Bainskloof Ultra Marathon & Half Marathon (63.3km & 21.1km) 24 September 2013:
The Bainskloof Ultra Marathon and Half Marathon start in the historic Boland town of Wellington. The ultra-marathon route takes you out from Wellington through Bainskloof towards the town of Ceres. The first 20 kilometres will prove challenging where you will reach the highest point. From this point the course becomes easier where you make your way to the turnaround point at Bergsig Kelders. The cut-off time is four hours at the halfway mark. The half marathon follows the same route and makes its way well into the pass when you turn around and return to Wellington.
About Bainskloof Pass: Situated on the R303 and is part of the Lamietberg Nature Reserve which was declared a national monument in 1980 and is part of the Cape floral kingdom. The pass has many flowering plants, bird species and other small animals. The pass was built by Scotsman Andrew Geddes Bain in 1853 and is one of the most scenic passes in the Cape.
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