Stellenbosch’s iconic Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience have been moved to November.
That’s due to the looming threat of a Covid-19 third wave.
Organisers Stillwater Sports have announced that both events, which were scheduled to take place in April, will now take place on 27 and 28 November.
“We are sad to announce that the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience will not take place in April as originally planned,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the events. “We’ve been in lengthy discussions with the local municipality and Disaster Management Officials and unfortunately predictions indicate that the Covid-19 third wave will coincide with the event’s April date. To ensure the safety of mountain bikers, runners, staff and all external stakeholders, we have had to make this difficult decision.”
“It’s never easy to cancel or postpone an event, but when it comes to the safety of all stakeholders it’s the only decision. November has always been a great month to host the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience. It is the mountain bike and trail run “on route” party of the year after all. We are also very happy to give the iconic Jonkershoek Trail Network time to recover after the recent Boland fire.”
If you are interested in a refund, those that have entered the April event are requested to refer back to the event’s Refund Policy:
https://www.stillwatersports.com/event/origin-of-trails/ (Mountain Bike) https://www.stillwatersports.com/event/origin-trails-trail-run/ (Trail Run).
Another option is to roll-over your entry to the November date.
The Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience is an individual two-day mountain bike stage race. The routes highlight the beauty and splendor of Stellenbosch, and mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world-class trails, while celebrating the origin of SA mountain biking.
Launched in 2018, the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience will treat runners to the best trails on offer in Stellenbosch. Entrants can look forward to challenging, yet fun and rewarding routes with spectacular views.