we proudly present

ROYALSTON TRAIL RUN

DATE:  30 June  VENUE:  Royalston Estate – Boma

We all want to experience a flat and fast race and history has proven that the Royalston Trail Run is everything but that!  The views, smells and wild life makes up for the slightly hilly course.

2017 we started the Royalston Trail Run journey from the beautiful Boma at the top of the estate.  This year we will be returning to the Boma for a fun filled day of racing and being with friends and family!

Its highly unlikely that you will ever be able to get this close and personal with Golden Wildebeest and Giraffe,  once a year Royalston allowed us to take advantage of these opportunities by giving us exclusive access to the Estate.

Entries are OPEN.

Pre entries will close 24:00 sharp on the 26th of June.

Distance and Cost

  • 5km - R120
  • 12km - R150
  • 21km - R220

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45 / 21km 06:30 - 07:20
Race Briefing 07:50 / 21km - 07:25
21km Start 07:30
12km Start 08:00
5km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 10:45 (if last finisher is in before that we will start prize giving earlier)

Pre entries to the 5km 12km 21km distances will close at 24:00 on the 26th of June.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 28th of June at Little Walmer Golf Course as well as on race day from 06:30 till 07:45 sharp.

Please Note - Due to admin we do charge an additional R30 onto your entry fee.

THE CROSSWAYS CHALLENGE

DATE:  28 July  VENUE:  Crossways Country Kitchen

If you’re looking for well manicured trails with a little something extra then you’re at the right place.

Big O Sports presents our first ULTRA.  Other distances are included to bring an event to Port Elizabeth to accommodate all levels of athletes.  Select one of the various distances to suite your fitness and come to test yourself!

3Rivers Trails never disappoints from 5ks to 50+, you will always be blown away by its beauty.  Click on your distance below to find out more.

Entries are OPEN.

Pre entries will close 24:00 sharp on the 24th of July.

Distances and Cost

  • 5km - R120                     10km - R150
  • 15km - R190                   35km - R420
  • 50km - R650

 

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There are 25 slots available for the more advanced athletes.  A few things to keep in mind before entering this event:

  • We recommend at least 1 successful marathon in the last 2 months before attempting this.
  • Trail Shoes, hydration pack, head light, first aid kit, nutrition and a sense of humor is a MUST!
  • Your race will start at 6:00 sharp!
  • No cut off time.
  • Unique and exciting race memorabilia for all finishers.

Packages and Cost:

  • R650.00 includes MTO Forestry, Trail Fee,  Official Event Merchandise and medal.

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration 05:00 - 05:45
Race Briefing 5:50
Start 6:00
Prize Giving 15:00
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This distance is for the adventurous at heart.  There are only 50 slots available.  A few things to keep in mind before entering this event:

  • We recommend at least 1 succesful half marathon in the last 2 months before attempting this.
  • Trail Shoes, hydration pack, nutrition and a sense of humor is a MUST!
  • Your race will start at 7:00 sharp!
  • No cut off time.
  • Unique and exciting race memorabilia for all finishers.
  • R420.00 includes MTO Forestry, Trail Fee, Official Event Merchandise and medal.

Tick the boxes and REGISTER now.

Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration 06:00 - 06:45
Race Briefing 6:50
Start 7:00
Prize Giving 12:00
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Exclusive to the 5km 10km 15km guys, we will be giving a custom branded TCC tin mug to the first 100 paid entrants.

  • 5km - R120
  • 10km - R150
  • 15km - R190

Pre-entries close on Wednesday the 24th of July at 24:00!

Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45
Race Briefing 7:50
15km Start 8:00
10km Start 8:10
5km Start 8:20
Prize Giving 10:30
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Pre entries to the 5km 10km 15km distances will close at 24:00 on the 24th of July.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 26th of July at Little Walmer Golf Course as well as on race day from 6:30 till 07:45 sharp.

Please Note - Due to admin we do charge an additional R30 onto your entry fee.

NEW EVENT COMING SOON

DATE:  24 August  VENUE:  TBC

Keep an eye on us – new event coming soon!

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Distance and Cost

  • TBC

 

 

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THE WOODRIDGE TRAIL RUN

DATE:  20 October  VENUE:  Woodridge College

Once a year the trails within the Ningi Farm gets opened to the public with this event.  Exclusive trails with some serious wild life awaits you.

