Route marking for Race 1 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series tomorrow! Hennops is looking gorgeously green. If you don't have plans, we have your morning sorted. Late entries available but be in the queue before 6:30am
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#Spurtrailseries 
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@spursports @raidlightza @steenberg_farm Good morning! Rise and shine! It's registration day. Two sleeps until Race 1 of the 2017 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series. 
Gerrie is one of the bespoke trophies that our series category winners will take home. But if you call him a trophy husband, he will lose his spots! Gauteng, we are nearly there
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@spursports @raidlightza @steenberg_farm Today was Gerrie's first time over the Orange River. He felt something vaguely familiar in the wide open space and big blue sky... he thinks perhaps he is a trail runner? Heading to the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series, Gerrie is amped to meet you all on Sunday. Who will be taking a Gerrie home at the end of the series?
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@spursports @raidlightza Our team, and that includes Gerrie Giraffe over here, is on their way to YOU Gauteng! Are you ready to #UnleashYourWildStride at the 2017 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series? Registration is tomorrow at Protea Hotel Midrand from 12 to 6pm. Late entries will be available, or enter on race day. See you at Hennops on Sunday! Woohoo! #Spurtrailseries @raidlightza @spursports Online entries for the 2017 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series® have closed, but we are accepting late entries as follows:

Enter this Friday at Registration - no late entry fee will apply (individual short course, long course or Series®). Enter on event day - LIMITED Race 1 entries will be available, no Series® entries will be available. 
An additional R30 late entry fee will be applicable for all entries on event-day. Cash or Snapscan accepted.  
On-the-day entries will only be available from 05h00 to 06h45. If you aren't in the queue by 06h30 you won't be on the start line - so swing through early and enjoy a great pre-race vibe!

Race 1 is at Hennops this Sunday, see you there!

#UnleashYourWildStride
#SpurTrailSeries Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series® online entries close at 10am TODAY! Remember, kids 10 and under run free but only if pre registered
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@raidlightza @spursports @steenberg_farm Entries for the 2017 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series® are open, and it's time to take some life lessons from a Giraffe:
- Aim High
- Stand Tall
- Celebrate Your Spots!

Live like a Giraffe, enter the Series® now! 
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@spursports @raidlightza There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going! Shot on trail deep in the Swellendam mountains on the #marlothmountainchallenge #GoAboveandBeyond To run is to have freedom to explore unimaginable wild mountain spaces like this, deep in the Marloth Nature Reserve #marlothmountainchallenge #GoAboveandBeyond We didn't say it would be easy, we said it would be worth it
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@bos_sport @raidlightza Wrapping up an exceptional day of racing. Records smashed, and not one person cut off at CP4. Waiting for the rest of the 55km pack to filter in. Well run everyone
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@bos_sport @raidlightza This race... we've seen some of the best broken today
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Categories

SHORT ROUTE (CHALLENGE) CATEGORIES

Category

Age on the day of the first race

Senior (Men & Women)

17+ years

Veteran (Men & Women)

40-49 years

Master (Men & Women)

50+ years

Junior (Boys & Girls)*

15-17 years

Minimee

11-14 years

Peewee (NB see below)

6-10 years

 

  • Boys and girls will only be separated in the Junior category and only if there are at least five of each gender running in this category. If there is not at least five boys or five girls running a particular race then these boys and girls will race in one category.
  • The Minimee and Peewee categories will not be separated according to gender.
  • Series category prizes will only be awarded if there is a minimum of five entries in any particular category at the start of the Series.
  • We strongly advise that children between 8 - 11 years be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Kids under 6 MUST run with a parent or guardian and will not be allowed on the course without supervision.
     

LONG ROUTE (CHAMPIONSHIP) CATEGORIES - PRIZE STRUCTURE

Category

Age on the day of the first race

Senior (Men & Women)

17+ years

Veteran (Men & Women)

40-49 years

Master (Men & Women)

50+ years

 

XL ROUTE CATEGORIES

Category

Age on the day of the first race

Senior (Men & Women)

20+ years

Veteran (Men & Women)

40-49 years

Master (Men & Women)

50+ years

 

GLB46 ULTRA & SILVERMINE MOUNTAIN XL ROUTE SOLO CATEGORIES

Category

Age on the day of the first race

Senior (Men & Women)

20+ years

Veteran (Men & Women)

40-49 years

Master (Men & Women)

50+ years

 

RELAY CATEGORIES (SILVERMINE MOUNTAIN XL ONLY):

Category

Age on the day of the first race

Senior (Men, Women & Mixed)

17+ years

Veteran (Men, Women & Mixed)

40-49 years

Master (Men, Women & Mixed)

50+ years

 

  • Any runner found to be falsifying information to gain a competitive advantage (for example lying about age) will be disqualified.
  • Race category prizes will only be awarded if there is a minimum of five entries in any particular category.
  • Series category prizes will only be awarded if there is a minimum of five entries in any particular category at the start of the Series.
  • With the exception of Juniors, Minimees and Peewees, category prizes will only be awarded to Series winners and not on a race-to-race basis. Only the first three male and female runners across the line will receive prizes at every individual race.
  • Runners who are 17 years old will be entered into the JUNIOR category by default. However, they may choose to compete in the SENIOR category upon entering their first race by informing the organisers at registration.
  • Peewees, minimees and juniors under the age of 17 are NOT allowed to compete in the Senior category.
  • Veterans and masters will be entered into their specific age categories by default. However, they may choose to compete in the SENIOR category upon entering their first race by informing the organisers at registration. You will not be allowed to change your category after the race.
  • No-one will be allowed to change to a different category during the Series, i.e. after running one race in a specific category. If you start off in the SENIOR category, you have to finish the Series in the same category.
  • Age categories are determined by your age on the day of the first race that you run. If your birthday occurs during the Series you cannot choose to run one of the later races in an older category.
  • JUNIOR category entry is subject to the indemnity being signed by a parent or guardian. No junior under the age of 17 will be allowed to enter the long route.
  • We strongly advise that children between 8 - 11 years be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Kids under 6 MUST run with a parent or guardian and will not be allowed on the course without supervision.