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Pretoria National Botanical Night Runs

 Dates for 2017

26 January

2 March

30 March

28 September

26 October

30 November


Venue and Directions

Pretoria National Botanical Night Trail Run


Venue and Directions

This 76 ha urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa's administrative capital, Pretoria.

A 35 m high quartzite outcrop divides the Garden in two sections. Its frosty south-facing section and the north-facing, warmer section present two different worlds to the visitor and botanist. A paved nature trail gives access to the fascinating natural vegetation on the ridge, which boasts a diversity of indigenous fauna and flora.

Fifty hectares of the total area is devoted to developed garden, using almost exclusively South African plants. All the flowering plant species to be seen, including 50% of the country's tree species, make this Garden a botanical tapestry. Visitors are offered a glimpse of different biomes such as savanna and forest biomes. Different theme gardens are continuously being developed.


Routes / Distances
10 km and 6 km trail run and a 4 km run /walk

Route description

The 4 km is an easy run / walk on the circle route which is suitable for beginners as well as walkers with prams.

The 6 km trail run is short but the route is gem, with a bit of everything, a true fun run. The first few km will come very easy, thereafter you will head into the Koppie and over the waterfall. You will need to have headlamp with you to complete this run. The run is not suitable for beginners or prams as it is quite undulating with lots of stairs and elevation gain / loss of 122 m.

The 10 km trail run is a combination of the 4 km run and the 6 km trail run.  Runners will run the 4 km loop and follow with the 6 km loop. 


 Route and profile

4 km

4  Km Profile

6 km

6 km Profile



Start Times

10 km Trail Run -  18:30

6 km Trail Run/Walk – 19:00

4 km Trail run walk  - 19:00

Water and Refreshments
One water and refreshment station on the route.
Entries and Registration

10 km Trail Run  -  R 100

6 km Trail Run/Walk – R80.00

4 Km run /walk   -  R 60-00

Pre-entries are open on and close two days prior to the event

Registration on race day from 17:00

· There will be marshals at strategic places on the course for your safety.
· There will be a race sweeper at each race that will run behind the last runner.
· Registration will take place before the race where you must collect your race number and sign the indemnity.
· There will not be a cut off time 
· The race will be timed.
· The route will be clearly marked. It is the responsibility of the runner to follow the course markers.
Medals and Results
· Medals to all pre-entered finishers 
· Results will be made available on the race website after the event.

The race will be timed by LIVE TIME electronic timing, a permanent race chip will be on sale. No chip, no time. The timing chip can be used at all LIVE TIME events. The permanent timing chip will help athletes miss the que as no registration will be required after the chip has been bought. 

A prize-giving ceremony will be held 

Cash prizes to the first 3 men and first 3 ladies on the 10 km run only but lots of lucky draw prizes to all participants.  Podium places will be allocated according to the results from the timing chips.  You therefore have to obtain a chip to share in the prize money!!!

Men and Ladies               

1st – R 500.00

2nd – R 300.00                        

3rd – R 200.00

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Francois 084 584 4663
Kris  0836534367
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