From Heidelberg To Witsand/Port Beaufort

Presenters

We (Langeberg Athletics Club) proudly present the Vlakte Marathon road running event annually. Since the first event back in 2001, it has grown in popularity and prestige to such an extent that it has become a qualifier for the Comrades and Two Oceans!

Hessequa Explorer’s Garden Route, Eureka Mills and the BVSA Group count among our kind sponsors. Without sponsors we will not be able to present this terrific event.

In turn, we donate part of the proceeds to the Cancer Association of South Africa, since we highly value the work done by Cansa.

Races

Participants have a choice of four distances to suit as many participants as possible. There is the full marathon of 42.2km, the half-marathon of 21.1km, as well as a 10.4km distance for the serious runners. And then there is the 5km fun run for those who mostly run for the fun of it.

Entertainment

We provide entertainment for the entire family, so bring your families and friends and enjoy the day in our company. There will be a jumping castle, various food stalls, along with a beer tent, lots of fun and more…

Commitee 2023

LTR: Suzanne Louwrens, Carien van Eck, Tekkies Kotze, Nic Roussauw, Isabella du Preez, Nico Steyn, Piet Fiets Gildenhuys

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Race Information

Races Start

42.2 km – 05h00 at the Heidelberg High School
21.1 km – 06h00 at the Soutpan Farm Witsand
10.4 km – 07h00 at the Vondeling Primary School
Fun Run – 08h00 at the Green Shed, 2 km on the R323

Races Finish

Witsand Swimming Beach

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5 Km Fun Run

Race Start:

08h00 Green Shed (2km from Port Beaufort/Witsand on the R323)

10.4 Km 

Race Start:

07h00 Vondeling Primary School (10.4 km from Witsand on the R323)

21.1 Km 

Race Start:

06h00 Zoutpan (Halfway down the R323 to Witsand)

 

42.2 Km 

Race Start:

05h00 Heidelberg High School Sports Ground

 

 

RACESTART TIMEPRIZE GIVINGENTRY FEETEMP LICMIN AGE
42.2km05:0010:30R120.00R40.0020 years
21.1km06:0010:30R95.00R40.0016 years
10.4km07:0010:30R85.00R40.0015 years
Fun Run08:00HandoutsR50.00 None9 years

T-Shirt cut-off order date: 15 Sep 2023             R200.00

Download Race Information here!

Prize Money: 

 

Mans /Men

Dames/Ladies

 

10,4

21,1

42,2

10,4

21,1

42,2

Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

R200

   R500

  R1000

    R200

    R500

   R1000

2nd

     R100

   R250

    R500

    R100

    R250

R500

3rd

       R80

   R100

    R250

      R80

   R100

R250

40-49

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

     R100

   R150

    R250

    R100

    R150

R250

50-59

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

     R100

   R150

    R250

    R100

    R150

R250

60-69

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

     R100

   R150

    R250

    R100

    R150

R250

70-79

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

     R100

   R150

    R250

    R100

    R150

R250

80+

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st                      R100                           R150                            R250                            R100                            R150                        R250

     R100          R150                 R250                R100                R150             R250

   R150              R250                R100                R150                        R250

R250

 

R100

R150

R250

 

Junior

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

       R50

   R100

 

     R50

    R100

 

Accommodation:

A variety of accommodation is available ranging from “low budget” in the local High School hostel (028 722 1455 Mon-Fri 08:00-14:00) to Heidelberg Hotel (028 722 1860) to guest houses or visit the following link for more information: www.explorersgardenroute.co.za or call 087 802 6403 to get more information on accommodation.

 

Welcome:  Walkers

Enquiries:  Nico Steyn – 083 226 3091

 

RACE TIMING: An IPICO timing chip will be made available, on a loan basis, to all participants apart from ASWD licensed athletes who are to use their current personalised chips.  The chip is to be worn on your shoe for the duration of the event.  The loan chips are to be handed back at the end of the race in exchange for a medal.  Participants will be held responsible for lost or damaged chips or those not handed back as required. It remains your responsibility to return the chip to the race organizer even in the event of not completing the race.

 

 

  • Morning of the race, available from Witsand Camp site at 3.30am and no later.
  • To the start of the Half marathon will depart from the starting point at Heidelberg High School Sports Ground at 05h00 sharp.
  • Transport will be available from the finish to starting point of each race, direct after prize giving has been concluded.
  • On-Line entries @ www.aswd.co.za. Close Monday 20 Nov @ 23h30.
  • All Late Entries: will be accepted at a R20 premium to advertised rates Friday, 24 Nov 2023.
  • 15h00 – 20h00 at the Heidelberg High School Sports ground.
  • Saturday, 25 Nov 2023
  • No Late entries 42.2km at the Heidelberg Sports ground
  • No Late entries 21.1km at Zoutpan (start of the half marathon)
  • 06h00 – 06h45 10.4km Vondeling Primary School (Start of 10.4 km).
  • 07h00 – 07h45 Fun Run at Green Shed 2 km on the R323

 Will take place at 10h30 at Finish line in Witsand. Athletes are responsible to collect their own prize money or make an alternative written arrangement with the Event Organizer. Failing which prize money is forfeited. (ASA Rule 2.10)

Available at start and finish

Will be available

Goodie Bags for first 100 entries

Medals:  Gold: Winner of Marathon & Half marathon

                Silver: Marathon sub 3h15; Half Marathon sub 1h30    

                Bronze: Everybody finishing within the cut-off times.

                5km & 10.4km – medals to all finishers.

Closing date for online entries: 23h30:  21 November. All Late Entries: will be accepted at a R20 premium to advertised rates.

Unisex Langeberg "Atletiekklub" Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Cut off date for orders is 15 Sept 2023)

VLAKTE MARATHON 2022 - MEASUREMENTS T Shirt

Measurements across front of shirt as shown on image.

XXS 38cm   / XS 42cm

S 46cm        / M 50cm

L 54cm       / XL 58cm

2XL 62cm   / 3XL 66cm

Vakte Marathon Medal (5.1cm)

Vlakte Marathon 2022 Medal

Dark Grey Colour is Raised & Light Grey Colour is Sunken

The Vlakte Marathon takes place under the rules of ASA, ASWD & WA

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