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BlueBoost Winelands Marathon and Half Marathon 2017

11 November, Saturday

42.2km & 21.1km, Running, Helderberg Harriers Athletic Club, Top Events

Blueboost and Helderberg Harriers, presents the 41st Winelands Marathon, 21st Winelands Half Marathon Race on Saturday 11 November 2017 at Eikestad Primary School, Stellenbosch. Hosted by Helderberg Harriers, in accordance with the rules of ASA & WPA.

General Information


• The marathon will start at 05:30 sharp and the half marathon at 05:50 sharp at the Eikestad Primary School.
• Entrants who have completed nine marathons or half marathons and qualify for permanents numbers must please indicate as such on their entry forms.
• Results will be available at www.topevents.co.za and www.wpa.org.za
• For registration enquiries contact Top Events at info@topevents.co.za or tel. 086 005 1021
For accommodation contact Stellenbosch360 (Stellenbosch Tourism) at 021 883-3584


Remember to order your high quality moisture management T-Shirt at only R210 each when you enter.



Begin with a loop through historic Stellenbosch and leave the town with the R310 past Spier Estate and turn left into the Annandale Rd just before the 14km mark, which is the lowest point on the route. The Annandale Rd is an undulating stretch of 5km, to reach the R44. Turn right and follow the R44 to Somerset West where the Steynsrust bridge is used to cross the R44. Coming back along the R44, just past the 32km mark, runners turn right at Louw-se-Bos and join up with the half marathon route, back to the finish. The last 2km is slightly downhill, leveling off before the finish at Eikestad Primary School.


Start at Eikestad Primary School, do a loop through Krigeville and then head out on the R44 towards Somerset West.  At about the 11 km mark turn left into Stellenrust Rd.  The next 5 km is gravel and mostly uphill.  Getting back on the tar at about 16 km there is a short, steep downhill section before the course levels out to a less steep section.  This section takes runners back to the R44.  From here it is about 2 km to the finish at Eikestad Primary.


The fun run is an open event for licensed and unlicensed athletes.
Children under 9 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The start will be at 06:30 at Eikestad Primary School.
For safety reasons young competitors are requested to start near the back.
Entries at R15.00 each are taken on the morning of the run from 05:00.
The time limit is 1 hour and all finishers will receive a medal.
For further fun run enquiries, contact Top Events – 021 511 7130


 Tog bag facilities will be available on race day. Please note that while the organisers will take reasonable care with the bags, no responsibility whatsoever is accepted for loss or damage. Do not leave money or other valuables in your bag!


Parking is provided for 1200 vehicles at various venues in close proximity to the race venue. Security officials are on hand, and endeavor to keep the vehicles as safe as possible.  However, runners making use of these parking facilities must ensure that they do not leave any valuable items or personal belongings in their vehicles.

Parking marshals are on hand to direct race participants to these parking venues. Please obey and respect these parking marshals. Their assistance is invaluable in ensuring that all participants arrive at the race venue on time. Runners are requested to provide adequate time en route to the race to ensure that they arrive on time for the start of the event.

Please note that the owners of vehicles that park illegally, will be held liable by the local Traffic Officials.

Number Collection Points

All runners must register. Runners will have to produce their confirmation of entry in order to receive their race numbers . Registration will take place on Friday, 10 November, 15:00-19:00 and Saturday, 11 November, from 04:30 at Eikestad Primary School, Stellenbosch and Friday, 10 November, 09:00-18:00 at Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West, Tygervalley and Rondebosch.Runners must select one of the venues when entering for the race.

Eikestad Primary School, Stellenbosch   Show details

Contact number:

From N2:
Follow N2 to Baden Powell Dr. Take exit 33 from N2
30.7 km / 20 min
Continue on Baden Powell Dr to your destination inStellenbosch
18.1 km / 18 min
Turn left onto Baden Powell Dr
12.9 km
Turn right onto Polkadraai Rd/R310
2.3 km
Continue onto Adam Tas
1.5 km
Turn right onto Dorp St
350 m
Take the 2nd right onto R44
500 m
Turn left onto Doornbosch Rd
450 m
Turn right
Krigeville, Stellenbosch 7600

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.945141, 18.854556

Sportsmans Warehouse - Rondebosch   Show details

Contact number:

34 Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.955583, 18.491517

Sportsmans Warehouse - Somerset West   Show details

Contact number:

Shop 11a, Somerset Value Mart, Remainder Street, Somerset West, 7130, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -34.084921,18.823868

Sportsmans Warehouse - Tygervalley   Show details

Contact number:

1 Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue, Tyger Valley, 7530, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.877183, 18.633500



Helderberg Animal Rescue Team is as registered NPO and Public Benefit Organisation which started in March 2015. Their volunteers are mostly working mums who give up their free time to work in various disadvantaged communities in and around the Helderberg.

