About

About

The Winston Whip is a 50km run made up of 2 stages over 2 days.

Day 1 is a challenging 29km run reaching a maximum altitude of about 1700m above sea level. It starts at 1400m with 2 inclines that will get the blood flowing nice and early. Before you know it, you are 1550m above sea level and the fun begins. With Cathcart and the Windvogel Mountain behind you, you head for the top of Winston Farm which uncovers spectacular mountain views of The Little Elandsberg, The Elandsberg, The 3 Hogs and Gaikas Kop. The trail is made up of a maze of cattle and sheep foot paths through the veld which takes you past all the best dams, natural springs and grazing spots you can imagine. Various water points on the route with 1 or 2 stops at the natural springs coming out of the mountain along the way. Just before you head back down the mountain to the finish for a cold beer you can have a dip in the fresh spring water reservoir to cool off.

Day 2 is an enjoyable 21km run that starts with a gradual incline reaching 1620m above sea level within the first 6km, this will be your maximum altitude for the day. This sets you up for 15kms of bliss along the western side of the mountain and down onto the banks of the Kliplaat River where you will spend most of the day. When you stop running with the flow of the river, you know The Whip is coming to a close. The route takes you for one last loop past one more viewpoint (the Studio), before bringing you home past the Winston Church and back along the district road so you can stretch your legs for the photo finish.

Head Quarters will be at the Grumpy Grouse, our Pub and Entertainment area. The Days will start and finish at the Grumpy Grouse and all meals will be served here as well. Join us for a spectacular weekend of good food, great hospitality and the outdoors!

 

Full Package – R1800

  • 2 Days of fantastic Trail running
  • Campsite with access to flushing toilets and hot showers

*Campers must please bring all equipment including tent and bedding.

  • 6 farm style meals from Friday supper to Sunday lunch – with our signature sheep in a drum supper on Saturday.
  • Complementary race garment
  • 24-hour coffee/tea station
  • Medical Support

 

Outside Stay Package – R1500

  • 2 Days of fantastic Trail running
  • 6 farm style meals from Friday supper to Sunday lunch – with our signature sheep in a drum supper on Saturday.
  • Complementary race garment
  • 24-hour coffee/tea station
  • Medical Support

 

Supporters Package – R1500

  • Campsite with access to flushing toilets and hot showers
  • 6 farm style meals from Friday supper to Sunday lunch – with our signature sheep in a drum supper on Saturday.
  • 24-hour coffee/tea station
  • Medical Support

 

Day Packages – R250

  • One trail run (Day 1 – 29km or Day 2 – 21km)
  • Scrumptious farm lunch
  • Coffee/tea station
  • Medical Support

 

Fun Packages

  • One trail run (Cracker – 10km or Whipper – 5km)
  • Scrumptious farm lunch
  • Coffee/tea station
  • Medical Support