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Sat, 10 Feb


Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, Hekpoort

Pofadder Trails

A Thrilling Start to Our Series! Three Distances: Choose from 6KM, 13KM, or 22KM. Challenge Awaits: More climbs, more singletrack, and a 5km downhill finish. Elevate Your Run: Test your endurance and enjoy breathtaking views.

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Pofadder Trails
Pofadder Trails

Time & Location

10 Feb 2024, 05:30 – 14:00

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


Know More

Pofadder Trails: Discover the Thrill of the Harties Trail Experience!

Route Description:

  • 21km Challenge: Start with a 3km warm-up, then tackle a 3.8km "slow poison" climb to a stunning 360-degree viewpoint at 7km. Enjoy the highlight - a 2km single track with breathtaking vistas, followed by a descent through Van Gaalen's Wave Rider, culminating in a 4km dash to the finish. The race route has roughly 700m of climbing.
  • 13km Adventure: Begin with a steady 4.5km, then face a 1.5km climb to the 6km mark. Descend on 600m of flowy single track to the halfway point, and then enjoy a long descent for a powerful finish. The race route has roughly 450m of climbing. 

Entry Fee Includes:

  • Secure parking, seamless registration, and coffee for purchase.
  • Access to marked and exclusive mountain trails.
  • On-course support with sweepers, marshalls, and full medical support.
  • Hydration and nutrition at 1-3 water tables, depending on distance.
  • Finish line celebrations with a medal or beer, and prizes worth R10,000.

Water Point Refreshments:

  • Ice water, coke, sweets, fruit, and potatoes.

Compulsory Gear:

  • All runners must be self-sufficient.
  • Minimum requirements: a cellphone and 500ml water capacity.
  • Additional for 22km: Space blanket, wind/rain jacket (weather-dependent).


  • 22km: 1st Place - R 3000, 2nd - R 1500, 3rd - R750.
  • 12km & 6km: Gear vouchers and event discounts.

Experience the Best of Harties:

  • Each event in our series showcases the magnificent trails of Harties, culminating in the 80km Harties Loop Ultra.
  • Adventure Life Media Services will capture the event with videos, photo updates, and live streams of key sections.


  • GPXs will be released on the Thursday before the race via email. 
  • Tickets will be shared via email, and a PDF used on race day. 
  • The final race email will be shared on Friday morning before the event. 

Join us at the Pofadder Trails and be part of a journey through the heart of Harties’ breathtaking landscapes. Embrace the challenge and become a part of our trail-running community.


  • 1 hour 20 minutes


    Main Tent

  • 4 hours 30 minutes

    22km Start & Finish

    Start Arch
3 more items available


  • 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 450,00
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  • 13KM

    A fast and flowy 13KM along the river trail offers great speed and little climbing.

    R 325,00
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  • 6KM

    A fast and flowy 6KM along the river trail offers great speed and little climbing.

    R 220,00
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