we proudly present

THE HELLA NIGHT RACE #02

DATE:  25 August VENUE:  Ziggys Reggae Bar

Star light, ocean sounds and the beautiful Cape Recife Nature Reserve.  When you think it can’t get any better, you will be able to end off the night with a cold beer or a cup of hot chocolate and live music.

Your options – 5km, 10km or 15km of beautiful coastal trails.  The first 100 paid entrants will receive complimentary race merchandise.  The race will start and finish inside Pine Lodge at the Ziggy’s Reggae Bar.  This allows athletes the opportunity to enjoy some good food and drinks post race and pre prize giving.

Entries are OPEN.

Pre entries close at 24:00 on Wednesday the 22nd of August.

Distance and Cost

  • 5km - R110
  • 10km - R140
  • 15km - R180

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day / Night
Registration and Late Entries 16:45 - 18:00
Race Briefing 18:05
15km Start 18:15
10km Start 18:25
5km Start 18:35
Prize Giving 20:45
 
 

Pre entries to the 5km 10km 15km distances will close at 24:00 on the 22nd of August.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 24th of August 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.

 
 
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THE WOODRIDGE TRAIL RUN

DATE:  21 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 iconic cotton long sleeve shirts will be for the first 150 entrants to the event.

Entries are OPEN.

Pre entries will close on Wednesday the 17th of October at 24:00 Sharp!

Distance and Cost

  • 6km - R110
  • 14km - R140
  • 23km - R200

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45
Race Briefing 7:50
23km Start 8:00
14km Start 8:10
6km Start 8:20
Prize Giving 12:00

Pre entries to the 6km 14km 23km distances will close at 24:00 on the 17th of October.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 19th 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.

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TAVCOR TRAIL RUN

DATE:  10 November  VENUE:  Tavcor William Moffet

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 7th of November at 24:00.

Distance and Cost

  • 6km - R110
  • 12km - R140

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45
Race Briefing 7:50
12km Start 8:00
6km Start 8:10
Prize Giving 10:45

Pre entries to the 6km 12km distances will close at 24:00 on the 7th of November.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 9th 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.

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TURBINE TRAIL RUN

DATE:  24 November  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!

This year we celebrate the 5th year of the infamous Big 9 Turbine Trail Run and as always we have a surprise for all the runners.  Ever wondered what the route would be like in reverse?

2018 / 2019 will be the year filled with reverse routes!  Get ready!

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!!!

Pre entries will close on the 21st of November – be part of the first 150 and walk away with some cool race Merchandise.

Distance and Cost

  • 5km - R120
  • 12km - R150
  • 18km - R190

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45
Race Briefing 7:50
18km Start 8:00
12km Start 8:10
5km Start 8:20
Prize Giving 11:30
 

Pre entries to the 5km 12km 18km distances will close at 24:00 on the 21st of November.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 23rd 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.

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KING OF THE VALLEY

DATE:  3 February  VENUE:  Little Walmer Golf Course

Its a new year, how long will your new years resolutions last!  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 open December the 1st at 20:00.

Pre entries for this event will close at 24:00 on the 30th of January.

Distance and Cost

  • 6km - R120
  • 12km - R150

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45
Race Briefing 7:50
12km Start 8:00
6km Start 8:10
Prize Giving 10:30

Pre entries to the 6km 12km 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.

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HELLA NIGHT RACE #01

DATE:  25 May  VENUE:  Hopewell Conservation Estate

With Hopewell Conservation Estate becoming a fast growing exclusive venue having the opportunity to race here is always special.  Come join us as we have our first of 2 night races for the year under stars and amongst the wild life out at Hopewell.

In the past years this event has grown to be a big favorite to the Trail Runners of Port Elizabeth as well as the few that travel from J-Bay to be part of the action.  While you enjoy the race let us take care of the youngsters with our big screen movie night in side the beautiful Sentry.

Entries will be live from 20:00 on the 1st of April.

Pre entries will close at 24:00 on Wednesday the 22nd of May.

Distances and Cost

  • 5km - R120
  • 12km - R150
  • 18km - R190

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day / Night
Registration and Late Entries 16:45 - 18:00
Race Briefing 18:05
18km Start 18:15
12km Start 18:25
5km Start 18:35
Prize Giving 20:45 (if last finisher is in before that we will start prize giving earlier)
 
 

Pre entries to the 5km 12km 18km distances will close at 24:00 on the 22nd of May.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 24th of May 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.

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AUTUMN TRAIL SERIES

Race 01 – 21 March  VENUE:  Ziggies Reggae Bar
Race 02 – 24 March  VENUE:  Sacramento Restaurant
Race 03 – 7 April       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 Discovery Vitality Points, Race Merchandise, Discount Vouchers to name a few.

Entries to this annual series opens on the 30th of January.

  • 5km Series – R330
  • 5km Per Race – R120
  • 10km Series – R420
  • 10km Per Race – R150
  • 15km Series – R470
  • 15km Per Race – R170

Series Entries will close on Sunday the 18th of March.

Check below for more details regarding each Race.

DATE:  21 march  VENUE:  Ziggy's Reggae Bar

Come join us as we tackle the Cape Recife Nature Reserve for race 1 of 3 of the Series.  Start finish will be inside Pine Lodge in Ziggy's Reggae Bar.

Race 01 ONLY pre entries close on Monday the 18th 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 10:45

DATE:  24 march  VENUE:  Sacramento Restuarant 

Sacramento Trails a majestic trail with views that will blow your mind!

Race 02 ONLY pre entries close on Wednesday the 21st 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 10:45

DATE:  7 April  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 3rd of April 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 10:45
5 km SERIES 10km Series 15km Series Race 01 only Race 02 only Race 03 only

Late entries for Race 01 are welcome at pre registration on Tuesday the 19th 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 4pm - 6pm on the Friday (22nd and the 5th) before the race 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.

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ROYALSTON TRAIL RUN

DATE:  30 June  VENUE:  Lake De La Vie

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.

Lake De La Vie known to be one of the most incredible wedding venues in Port Elizabeth kindly hosted us in 2018 and some incredible racing was witnessed by many with an amazing view of the beautiful Lake.

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 to this years addition will go live on May the 27th.

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

Distance and Cost

  • 5km - R120
  • 12km - R150
  • 16km - R190

 

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Time Schedule for Race Day
Registration and Late Entries 06:30 - 07:45
Race Briefing 7:50
16km Start 8:00
12km Start 8:10
5km Start 8:20
Prize Giving 11:00

Pre entries to the 5km 12km 16km 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.

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THE CROSSWAYS CHALLENGE

DATE:  22 July  VENUE:  Crossways Country Kitchen

If you’re looing 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 open at 20:00 on Wednesday the 4th of July.

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:

  • R1450.00 includes MTO Forestry, Trail Fee, meal after your race and Official Event Jacket.
  • R1000.00 includes MTO Forestry and Trail Fee. Excludes meal after your race and Official Event Jacket.

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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.
  • R550.00 includes MTO Forestry, Trail Fee and Event Merchandise.

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 - R110
  • 10km - R140
  • 15km - R180

Pre-entries close on Wednesday the 18th 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 18th of July.

Late entries are welcome from 4pm - 6pm on Friday the 20th 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.

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