Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Easter Trail Run (The Milk and Cookies Run)

The Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Easter Trail Run

This trail run will be run for the fifth time this year. The run started with Cairnbrogie Farm owner Andrew Hill offering the Barn and his farm as a venue to do a trail run on Easter Friday. That year the long route was only 12km and was one for the first trail runs in the Plett area. The following year the race grew and with the beginnings of the Robberg Coastal Corridor the race will be remembered for the fresh farm milk and cookies (thanks to Nguni restaurant). With the donations towards the Robberg Coastal Corridor Landowners association the racers can enjoy a feeling of giving back a bit towards the conservation of this very unique section of coastline. So unique in fact that only last year a brand new species of Fyn Bos was discovered on the Fyn Bos reserve through which the runners have the privilege of running.

The Cairnbrogie Easter trail run has morphed in to a great feel good family outing. There is a short Spur Adventure trail which is pram friendly (1,5km) which can be enjoyed by anyone during the morning although there is a mass start for all the kids who have their parents competitive genes .Also on offer area 5 and 12 kilometer for the younger or fun runners. At the sharp end of the trail runs is a 18km run which will test the best runners and with R8000-00 prize money courtesy of Pennypinchers and PPC up for grabs we are seeing more and more of the regions top runners participating.

The Pennypinchers Adventure Racing Team also host about 20 kids form Die Sterreweg School for kids with special needs. This is a real highlight for the Team as well as for the kids.
With loads to eat and drink including a drink of fresh farm milk and a cookie for all finishers  this is a great family outing on Good Friday Morning.

The Cairnbrogie Trail Run is the first leg of the  Off the Treble Hook Challenge (sponsored by Off the Hook and Robberg Seafood  . This Challenge Trophy is given to the athlete with the fastest combined times in Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Easter Trail Run, The Pennypinchers Night MTB Relay and the Pennypinchers Easter Surf Ski Challenge. It is also part of the Plett Easter Games held every year in conjunction with Plett Tourism

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