BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: 2 February 2019

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The BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle is in its 24th year in 2019. The event incorporates the following disciplines and distances:

Trail Run: 15km (sanctioned by Border Athletics) and a 5km Fun Run/walk.

MTB: 55km and 35km races (sanctioned by Cycling SA), 15km and 8km races.

EVENT INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Lilyfontein School  | GPS Co-ordinates: 32°52'21.40"S | 27°59'52.97"E

ENTER ONLINE: https://www.roag.co.za/

ENTER IN STORE:  Sportsmans Warehouse Beacon Bay.

ENTRY FORM 

ROUTE MAPS WITH ELEVATIONS:

5km Fun Adventure Run/Walk
8km Fun Cycle
15km Run
15km Cycle
35km Cycle
55km Cycle

RACE DETAILS:  

RACE

START TIME

MINIMUM AGES

COST

LATE ENTRY (After 21 Jan-Registration Only)

15km Run

15:30

16 + years

R110

R140

15km Run + Temp License

15:30

16 + years

R130 (Includes R20 temp license – Border Athletics)

R160

55km Cycle                 

13:30

15 + years

R160

R190

35km Cycle

13:40

13 + years

R160

R190

15km Cycle

15:10

8 + years

R120

R150

8km Cycle

14:00

Open

R80

R100

5km Fun Run/Walk

16:00

Open

R80

R100

 * Temporary Licenses for the 15km run purchased online can be collected at registration. Licenses will also be sold at registration and the late entry venues listed below. 

15km Run: Please note runners must be 16 years or older on race day. 

* Riders must be older than the minimum age on the 31st of December 2019. Therefore, they must be 15 or older by the 31st of December 2019 in the 55km race, 13 or older for the 35km & older than 8 to compete in the 15km race. 

REGISTRATION:

All participants are required to register at one of the following venues/times. 

DATE

LOCATION

TIMES

Friday, 1 Feb

Lilyfontein School | Farm 564, Brakfontein 

12h00-15h00

Friday, 1 Feb

Oxford Striders | Beach Road, Nahoon

16h30-19h00

Saturday, 2 Feb

Lilyfontein School | Farm 564, Brakfontein 

12h00-30 minutes before the race start time

 ENTRIES:

ENTRY FORM 

Pre Entries: close on Monday, 21 January. 

 Late Entries - apply from midnight Monday, 21st January to 2 February. 

* No entries will be accepted via Sportsmans Warehouse or on ROAG after midnight on Monday, 21 January. 

* All late entries must be made at registration venues (see above). 

* All late entries close 30 minutes before each race starts. 

* Traffic to Lilyfontein School will be busy on race day! Please ensure that you leave yourself enough time to register and collect a shirt before your race starts. 

TEMPORARY LICENSES: 

Temporary licenses will also be sold at registration-those without a permanent license will be charged for a temporary license for the 15km run and 55km/35km cycle. 

15km Temporary Running License: R20

55/35km Temporary Cycling License: R35 sold online and at registration. 

T-SHIRTS: 

Awesome BUCO Tomato Trot T-shirts will be allocated on a first come first served basis to the first 2000 athletes at REGISTRATION! We can not guarantee sizes!

TIMING: 

The 15km run and the 55km, 35km, 15km & 8km cycle events will be timed by Finish Time. All bibs must be worn on the front of the running/cycling shirt (ASA numbers on the front and back with Finish Time bib over the ASA number on the front). We accept no responsibility for inaccurate timing as a result of the athlete wearing the incorrect bib/using the wrong bike number or using it incorrectly. All timed athletes will receive their time via SMS after the race. 

15KM RUN 

NOTES:

Non-licensed runners/walkers must purchase a temporary license for R20 when entering or at registration. 

All temporary licenses will be issued at Registration. 

CUT OFF TIME: 18:00

RULES:

o Runners must be 16 years or older on race day.

o The race is run is accordance with the rules of A.S.A and B.A.

o A.S.A. license numbers must be worn on the front and back of the vest.  The FinishTime race number is placed over the ASA number in the front.

Official age category flashes must be worn on the left front and on the back during the race. Runners failing to do so will not qualify for age category prizes. 

o RUNNERS QUALIFY FOR PRIZES IN THE OPEN CATEGORY AND THEIR OWN AGE GROUPS ONLY. 

o Non-licensed runners must purchase temporary license numbers and wear these high on the BACK of the kit during the race. Race number and timing chip will be on the front. 

o Athletes are not allowed to run with ear phones in their ears. 

o Runners must obey all Referees, Marshall's and Track Officials at all times.

FAILURE TO ADHERE TO ANY OF THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

5KM FUN RUN/WALK NOTES: 

All 5km entrants must collect their wrist band at Registration venues (see above). Registration closes 30 minutes before the race start time.  This is a fun adventurous 5km route.  The first 2.5km is gravel road then you enter into a farmland and adventure through the farm land back into Lilyfontein cross country and adventure route.  Not suitable for prams.  We recommend you use a carry backpack for infants or your shoulders. 

5km trot fun run    

55KM, 35KM, 15KM AND 8KM CYCLE RULES: 

o Non-licensed cyclists must purchase a temporary license for the 55km & 35km race at a cost of R35. This must be done when entering or at Registration. 

o All bike numbers will be issued at Registration AND MUST BE RETURNED AFTER THE RACE. 

o Riders must be older than 15 on the 31st of December 2019 to compete in the 55km race, older than 13 to compete in the 35km race and older than 8 years to compete in the 15km race. 

o No bike number = no ride 

o No helmet = no ride

PRIZE GIVING: 

CUT OFF TIME for all events is at 18:00

Prize Giving will commence at 17:30 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Prize Money is available for the following categories: 

15km Runners: 1st and 2nd placed male and female in the Juniors (16-19 yrs) 

1st and 2nd placed male and female in the 35 – 39 yr category 

1st and 2nd placed male and female in the 40 – 49 yr category 

1st and 2nd placed male and female in the 50 – 59 yr category 

1st and 2nd placed male and female in the 60 and over category 

1st, 2nd & 3rd placed male and female in the open category 

Cyclists: 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed male and female in the 55km, 35km, 15km & 8km race.  

#RUNCLEAN: 

This is a #runclean event. Water will be available at all refreshment stations and will be served in washable re-usable cups. Please bring other hydration if you do not want to drink from a single-use cup. 

Please return all cups as we recycle and re-wash them for the next event. 

Please do not litter on any of the routes. 

 

 GENERAL INFORMATION: 

 All entrants will be eligible for lucky draw prizes, but must be present at prize giving to be considered. 

Food, beverages and entertainment will be available throughout the day. 

The BUCO Tomato Trot and Cycle is Lilyfontein School's biggest fundraiser so come and enjoy a fun day at our school with the whole family. 

We look forward to having you at our annual event. Spread the love and get as many friends and family members to join  you on the day. 

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: 

15km run and cycle routes include some tar and dirt roads. The 55km,35km & 8km cycle routes are mainly off road with some sections of single track. The 5km fun run is on dirt roads and farm tracks. 

The setting for this event is in the heartland of Brakfontein and Tomato Country. We are surrounded by beautiful farms and some lovely views. The event has taken place for many years and is a wonderful event for the entire family and caters for all fitness levels.  

KIDS ENTERTAINMENT: 

There will be kids entertainment available at the venue. 

LOCAL ACCOMMODATION:

Please visit http://www.wildcoastjikeleza.co.za/  or call the Jikeleza Route Information Centre on 043 737 0005 for accommodation and entertainment options.