2018 Arnold Chatz Captain Carrot


Please note: This event has been postponed.


The classic Arnold Chatz Captain Carrot is back!

Basic Race Information: Date: 11th November 2018 Location: Ingwe Bush Camp Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FeH1dUdyuRt Cash Prizes for Top 3 Male and Female, Spot Prizes and a vibey post race village.


Distances and Prices: 1.2km Kiddies Race - Free 6km Trail Race - R110 12km Trail Race - R150 20km Trail Race - R240

Entries available on the day, there is a R20 surcharge.

Pre-Entries close on the 4th May 2018

Start Times:

Registration from 05h30

1.2km Kiddies Race - 09h00

6km Trail Race - 08h00 12km Trail Race - 07h30 20km Trail Race - 07h00

Cash prizes to top 3 men and woman in 20km event.

Custom medals to all finishers.

Lucky Draw prizes with a total value of over R30 000,00

Compulsory Gear:

  • 1L water on 12km and 20km races.

  • Sun protection and Suncream - The magaliesberg is HOT!

  • Space Blanket

  • Cell Phone with emergency contact - Nina (083 275 2362)

  • Personal Snacks and Nutrition

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Route Descriptions, Profiles and Data Files


20km Route Description (Pink Tape): The start is on an open Jeep track allowing you to warm up and stretch your legs. You will then turn left onto some lovely single track winding your way along the bottom of the farm. The route approaches the boundary fence for the last opportunity to relax before you start the technical climbs. Keep your eyes peeled at this point for sightings of Giraffe, Eland and Zebra. You will then will begin to climb to the highest point in the Magaliesberg Mountains. Be aware of this technical and challenging section. For those less sure-footed, best to walk up the next 2km. This short section is not runnable for the average runner, those skilled at uphill technical sections will be able to run.

When you reach the top of the mountain you will be treated to the most amazing views! Here the 10km and 20km routes split at the Water Point hosted by Arnold Chatz Constantia. The 20km route runs left for a little while giving your legs a little break whilst you cross into the North West Province running past the trig beacon and over some rocky terrain. BEWARE: This section of about 1,5km is very technical, watch your ankles. From rock to road, your path becomes smoother, the tar road is not exactly a good quality tar road but make the most of it and take in the views and for those speed demons, this is the section to make up time.

IMPORTANT: Sharp Right turn for the 20km route as the 10km will be carrying on straight! Keep your eyes peeled for the marshal. After the gate on the tar road you will then turn right and cross into the rocky forest. Listen out for the baboons they love this area. You will then run along the mountain and start winding your way down into the bush camp. Here you will often see Hartebeest and a few other Antelope. We have tried to avoid as much as possible of last years thorny sections. Again this will be easy running as it will all be on game tracks. At the finish line you will receive your awesome hand crafted medal, a refreshing drink and time to relax before prize giving.


12km Route Description (Blue Tape)

The start is on an open Jeep track allowing you to warm up and stretch your legs. You will then turn left onto some lovely single track winding your way along the bottom of the farm. The route approaches the boundary fence for the last opportunity to relax before you start the technical climbs. Keep your eyes peeled at this point for sightings of Giraffe, Eland and Zebra. You will then will begin to climb to the highest point in the Magaliesberg Mountains. Be aware of this technical and challenging section. For those less sure-footed, best to walk up the next 2km. This short section is not runnable for the average runner those skilled at uphill technical sections will be able to run.

When you reach the top of the mountain you will be treated to the most amazing views at the very top near the towers. Here the 10km and 20km splits and you will have a water station hosted by Arnold Chatz you will turn right to run your last 5km straight down the mountain on tar. You will come across a split where the 20km runners turn you just carry on straight. Don’t be fooled though the tar road is not exactly a good quality tar road, take in the views and for those speed demons, this is the section to make up time.

Note: Make sure you follow your markers do not follow the runner in front of you and assume he or she knows where they are going. The route will be very well marked but due to the nature of the route and views you will be able to see other runners on other paths. We have ensured we have extra marking and arrows so that there is no risk of confusion. Most important, follow markers and listen to the race briefing.


5km Route Description (Orange Tape)

The start is on an open Jeep track allowing you to warm up and stretch your legs. You will then turn left onto some lovely single track winding your way along the bottom of the farm. Keep your eyes peeled at this point for sightings of Giraffe, Eland and Zebra. Cross the road, you’ll then run through bush camp in a lovely forest section. Overall the route is reasonably flat which makes it good for kids and novice runners. Nothing like a beautiful day out in the mountains!

Note: Make sure you follow your markers do not follow the runner in front of you and assume he or she knows where they are going. The route will be very well marked but due to the nature of the route and views you will be able to see other runners on other paths. We have ensured we have extra marking and arrows so that there is no risk of confusion. Most important follow markers and listen to the race briefing.


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