Redstone Mountain Bike and Trail Running Weekend
Redstone is a never-to-be-forgotten experience – cyclists and runners are able to spend a full weekend with their families in the unique Red Mountains enjoying the hospitality of Calitzdorp, its people and its magnificent surroundings. There are activities and delicious food throughout the weekend for everyone in the family.
This is the 12th year that we are staging the Redstone weekend and we trust that it will be just as good or better than the previous events.
On Friday evening, after the night ride and fun run, the social event is a potjiekos dinner with live music.
On Saturday, apart from all the cycling and running events, you may enjoy the "plaasbasaar", and buy meat (beef, lamb and mutton) at the "Vleistafel".
This community project is offered under the auspices of the Redstone Hills Trust.
The main object of the Redstone Hills Trust is to establish a fund to assist in the care and development of the less fortunate in the Kannaland Municipal District. The support is provided in the form of grants, donations, sponsorships and bursaries to individuals, educational institutions and sports clubs.
The Mountain bike and trail running weekend is currently the principal fundraising event of the trust.
Projects that we have supported in 2017
From the proceeds of the 2017 event the Redstone Hills Trust awarded R75,000 to worthy community development activities.
Grants were made to six local projects:
The Kidstop Program, managed by the Hope Options Centre in Calitzdorp, attracts children from dysfunctional families off the streets of Calitzdorp and sets out to rehabilitate them back into the schooling system. It has a very meaningful impact on the welfare of the children, as well as uplifting the town as a tourist destination.
The Skype Project, run by the NG Kerk in Calitzdorp, guides and develops approximately 50 children in Calitzdorp to lead, serve, mentor and counsel their peer group, and to be model scholars.
The Friday Kitchen in Calitzdorp is also run by the NG Kerk. It provides a meal every Friday to about 50 indigent families.
The Chess Project at Calitzdorp High School teaches chess to the children as a method of stimulating them and arranges for chess masters to visit the school.
The Klippies Netbal Klub and the Calitzdorp High School Bus project also received grants.
Apart from the funds raised by the Trust itself, the NG Kerk raised about R46,000 from operating the food stalls and entertainments at the Redstone, for use in their projects.
The direct developmental impact of the 2017 Redstone will therefore be about R137,000 - R19,000 more than 2016.
"Thank you for your participation which indeed makes a huge difference in the lives of the less privileged people around Calitzdorp and hopefully later in other areas within the Kannaland municipal area!"
Trustees: Chris Ball, Jac Bekker and Willemien Fourie
Please note that we will start 30 minutes later than usual on Saturday and we have decided to stick to a single entry fee. Online entrants will receive a goodie bag.
Registration and Tickets
Online entrants should report at the Registration area to complete their entries and to receive their race numbers and a goodie bag if eligible.
Registration for all the events on Friday and Saturday is possible at the venue at the times as indicated on the programme.
Tickets for the Potjiekos dinner may be purchased at the venue and at the Office of the Dutch Reformed Church in Calitzdorp.
You may view the route descriptions here
Sponsors, Donors and Media Partners
This event will not be possible without donors, sponsors and volunteers.
The Redstone Hills Trust is grateful for the sponsors of previous events and wishes to thank the individuals and businesses for their support and contributions to the 2017 event.
Cash donations are welcome and may be deposited in the Redstone Hills Trust's Standard Bank Account: 180688685 Branch code 051001. Please provide your name as reference.
The 2017 Sponsors and Donors
Wesgro, Time Freight, Klein Karoo Saad Produksie, JW Seeds, Klein Karoo Agri, Cashbuild, Tyres & Treads, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Paarl), The Queen of Calitzdorp, Seeff Oudtshoorn, Dryland Event Management, Du Plessis Motors, Irrikor Besproeiing, Mark & Molleke Duboccage, Solarcon, Kango Tractors and three generous anonymous donors
Donors of goods, gifts and services
Dryland Event Management, De Krans, Calitzdorp Wine Cellars, Boplaas, CP Nel Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo International, Port Wine Guesthouse, Welgevonden Guesthouse, Grundheim wines, Francois Smit, De Krans Bistro, Zamani Calitzdorp, Rose of the Karoo, Klein Karoo Toyota, Ford Mossel Bay, Cycle Addict, PSP Timbers, Sportsman Warehouse George
We are grateful to the following organisations, publications and individuals who helped to spread the word about our event.
The event is organised on behalf of the trust by an organising committee from the community and by Jakhals Events
Redstone 2017 Photos
Trophy Winners 2017
Redstone 2016 Photos
Video clips by Bigshot Media
The booking of accommodation will be handled by the Calitzdorp Tourism Office. Please contact Erina Meiring at 044 2133 775 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tented accommodation in a small tent with mattress at R100 pp is available at or near the venue. A fee of R60 will be charged if you wish to bring your own tent.
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