DATE: 16th – 18th August 2018 Merrell Whale Journey ( 2 days )
Where: Western Cape
Start & Finish: De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Distance: 53km over 2 days
Discipline: Ultra Trail Running
Entries Open: 22nd October 2017
Entry Fee: R6000
Description: Day 1 takes you 28km over the Potberg mountain and through fynbos valleys until the coastline calls a stop at the welcoming Noetsie hikers Hut. Continue to explore the wild beach cove or relax around the firepit and put your feet up for the afternoon whale extravaganza put on in the bay. Your overnight bag awaits you as well as a sumptuous feast. After a leisurely breakfast on Day 2, first marvel at the famous athletes flying past as they complete the second half of their route and then join the field of the official Whale of Trail race runners covering 25km of rocky cliff ridges, open beach and flowing coastal path. You however, can divert to investigate the caves if you wish, frolick a while wherever the desire strikes you, and run that beach stretch on fresh legs. Just finish at Koppie Alleen any time before dark! Join the festivities there and back at De Hoop race village.