Known as one of the oldest trail runs in the Eastern Cape you can be assured to be blown away.  2017 saw a record number of athletes tackle the grueling trails with majority finishing with big smiles.  No matter the distance 6km or 23km, you will be amazed at the beauty within this magnificent School.

The first 100 entrants can expect some race memorabilia at registration.

Entries are OPEN.

Pre entries will close on Wednesday the 16th of October at 24:00 Sharp!

Distance and Cost

  • 6km - R120
  • 14km - R150
  • 23km - R240

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45 / 23km - 06:30 - 07:20
Race Briefing 07:50 / 23km - 07:25
23km Start 07:30
14km Start 08:00
6km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 11:00 (if last finisher is in before that we will start prize giving earlier)

Pre entries to the 6km 14km 23km distances will close at 24:00 on the 16th of October.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 18th of October at Little Walmer Golf Course as well as on race day from 06:30 till 07:45 sharp.

Please Note - Due to admin we do charge an additional R30 onto your entry fee.

TAVCOR TRAIL RUN

DATE:  09 November  VENUE:  Tavcor Volkswagen

Ever wondered what the other side of the Baakens Valley has to offer?  Everyone thinks it stops at William Moffet, little do they know that the fun only begins at William Moffet.

The inaugural Tavcor Volkswagen Trail will take athletes to the lesser used and explored part of the beautiful Baakens Valley.  Partnering with the strong brand that is Tavcor Volkswagen the athletes can expect some serious fun and action on the day.

This event will run in conjunction with the Tavcor Volkswagen Family day so be sure to bring the whole family along.

Entries are LIVE!

Pre entries close on Wednesday the 6th of November at 24:00.

Distance and Cost

  • 5km - R120
  • 12km - R150
  • 17km - R190

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45 / 17km - 06:30 - 07:20
Race Briefing 07:50 / 17km - 07:25
17km Start 07:30
14km Start 08:00
6km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 10:45 (if last finisher is in before that we will start prize giving earlier)

Pre entries to the 5km 12km 17km distances will close at 24:00 on the 6th of November.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 8th of November at Tavcor Volkswagen William Moffet as well as on race day from 06:30 till 07:45 sharp.

Please Note - Due to admin we do charge an additional R30 onto your entry fee.

BILLSON PLUMBERS TURBINE TRAIL RUN

DATE:  01 December  VENUE:  Metrowind Wind Farm

Where it all started in 2014 for Big O Sports.  A desire to offer Port Elizabeth runners the opportunity to see what Trail Running is all about!

Come celebrate the day with us at the infamous Billson Plumbers Turbine Trail Run and as always we can promise you there is no better way to challenge yourself than with this little tuffy.

Reverse or not reverse, that’s the question.

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!

Pre entries will close on the 27th of November – be part of the first 100 and walk away with some cool race Merchandise.

Distance and Cost

  • 5km - R120
  • 11km - R150
  • 18km - R190

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45 / 18km 06:30 - 07:20
Race Briefing 7:50 / 18km - 07:25
18km Start 07:30
12km Start 08:00
5km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 10:45
 

Pre entries to the 5km 12km 18km distances will close at 24:00 on the 27th of November.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 29th of November at Little Walmer Golf Course as well as on race day from 16:45 till 18:00 sharp.

Please Note - Due to admin we do charge an additional R30 onto your entry fee.

KING OF THE VALLEY

DATE:  2 February  VENUE:  Little Walmer Golf Course

Start your year with a bang!  Come and set the benchmark by testing yourself against the amazing trails in the heart of Port Elizabeth.

World class trails, world class venue with an average organizer.  This event has grown from year to year to being one of the must do events on the race calendar.  Partnering with the likes of Nelson Mandela Bay Development Agency to bring the people of Port Elizabeth the opportunity to have a safe day in the Baakens Valley.

Entries will open 1 January.

Pre entries for this event will close at 24:00 on the 29th of January.

