Savanna Origin of Trails boasts spectacular sponsor spoils

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In addition to boasting with both a new title sponsor (Savanna Non Alcoholic Lemon) and a new festival village (Blaauwklippen Wine Estate) in 2019, the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Trail Run will also feature spectacular sponsor spoils come Saturday 30 November and Sunday 01 December 2019.

“Our sponsors and partners are just as passionate about the events as we are,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Earlier this year we welcomed Mitsubishi Motors South Africa as the official vehicle partner of the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Trail Run.  We have really put our vehicles to the test (especially on route) and they’ve passed with flying colors.  Whether mountain biking or trail running, entrants can look forward to experiencing the most iconic trails that Stellenbosch has on offer.  Water points will be a welcomed oasis, with lots to eat and ice cold Coca Cola and water.  The festival village will be a hub of excitement with mouth-watering food, special sponsor activations combined with good music.  We cannot wait to welcome all to the MTB party of the year.” 

“Unapologetically bold, Savanna is excited to be the title sponsor of the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Trail Run,” says Kavir Gangiah, Media, Sponsorship and Events Manager Distell Southern Africa.  “Savanna launched a category breaking new innovation in 2019, the first non-alcoholic cider in the SA market.  Entrants can look forward to enjoying an

ice cold Savanna Non-Alcoholic Lemon in the Chill Area once they’ve crossed the finish line.”

Olof Bergh one of South Africa’s most loved brandies produced by Distell is running a competition in selected Tops stores in the Western Cape:  Grand Central Tops (Cape Town) and Sonstraal Tops (Durbanville).  Consumers can win a complementary entry into the 2019 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience when they purchase a bottle of Olof Bergh and follow the in-store mechanics.

“We’d like to encourage mountain bikers to bring their old/gently warn sports gear, shoes, shirts, cycling kit, rugby shorts shoes just about anything and everything, to race pack collection,” says Andre Cronje, Aramex SA Marketing Manager.  “The goods can be deposited in the Aramex Drop Box next to the big inflatable.  The first 100 people to share a selfie with the Drop Box inflatable on social media and tag us will receive a limited-edition Aramex Gift.  The sports goods will be donated to a charity in Stellenbosch.”

Olympic International will also have a special offer on race day.  “We are excited to once again be part of the Origin of Trails MTB Experience,” says Dyllon Gordon, Marketing Co-Ordinator Olympic International.  “This year we will offer a 20% discount on all Olympic products purchased in the Festival Village.  Look out for our entry level MTB shoe which is perfect for beginners or riders that are seeking value for money or our lightweight and technical MTB shoe for your more intermediate and advanced rider.  We will also have our lifestyle shoes for both male, female and children.”

The exquisite Jonkershoek Trails will once again be open to mountain bikers at the 2019 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience compliments of MTO Trails – part of the MTO Group – a proud event partner since 2016.

     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.   

     Located in Bantry Bay between the vibrant city and the Atlantic Ocean, the President Hotel is the Savanna Origin of Trails’ proud accommodation partner.  The President Hotel welcomes you to Cape Town and all its breath-taking sights, thrilling activities and inspiring moments.  It’s all you love about Cape Town and more.  One lucky Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and/or Trail Run entrant will win a Two Night Stay for Two at the iconic President Hotel in Bantry Bay.  To stand a chance to experience Cape Town at the President Hotel, sign up for the President Hotel newsletter: 

     https://presidenthotel.co.za/win-a-two-night-stay-sign-up/  You have to be on the 2019 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and/or Trail Run entry list to be eligible for the prize.        

Win with SpecializedOne lucky rider will take home a spectacular Specialized Epic Comp EVO mountain bike to the value of R49 000.  To stand a chance to win entrants need to share a video from the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience on Saturday and show Specialized why they deserve to win.  The video must be uploaded to Instagram, follow and tag @specializedza #originoftrails #epicevo.  The most impressive video will win.  The winner will be announced during prize giving on Sunday.

     Mountain bikers and trail runners can kickstart the morning with a warm Rialto Coffee before the start.  With additional sponsor prizes from Thule, Squirt and Blaauwklippen up for grabs you definitely don’t want to miss Prize Giving on Sunday.

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: Savanna 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

Venue: Start & Finish:  Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Event: Savanna Origin Of Trails Trail Run
Start Time: 06:45 / 12 – 15km
  06:50 / 5km
Event: Savanna 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

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 on 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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