to the start of each race

 

Start & Cut-off Times Saturday:
  • Tractor and trailer transport to Ouplaas (3,5km) will depart from 07:00 (Quartzite runners first then Granite runners)

  • Supporters are welcome to drop their runners, watch the start and immediately return to the main venue to awasit the runners.

  • Runners who has family members to drop them off at Ouplaas do not need to leave earlier than 8:00 - only 3,5km

  • Runners are welcome to run the 3,5 kms as a warm-up ;)

  • 15km Quartzite Run, Start time 08:30, cut-off time 11:30

  • 11km Granite Run, Start time 08:40, cut-off time 11:30

 

Start & Cut-off Times Sunday:

  • 32km Run (Quartzite), Start time 08:30, cut-off time 13:30

  • 22km Run (Granite) : Start time 08:45, cut-off time 12:30

  • The 12km Lekka Run: Start time 08:50, cut-off time 11:30

 

Prize Giving:
  • Sat 25 May at 12:30 at Koedoesaal at main venue

  • Sun 26 May at 12:30 at Koedoesaal at main venue

  • The 12km Lekka Run has no prize giving

  • Lucky draw prizes will be handed out at prize giving

Gates at Koedoeslaagte opens at 12:00 on Friday
 
Quartzite and Granite registration starts at 15:00 on Friday

Briefing of all Quartzite and Granite runners at 18:00
 
A pasta and beer/soda are available to all Quartzite and Granite from 15:00-20:00 (included)

Don't miss the Spin-a-coin-last-man-standing Lucky Draw after prize giving which starts at 12:30 on Sunday! 
R24 000 Total Prize Money!

- DECATHLON Quartzite Run
R14 000 Prize Money!

- Atheltics Free State Trail Running Championship
R10 000 Prize Money!

Special Gold, Silver and Bronze medals

Top 5 over-all men and women in the DECATHLON Quartzite Run will each receive a Special top-5 Bucket Hat from Anatomic

All participants from all events will be elegible to win a lucky draw prize

Lucky Draw will include a
SPIN-A-COIN
LAST-MAN-STANDING
High Value Prize and a number of sponsor's vouchers 

Medals, Prizes, Titles & Trophies

  1. All 2-day event finishers will receive a special event medal. All 11km Fun Run finishers will receive a special event sew-on badge

  2.  Only affiliated athletes in possession of a valid ASA year-license will be eligible to receive prize money 

  3. A participant may qualify for both an overall prize and age category prize in the same race

  4.  DECATHLON Quartzite Run prize giving (winners determined on total run-time over the two days)

    1. 1st Overall Men: R3 000. 2nd Overall Men: R2 000. 3rd Overall Men: R750.
      4th Overall Men: R500. 5th Overall Men: Anatomic Gift Voucher

    2. 1st Overall Women: R3 000. 2nd Overall Women: R2 000. 3rd Overall Women: R750.
      4th Overall Women: R500. 5th Overall Women: Anatomic Gift Voucher

    3. 1st Masters men 35+: R500. 2nd Masters men 35+: R250. 3rd Masters men 35+: Anatomic gift voucher

    4. 1st Masters women 35+: R500. 2nd Masters women 35+: R250. 3rd Masters women 35+: Anatomic gift voucher

  5. Athletics Free State Trail Run Championship prize giving 
    All athletes participating in the Quartzite Run (with full ASA licenses) will have a choice to compete in the Free State Championship Race 

    At least three athletes have to complete the race category to award a podium and title

22km Overall/OPEN Junior U/19 Podium

  • 1st Junior U/19 men and women (22km): R500

  • 2nd Junior U/19 men and women (22km): R300

  • 3rd Junior U/19 men and womebn (22km): R150

 

22km Free State Championship U/19 Podium

  • 1st Junior U/19 men and women (22km): Gold Medal and Title

  • 2nd Junior U/19 men and women (22km): Silver Medal

  • 3rd Junior U/19 men and womebn (22km): Bronze Medal

 

22km Overall/OPEN Junior U/23 Podium

  • 1st Junior U/23 men and women (22km): R500

  • 2nd Junior U/23 men and women (22km): R300

  • 3rd Junior U/23 men and womebn (22km): R150

 

22km Free State Championship U/23 Podium

  • 1st Junior U/23 men and women (22km): Gold Medal and Title

  • 2nd Junior U/23 men and women (22km): Silver Medal

  • 3rd Junior U/23 men and womebn (22km): Bronze Medal

 

32km Overall/OPEN Senior Podium

  • 1st Senior men and women (32km): R2 000

  • 2nd Senior men and women (32km): R1 000

  • 3rd Senior men and women (32km): R500

 

32km Free State Championship Senior Podium

  • 1st Senior men and women (32km): Gold Medal and Title

  • 2nd Senior men and women (32km): Silver Medal

  • 3rd Senior men and women (32km): Bronze Medal

32km Overall/OPEN Master 40-49 Podium

  • 1st Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

  • 2nd Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

  • 3rd Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

 

32km Free State Championship Master 40-49 Podium

  • 1st Senior men and women (32km): Gold Medal and Title

  • 2nd Senior men and women (32km): Silver Medal

  • 3rd Senior men and women (32km): Bronze Medal

32km Overall/OPEN Master 50-59 Podium

  • 1st Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

  • 2nd Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

  • 3rd Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

 

32km Free State Championship Master 50-59 Podium

  • 1st Senior men and women (32km): Gold Medal and Title

  • 2nd Senior men and women (32km): Silver Medal

  • 3rd Senior men and women (32km): Bronze Medal

32km Overall/OPEN Master 60+ Podium

  • 1st Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

  • 2nd Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

  • 3rd Senior men and women (32km): Sponsor's voucher

 

32km Free State Championship Master 60+ Podium

  • 1st Senior men and women (32km): Gold Medal and Title

  • 2nd Senior men and women (32km): Silver Medal

  • 3rd Senior men and women (32km): Bronze Medal

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