Meiringspoort 10km now a 12.5km
The organisers of the Meiringspoort event, being held for the 24th time on 15 October 2016, have made a change to the 10km run and walk, increasing the distance to 12.5km.
This decision was not made lightly. Input from participants and relevant authorities was all taken in consideration.
The number of vehicles on our roads continues to grow exponentially. Traffic though Meiringspoort is no exception. The safety of all our participants is paramount.
• By changing the start of the 10km and moving it back to the “Waterfall” parking area we are able to have a larger and safer area as drop off zone for participants.
• Better ablution facilities are on offer and participants can expect a better service of tea, coffee, rusks etc.
• You then are further into Meiringspoort at an official viewing point.
• Traffic flow, pre start, will not be hampered as the full complement of runners can use the parking area as a holding area, not blocking a lane as has happened in the past.
A generous cut off time of 2.5 hours now is in place as well – giving the casual walker 12mins per km to complete the event.
The organisers trust that this change, taken in the best interests of all, will be embraced by all and contribute in taking the event to still greater heights.
NEXT RACE - 15 October 2016
Entries open 05 May 2016 @ 12:00