The Featherbed Trail Runs two routes offer a unique opportunity to run across the western Head of Knysna and is the best combination of challenge and spectacular scenery.
The longer Coelacanth Route will take you along the top of the Western Head where the breath taking vistas await; views across to the sheer cliffs of the Eastern Head and out over the Indian Ocean towards Buffalo Bay. Be prepared to be challenged by some hill work as you climb up from sea level to take in the splendour on the ridge line above the Heads. You’ll find well-earned relief on the downhill into Lake Brenton and along the Outeniqua Choo Choo railway bridge to the Finish Line back at the Featherbed Ferry Terminus at Cruise Cafe.
The shorter Seahorse Route takes a more direct line to the finish, with all its participants being driven to the top of the Western Head bu the Featherbed Nature Reserve 4 x4 truck and seated trailer. Theis will save your legs the steep, heart pumping, climb from sea level however there is still a fair share of challenging hill work to contend with as you join up with the longer Coelacnath Trail on the ridge line above the Heads. The relief will come as you descend into Lake Brenton and along the Outeniqua Choo Choo railway bridge to the Finish Line back at the Featherbed Ferry Terminus at Cruise Cafe.
Tuesday 5th July 2016
All races start at the Featherbed Ferry Terminus at Cruise Cafe
The Cruise Cafe Restaurant is located at the Featherbed Ferry Terminus building, Remembrance Drive, off Waterfront Drive, Knysna
Coelacanth 15km R390.00 (includes ferry trip and meal)
Seahorse 11km R390.00 (includes ferry trip, Unimog trip and meal)AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS:
Morning Run (ferry departs at 7:30am)
Midday Run ( ferry departs at 11:30am )
Afternoon Run ( ferry departs at 3:15pm ) PLEASE NOTE – this is no longer a NIGHT RUNIf you don’t wish to run (or are too late to get an entry) you are still able to purchase a ride as a spectator on the scenic ferry cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve. The cost for this is R265 and includes an on-board meal but not the run.Prize Giving for all 3 events will be at Cruise Cafe Restaurant @ 19h00.
Date: July 5
Time: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Event Categories: 5km - 15km, Solo, Western & Eastern Cape
Event Tags: Featherbed
Cruise Café at the Featherbed Company
1 Remembrance Avenue, Waterfront Drive
Knysna, Western Cape 6570 South Africa
Magnetic South – Matty Smith
Phone: 044 382 2932
Last update on this event: 17/06/2016
Event added: 17/06/2016