Since its inception 23 years ago, the Meiringspoort 21.1km & 10km has grown into one of South Africa's premier half marathons. It remains unchallenged for its breathtakingly beautiful scenery. This year we are privileged to welcome two athletes who have completed all 23 races! We will honour them with special commemorative medals. As for the rest of the field, the lucky draws are not to be missed this year, so please stick around for those.
The Meiringspoort 21.1km & 10km is a prestigious event on the running calendar and a lively, joyous affair. We've again arranged live entertainment. You will find the fun in the marquee tent on Friday 16 October, where the talented Michael Lindt will entertain us with music and songs from late afternoon until late at night.
A huge variety of music will be played on Saturday 17 October, from early in the morning throughout the day. Rugby can be watched on the big screen. To make things even more festive, there will be braaivleis & salad. There is no cost involved, so just bring yourself, relax and put your feet up or dance! This will be an excellent opportunity to reflect on the day's race and share your experiences with friends (old and new), club members and family.
ONDERSTEUN OUDTSHOORN VOLUNTEERS MENS & DIER
Die Meiringspoort Halfmarathon se reëlingskomitee het vanjaar besluit om die Nie- Winsgewende Organisasie, Oudtshoorn Volunteers Mens & Dier die kans te gee, om die naweek saam met die gasvrye mense van De Rust, atlete en ander gaste deur te bring. Die span sal vanaf Vrydag beskikbaar wees om vrae te beantwoord rondom die organisasie, dit wat hul doen, hoe hul dit doen, mylpale reeds behaal & doelwitte. Asook projekte wat beplan word. Hulle sal ook 'n stalletjie hê met produkte vir ondersteuners. Jock vervaardig hoë kwaliteit diere kos. Hul is die hoofborg van Oudtshoorn Volunteers Mens & Dier se produkte. Jock will provide sample packets of dog food which will be included in the Goodie Bags. You are invited to hand back the sample packets to Oudtshroon Volunteers Mens & Dier.
NG CHURCH BAZAAR GOODNES
The whole of the De Rust community is getting behind the annual "Kerkbasaar" and planning lip-smacking eats and drinks for visitors to the friendliest "plattelandse dorpie" of all. Yep, this year the church bazaar aims, as always, to delight the senses with fresh pancakes, rusks (all types), pies, "ystervarkies" (Lamingtons), cupcakes, freshly baked cakes and tarts, homemade lemon syrup, and "roosterkoek", with your choice of relish, cheese or jam. And of course there will also be crunchy koeksisters, as only the "tannies" from De Rust can make.
No need to get thirsty either, for there will be tea, coffee and cappuccino on sale, and a big variety of ice-cold cold drinks. Plus, there will be burgers and braaivleis on the braai. Hungry yet?
Indien enigiets is die poedings hierdie jaar selfs beter en smaakliker as ooit, maar vanjaar word dit met 'n kinkel aangebied. Verseker moet jy 'n draai maak in die Klein Karoo Koffiekroeg! Finally, don’t forget our famous steak, salad & chips, and the ever popular jaffles (mince, chicken and breakfast), all freshly made. All the above-mentioned food lines will be available on Friday, 16 October from 14:00 until 21:00, and again on Saturday, 17 October from 05:00 to 14:00. After this there will be braaivleis and salad.
UNBEATABLE KAROO MEAT
Have you ever tasted Karoo Lamb? The best of the best! The "Vleistafel" is an absolute must. Find it on stage in the NG Church hall and feast your senses on our display of world-famous lamb, biltong and "droëwors", mince, hamburger patties, kebabs and many more meat products to choose from. Better yet, why not pre-order your Karoo Lamb from Jacoline Delport, on 044 241 2506 / 079 478 3168, and collect during the bazaar? It will be cut and packed the way you like it.
Details regarding payment and ordering can be found on the order from, available on www.meiringspoort21.co.za.
- De Zeekoe: 044 272 6721 / 082 584 9957
- Queens Hotel (10% discount): 044 272 2101
- Elmarie, Owls Den: 082 498 0177
- Mari-Lize of Hugo, Mount Noah: 044 272 5670 / 083 238 3660
- Leandu du Bruyn: 082 6966 206
- Elriza, Thylitshia Villa Guesthouse: 076 877 0753 / 044 2727814
- Tienie Potgieter: 072 224 6473
- Niel Els, Turnberry Boutique Hotel: 044 279 2368
- Eunice, Bella de Karoo: 044 213 3801
- Phil, Gumtree Guest House: 044 2792 528
- Elaine Pienaar: 082 419 1085
- Marlene Stemmet, Aan die Brug: 044 272 2665
- Lizel Koen Bezuidenhout, Adley Guest House: 044 272 4533
- Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages: 044 272 8518
Online entry process / registration / subs / time chip:
Karla or Des / firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 044 873 0023 / (08:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 16:00)
All race, transport, facility related queries:
email@example.com / 076 130 7920 / (office hours only)
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