Race Information

The 7km starts at 9:30 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.


7km Route

New 7KM urban trail

Need more distance than a park run without adding too much strain? Do you need a new challenge and want to get introduced to trail running in a safe and controlled environment? This exciting new urban trail run is just for you.

There is a mix of road, trail and jeep track which make this run suitable to runners new to trail running and those hoping to challenge themselves a little more.

Starting from the Franschhoek High School, you’ll run through the Green Belt in Franschhoek and into the exclusive Fransche Hoek Estate to explore their trails.

Leaving the High School grounds, you’ll cross the road and enter the Green Belt. You will run on the banks of a beautiful reservoir and onto the green grass parallel to the stream. There will be a few road crossings but those points will be well managed.

You will leave the Green Belt and join the main road to enter the Fransche Hoek Estate through the security gate..

Inside the Fransche Hoek Estate, you’ll be treated to smooth mountain bike trails and spectacular views are a given.

Like all the the other TdMR races, you’ll be finishing on a sweet downhill.

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Start Time: 9:30am

Place: Franschhoek, Western Cape


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.

7km Route Profile

Start Time: 9:30am

Trail du Mont Rochelle – 7km

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.

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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