IJG Sunrise Run

IJG Sunrise Run

Date & Time
Farm WHK Fitness - IJG Trails, Otjivero Street, Kleine Kuppe, Windhoek Map


  • Online entries will close at midnight on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.
  • Number collection and late registration (N$300 for the 9km and N$400 for the 17km) will be on Friday, 25 January, 2019.
  • Cancellations are non-refundable. 

The Event

Keep those New Year’s Resolutions with the first event in the 2019 FarmWhkFitness Run series: the IJG Sunrise Run. Keep those New Year’s Resolutions with the first event in the 2019 FarmWhkFitness Run series: the IJG Sunrise Run. 
Starting at dawn on Saturday, 26 January, run, hike or walk the hills at IJG Trails with great views of the sun rising over Windhoek. 
Choose either an 9km or 17km distance – how far will you challenge yourself?
The start/finish line will be the FarmWhkFitness arena, IJG Trails in Kleine Kuppe, Windhoek. All participants must be there at 06:00, ready for the event.
Coffee, breakfast and drinks will be for sale before and after the Run! 

The Routes

All participants start along the jeep track then turn up the single track at the Traders entrance to meet Fireball. A challenging two kilometre trail to the top of Fireball will reward runners with scenes of dawn breaking over the city. Take a breather, snap a selfie and enjoy the view… Or power on down the decline back to Traders trail and the jeep track.
The 9km route then takes a last climb up the Google trail then back to the jeep track to finish; while the 17km route goes on to tackle the Google, Granny and Rock Garden trails with a jeep track sprint to the finish line.
There will be one waterpoint on the 9km route and two waterpoints on the 17km. You are also welcome to carry your own water.

Participants need to assess themselves (and any minors they are responsible for) and determine whether they are fit enough to take part in the Sunrise Run.
For off-road running it is recommended that you make use of trail running shoes, which provide greater support and traction. 
Should you have any difficulty or injury, please request your fellow runners/walkers to notify the next marshal on route so that arrangements can be made to get assistance to you. There will be medics at the start/finish who will attend to emergencies (details will be given at the briefing).
All participants take part in the event at their own risk and indemnify the organisers, sponsors, host and other authorities of any loss or injury, however that loss or injury may be caused, which might occur in preparation for, during or subsequent to the event and in any circumstances in which the organisers, sponsors and local and other authorities might attract a legal liability in respect of such injury or loss.
Other possible dangers on a trail route include wild animals.

Littering will not be tolerated. All containers and packaging must be carried and only disposed at official bins/support areas. In general, please respect the environment. We are making use of private property.
Farm Whk Fitness equipment and obstacles are not to be used without proper guidance by Farm Whk Fitness members. Please do not damage any property or obstacles. Obstacles are used at your own risk and Farm Windhoek Fitness indemnifies itself and the members from any liability arising how so ever.

General Rules
Competitors shall:
Practice good sportsmanship at all times.Be responsible for their own safety.Obey instructions from race officials.Treat other competitors, officials, volunteers, and spectators with respect and courtesy.Ensure that they are familiar with the race course; the participant is responsible for any deviations from the route.Ensure that numbers are clearly displayed on the front of their shirts at all times. 
Further instructions about race numbers and finishing protocol will be announced at the start of the Run. Please pay attention to these instructions. 
No items deemed to be a hazard to yourself or others can be worn (e.g. no headsets or headphones). 
See you at the event!!



Cancellation Policy

Entry cancellations for the IJG Sunrise Run are non-refundable.