LEVEL 4 RESTIRCTIONS ARE IN PLACE. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON SITE AND NO BEERS WILL BE HANDED OUT TO FINISHERS. IT IS COMPULSORY TO WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES WHEN YOU ARE AT THE GONE. STORE. KEEP YOUR GROUPS SMALL, CONSIDER STAGGERED STARTS AND PLEASE KEEP YOUR POST-RUN GATHERINGS TO A MINIMUM.
In case you were wondering, the answer is probably here somewhere:
When does #Gone2Gone start?
The entire #Gone2Gone challenge takes place from 1 July to 30 September. There are three segments with their own start/end dates:
July Segment: 1 July-31 July
August Segment: 1 August-31 August
September Segment: 1 September-30 September
How do I enter?
It's free but you need to register here every time before you run so you can compete for the Local Legend prizes (most segment efforts in the month) and you'll have more chance to win in the lucky draws! You also need to register again every month for each new segment. This registration is also your acknowledgement of the waiver.
What is the route and is there a GPX file?
There will be one route per month for July, August, and September. Three different route/segments. Each segment will be revealed just before the new month kicks off and a GPX file will be available to download. Register to get the route and keep your eyes on social media!
The route will also be on the Gone. Outdoor Strava account.
Download the July Segment GPX here.
How many times can you run/hike the route?
You can run / hike the course as many times as you like during the month to get more entries for the lucky draw prizes. Register on the sign-up form before every run. You'll only be eligible for the lucky draw or fastest time prizes for that month's specific route during that month's window period.
Do I need to sign in or check in anywhere?
No, as this is just a virtual challenge, there is no official check-in or physical registration at the start or finish. You can start the route anytime you want.
Is there parking at the start/finish?
Yes, but we suggest sharing lifts or making use of a taxi service to avoid congestion as there is limited parking available at the High Constantia Centre. Please park on the gravel section to the far side of the centre near the security hut.
What about food/drinks at the start/finish?
There are plenty of takeway and grab-and-go options from Botanicum Restuarant, Foxcroft, Old Town Italy, Hartlief Deli, Chardonnay Deli and the best little corner cafe, ADM.
Is there a specific time to start?
No, but consider staggering your start so as to not crowd the trails too much so you can have a more enjoyable experience and avoid trail traffic!
If you can do it in the week, even better! Weekends can get very busy.
Why did the route change?
With the closure of our Longmarket Street store, the original #Gone2Gone segment isn't applicable anymore, even though it still exists! We changed the route to include the Gone. store at the V&A Waterfront.
Can you run the route in reverse?
Yes you can, but it won't count if you want to be eligible for the fastest time prize and it won't be recorded on the Strava segment leaderboard.
What if you want to do a different route, but in the same direction?
You're more than welcome to explore the trails and choose your own adventure! If you register and start/end at the official route start and finish, then you can still win lucky draw prizes. However, if you want to be eligible for the fastest male/female prizes, then you need to run the route/segment as is.
Why is there so much road?
We want to encourage everyone to participate so we chose a route across the mountain that is easily accessible and doable for all levels.
Is Strava a requirement?
No, unless you are competing for the fastest time or Local Legend prizes. To be eligible for the fastest time prizes, your Strava profile should be set to public so your run will appear on the route/segment leaderboard.
If you want to compete for the most segment efforts, it's recommeded to have Strava so you can claim the Local Legend crown, but you can also just register every time before you run.
Do we need to carry specific gear?
No, but we suggest preparing yourself adequately as this is a genuine mountain excursion, necessary care and respect must be taken when running within Table Mountain National Park and surrounds.
Will there be aid stations or medical support?
No - this is not an official race or event. It is a virtual challenge and by registering you are accepting and acknowledging the risks of a genuine mountain excursion.
NOW FOR THE FUN PART - HOW YOU CAN WIN!
What are the prizes?
We have some incredible lucky draw prizes up for grabs thanks to our amazing sponsors who really came all out for this year's challenge.
There are different prizes for each month, and a prize for the fastest male and female for each segment! So if you complete all three segments, you have plenty of chances to score something - elbow bumps included!
THAT FINISH LINE FEELING - WIN BIG WITH JACK BLACK BEER
Share your finish line photo on Instagram and tag @gone_outdoor @jackblackbeer and @drinksouthfields to stand a chance to win a customised Jack Black cooler box and a year's worth of Jack Black Beer and Southfields Hard Seltzer to the value of more than R10 000!
2FAST4YOU (Fastest Male/Female Strava Segment Leaders): R3000 Gone. Outdoor voucher, Maurten Mix Pack, 2x pairs of Balega socks
Lucky Draw Prizes for July:
Lucky Draw Prizes for August:
Lucky Draw Prizes for September:
Complete all three segments and win a Mama Alles hamper:
Some adventures are all about the snacks! Register and complete each #Gone2Gone segment in July, August and September and you stand a chance to win a R500 Mama Alles hamper to fuel your next mountain adventure!
Get 25% OFF OneJuice!
Reward yourself with the #Gone2Gone special at Botanicum Restuarant or Hartlief Deli - both next door to Gone!
Botanicum: A bagel and coffee or water or non-alcoholic beer for only R65 from July to September!
Hartlief Deli: An egg and bacon/mushroom/tomato roll with coffee for R65 during July.