Clarens (Elite SA Champs)

  • Start Date: Saturday, 16 April 2016
  • End Date: Sunday, 17 April 2016
  • Venue: Town Square, Main Street, Clarens, Free State
  • Elevation: 1819
  • Terrain: Single Track, Game Trails, Jeep Track, Gravel Road, Savannah, Rocky, Hardpack
  • Features: Hand Built single track, Bridges, River Crossings, Slick Rock, Spectacular Views, Dams

After 2014 new route success we'll be refining and adding to the current incredible areas, leading to brand new incredible routes. 

Clarens is a beautiful part of the world and is also nice and central for many up-country riders. Being just 3hrs away from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg no reason to miss this beautiful event, so make sure you are there for this inaugural event. Situated in the Eastern Free State, Clarens is such a scenic and wonderful place that it is a big source of inspiration for many artists. For the last three years the event caused quite a stir, as it was said that the route is on world standards, completely blew everyone away!

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!

 

PROGRAMME

Saturday:
06h00-09h00: Registration & Line Entries
07h00: Riders Briefing /  Leaders Jersey Handover
07h15: Start ULTRA PRO/Elite
07h20: Start Marathon Ladies "A"
07h30: Start Ultra Marathon Amateur Men
07h40: Start Marathon "A". Batches at +5min intervals
13h00: Prize Giving
 
Sunday:
06h30-09h00: Registration & Line Entries
07h45: Riders Briefing /  Leaders Jersey Handover
08h00: Start Half Marathon "A". Batches at +5min intervals
08h45: Start Fun Race "A". Batches at +5min intervals
08h55: Start Fun Ride "All". 
13h00: Prize Giving

 

 

DIGITAL EVENT BOOKLET


Clarens Picture Gallery

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