BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: 2 February 2019

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The BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle is in its 24th year in 2019. The event incorporates the following disciplines and distances:

Trail Run: 15km (sanctioned by Border Athletics) and a 5km Fun Run/walk.

MTB: 55km and 35km races (sanctioned by Cycling SA), 15km and 8km races.


LOCATION: Lilyfontein School  | GPS Co-ordinates: 32°52'21.40"S | 27°59'52.97"E

Please navigate to the ROAG website to enter online, alternatively you can enter at Sportsmans Warehouse Beacon Bay.






LATE ENTRY (After 21 Jan-Registration Only)

15km Run


16 + years



15km Run + Temp License


16 + years

R130 (Includes R20 temp license – Border Athletics)


55km Cycle                 


15 + years



35km Cycle


13 + years



15km Cycle


8 + years



8km Cycle





5km Fun Run/Walk





 * Temporary Licenses for the 15km run purchased online can be collected at registration. Licenses will also be sold at registration and the late entry venues listed below. 

15km Run: Please note runners must be 16 years or older on race day. 

* Riders must be older than the minimum age on the 31st of December 2019. Therefore, they must be 15 or older by the 31st of December 2019 in the 55km race, 13 or older for the 35km & older than 8 to compete in the 15km race. 


All participants are required to register at one of the following venues/times. 




Friday, 1 Feb

Lilyfontein School | Farm 564, Brakfontein 


Friday, 1 Feb

Oxford Striders | Beach Road, Nahoon


Saturday, 2 Feb

Lilyfontein School | Farm 564, Brakfontein 

12h00-30 minutes before the race start time


 Pre Entries: close on Monday, 21 January. 

 Late Entries - apply from midnight Monday, 21st January to 2 February. 

* No entries will be accepted via Sportsmans Warehouse or on ROAG after midnight on Monday, 21 January. 

* All late entries must be made at registration venues (see above). 

* All late entries close 30 minutes before each race starts. 

* Traffic to Lilyfontein School will be busy on race day! Please ensure that you leave yourself enough time to register and collect a shirt before your race starts. 


Temporary licenses will also be sold at registration-those without a permanent license will be charged for a temporary license for the 15km run and 55km/35km cycle. 

15km Temporary Running License: R20

55/35km Temporary Cycling License: R35 sold online and at registration. 


Awesome BUCO Tomato Trot T-shirts will be allocated on a first come first served basis to the first 2000 athletes at REGISTRATION! We can not guarantee sizes!


The 15km run and the 55km, 35km, 15km & 8km cycle events will be timed by Finish Time. All bibs must be worn on the front of the running/cycling shirt (ASA numbers on the front and back with Finish Time bib over the ASA number on the front). We accept no responsibility for inaccurate timing as a result of the athlete wearing the incorrect bib/using the wrong bike number or using it incorrectly. All timed athletes will receive their time via SMS after the race. 



Non-licensed runners/walkers must purchase a temporary license for R20 when entering or at registration. 

All temporary licenses will be issued at Registration. 



o Runners must be 16 years or older on race day.

o The race is run is accordance with the rules of A.S.A and B.A.

o A.S.A. license numbers must be worn on the front and back of the vest.  The FinishTime race number is placed over the ASA number in the front.

Official age category flashes must be worn on the left front and on the back during the race. Runners failing to do so will not qualify for age category prizes. 


o Non-licensed runners must purchase temporary license numbers and wear these high on the BACK of the kit during the race. Race number and timing chip will be on the front. 

o Athletes are not allowed to run with ear phones in their ears. 

o Runners must obey all Referees, Marshall's and Track Officials at all times.



All 5km entrants must collect their wrist band at Registration venues (see above). Registration closes 30 minutes before the race start time.  


5km trot fun run    


o Non-licensed cyclists must purchase a temporary license for the 55km & 35km race at a cost of R35. This must be done when entering or at Registration. 

o All bike numbers will be issued at Registration AND MUST BE RETURNED AFTER THE RACE. 

o Riders must be older than 15 on the 31st of December 2019 to compete in the 55km race, older than 13 to compete in the 35km race and older than 8 years to compete in the 15km race. 

o No bike number = no ride 

o No helmet = no ride


CUT OFF TIME for all events is at 18:00

Prize Giving will commence at 17:30 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Prize Money is available for the following categories: 

15km Runners: 1st and 2nd placed male and female in the Juniors (16-19 yrs) 

1st and 2nd placed male and female in the 35 – 39 yr category 

1st and 2nd placed male and female in the 40 – 49 yr category 

1st and 2nd placed male and female in the 50 – 59 yr category 

1st and 2nd placed male and female in the 60 and over category 

1st, 2nd & 3rd placed male and female in the open category 

Cyclists: 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed male and female in the 55km, 35km, 15km & 8km race.  


This is a #runclean event. Water will be available at all refreshment stations and will be served in washable re-usable cups. Please bring other hydration if you do not want to drink from a single-use cup. 

Please return all cups as we recycle and re-wash them for the next event. 

Please do not litter on any of the routes. 



 All entrants will be eligible for lucky draw prizes, but must be present at prize giving to be considered. 

