Adventure Events

Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run 2016

The Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run is a wilderness adventure, for which you need to be prepared – you have been warned!

The Franschhoek Mountains in July can be covered in snow. The rivers are scenic yet cold.

This trailrunning adventure sells out every year, numbers are limited. You are assured of a wild time, wet feet and rewarding OBS, served by French Maids.

The Bastille Festival in the Main Street is a vibrant mix of good food and wine, to celebrate with, after your run. If staying over (highly recommended), book accommodation now – chat to Franschhoek Tourism ASAP

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NOTE – VIP 50km and 35km incl the following
Race Garment
Pre-race coffee
Post-race beer
Boerie roll
VIP massage.
Join us in the VIP tent for snacks and drinks.
VIP 50km – R 895
50km (No shirt) – R 595
VIP 35km – R 795
35km (No shirt) – R 495
25km (Shirt incl) – R 690
25km (No shirt) – R 395
15km (Shirt incl) – R 540
15km (No shirt) – R 245
Start Times:

If you wish to compete for Podium positions, request the Elite batch upon entering. Batches are divided as indicated upon entering.
50km – 06:30
35km – 07:00
25km – from 08:00 (10min Batch Starts)
15km – from 09:00 (10min Batch Starts)

Venue open from 6:00am on race day!

Race Venue:
The start finish zone is located at the ‘Old Bells Lodge’ on the edge of the Berg River dam, (33’56’12.83’S, 19′ 4’27.14’E). Coming from Paarl side, head through Franschhoek on the main road (R45) until you hit the T-Junction at the Franschhoek Monument. Turn right and then right again onto the Robertsvlei road. Carry on for 5km and marshals will direct you to the parking.

Toilets and  warm showers will be available.
Lockers will be rented out at R50, see details here.

Registration details:
Pre-Registration is from 13th -14th of July at Salomon Concept Store, Canal Walk – 11am to 7pm.
(Upper level, to the LEFT of Centre Court. A friend may collect your Race Number.)

We will be using the MySOS app for this event – click here to download instructions on how to use it.
Previous results

Route info:
15km: Not such a beginner trail run, mostly on forest tracks and gravel roads, with some single-track and short technical (loose rocks, bushy) section. Moderate inclines. Your feet will get wet at river crossings. All rocks are slippery!

25km: Not for beginners. Open gravel road start with a hill to spread the field, takes you to a vertical firebreak climb, and on to a gnarly and exposed single track – with amazing views. This is a ‘no passing’ zone, as a tumble will go on for a while. Over the neck and on to forest tracks and wooded river-side single-track. That’s halfway! This is not a sprint, but an adventure. Compulsory kit.

35km: For the hard-core mountain goats. Follows the same route as the 24km, then veers off to circumnavigate the Berg river dam.

50km: Two extra mountain summits and two beautiful valleys. Take lots of food (expected time 5-8 hours)

Compulsory Equipment:
Compulsory Equipment for 25km, 35km, 50km categories.
1) Rain Jacket (waterproof, not just wind breaker, which you may have as well),
2) Sensible Clothing for the conditions, eg. compulsory thermal base layer,
3) Charged cell phone in waterproof bag eg. Ziplock (organizers – for emergencies only – 072 924 2371),
4) Food – sarmie, fruit, energy bars – for 4 to 10 hours!
5) Water – hydration pack, with bladder. You will be crossing several fresh water rivers.
6) Space Blanket &amp, Whistle
7) Headlamp/Torch and Race Map – provided

Compulsory Equipment for 15km
1) Rain Jacket (waterproof, not just wind breaker, which you may have as well),
2) Sensible Clothing for the conditions,
3) Water – hydration pack, with bladder. You will be crossing several fresh water rivers.

Recommended Equipment:
Beanie, Buff, Gloves. Ladies, add a couple of layers. Toes, fingers freeze. Lips go blue.

Date: July 16
Time: 6:00 am
Event Categories: 16km - 25km, 26km - 35km, 36km - 50km, 5km - 15km, Non Stop, Online entries, Solo, Trail Running, Western & Eastern Cape
Event Tags: Bastille Day Trail Run, Featured Event Tag

Bells lodge Parking Area
Bells lodge Parking Area, Robertsvlei Rd
Franschhoek, Western Cape 7690 South Africa + Google Map

Energy Events – Caeli Manuel
Phone: 021 424 4579
Last update on this event: 17/06/2016
Event added: 17/06/2016
General Event Details
Saturday, 16 July 2016
Western Cape, Franschoek
Map of Event Start