Their main focus is to ensure that all dogs and cats are vaccinated and sterilised, and have so far sterilised 400 animals in a year. They subsidise food (or donate free where needed), deal with injuries and illness, treat mange, dip for ticks and fleas, provide or subsidise kennels and collars and rescue abused, neglected or abandoned animals. They try to educate owners and their children about taking responsibility for and the care and protection of their pets under HART’s guidance. HART have also re-homed over 100 puppies, kittens, adult dogs and cats.

NPO registration number: 146-494

PBO registration number: 930052145

Telephone 076 821 0465 Email: hartteam@mail.com

Website: http//www.hart.helderberg.co.za

Prize Money


Men & Women 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Open R3000 R2500 R2000 R1500 R1000
40-49 R1500 R1200 R1000 R500
50-59 R1000 R750 R500
60-69 R500 R400 R300
70+ R300 R250  200

Winning open teams, men and women (combined time): 4 x R200

The following awards will be awarded at prizegiving:

Permanent numbers for winning one of the categories (open, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) for a 3rd time, Unique “Wynvat” trophies after 25 completed runs and Triple laurel permanent numbers after 30 completed runs.



GOLD:      First 3 men

First 3 women

First 3 40-49 men

First 3 40-49 women

First 3 50-59 men

First 3 50-59 women

First 3 60 – 69 men

First 3 60 -69 women

First 2 70+ men

First 2 70+ women

SILVER:   Positions 4 – 100

BRONZE: The rest sub – 6:00


Men & Women 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Open R2000 R1500 R1000 R750 R500
40-49 R1250 R1000 R750 R500 R200
50-59 R700 R400 R300 R200 R100
60-69 R400 R300 R200 R150 R100
70+ R250 R150 R100
Junior R250 R150 R100 R75

Winning open teams, men and women (combined time): 4 x R150





GOLD:      First 3 men

First 3 women

First 3 40-49 men

First 3 40-49 women

First 3 50-59 men

First 3 50-59 women

First 3 60 – 69 men

First 3 60 – 69 women

First 3 70+ men

First 3 70+ women

SILVER:   Positions 4 – 100

BRONZE: The rest sub – 3:30


  • Entrants for the marathon must be 20 years or older and for the half marathon 16 years or older on race day, Saturday 11 November 2017.
  • No changing from the marathon to the half marathon or vice versa will be allowed.
  • Licensed athletes should run in club colours. All competitors must display their 2017 provincial licence number on the back of the vest and the official race number on the front.
  • No personal seconding or bicycles will be allowed on the route.
  • The time limit will be 6 hours for the marathon and 3½ hours for the half marathon.
  • Social walkers are welcome to enter the half marathon.
  • In addition to Overall (Open) prizes, participants will only be eligible for an age category prize in the age category they enter. Corresponding numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of their vests.  Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.
  • Temporary licensed participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age.
  • Juniors (born in 1997 or later) wearing a junior or senior licence, must display age tags to qualify for age group prizes.
  • Club colours must be worn to qualify for team prizes.
  • For safety reasons the use of personal music players with headphones is not allowed. Use of such a device in contravention of IAAF Rule 144.3(b), may result in disqualification.
  • Temporary licence holders registering must complete and hand in the tear off strip from the number in order to be covered by the ASA accident insurance.
  • This is a #RunClean event ! Do not litter. Dispose of sachets and cups responsibly by using the boxes provided or carrying them to the finish. Report offenders to the referees.
  • Detailed rules are available on wpa.org.za or on request from the organisors or the WPA office.

Event Details

Date: 11 November, Saturday
Start Time: 5:30am
Entry Closing Date: 02 November, Thursday
Category: Running
Province: Western Cape
Distance: 42.2km & 21.1km
Start Venue: Eikestad Primary School, Stellenbosch
Finish Venue: Eikestad Primary School



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