EVENT: Deelfontein Dome Fest Adventure Run
WHEN: 30 October @ 06:30
ENTRY FEE: R80 – R150 see below…
PRIZES: Info available soon
CONTACT PERSON: Gerhard: 083 280 9784
Welcome to adventure running in the rugged bergland of the Vredefort Dome Heritage Site! This social trail
run aims to provide runners with an opportunity to experience the challenges and the beauty of the Dome
without the stress and bustle of a competitive event.
Four distances cater to the needs of all trail runners: The 35km trail challenges the serious professional
with rough terrain, steep climbs and numerous summits. The 20km and 12km events use trails on the same
type of terrain but offer distance choices to suit individual preferences. The 5km trail takes you through
picturesque bushveld without big altitude differences. All four races are on single track trails through
breathtakingly beautiful natural surroundings in the heart of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. The
Dome is the site of the largest meteorite impact on earth, caused by the collision between our planet and an
asteroid 10km in diameter roughly two billion years ago. Today the area is famous for its unique geology and
At Deelfontein, nestled in a secluded valley between two high ridges, you can experience the near-pristine
natural surroundings, get away from the bustle of the city, test your mettle against the challenging trails,
and cool off in the crystal clear swimming pool at the finishing line.
5 km (easy-going trail in the valley)
12 km (challenging mountain terrain)
20 km (stretch your limits!)
35 km (for the professionals and other madmen)
Entries: From 6h30 on the day of the run.
Please arrive timeously and have the correct amount ready.
Please note: The trails are on well-marked hiking and MTB trails. There will be no marshals.
The trails are well marked, and runners need to self-navigate. A map of the trail will be supplied. There will be self-help water points, but please carry own water. Please carry a whistle and a space blanket. Emergency backup organised. No prizes, no time-keeping.
Facilities: Ablution block and swimming pool at finishing line. Please shower before using the pool! Fires will be supplied; bring along your meat and braai next to the swimming pool after the run. For those who want to stay over on Saturday evening, there is self-catering accommodation available in two guest houses and a bush camp at 25% discount.