STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure Media Release

 No. sharks1702

2 Nov 2017

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 Written by: Dave Macleod

Families eye Sharks Trail Adventure fun at the start of the holidays

Durban – As the school calendar turns to end-of-year exams, many families are looking forward to the holidays, and entries for the Stihl Sharks Trail Adventure at the Summerveld Estate on Sunday 3 December have started picking up.

Timed to coincide with the first weekend of the holidays, the day is geared around families eager to take part in one of the days mountain bikes races or trail runs, and then relax in the historic shady park and enjoy the many attractions on offer.

Originally started as a MTB race, it has expanded to a 40km and a 20km MTB race that changes and evolves each year, a 10km Family Ride, and more recently a popular 18km and 9km trail run.

The day is built around the Cell C Sharks and many members of the squad not committed to the Springboks end-of-year tour will be on hand at the start and finish of the events to meet their fans and help out with medals and water points.

The players will also be involved in arguably the days most important event, the short Sharkie Fun Ride where youngsters get to ride their bikes with the Cell C Sharks mascot Sharkie.

Entries are already open through ROAG at and online entries close at midday on the 29th Nov 2017. A 15% family discount is available to families that enter four or more entries.

Once the sporting fun is over, families can relax in the famous estate that also houses the province’s top horse racing training centre and enjoy the wide variety of food and drink with live music adds a festive vibe to the occasion.

With Christmas around the corner, the special Sunday staging of the popular Shongweni Farmers Market will offer a wide range of stalls offering crafts and gifts.

Families are invited to bring their own food and braais and relax in the shade of the plane trees, while meeting the Cell C Sharks players.

The 2017 STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure takes place at Summerveld Estate in Shongweni on Sunday 3 December.

Entries can be submitted online via and more information can be found at


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Sharkie and the full Cell C Sharks squad will join mountain bikers and trail runners from throughout KZN at the 2017 STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday 3 December. Anthony Grote/
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The wide range of races will cater for family members of all ages at the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday, 3 December at Summerveld Estate, Shongweni. Anthony Grote/
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An exclusive Sunday staging of the Shongweni Farmers Market will create a festive Christmas vibe at the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday, 3 December at Summerveld Estate, Shongweni. Anthony Grote/
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Trail runners entered for the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday, 3 December at Summerveld Estate, Shongweni can look forward to a number of small tweaks to the popular routes. Anthony Grote/
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The 40km and 20km MTB races at the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday, 3 December will sport some subtle changes designed to add new attractions to the rides. Anthony Grote/
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