Food, beverages and entertainment will be available throughout the day. 

The BUCO Tomato Trot and Cycle is Lilyfontein School's biggest fundraiser so come and enjoy a fun day at our school with the whole family. 

We look forward to having you at our annual event. Spread the love and get as many friends and family members to join  you on the day. 


15km run and cycle routes include some tar and dirt roads. The 55km,35km & 8km cycle routes are mainly off road with some sections of single track. The 5km fun run is on dirt roads and farm tracks. 

The setting for this event is in the heartland of Brakfontein and Tomato Country. We are surrounded by beautiful farms and some lovely views. The event has taken place for many years and is a wonderful event for the entire family and caters for all fitness levels.  


There will be kids entertainment available at the venue. 


Please visit  or call the Jikeleza Route Information Centre on 043 737 0005 for accommodation and entertainment options. 


Lilyfontein Adventure Race: 7-8 Sept 2018

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Please see attached results:  CLICK HERE

AR18 Thanks to sponsors

Lilyfontein Adventure Race 2018 – Race Review

This year’s Lilyfontein Adventure Race (AR) was the biggest and best race to date and sums up the Lilyfontein values and ethos that we strive to achieve.  Lilyfontein School has been hosting the annual Adventure race since the year 2000, as the years have gone by we have created categories that cater for all ages and fitness levels. The appeal is definitely the ability to progress through the various categories and gain experience until one is ready to tackle the premium event the Corporate Division.

There is a healthy support of entries in the Grade 1-3 and Grade 4-5 divisions.  This is attributed to eagerness of both learners and parents to participate and support from local schools. 

The Family Fun category was introduced as a mild category to welcome all, to have a taste, in a fun way, to what adventure racing is all about.  It is targeted to families, friends and colleagues that want to partake but do not want to “kill” themselves whilst participating; this is a relaxed and enjoyable category to cater for all levels of fitness.

The Lilyfontein Adventure race is a Provincial Qualifier for U13, U15, U19 age categories and the winners in these divisions have qualified to participate in the Annual South African Adventure Racing Championships at Ventersburg on 28-29 September 2018.

The Corporate divisions introduce corporate teams, friends and fitness bunnies to explore the local area and apply all their skills to compete in the premium division in the event. We were thrilled to host the Merrell Adventure Addicts team this year with Donavan Sims training his team for Expedition Africa (EA) 2019.  They completed a very tough 150km Adventure Race in absolute style.

Our focus for this year’s AR was a three pronged approach, firstly to educate and promote adventure and team work to young learners and adults, secondly to find a new venue, that was not only beautiful, but suitable for an adventure race and thirdly to make it the biggest adventure race event in Africa.  The race was hosted by Yellow Sands Resorts on the East Coast, who were phenomenal in providing a venue that was not only picturesque but also totally conducive to adventure racing. In adventure racing the venue changes each year to encourage new routes and spaces for the participants. Over the years we have reveled in the variety of amazing venues on the Jikeleza route, namely Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve, Areena Riverside Resort, Cefani and Lilyfontein school. 

This year we hosted 132 teams in 10 different divisions with over 492 participants and 6 race routes and over 50 marshaling points with hundreds of volunteers.  The logistics behind putting an event like this together is mammoth.  We would like to thank our Lilyfontein family, staff, teachers, learners, volunteers, participants and the greater East Coast community for supporting Lilyfontein School throughout the years. Thank you to Mrs Mitchell – Event Director and her Adventure Department Mrs Smith, Mr Wilson and Mr Ansley for all the energy required to put this event together.  The routes were so adventurous this year as we saw teams sliding, pushing and swimming at various points throughout the race and lots of hills, a cave, some paddling and abseiling where some of the other challenges along the way this is thanks to Mr Angelbeck and Mr Matthewson for the U15, U19 and Corporate/Crocs and Duo teams respectively and Mrs Jackson and Mrs Fouche for the grade 4-5 and grade 1-3 routes respectively.

Each year Lilyfontein has a competition to encourage school participation and offers a cash prize of R2500 sponsored by AB Pumps to the school with the most entries. Each year Lilyfontein comes out on tops as we encourage the entire school to either participate or volunteer on the day, but the prize is not for Lilyfontein School, it’s to encourage the spirit of Adventure Racing to other schools and this year the winning school is Hudson Park who just beat the regular winners Stirling.   Well done Hudson Park we are proud of your support and willingness to show grit and determination.

The heavy rain from Thursday and Friday morning and wind on the Saturday is exactly what AR is all about, unpredictable and one is encouraged to deal with the elements on the day and find solutions.   The grade 1-3 and grade 4-5 participants had an absolute blast racing bikes through the muddy single track; their faces were priceless at the end of their races.  This is a wonderful message to all parents’, children love to be outdoors, playing with their friends, solving problems and getting dirty.  Let us encourage this as much as possible as we live in a fast paced, technological world - our time bonding with nature is often put aside, so let us jump off the hamster wheel and enjoy the great outdoors and the elements together as families. 

The future of Adventure Racing is strong and we encourage more families and learners to participate in 2019. 

Keep in touch should you have any questions email Margaret at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Lilyfontein Adventure Team