2018 STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure Diary Note

 No. sharks1802

24 Oct 2018

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 Written by: Nick Tatham

Sharks stars ready to shine at 2018 Sharks Trail Adventure

Durban - No matter what the outcome of Saturday's Currie Cup final, fans of the Cell C Sharks will get a chance to meet many of their heroes up-close-and-personal at the annual STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure at the Summerveld Estate on Sunday 2 December.

The family-orientated day includes four MTB races and two trail runs, all based around the leafy Summerveld equestrian complex, catering for athletes for all abilities, with the serious runners targeting the 18km trail run and the MTB pros keen to win the prestigious 40km STIHL MTB Marathon, won by Andrew Hill last year.

At the other end of the spectrum the iconic mascot of the Cell C Sharks Sharkie will be on hand to start the short and easy Kids Ride at 11am, where parents are encouraged to accompany their youngster from start to finish.

Runners and riders in all the races will be met on the finish line by members of the Cell C Sharks squad, handing out cold drinks to all the finishers and happy to pose for photos, selfies and sign autographs.

"This comes at a great time in our year when we have caught our breath after the Currie Cup campaign, and we can devote quality time to meeting and interacting with our fans." said Novashni Chetty of The Sharks marketing team.

"It is one of our ways to say 'thank you' to our fans for their support, and to add that we are looking forward to seeing them at our home games next year," she added.

"This day is built around families, which makes it even more important to us," she added. "It comes at the start of the December holidays, and we enjoy contributing to the importance of the family unit."

The event winds down with live entertainment in the shade of the Summerveld estate, where family members can browse for Christmas gifts at the Shongweni Farmers Market stalls and enjoy a range of food and drink offerings.

DATE: Sunday, 2 December 2018
VENUE: Summerveld Estate, Shongweni
TIME: 7:30am

Entries can be submitted online via www.roag.co.za and more information can be found at www.sharkstrailadventure.co.za.


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Members of the Cell C Sharks squad, Jacques Vermeulen (left), Jean Drotse (centre) and Cameron Wright (right) get to meet the podium from the 40km MTB race at last year's STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure (from left) Andrew Hill, Ndumiso Dontso and Cayde Muldoon. Anthony Grote/
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Former Cell C Sharks player Franco Marais handing out refreshments to finishers of the MTB race at last year's STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure. Many of the current squad players will be lending a hand at the event on Sunday 2 December this year. Anthony Grote/
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Sharkie will be on hand to start the easy Kids Ride at the 2018 STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday, 2 December 2018. Anthony Grote/
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Cell C Sharks mascot Sharkie escorts a young participant to the finish line at the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure. Anthony Grote/
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