Gear up for funfilled MTB and trail run weekend

Riders will get to savour the beautiful tracks of the South Coast at the Sappi Scottburgh MTB Race on Sunday, 22 July. PHOTO: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

The 10th anniversary of Sappi Scottburgh MTB and Trail Run weekend will see the offering boldly expanded to a whole weekend of family fun with the addition of a variety of trail running events to supplement the well-established MTB options on the weekend of 21 and 22 July.

The funky pants trail runs of 16km, 10km and 5km will take place on Saturday, 21 July, while the choice of 45km, 28km and 10km Sappi Scottburgh MTB races will take centre stage on Sunday, 22 July.

The Sappi Scottburgh MTB Race will once again raise money for the Cycling For Mobility cause, and will form the second leg of the South Coast MTB Series, and the sixth event of the Quattro ROAG Series.

The funky pants Scottburgh trail runs start and finish at Scottburgh Main Beach.
8am – 18km; 8.15am – 10km; 8.30am 5km run and walk. Registration is on Saturday, 21 July from 6.30am to 7.45am at Scottburgh Lifesaving Club clubhouse. Contact Billy Harker on 082-654-6542.
Entries: ROAG https://www.roag.co.za/online-entries.aspx?EventID=2253
More information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottburgh-Mtb-Race/221420711386243

Sappi Scottburgh MTB Race starts and finishes at Scottburgh Main Beach.
8.30am – 45km (pre-entry – R170, late entry – R195); 8.45am – 28km dash and splash (pre-entry – R130, late entry – R155); 9am – 10km family fun ride (pre-entry – R60, late entry – R85). Registration is on Sunday, 14 August from 6.30am to 8.30am at Scottburgh Lifesaving Club clubhouse. Contact: Flavio Scarpa on 084-330-6029.
Entries: ROAG https://www.roag.co.za/online-entries.aspx?EventID=2198
More information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottburgh-Mtb-Race/221420711386243

Previous MTB winners
Year Men’s winner/Women’s winner
2008 Cancelled due to flooding
2009 Shaun Peschl/Jacky Church
2010 Andrew Warr/Brenda Potts
2011 Nick Porteous/Bianca Haw
2012 Burry Stander/Cherise Stander
2013 Evan Van Der Spuy/Haley Smith
2014 Tyrone White/Haley Smith
2015 Brendon Davids/Candice Parker Dennison
2016 Andrew Hill/Candice Parker Dennison
2017 Andrew Hill/Bianca Haw

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