Now in its third season, the popular FALKE Trail Run Series presented by Dirtopia, will for the first time be hosted at the picturesque Peter Falke Wines on the Annandale Road just outside Stellenbosch on Sunday, 29 May.
Nestled against the majestic slopes of the Helderberg mountain range, the farm offers the perfect canvas for nature to paint its autumn colours and for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a trail run in the winelands before winter settles in.
Runners can choose between a 6km and 11km run, both of which run through the beautiful winelands with magnificent scenic views. Both routes will meander through a new section of the forest on Peter Falke Wines with some interesting single track sections before heading back to finish on the rolling estate lawns.
Registration starts from 07h30 at the venue with the 11km setting off at 09h00 followed by the 6km at 09h15. The cost for pre-entries (cut-off for online pre-entries at www.dirtopia.co.za is on 24 May) is R100 for the 6km and R120 for the 11km. Entries on the day will be R50 extra, if available. Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags with tags available to rent or buy on the day. There will be medals for all finishers and the refreshment station on both routes will have Powerade, fruit & jellies and drinks at the finish for all. All finishers will qualify for a special discount for wine tastings in the tasting room.
Great prizes are up for grabs for the top performing men and ladies, while title sponsor FALKE and host Peter Falke Wines will offer fabulous lucky draw prizes. Submit your FALKE sock selfie on Twitter @FalkeSA to score some exciting product hampers.
Dating back to the 18th century, the traditional gabled Cape Dutch buildings of the wine estate belie a contrasting modernity within. The stately old homestead is partnered by a “boutique” winery, contemporary wine tasting room, gift shop and luxurious outdoor lounge. The rolling lawn is the perfect spot to relax with friends and family after the trail run.
According to FALKE marketing manager Carol Stent, this trail run series is a perfect fit for the FALKE brand and allows runners to benefit from the technical and functional advantages of FALKE’s Advance Performance range.
“FALKE continues to push the boundaries of performance technology and the FALKE Trail Run Series allows us to engage directly with our target audience of discerning consumers with a sense of adventure, love of nature and appreciation for innovation and technology. We are truly excited about hosting this iconic event at Peter Falke Wines for the first time,” mentions Stent.
The range offers a variety of advanced performance running socks, which have been specifically engineered to suit the South African climate and terrain. The sport-specific socks feature FALKE’s trademark Drynamix Moisture Management System, hand-linked and seamless toe construction as well as strategically placed cushioning to protect feet in critical high strain areas. In addition, the socks offer gentle elastic arch support, reinforced heel and toes and distinctive cushioning to ensure lasting durability.