17th Grootbrak Grabadoo – what a way to bid 2019 farewell!

George, Garden Route – 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, South Africa, around the Great Brak River in a 4.8 km route.

Mountain bikers can choose from 4 exciting routes which includes some wonderful twists and turns in the forest – 15 km, 36 km, 53 km, and 71 km.

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 4,8 km 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, with supporting partners 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 & resus ready” said Jacques Lourens.

Mayflower Cricket Club & 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.

Online entries have already opened. Enter online before or on 30 December 2019 at https://www.entryrush.co.za/event/grootbrak-grabadoo97

Pre-entries can be done at the Great Brak Sport Grounds, 67 Lang Street, Great Brak River from 08:00 to 17:00 on Monday, 30 December. Late entries can be done 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.

Entry forms will be available from 1 December at Vodacom offices in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo, as well as Port Elizabeth; pre-entries from the 1st of December Mossel Bay Tourism, De Kaap Eiendomme/Properties in Groobrak or Coimbra Cycle House in George.

For more information, please contact mimi finestone from interface by goji on +27 84 583 3144 or at mimi@gojipr.net, or Alewijn Dippenaar at +27 82 457 5675 or visit the Grootbrak Grabadoo Facebook page.

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