Merrell Hobbit 16km

Saturday 29 April 2023

Online Entry fee: TBC (includes VAT)  

  • Entries online open Monday, 12 September 2022 at 09h00
  • Online entries close at 18h00 on Wednesday, 26th April – Entries will be available on the day with an additional R50 late entry fee
  • Should the event scheduled for the 28 – 30 April 2023 be postponed due to National Restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, entries will be transferred to the rescheduled event or the 2024 Hobbit Trail Runs.

Race entry does not include the following:

  • Personal medical and nutritional requirements
  • Any snacks or performance nutrition during the event – there will be one water table on the 16km route.
  • Basic medical support is offered for emergencies but excludes helicopter evacuation, or any hospitalization transport, which will be at the participant’s cost.

Registration and start times

  • Registration at Arminel Hotel from 7h30
  • Race Briefing 16km – 8h55
  • Race start 16km – 9h00
  • Prize giving when the majority of runners are finished.

Runners Info 16km

  • The route will be marked
  • Times for the 16km vary from 1h15 to 5h00
  • Runners must be self-sufficient for the day; there will be one water point on the 16km
  • Runners must stick to the marked trail. No short cuts are allowed.
  • There will be a sweeper
  • Smile – this is a great trail run
  • See interactive Route map here

Optional Running Equipment 16km

  • Wind breaker
  • Water bottle / bladder
  • Food/drink for the run
  • Cell phone – emergency numbers will be on the race number.

Recommended Equipment

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Camera
  • Water

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