What we will be doing: A chance for all ages to run/walk together and have a relaxed evening with a picnic BBQ dinner.
Runners: We will be running on horse tracks so an individual or social style are both possible on a sandy surface. The ground is fairly dry. We will begin around 15:30. Wear running appropriate clothes and shoes.
What you need to bring:
- Picnic Blankets, chairs. Kids tend to swim/play in the shallow part of the lake, so some towels or water appropriate clothes would be a good idea.
- Meat and/ or veggies to BBQ . Bring for your family . (We will have a few BBQ’s set up and people to cook them.)
- Salads (bring a bag of salad leaves/or a prepared salad dish) or
- It would be great if you could email Manju and let her know if you are coming and if you will be bringing a salad or a dessert. This will help with the organisation and ensure we have a smooth and relaxed evening.
How to get to the fun run picnic by car or bike: From the main road, continue past the church site on Sophiastraat until you reach the Obsekenrooi School and turn right onto Maximillianlaan.
When you reach Hutdijk turn left on the unsealed surface and proceed past the lake on your right (Meuwven) until you reach the entrance adjacent to the lake on the far side. At this point either park up on the left-hand side of the road or engage 4WD to negotiate the uneven ground on short roadway to the picnic site a short way along the road access. Cyclists can easily ride all the way in. The picnic site is on the right along the lake as space permits.
The lake: The lake is high and clean as it ever will be BUT it is not officially deemed a swimming pond. If it is very hot and you are comfortable with natural waters jump in but I suggest keeping your head above water.
If you are popular with insects you may want to take insect repellent!