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Trail Captain's Challenge Rules & Guidelines
Participation is just as important as performance
The Trail Captain's Challenge is designed to give recognition to Durbac members that compete a set number of trail races in club colours
Those that obtain a certain level of participation will receive their medals at the annual club prize giving
Points are awarded for participation
All races and daily distances need to be completed for the allotted points to accrue to the member
Members must participate in Durbac club colours to qualify for the points
For multiday races, club colours need to be worn only on 1 of the days
It is the responsibility of the member to notify the trail committee of the members achievements that leads to award qualification
Achievement levels
The following defines the achievement level
12-16 points - Bronze
17-21 points - Silver
22+ - Gold
The Trail Captain's Challenge is based on the similar Road Captain's Challenge
2017 is the inaugural challenge and the selected races and required achievements is an initial attempt at creating the challenge
Any comments and recommendations will be welcomed
No changes will be made to the 2017 calendar so as to allow members to plan their trail running year
Changes to races, criteria, award levels, points on offer will all be considered for future years
The idea is create a challenge that aligns to Durbac and our members trail running interest, while creating room for new and different events


Points Date Race Distance
1 15-Jan-17 Cape Summer Trail Series - Lebanon Short / Long
1 24-Jan-17 Cape Summer Trail Series - Kirstenbosch Short / Long
1 08-Feb-17 Cape Summer Trail Series - Meerendal Short / Long
1 26-Feb-17 Cape Summer Trail Series - Elgin Valley Short / Long / XL
1 19-Mar-17 AfricanX Stage Race
(1 point for completing the whole race)
1 02-Apr-17 Constantia Valley Trail Run 21 km
1 14-Apr-17 2Oceans Trail Run 22km/10km
1 14-May-17 Bartinney2Bartinney 25km/10km
1 20-May-17 Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 38km / 24km / 10km
1 03-Jun-17 Old Fishermans Trail Challenge 20km
1 11-Jun-17 The Beast Trail Run 50km / 30km
1 24-Jun-17 Theuniskraal Trail Run 25km / 15km / 8km
1 01-Jul-17 Grootvadersbosch Trail Run - Day 1
(Each day finished counts a point)
1 02-Jul-17 Grootvadersbosch Trail Run - Day 2
(Each day finished counts a point)
1 15-Jul-17 Bastille Day 50km / 35km / 24km / 15km
1 23-Jul-17 Cape Winter Trail Series - Paul Cluver Short / Long
1 30-Jul-17 Cape Winter Trail Series - Tygerberg Short / Long
1 06-Aug-17 Cape Winter Trail Series - Paarl Short / Long
1 07-Aug-17 RCS Southern Cross Stage Race 80km
1 12-Aug-17 Cape Winter Trail Series - Kogelberg Short / Long / XL
1 19-Aug-17 PUFfeR 73km
1 20-Aug-17 Helderberg Mountain Challenge 24km / 15km / 11km
1 03-Sep-17 Table Mountain Challenge 44km / 22km / Duo
1 24-Sep-17 Marloth Mountain Challenge 55km / 35km / 25km
1 20-Oct-17 Golden Gate Challenge - Day 1
(Each day finished counts a point)
1 21-Oct-17 Golden Gate Challenge - Day 2
(Each day finished counts a point)
1 22-Oct-17 Golden Gate Challenge - Day 3
(Each day finished counts a point)
1 26-Oct-17 Otter Trail Run - Challenge 42km
1 28-Oct-17 Otter Trail Run - Race 42km
1 02-Dec-17 Ultra Trail Cape Town 100km / 65km / 35km
    Wild Card races (Max of 5 points to accrue)  
1 2017 Run the Vines Complete at least 3 races 
1 2017 Lourensford Monthly Trail Race Complete at least 3 races 
1 2017 Dirtopia Trail Runs Complete at least 3 races 
1 2017 Official assistance at Durbac arranged trail race  
1 2017 Completing any other multi-day stage trail race  
1 2017 Completing any other ultra trail (42+km)  
1 2017 Completing any other trail run exceeding 20km in distance