Crater Cruise entries still open.

Entries for the 2018 Ride Crater Cruise will close on 2 September. HURRY! There are even two Trail Run options for 2018.

Ride Crater Cruise
Saturday 8 September – all mountain bike events
Sunday 9 September – all trail run events
Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue (10km ouside Parys on the North-West side of the river)
NEW! – Accommodation is available at the venue – call Dylanya – 011 888 1590

* 4km, 18km, 42km & 80km routes – bring the whole family.
* Secure, wilderness venue on the banks of the Vaal.
* Ride with your partner.
* Self-seeding for 42 & 80km routes; C-block – plan to finish under 20km/h, B-block 20-25km/h, A-block 25+km/h
* Indoor finish with porcelain toilets and showers.
* Enjoy Coke and treats (savory and sweet) at all water stations.
* Unique medals to all finishers.
* CSA Sanctioned.
* R20 000 prize money.

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Crater Cruise - Zoon Cronje
Crater Cruise – Zoon Cronje

Routes, distances, age categories, technical Skill required etc:

4km DIRT FLIRT
A fun ride with strictly no riders younger than 7yrs allowed.
A not-too-hilly, open, farm trail designed for ultimate fun, safety and enjoyment
basic fitness and basic-medium level of skill required
A water station on route at Hartseerdraai
only R60,00, pre- and online entry.
Medals to all finishers.
We will accept entries on the day.

18km CRATER CHALLENGE
A full-blast mountain bike event with strictly no riders younger than U/10 allowed.
A combination of 8km of open gravel road and 10km custom-built undulating wilderness trail (with climbs and downhills) – designed for ultimate fun and enjoyment.
two water stations on route (Koedoeslaagte T-junction and Hartseerdraai).
Medium-high level of fitness and medium level of skill required.
R180/pre- and online entry.
We will accept late entries and entries on the day @ R230

42km Ride CRATER CRUISE Half-marathon
Strictly no riders younger than U/14.
A cruise through the remote Thabela Thawing Kloof.
Finishing on the Koedoeslaagte 7km custom trail along the banks of the Vaal River.
Four water stations on route (Thabela Thabeng, Barakah, Koedoeslaagte T-junction and Hartseerdraai)
High level of fitness and medium level skill required.
R300/pre- and online entry.
No late entries on the Saturday.
Late entries on Thursday and Friday @ R350

80km Ride CRATER CRUISE Marathon
Strictly no riders younger than U/18
Cruise through Venterskroon, up Suikerbos Climb, through Grootkoppe Game Reserve, up the Espach Climb, through the remote Thabela Thabeng kloof and finishing on the Koedoeslaagte 7 km custom trail along the banks of the Vaal River.
Six water stations on route (Thabela Thabeng, Suikerbossie, Jumbo, Suikerbossie again, Barakah, Koedoeslaagte T-junction & Hartseerdraai).
High level of fitness and medium level skill required.
R370/pre- and online entry.
No late entries on the Saturday.
Late entries on Thursday and Friday @ R450

Number pick-up & late entries:
Thursday, 6 Sept, 09:00-17:00 at Anatomic Factory Outlet, Johannesburg.
Friday, 7 Sept, 15:00-18:00 at Anatomic Factory Outlet in Parys (old Crater Cruise Venue).
Saturday, 8 Sept, 06:30-07:30 at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue.

Event schedule:
Gates open at 06:00
06:30 – Number pickup only for 42 km & 80 km events
06:30 – Late entries for 18 km Challenge & 4 km Dirt Flirt only
07:30 – Start of 80 km Crater Cruise Marathon
08:00 – Start of 42 km Crater Cruise Half-marathon
08:30 – Start of 18 km Crater Challenge
08:45 – Start of 4 km Dirt Flirt
12:00 – Cut-off for 68km route at Riversong Farm entrance at 50km mark. Riders will be sweeped to start or short-routed
13:00 – Prize giving

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Prize money:

4 km Dirt Flirt is a Fun ride
Medals to all finishers.

