Origin of Trails – Trail Run

In addition to SA’s Premier 2-Day Mountain Biking Experience where we celebrate the origin of South African mountain biking  through the network of magnificent trails within Stellenbosch and it’s surroundings.  We have decided to open the trails to enthusiastic trail runners.



Date 25 November 2018
Venue Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch
Format Individual Trail Run
Distances Long (12-15km)

Short (+/- 5km)

Entry Fees Long: R150

Short: R100

Start Time From 06h45
Entries open 7 February 2018
Entries close 18 November 2018 (or when sold out)


Initiatives taken by Origin of Trails to ensure we do not make use of Municipal drinking water from the city grid:
With the severe drought in the Western Cape and strict water restrictions in place we as an event endeavours to stick to the quantity of water allowed per individual per day.
At the Origin of Trails we aim to be water wise and limit the use and wastage of water at the event and have put the following in place.
Each entrant will have to bring their own water bottles filled with water. No free running water will be available at the venue to fill up water bottles. A hydration pack is recommended.
Ensure you have water available for yourself post the event. 500ml water will be on sale at the bar.
All refreshment points on route will be stocked with coke and water sourced from an alternative source and not taken from the municipal drinking water.
No showers will be available.
Being water wise includes:
The Origin of Trails is hosted outside of the city on privately owned land.
The limited water at the venue is sourced locally and off the municipal grid
All our suppliers/ sub-contractors will be briefed about our initiatives and will have to comply with our water policy and strictly adhere to not using municipal drinking water.
Origin of Trails makes use of Sale’s Hire as our service provider for portable toilets. All water used in the toilets is grey water and will be disposed of in a responsible manner by the service provider.
Waterless hand sanitisers will be used in the toilets instead of basins to wash hands.
We will educate both participants and spectators regarding our initiatives towards saving water.




Provisional inaugural routes for 2018

Provisional "Long" Route - 14.5km

Provisional “Long” Route – 14.5km

Provisional Short Route - 8.3km

Provisional Short Route – 5km

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