Distance and Cost

  • 6km - R120
  • 12km - R150
  • 18km - R200

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45 / 18km 06:30 - 07:20
Race Briefing 7:50 / 18km - 07:25
18km Start 07:30
12km Start 08:00
6km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 10:45
 

Pre entries to the 6km 12km 18km distances will close at 24:00 on the 30th of January.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 1st of February at Little Walmer Golf Course as well as on race day from 06:30 till 07:45 sharp.

Please Note - Due to admin we do charge an additional R30 onto your entry fee.

BOS BOK TRAIL RUN

DATE:  3 MAY   VENUE:  The Island Reserve – Sea View

Take a 15 minute drive from Sunridge Park and you will arrive at a magical venue filled with the most breath taking single track and scenery we have found in Port Elizabeth.  This event offers a distance for everyone and we have a little 20km Challenge which will set the true trailies apart from the rest.

The Island Nature Reserve will host this event and promises to be tough!

Bring the family and enjoy the day with us.

Entries are OPEN the 1st of January.  As always entering in advance caries its perks.

Pre entries will close at 24:00 on Wednesday the 29th of April.

Distances and Cost

  • 6km - R120
  • 14km - R150
  • 20km - R200

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries

06:30 - 07:45 / 20km 06:30 - 07:20

Race Briefing 07:50 / 20km 07:20
20km Start 07:30
14km Start 08:00
6km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 10:45 (if last finisher is in before that we will start prize giving earlier)
 
 

Pre entries to the 5km 14km 20km distances will close at 24:00 on the 29th of April.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 1st of May at Little Walmer Golf Course as well as on race day from 06:30 till 07:45 sharp.

Please Note - Due to admin we do charge an additional R30 onto your entry fee.

AUTUMN TRAIL SERIES

Race 01 – 15 March  VENUE:  Sacramento Restaurant
Race 02 – 22 March  VENUE:  Ziggies Reggae Bar
Race 03 – 29 March       VENUE:  Crossways Country Kitchen

Big O Sports presents a trail running Series in Port Elizabeth on three different Trails! This event will allow athletes the opportunity to experience three different venues under one race.

Each race is unique in its own way, from 2 coastal routes to the final race inland, this series offers it all.  Great benefits to Series Entrants such as Discounted Entry Fees, Race Merchandise, Discount Vouchers to name a few.

Entries to this annual series opens on the 1st of January.

  • 5km Series – R330
  • 5km Per Race – R120
  • 10km Series – R420
  • 10km Per Race – R150
  • 20km Series – R570
  • 20km Per Race – R200

Series Entries will close on Wednesday the 11th of March.

Check below for more details regarding each Race.

SERIES ENTRIES Race 01 only Race 02 only Race 03 only

DATE:  15 March  VENUE:  Sacramento Restaurant

Come run Sacramento's majestic trails with views that will blow your mind.

Race 01 ONLY pre-entries close on Wednesday the 11th of March at 24:00.

Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45 / 20km - 06:30 - 07:20
Race Briefing 07:50 / 20km - 07:25
20km Start 07:30
10km Start 08:00
5km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 10:45

 

DATE:  22 March  VENUE: Ziggies Reggae Bar 

Come join us as we tackle the Cape Recife Nature Reserve for race 2 of 3 of the Series.  The start is at the bottom and the finish is inside Pine Lodge in Ziggy's Reggae Bar.

Race 02 ONLY pre-entries close on Wednesday the 18th of March at 24:00.

Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45 / 20km - 06:30 - 07:20
Race Briefing 07:50 / 20km - 07:25
20km Start 07:30
10km Start 08:00
5km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 10:45

 

DATE:  29 March  VENUE:  Crossways Country Kitchen

The FINAL!  You might expect an easy race but remember this is a Big O Sports Event, we like to give you a challenge.

Race 03 ONLY pre entries close on Wednesday the 25th of March at 24:00.

Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45 / 20km - 06:30 - 07:20
Race Briefing 07:50 / 20km - 07:25
20km Start 07:30
10km Start 08:00
5km Start 08:10
Prize Giving 10:45

Late entries for Race 01 are welcome at pre registration on Friday the 13th of March from 4pm - 6pm at Little Walmer Golf Course.  Race day from 6:30 - 7:45.

Late entries are welcome for Race 02 and 03 from 06:30 - 07:45 on on race day.

Please Note - Due to admin we do charge an additional R30 onto your entry fee.