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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@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! 
#Spurtrailseries #UnleashYourWildStride .
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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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Rules & Regulations

Entry

  • You DO NOT NEED to be a member of an athletics club to compete in the Spur Trail Series®.
  • Entries to these events are limited and the limit is dependent on the different event venues. If the venue imposes no limit, 800 solo entries will be accepted per event. The lowest entry limit is 350 solo participants.
  • Online entries will close four days before any race or when they sell out.
  • On-the-day entries will only be accepted if entries have not sold out and will close 90 minutes before the first race starts. If you are worried about the entry limit, best to enter early!
  • If on-the-day entries are available a late entry fee will be accounted for.
  • Pre-entry online - see race specific info for direct link to enter the Series or a specific race.
  • Online entries paid with credit card are confirmed upon payment.
  • Online entries paid via EFT are confirmed when proof of payment is received. If we do not receive your proof of payment your race number will not be ready for collection on race day.
  • Entrance fees may be payable for spectators where applicable, check the information details on each specific event.
  • Runners running without paying the required entry fee, are regarded as trespassing and action can and will be taken. 

Registration & race procedures

  • In some instances, there may be a pre-series registration held in the week prior to the first event in the series. Details of this will be posted on the specific event listing, where relevant.
  • On the day of each race, registration will be open for you to collect your race number and sign the indemnity. Registration will close 30 minutes before the start of the long course. Please allow yourself enough time to get to the event and stand in the queue. It is your responsibility to arrive in time to find parking, walk from your car to the race start, and complete registration.
  • If you pre-entered online, just go straight to the collection table which is sorted alphabetically by surnames, your number will be ready and waiting.
  • Upgrades, downgrades and substitutions need to be communicated to the registration manager four days before the race by emailing info@wildrunner.co.za. No one can race on your behalf.
  • If you changed your entry before the race by email, just go straight to the collection table which is sorted alphabetically by surnames, your number will be ready and waiting. Please do not go to the on-the-day entry table.
  • On the day of the race upgrades, downgrades and substitutions will only be allowed up until 45 minutes before the start of the long course on the day of the race.
  • Please ensure you are running in a blue number if you’re doing the long course and in a red number if you’re doing the short course.
  • A short briefing will be given on the route 5 minutes prior to the start of each race.
  • Any race information relevant to that particular race will be given 5 minutes before the start.
  • Detailed race directions are on each specific event listing.
  • There will be NO cut-off time on the long and short courses, but prize-giving will be given once the top three in each category have finished. Some XL races do have a cut-off time. Please see the particular event listing for race-specific information.

Batching

  • Batches are limited. Those who enter the Series in one go will get preference, thereafter it is on a first come first serve basis.
  • The batch you choose at the first race you enter will remain the same for the remainder of the Series. No moving around between batches are allowed.
  • If the batch you want to run in is full, you will have to choose a different batch to start in.
  • If you start in a batch different from the one that you are allocated to, you may be disqualified. Please make sure you're on time for your start batch.
  • Any exceptions to this will be at the discretion of the Race Director.

Route & safety

  • The route will be marked but runners should familiarise themselves with the route beforehand as unforeseen circumstances may cause markers to be hard to see.
  • There will not necessarily be marshals at road crossings. There will however be marshals at strategic places on the course for your safety. 
  • There is a race sweeper at each race that will run behind the last runner and clean the course.
  • There will be medics at each race to deal with any serious injury.
  • Highly recommended kit: cell phone, 500ml water, windbreaker and whistle.
  • If you decide to withdraw at any stage during any one of the races, please inform the race organiser timeously.
  • There will be no water points out on course, with the exception of the XL routes were there will be a single water point at roughly the halfway mark. Please ensure you take suitable hydration with you if needed, and wear the appropriate clothing.
  • There will be toilets near/at the start/finish.

Medals, prizes & prize giving

  • Medals, or finisher’s prizes, will be given to all runners completing either the Championship or Challenge by running at least three of the four races in the Series.
  • There are prizes for the top three runners over the line, the top three runners in the junior, minimee and peewee categories at each race and for all category winners in the overall Championship and Challenge Series.
  • Any runner found to be falsifying information to gain a competitive advantage (for example lying about age) will be disqualified.
  • Prize giving will be done once all category prize runners have crossed the line.
  • Series prize giving will be done at the final race of the Series.
  • You must be present to collect your prize, or arrange to have someone collect it on your behalf, otherwise your prize will be recycled as a spot prize. 
  • No prizes will be posted or kept aside to be collected at another time unless arranged directly with the registration manager on the day of the race, or in the case of the overall Series ahead of the final race.
  • Spot prizes are called by race number, and you must have your number with you to claim your prize.

Official results and objections

  • It is the responsibility of the runner taking part in any Trail Series® event to follow the course markers and thus the full and correct route. Any runner going wrong must return to the course at the point where he/she went wrong before continuing, any alternative to this shall be deemed a shortcut and that runner faces the possibility of disqualification (subject to appeal from another runner being received by the race director within 10 minutes of finishing).
  • Time and position results will only count for those runners having completed the correct course as prepared by the Trail Series® organisers, subject to the discretion of the race director.
  • In the event of a runner not following the full and correct route, and that this misdirection was found not to be by fault of the course marking, that runner shall be disqualified (subject to an appeal from another runner being received by the race director within 10 minutes of finishing).
  • If an appeal is not received within 10 minutes of finishing, the results shall stand. Further corrections will be at the discretion of the race director.
  • Those runners with a formal complaint, can do so in writing to the race director by email to info@wildrunner.co.za. Complaints will be considered and any decision made will be in the best interests of the Trail Series® as a whole.
  • Any runner found to be falsifying information to gain a competitive advantage (for example lying about age) will be disqualified.
  • Disqualification of a runner will be at the sole discretion of the race director.
  • All Spur Trail Series® races are timed.
  • Full race results will generally be posted the day after the race.

Wilderness courtesy

  • Be polite to other trail users, and when passing please do not push other runners.
  • Wildrunner does not encourage the use of an iPod when taking part in any of our events. However, if you wear an iPod please set the volume to a level that you can still hear an approaching runner.
  • Follow the marked course, stay on existing trails and do not take shortcuts.
  • Please leave only footprints and do not leave any litter.
  • There will be toilets at the start/finish and majority of the checkpoints only. If you need to go whilst out on the route, please do it 10 meters away from the path, dig a 15cm hole and bury your waste.
  • No pets please of any kind
  • Don't be taking home any memorabilia from nature; it looks much better where it is!
  • To pass someone on a trail, ask.
  • No smoking is allowed on route, at the checkpoints or at the start/finish area.

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