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Haenertsburg to Tzaneen
About: Rotary Haenertsburg will be hosting the Magoebaskloof Plunge on Saturday 19th November 2022, which includes our famous 42.2km, and a 17km.
The 42.2km is run from Haenertsburg to Tzaneen with a total ascent +- 472m and descent of +- 1013m. After a 2 km warm-up around the village the route joins the R71 eastbound starting with a 3 km climb. You'll be running on the shoulder of the westbound lane, facing any oncoming local traffic. After a further 8 km of ups and downs the course descends Magoebaskloof in 6 km to the Lowveld where you will find a 9 km stretch which is just as undulating as the mountain. Although the climbs ease off for the remaining 14 km of the route on the R71, R36 and streets of Tzaneen, you will find this race to be a taxing experience when combined with the Lowveld summer temperature and humidity.
We will have 15 water points, the first 11 of which will be at intervals of 2.6 to 3.6 km followed by 4 tables spaced 2.3 to 1.0 km apart. There will be a few field toilets at the start of each course and several single toilets at intervals along the route.
The Magoebaskloof Plunge 42.2 km is an official qualifying run for the 2023 Comrades Marathon.
42.2 km: 05h30, Plein Street in Haenertsburg
17 km: 05h30, on the R71 near the road marker R71-1 81E East of the Magoebaskloof Dam
All races end at the Tzaneen Showgrounds.
Only the 42.2 km and 17 km will be timed electronically.
42.2 km - tickets are available online for a ride to the Start of the race at Haenertsburg.
If you wish to return to Haenertsburg after the race please arrange your own transport.
17 km - tickets are available online for a ride to the Start of the race at Magoebaskloof Dam
Race Number Collection Points
Please select your point of collection as your number will only be available at your selected collection point.
1) The Farmyard, R81 (Munnik Road) , Polokwane - Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November 17h00 to 19h00
2) Lifestyle Centre, Tzaneen -Thursday 17th November 17h00 to 19h00 and Friday 18th November 15h00 to 19h00
3) Community Centre, Haenertsburg - Friday 18th November 2022 14h00 to 18h00
All race numbers not collected at one of the above points can be collected at the Haenertsburg Community Centre from 04h00 on the day of the race. (You'll be cutting it fine for the 17 km event!)
All competitors who complete the 42.2km (cut-off 6.5 hr) and 15km (cut-off 3.5 hr) races within the cut-off times will receive a medal.
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Enquiries about the event please contact:
The Magoebaskloof Plunge 2022 Deneys Barry | 082 802 1870
Ultimate Sport Service | Langelandsvej 38 | 5800 Nyborg | Denmark