18 km Crater Challenge
Medals to all finishers. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to to recognized podium positions.
Sub-juniors (13-14) Boys, podium 1-3 with sponsor’s vouchers.
Sub-juniors (13-14) Girls, podium 1-3 with sponsor’s vouchers.

42 km Ride Crater Cruise Half-marathon
Medals to all finishers. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to to recognized podium positions finishers
Youth Boys (15-16), podium 1-3 with sponsor’s vouchers
Youth Girls (15-16), podium 1-3 with sponsor’s vouchers
Junior Men (17-18), podium 1-5
1st – R 1000
2nd – R 750
3rd – R 500
Junior Women (17-18), podium 1-3
1st – R 1000
2nd – R 750
3rd – R 500
Grand Masters Men (60+)
1st – sponsor’s vouchers
Grand Masters Women (60+)
1st – sponsor’s vouchers
Masters Women (50-59)
1st – sponsor’s vouchers

80km Ride Crater Cruise Marathon
Medals to all finishers. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to to recognized podium positions
Masters Men (50-59), podium 1-3
1st – sponsor’s vouchers
Veteran Men (40-49), podium 1-3
1st – R 500
2nd – sponsor’s vouchers
Veteran Women (40-49), podium 1-3
1st – R 500
2nd – sponsor’s vouchers
Sub-Veteran Men (30-39), podium 1-3
1st – R 500
2nd – sponsor’s vouchers
Sub-Veteran Women (30-39), podium 1-3
1st – R 500
2nd – sponsor’s vouchers
Overall Men, podium 1-5
1st – R 3000
2nd – R 2000
3rd – R 500
4th – R 250
5th – R 100
Overall Women, podium 1-5
1st – R 3000
2nd – R 2000
3rd – R 500
4th – R 250
5th – R 100

Crater (trail) Run
Sunday 9 September, 2018
Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue (10km ouside Parys on the North-West side of the river)
NEW! – Accommodation available at venue – call Dylanya – 011 888 1590
Route maps

4km & 8km routes
Secure, wilderness venue on the banks of the Vaal.
Indoor finish with porcelain toilets and showers.
Enjoy Coke and treats (savory and sweet) at water stations.
Unique medals to all finishers.
R2000 prize money.

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Routes, distances, age categories, technical Skill required etc:

4km Crater Fun (trail) Run
A fun run with strictly no runners/hikers younger than 6yrs allowed)
A not-too-hilly, open, farm trail designed for ultimate fun, safety and enjoyment
two water stations on route. No need to carry your own water (at bridge and Hartseerdraai)
Basic fitness and basic level of trail skill required
Only R50. Medals to all finishers.
Pre- & online entries OR at registration on Friday at R50 OR
enter late on the day @ R70

8km Crater (trail) Run
A full-blast trail run with strictly no runners younger than 10 allowed.
1km easy, more open, start loop (supporters will be able to see their runners entering the 7 km custom-built trail).
The trail is an undulated wilderness trail – designed for ultimate fun and enjoyment.
2Twowater stations on route. No need to carry your own water (at bridge and Hartseerdraai)
Medium-high level of fitness and medium level of skill required
R80/entry. Pre- and online entries; online OR at registration on Friday @ R80. We will accept late on the day @ R150

Number pick-up & late entries:
Friday, 7 Sept, 15:00-18:00 at Anatomic Factory Outlet in Parys
Sunday, 9 Sept, 06:30-07:30 at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue

Event schedule:
Gates open at 06:00
06:30 – Registration
07:30 – Start of 8 km Crater Run
08:00 – Start of 4 km Crater Run
09:30 – Prize giving

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Prize money:
4 km is a Crater Fun Run
Medals to all finishers.

8 km Crater Run
Medals to all finishers.
8km Men
1st – R500 + gold medal
2nd – R300 + silver medal
3rd – R200 + bronze medal
8km Women
1st – R500 + gold medal
2nd – R300 + silver medal
3rd – R200 + bronze medal

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