Waiting for a sign to enter the 2018 Gauteng Summer Trail Series®? ☝️Here it is! Online entries close 12 noon on Wednesday 17 October
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#GSTS2018 kicks off this Sunday with what has become known as ONE WEEK until Gauteng Summer Trail Series® online entries close! Are you in for the Hennops Beast on 21 October? Entry link in bio. Coming in hot 🔥 this series will be a celebration of summer like no other! #GSTS2018 #Unleashyourwildstride @raidlightza @steenberg_farm @jaybirdsport The Marloth race report is up! Link in bio 📸 @marksampsonct #goaboveandbeyond @bos_sport @jaybirdsport @raidlightza @steenberg_farm Monday... huh. We are in the process of editing, sorting and loading your Marloth 2018 images to our MCS website and Facebook page. Hang in there, these shots are a cure for the #mondayblues .
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📸 @alanvangysen That's a wrap for 2018. With sincere thanks to title sponsor @bos_sport and presenting sponsor @jaybirdsport as well as @raidlightza and @steenberg_farm and the brilliant volunteers and crew. See you rock lovers again in 2019. Keep it real #MCS2018 #goaboveandbeyond When you just make cut off #hero #goaboveandbeyond #finishlinetears #MMC2018 11:58:12 You did it Eben 🔥 Hand carved falcons for each finisher in the MMC Ultra Series @bos_sport @jaybirdsport @raidlightza @steenberg_farm #goaboveandbeyond And the #MMC2018 55km women's champs! #goaboveandbeyond Your #MMC2018 55km men's champs! #goaboveandbeyond We go further together. Team work for this crew. 55km done, 50 minutes until cut off #MMC2018 #goaboveandbeyond The face of an ultra runner tells so many stories. Last of the 55km runners coming in just over 11 hours since they left this line #MMC2018 #goaboveandbeyond Camille Oliante rounds out the women's 55km podium today 🔥 #MMC2018 #goaboveandbeyond

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.