Savanna Origin of Trails moves to November!

Trail runners in action at the 2019 Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stillwater Sports, the organisers of Stellenbosch’s iconic Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience has announced that both events, that were scheduled to take place in April, will move to 27 – 28 November 2021 due to the looming threat of a COVID-19 third wave.

“We are sad to announce that the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience will not take place in April as originally planned,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the events.  “We’ve been in lengthy discussions with the local municipality and Disaster Management Officials and unfortunately predictions indicate that the COVID-19 third wave will coincide with the event’s April date.  To ensure the safety of mountain bikers, runners, staff and all external stakeholders, we have had to make this difficult decision.”

Meyer continues, “It’s never easy to cancel or postpone an event, but when it comes to the safety of all stakeholders it’s the only decision.  November has always been a great month to host the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience.  It is the mountain bike and trail run “on route” party of the year after all.  We are also very happy to give the iconic Jonkershoek Trail Network time to recover after the recent Boland fire.  Mountain bikers and trail runners can look forward to closing off the year at the much-loved end of year “on route party” in November.”

April Event Refund Policy:  Mountain bikers and trail runners that have entered the April event are requested to refer back to the event’s Refund Policy, herewith a direct link https://www.stillwatersports.com/event/origin-of-trails/ (Mountain Bike) and https://www.stillwatersports.com/event/origin-trails-trail-run/  (Trail Run).  One of the options is to roll-over your entry to the November date.

EVENT INFORMATION:  Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience 

The Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience is an individual 2-day MTB Stage Race.  The routes highlight the beauty and splendor of Stellenbosch, and mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world-class trails while celebrating the origin of SA mountain biking.  

Date:Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021
Festival Village:Stellenbosch High School
Format:Two-Day Stage Race for individual entrants
Categories, Distances & Entry Fee:Full Marathon Age:  18+
 Entry Fee:  R1600.00
 Distance Day 1:  +-45km
 Distance Day 2:  +-40km
  
 Half Marathon Age:  18+
 Entry Fee:  R1400.00
 Distance Day 1:  +-27km
 Distance Day 2:  +-22km

OFFICIAL RIDER JERSEY:  Mountain bikers that enter (and pay) the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience by 30 September 2021will receive an official rider jersey.

EVENT INFORMATION:  Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience

Launched in 2018, the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience will treat runners to the best trails on offer in Stellenbosch.  Entrants can look forward to challenging, yet fun and rewarding routes with spectacular views.

Date:Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021
Festival Village:Stellenbosch High School
Format:Two-Day Stage Race for individual entrants
Age Category:18+
Distance:Day 1:  between 22 – 25km
 Day 2:  between 15 – 17 km
Entry Fee:R950.00 per entrant

     All trail runners will receive an official event technical t-shirt as well as a finisher’s t-shirt.

     CHARITY SUPPORT:  The Savanna Origin of Trails proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Fund.  

     PLEASE NOTE:  The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.

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For more information or to enter the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience please email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

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