Conquer the Crater

The 15th edition of the Ride Crater Cruise MTB Family Festival will be taking place 7 – 8 September 2019 at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue. Mountain bikers and trail runners will be treated with one FUN weekend on some of the best trails our beautiful country has to offer. Anatomic Sportswear together with Ride Magazine will ensure fun, challenging and affordable trail running and mountainbiking in the heart of the Vredefort Dome UNESCO Word Heritage Site.

Koedoeslaagte is only a stones-throw away from Gauteng, the Vaal Triangle, Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Rustenburg, Welkom & Kroonstad.

Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue (10km ouside Parys on the North-West side of the river)

Crater Cruise MTB – 7 Sept 2019

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

  • R65 / entry

  • Medals to all finishers

  • we will only accept entries for the 4km Dirt Flirt on race day

  • Enter now

19km CRATER CHALLENGE  (A full-blast mountainbike event with strictly no riders U/10 and younger allowed)

  • combination of 9 kms of open gravel road and 10 kms custom-built undulated wilderness trail (with climbs & downhills) – designed for ultimate fun and enjoyment

  • 3 water stations on route (Koedoeslaagte T-junction & Hartseerdraai)

  • medium-high level of fitness and medium level of skill required. Riders must be able to climb a 300m long uphill consistently to be able to enjoy this route. Climbs are not to steep ~ 5-6% gradient

  • R190/entry. No late entries on the Saturday. Late entries on Thursday and Friday @ R250

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42km Ride CRATER CRUISE Half-marathon (strictly no riders U/14 and younger allowed)

  • a cruise through the remote Thabela Thabeng kloof! Finishing on the Koedoeslaagte 7km custom trail along the banks of the Vaal River

  • 4 water stations on route (Thabela Thabeng, Barakah, Koedoeslaagte T-junction & Hartseerdraai)

  • high level of fitness and medium level skill required

  • R290/entry. No late entries on the Saturday. Late entries on Thursday and Friday @ R350

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82km Ride METEOR CRUISE Marathon (strictly no riders U/18 and younger allowed)

  • a 82km challenging route

  • 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

  • 6 water stations on route (Thabela Thabeng, Suikerbossie, Suikerbossie again, Barakah, Koedoeslaagte T-junction & Hartseerdraai)

  • high level of fitness and medium-high level skill required

  • R390/entry. No late entries on the Saturday. Late entries on Thursday and Friday @ R450

  • No late entries on the Saturday.

  • Enter now

Number pick-up & late entries:

  • Thursday, 5 Sept, 09:00-17:00 at Anatomic Factory Outlet, Northcliff Johannesburg

  • Friday, 6 Sept, 15:00-18:00 at Anatomic Factory Outlet in Parys

  • Saturday, 7 Sept, 06:30-07:30 at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue

Crater Trail Run – 8 Sept 2019

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

  • 2 water stations on route. No need to carry your own water (at bridge & Hartseerdraai)

  • basic fitness and basic level of trail skill required

  • R50 / entry! Medals to all finishers!

  • We will accept late entries and entries on the day @ R70

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8km Crater Trail Run  (A proper 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

  • 2 water stations on route. No need to carry your own water (at bridge & Hartseerdraai)

  • medium-high level of fitness and medium level of skill required

  • R80 / entry. Medals to all finishers!

  • We will accept late entries and entries on the day @ R130

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10km Meteor Trail Run (A all out, 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 9 km custom-built trail)

  • The trail is an undulated wilderness trail – designed for ultimate fun and enjoyment

  • The 2km Killi trail will take runners to the upper slopes of Koedoesberg offering spectacular views of the Area

  • 2 water stations on route. No need to carry your own water (at bridge & Hartseerdraai)

  • medium-high level of fitness and medium level of skill required

  • R110 / entry. Medals to all finishers!

  • We will accept late entries and entries on the day @ R140

  • Enter now

Number pick-up & late entries:

  • Friday, 6 Sept, 15:00-18:00 at Anatomic Factory Outlet in Parys

  • Sunday, 8 Sept, 06:30-07:30 at Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue

All maps can be viewed here

View Prize Money here

More info www.cratercruise.com