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Sat, 04 Mar


Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, Hekpoort

Pofadder Trail - Race

6KM | 13KM | 22KM The second race in our series is a little tougher than the first. With slightly more climbing and a lot more singletrack, this one is going to push your patience & concentration. We have two tough climbs and a 5km downhill finish!

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Pofadder Trail - Race
Pofadder Trail - Race

Time & Location

04 Mar 2023, 05:30 – 11:30

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, Hekpoort, 4048 R560, Hartbeespoort, South Africa


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Route Description

The second event in the Harties Trail Experience is slightly more challenging than the first, with additional climbing and distance. The venue features long climbs and well kept single track for a fair part of any route. 

On the 21km, after an easy 3km warm-up, you begin a 3.8km "slow poison" climb to the high point at 7km.  At 7km you have 360deg views of both south of the Magalies and the Magalies range itself. Just before the famous descent known as Tannie Mims, we take you along the treat of the route - 2km of single track with an open left side with rolling green hills. After a gradual ascent back into Van Gaalen's Wave Rider, you descend for the final 4km to the finish. 

The 13km features a steady start of 4.5km with a challenging 1.5km steady climb to roughly 6km. You descend 600m of epic flowy single track to the halfway and second water point, thereafter it's a long descent to the finish allowing for a strong finish.

Entry Fee Includes

  • Secure parking from SRU Security
  • Coffee available for purchase
  • Seamless registration
  • Marked and prepared Mountain Trail
  • Exclusive Land Access
  • Sweepers and Marshalls
  • 1-3 X Water Tables (Depending on your distance) from Atlas Property and &
  • Full Medical Support from Bike & Trail AdventureMedics
  • Finish Line Medal and/or a MadGiant Beer
  • Prize Giving and Spot Prizes to the value of R15 000

What do we have at the water points?

  • Ice Water
  • Coke
  • Sweets
  • Fruit & Potatoes

Compulsory Gear

All runners are required to be “Self-Sufficient”

At a minimum, we require all runners to carry a cell phone.

22km Gear:

  • 500ml Water Capacity
  • Cellphone
  • Space Blanket
  • Wind or Rain Jacket (Weather Dependant)


22km Race:

1st Place - R 2000, 2nd Place - R 1000, 3rd Place - R500

12km & 6km Races:

*Gear vouchers from brand partners.

Why the Harties Trail Experience?

Our big goal is to give you a tour of the best trails Harties has to offer. We believe these trails need to be experienced by all. By doing each event, you’ll unlock and run new trails that all add up to our end-of-year 80km Harties Loop Ultra!

Will there be media?

Adventure Life Media Services will provide videos throughout the event, Photo updates, a final album via social media, and live streams of key sections.

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.


  • 1 hour 20 minutes


    Main Tent

  • 4 hours 30 minutes

    22km Start & Finish

    Start Arch
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  • 6KM

    The short course offers great trails along a river and open farm roads.

    R 150,00
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  • 12KM

    The 12km is a fun route with a challenging climb and a few fast roads.

    R 200,00
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  • 22KM

    The long course is a toughy! Offering a range of technical single tracks, big climbs and some fast and open roads, you'll certainly feel you earned a reward after this one.

    R 350,00
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