Tru-Cape Packhouse Challenge in Grabouw

Tru-Capes Henk Griessel of Somerset West with the Tru-Cape Kidz.

The Tru-Cape Packhouse Challenge, an inter-packhouse trail running competition, is set for Saturday August 26.

Teams from Western Cape packhouses will include Two-a-Day, Ceres Fruit Growers, Kromco, APL and Fruitways as well as a team from event sponsor Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing.

The 21.1km race begins at 7.30am, while the 10km route starts at 10am. There is a family and pet-orientated fun run route for 5km beginning at 11.30am, while prizes will be handed out at 12.30pm.

The venue will again be the Elgin Grabouw Country Club, and runners and walkers can expect single track, jeep-track climbs and exciting descents too. The race is run under the auspices of the Elgin Athletic Club and according to the rules of Boland Athletics. Half-marathon participants must be aged 16 and older, while people aged 15 and older may enter the 10km race. Anyone may enter the fun run.

Enter online at, but there will be race entries and late registration on the day from 6am.

Contact Petra van Rensburg at, and for packhouse entries contact Judy Mudau at

Visit following the race for a full list of the results.