Race Information

The 25km Relay starts at 8:00 am at Franschhoek High School’s sports grounds, access from Reservoir Street. The race will finish at the High school’s sports grounds where there will be plenty of space and a great vibe for all runners and spectators to enjoy.

Timing and Results: By MOBII


25km Team Relay

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The idea behind the Trail du Mont Rochelle relay is to make trail running a team sport! It gives you the opportunity to run off the beaten path, meet-up with the locals, explore and discover the Franschhoek mountains in a way that only trail running allows.

If running 25km solo on these technical trails at Mont Rochelle seems daunting, why not share the load with a friend?

The starting line is at an altitude of 285m and the highest point at 1575m, for a whopping 1,290 gain from the start to the top of Perdekop Peak.

This relay gets off to a quick start: In the first leg Runner 1 will run 5km to the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve gate via the Cats se Pad trail, then swap over to Runner 2 who will embark on an epic journey of 15km to the top of the mountains which include Perdekop & Du Toitskop Peaks. At Perdekop you will be spoiled with a spectacular view over the Stettynskloof Dam. From there it is about a 4km run to the uitkyk junction at 1,108m where Runner 2 will climb another 300m to the top of Du Toitskop Peak at 1,407m looking over the Franschhoek Valley. Runner 2 will continue with the decent towards the gate to complete the loop in Leg 2. Runner 1 will then once again line up to complete the race in the final stretch to the finish in Leg 3.

We hope you love this course as much as we do!

R 470.00

Date: 04 November 2017

Start Time: 8:00am

Venue/Location: Get Directions

Type: Mountain Run

Organiser: Trail Events


To make your run as safe as possible, we have the following in place.

  • Paramedics

  • Search and Rescue

  • Ambulance and Helicopter rescue on standby (for runners own account)

  • Check points

  • Marked route

  • Race Sweeper

  • Finisher Medal

  • Mobii Timing


Race entry does not include the following:

  • Personal medical, nutritional and hygiene requirements

  • Any snacks or performance nutrition during the event

  • Basic medical support is offered for emergencies but excludes helicopter evacuation, or any hospitalization transport, which will be at the athlete’s costs.

25km Relay Route Profile

Start Time: 8:00am

No Littering. Ever

  • No seconding. Runners must be self-sufficient.

  • There are few places on the route to get water to refill bottles and bladders.

  • There will be cut off times along the way, after which emergency routes must be followed.

  • Runners must stay on the marked trail. No short cuts allowed.

  • There will be checkpoints.

  • There will be a sweeper.

Required Equipment

Please remember; It will be cold at the Peak. For this reason we recommend the following required equipment.

Even on a clear day, there might be a bit of wind at the top which could bring down the temperature quite bit.

Please be sensible. The equipment we recommend are just the basics to help protect you at the top of the mountain. You know your body so please prepare appropriately. It is for your safety.

There will be a kit check at the start of the race and anytime during or after the race.

Required gear:


  • Space blanket.

  • Buff / hat or both

  • Gloves

  • At least 1.5 L of water (there are a few places on the mountain to get water)

    – Only water on first half of race

    – No water on second half of race

Cell phone, charged.

Emergency numbers will be provided closer to the race date.

Running shoes – Preferably Trail running shoes
Outer shell jacket (windbreaker)

Backpack or hip belt that can carry the above gear:
Micro fleece (thin fleece)
Your own energy Food for the entire run (4 – 6 hours).
First aid kit. (use your discretion, these are items that you deem necessary.)

Recommended Gear for bad weather:

  • Waterproof rain jacket (not just a wind breaker)

  • Gloves

  • Cold weather running pants / long tights

  • Thermal base layer

  • Mohair socks – keeps your feet warmer in wet shoes

  • Grabber hand/toe warmers

Race Cancellation

Due to the extreme and often unpredictable high altitude conditions to be found in the Mont Rochelle mountains, organizers of the Trail du Mont Rochelle reserve the right to cancel the race in the event of severe weather or dangerous running conditions.

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