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!