MTO opens Jonkershoek Trails for 7th annual Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience

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The exquisite Jonkershoek Trails will once again be open to mountain bikers at the 2019 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience (taking place on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019) compliments of MTO Trails – part of the MTO Group – a proud event partner since 2016.

Specialising in forestry, manufacturing, agriculture, energy, training and ecotourism, MTO offers 35km of plantation roads and 35km of single tracks built and maintained in MTO’s Jonkershoek working plantation.

“MTO Trails is super excited to be a partner of the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Trail Run.  The event gives us the opportunity to further engage with outdoor enthusiasts who get to experience our world-class trails in Jonkershoek,” says Idonette du Toit, MTO Trails General Manager. “Riders and runners can look forward to amazing views and trails that are in tip-top condition offering adventures to outdoor enthusiasts for all fitness levels.”

Du Toit adds, “In addition to world class trails, Jonkershoek boasts additional attractions relating to its diverse fauna and flora. Our conservation efforts have been rewarded by the return of the Kloof Fountain Pincushion (Leucospermum Gueinzii), an endangered flora species, in Jonkershoek. We are very excited about this and even named a trail after it – the new Gueinzii Trail – which will be extended all the way to Saaltjie in 2020. Jonkershoek also boasts a variety of fauna such as honey badgers, fish eagles, black eagles, caracals and leopards.  While some of the species are a bit on the elusive side, some outdoor enthusiasts have managed to catch them on camera while hiking/riding.”

“With amazing trails, stunning views and entertainment on offer – the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience promises to be an awesome event, and we wish all entrants an exceptional experience,” concludes du Toit.

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

     Like our Facebook page:  Stillwater MTB Events/@mtotrailsjonkershoek (MTO Trails – Jonkershoek)/@mtoforestrygroup (MTO Group)

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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