New venue for Packhouse Challenge

The 2018 Tru-Cape Packhouse Challenge, which takes place on Saturday August 25, from 7.30am, will be at De Rust School, Grabouw and not at the Grabouw Country Club.

According to organiser, Petra van Rensburg of the Elgin Grabouw Athletics Club, the new route includes the Paul Cluver Estate and will feature orchards, vineyards and river front.

The event, open to people working in the apple and pear processing industries of the Western Cape, as well as the general public is a a race where all levels of staff work together to score the highest number of points for their packhouse.

“There are three races”, Ms Van Rensburg says, “21.1km, 10km and 5km and some people do them all consecutively. The packhouse with the most combined kilometres wins the Tru-Cape Packhouse Challenge trophy, currently held by Two-a-Day”.

Tinneke van Zyl, who works in quality assurance and new cultivars at Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, one of the competing companies in the race, says that the minimum age for the 10km trail run is down from 15 years old to 12 years old so those younger athletes are welcome to enter.

Contact Petra van Rensburg on or 082 776 8811.