ROUND up friends and family and head for Ceres on Saturday, 12 November for the annual Loxtonia Cider Cherry Trail Run through scenic mountain landscapes and apple orchards. The family-friendly trail run over 6km or 12km starts and finishes on Loxtonia Farm, the home of Loxtonia Apple Cider. This deliciously refreshing cider is nurtured from orchard to bottle from 100% hand-picked, freshly pressed and naturally fermented apples.
The trail run/walk takes you through magnificent scenery framed by the majestic Ceres mountains with a section along a riverbank where you will find some idyllic spots to cool down in fresh mountain water. Be sure to bring a ziplock bag for your cell phone. The 6km stretch is stroller-friendly, ideal for parents with young children.
Once you have crossed the finish line, your morning’s effort will be rewarded with a festive market atmosphere and music to chill out and enjoy Loxtonia’s country hospitality. With lots on offer from cherries, food trucks and freshly brewed coffee, to cider, craft gin and beer, get ready for a fun-filled day at the Loxtonia Cidery. A jumping castle and an exciting encounter feeding alpacas and horses, will keep the little ones enthralled.
The full Loxtonia Cider range will be available for you to try, and with cherry season in full swing, the limited edition Loxtonia Cherry flavoured apple cider is a must. Fresh and juicy with bright cherry aromas melded with crisp apple, this lightly sweet cider is beautifully balanced with a light, tangy finish.
The Loxtonia Cherry Trail Run is open for runners and walkers of all ages. Registration at the Loxtonia Cidery opens at 6am with the starting time of 7.30am for the 12km leg and 8am for 6km. To enter, click here. Late entries on the day are subject to availability. The entry fee for the 6km circuit is R120 per person and R170 for 12km. All finishers receive a complimentary Loxtonia Cider with a Non-Alcoholic option for the designated drivers and under 18s. The gates close at 3pm.