The 17th Grootbrak Grabadoo will take place on Tuesday, 31 December 2019.
Runners, walkers, families and even pets can participate in the most beautiful walk in the Garden Route, around the Great Brak River in a 4.8km route. Mountain bikers can choose from 4 exciting routes which includes some wonderful twists and turns in the forest – 15km, 36km, 53km, and 71km.
Last year a record number of just over 1 300 participants took part. “Most of the participants are visitors to the Garden Route,” said Mimi Finestone of interface by goji, who started the event 17 years ago with a friend. First home was Gerhard Swanepoel of Pretoria and second Eben Kruger from Stellenbosch, who both finished the 4,8km in about 18 minutes. “We need this event, considering the amount of beer and food one consumes over the holidays,” said Kruger.
Vodacom is again the premier partner for this year’s event. Some of the supporting partners include Thinus Nel Motors, De Dekke Spar, Mossel Bay Tourism & Coimbra Cycle house. Frontier Medix’s team will be in attendance throughout the race. “We will have a fully equipped medical tent at the start/finish on the sports grounds in the village, with stretchers, equipment and resus ready,” said Jacques Lourens.
Mayflower Cricket Club and Caws 4 Paws will once again be the main beneficiary. Members of the Mayflower Cricket club also contribute their energy and time to the event. “The club regards itself as a critical enabler to further the game and to promote development of cricket at grassroots level. In addition, the club endeavours to promote social cohesion within the communities, ensuring a positive community spirit.” The MTB starts at 07:00, with the different distances starting at three-minute intervals, and the fun walk/run starts at 07:15.
Entry forms will be available at Vodacom offices in the Garden Route, Klein Karoo and Port Elizabeth, while pre-entries can be done at Mossel Bay Tourism or Coimbra Cycle House in George.
Enter online before or on 30 December 2019 at www.entryrush.co.za/event/grootbrak-grabadoo97. Late entries will be available at the starting point at Great Brak Sport Grounds from 06:00 to 06:45 on 31 December before the first race commences at 07:00.
For more information contact Mimi Finestone 084 583 3144, or Alewijn Dippenaar at 082 457 5675