Aitsa! After Care Centre ready for iconic MTB experience in Stellenbosch

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The learners from the Aitsa! After Care Centre are eagerly counting down the days to the 2019 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Trail Run that will take place at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019.

Founded in 2014 the Aitsa! After Care Centre strives to expose children to fun activities and programs in an alternative home environment where they feel loved and special. 

“It’s an absolute honor to once again be an official charity of the Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Trail Run,” says Marietjie Steyn, Aitsa! After Care Centre Founder/Director.  “It’s a popular event that is well organized and features absolutely beautiful routes.  We feel that the riders understand the importance of conserving the environment and supporting communities.  The organizers have given our children 17 entries into the Fun Ride on Saturday and 2 entries into the Trail Run on Sunday.  Each child will receive a free event t-shirt, which will mean the world to them.”

“We are really looking forward to the new experience at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate,” continues Steyn. “The children cannot wait to discover the new paths on their mountain bikes.  The event is full of adventure and excitement.  It helps us to give hope and passion to children.  It gets them to look beyond their circumstances and dream of a better life. Sport and an event like this gets the adrenaline pumping.  The children are filled with excitement, keeping them off of the streets and busy with productive positive experiences.  The Origin of Trails truly is a yearly highlight for our children.  We will be present at Race Pack Collection where we will be selling temporary Aitsa! tattoos to wear on race day.  We cannot wait to be part of the 2019 experience.”

Riders wanting to support the Aitsa! After Care Centre can do so byeither making a donation when entering the 2019 event or by supporting their “sponsor a child programme” for R300 per month.  For more information visit www.aitsa.org

EVENT INFORMATION:  Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience & Origin of Trails Trail Run

Date:    Saturday, 30 November 2019

Venue: Start:  Die Laan (Stellenbosch) Finish:  Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Event: Origin of Trails MTB Experience/ Stage One
Start Time: 07:00 / Marathon (50 – 60km)
  08:10 / Half Marathon (28 – 30km)
  09:00 / Fun Ride (8 – 10km)

     Date:  Sunday, 01 December 2019

Trail runners can join in on the fun by taking on the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run.  Entrants can look forward to challenging, yet fun and rewarding routes with spectacular views.

Venue: Start & Finish:  Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Event: Origin of Trails Trail Run
Start Time: 06:45 / 12 – 15km
  06:50 / 5km
Event: Origin of Trails MTB Experience / Stage Two
Start Time: 07:00 / Marathon (50 – 60km)
  08:10 / Half Marathon (28 – 30km)

ENTRY FEES:

Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience      

Option 1:  Marathon (50 – 60km per day) R1600.00
Option 2:  Half Marathon (28 – 30km per day) R1400.00
Option 3:  Fun Ride(8 – 10km) R200.00

     Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run

Option 1: Long 12 – 15km R350.00
Option 2: Short 5km R250.00

MTB entry fee includes:  This applies to the Marathon and Half Marathon MTB Experience entrants ONLY.

  • Exclusive T-shirt
  • Spectacular on route experience
  • Scrumptious lunch offering on both days
  • A light breakfast with coffee on both days
  • Well stocked Water Points
  • A pair of Falke socks
  • A finisher Medal

Fun Ride entrants will be rewarded with a medal and an exclusive t-shirt.

Trail Run entry fee includes:

  • An official event t-shirt
  • Spectacular on route experience
  • A pair of Falke socks
  • Lucky draw prizes
  • A finisher Medal

     FALKE FOOT ZONE All entrants (runners and mountain bikers) are invited to visit the Falke Foot Zone once they’ve crossed the finish line for a free Falke leg and foot massage.   

CHARITY SUPPORTThe Savanna Origin of Trails proudly supports the:  1. Urban Caracal Project, 2. Aitsa! After Care Centre and the 3. Stellenbosch Trail Fund

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Follow us on Twitter:  @OriginOfTrails For more information or to enter the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and/or Trail Run please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

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