A fresh new year demands a fresh new route. For 2014 we've gone through the routes, re-scouting, re-mapping and discovering new incredible areas, leading to brand new incredible routes.
Brand new camping is available close to the venue, accommodating up to 200 people. Please see details below under accommodation.
The route is probably the most visually appealing and varied but challenging one that we have ever put together. It follows sand road, jeep track, huge rock-trails and single track over some of the most incredible rock landscapes in this country. This is all virgin land for mountain bikers as most of it is private land, so don't miss this opportunity. Home to various types of wildlife so you are guaranteed to see some around.
Clarens is a circular loop race; it will start in the Clarens Town Square, Clarens, Free State and finish at the same venue. This spectacular route crosses the Maluti Mountains on the edge of the Lesthoto border, which is the highest mountain range in South Africa. The race has been in existence for 5 years and has grown tremendously the riding is absolutely unique and spectacular. Bring the family and make a weekend of this event in the picturesque town of Clarens, featuring art galleries, gift shops and some of the best food in the country!
Ultra - 120km | 2400m Ascent | 5h00min - 8h00min
Marathon - 70km | 1800m Ascent | 3h00min - 6h00min
Half Marathon - 43km | 929m Ascent | 2h00min - 4h00min
Fun Race - 20km | 150m Ascent |
Fun Ride - 10km | 50m Ascent
Ultra Cut-off - 74.5km @ 13:35
If you're a Marathon distance racer you're in for a treat for 2014! With only about 12km of the same route as previous years expect the unexpected! Slick rock climbs and descents with spectacular views down gorges and sculptured rock formations from antiquity. Riders will love the last 11km of single-track down the porcupine trail to the finish.
A 10km route is also new for 2014 accompaning our popular 20km distance. Bring the family and enjoy what only Clarens can offer!
|06h00-08h30:||Registration & Line Entries|
|03/05 07h00:||Riders Briefing / Leaders Jersey Handover|
|03/05 07h15:||Start MTN ULTRA UCI PRO/Elite 120km Race|
|03/05 07h20:||Start MTN Marathon 70km UCI Ladies|
|03/05 07h35:||Start MTN Ultra Marathon Amateur Men|
|03/05 07h45:||Start MTN Marathon 70km "A". Batches at +3min intervals|
|03/05 11h10:||Winner of Marathon 70km Expected|
|03/05 12h30:||Winner of UCI PRO/Elite Men expected|
|03/05 13h00:||Prize Giving|
|06h30-09h00:||Registration & Line Entries|
|04/05 07h45:||Riders Briefing / Leaders Jersey Handover|
|04/05 08h00:||Start Half-Marathon 43km "A". Batches at +5min intervals|
|04/05 08h45:||Start Fun Race 20km|
|04/05 08h55:||Start Fun Race 10km|
|04/05 10h15:||Winner Fun Race|
|04/05 10h30:||Winner Half-Marathon|
|04/05 12h00:||Prize Giving|
|HOSPITAL & MEDICAL INFO|
|ACCOMMODATION & SHUTTLE SERVICES|
A campsite was erected this year. The campsite is located 6kms from the village on the Golden Gate Road with 600m of gravel road from the turn-off. The site can accommodate 200 people. Contact www.clarenssa.co.za.