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Yes the fifth race in the TSSL that was due to be hosted on the magnificent Paul Cluver Estate on Sunday 19th July is still on, albeit presented in a different, COVID-19 compliant, way.  

But mass gatherings are not allowed?

Correct, which is why this is not an event, or a mass gathering of any kind, but simply a temporary offering of the three marked trails (the same we had originally planned for) made available for a limited period of time.  

Will the three routes be marked?

Yes, properly marked in the tried and proven manner that all our 350+ events that we have run have been ;-)  The marked trails will be managed and someone is on standby should you go wrong en route.

When will this be available? 

Well the three race distances will be available for you to race on between 8am - 3pm on Sat 18th and Sun 19th July 2020.  You will however need to book a time slot in one of the seven hours available each day.  Detail on how to book your slot will follow.

Will I be timed?

Yes.  We will have a system in place that will allow all entries to be timed individually.

What about COVID-19 protocols? 

We will follow all COVID-19 protocols and would require you to do your bit as well by wearing a mask (at least on arrival, registration,  start/finish and if ever you see anyone on route).  

And safety out on route? 

We will have a skeleton crew managing the marked trail offering, which includes a direct Wildrunner emergency contact number in case you get into trouble.  There will also be course managers placed in key areas to be of assistance if needed.  We will use Metro ambulance services for any serious injury that may require evacuation.

Will there be any facilities?

Other than toilets and the skeleton crew looking after the marked trails there will be no typical race village environment that you have come to enjoy at a typical Trail Series® event.

Can I order wine?

You can order it over that weekend and it will be delivered to your door within the following week (due to current COVID-19 restrictions you cannot purchase alchohol from Fri-Sun).  The good news is (especially if you read all the way to the bottom as you have...) that if you use this coupon code #TSSL2020 when purchasing wine online on https://www.cluver.com/purchase/south-africa/ you will get a 10% discount (only available during the month of July 2020, minimum purchase of a case required).

Please take this once a year opportunity to run on this magnificent estate and order the best wine in the Elgin Valley! 

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For 12 years the Cape Summer and Winter Trail Series® have been the foundation of short course trail running in the Cape, introducing thousands of people to this wonderful, healthy sport  - from kids as young as five to our most mature runner at an amazing 83 years of age.

Over the same 12 year period the sport of trail running has evolved and grown hand over fist both locally and internationally.  From the uber tough Mountain Challenges, to the internationally acclaimed Otter Trail Run; the 5 day 200km Namibia Crossing, Ultra Trail Cape Town and the more recent craze of 100 milers that have been launched, have all brought a wonderful depth and variety to our sport.

And as we approach 2020, we felt it’s time the Trail Series® evolved too.  So, it is with great pleasure that we introduce the Trail Series® Super League, or the TSSL for short.  So what’s changed? Well we have selected seven of the favorite venues from the original eight, spread them further apart and merged them into a single, annual, Super League Series.  But by far the most exciting change is the addition of an XL route to every race day. The XL distances are all in the region of 20km, perfect for those attracted to - and/or training for -  longer distance races.

We have also been busy pimping the routes, with five out of the seven venues having brand new route variations.  Many of the short courses have been brought down slightly in distance to be more suitable and attractive to the youngsters and beginners in our sport.  Where possible, the long courses have been tuned to fall in the 10-12km range, with a few classic exceptions like Kogelberg, which is just too good to be changed! 

Our 100% recyclable medals will now be on offer at every race, with a special commemorative medal for anyone finishing all seven races in the TSSL.  Thanks to the wonderful support from our venues, kids under the age of 10 still run free - as they have done since our 10th year anniversary in 2017.

To be competitive in the TSSL rankings you need to run all seven races in the same distance class - short, long or XL.  The total accumulative race time over all seven races is what ultimately creates your final TSSL placement. Miss a race and an uncomplimentary system-generated time will be allocated for that race and added to your accumulative time, bumping you down the rankings!  

So whether you run one race, as many as you can make, or all seven to complete the TSSL, at each race you will still find the same Wildrunner organisation you have become accustomed too, the same well marked routes and the same fun and friendly atmosphere that has become the hallmark of a Trail Series®.

Enter the TSSL up front and you will receive a sponsored TSSL running top courtesy of Boldgear, not to mention the convenience of only having to register once for all seven races, thus allowing you the luxury of simply rocking up in time to race.

Entries will open on Wed, 6th November at midday, but for now check out the schedule of races

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