Advendurance Race to the Sun

Organiser: Advendurance

Date Sat 4 Aug 2018, 06:00
Province Gauteng
Type Mountain Bike

Event Title: Advendurance Race to the Sun

Short Description: 100 mile (162km) Gravel journey from Hartebeespoort dam to Sun City Groad bike Friendly!

Long Description: The Advendurance Race to the Sun is a 100 mile (162km) race from Hartebeespoort Dam to Sun City Valley of the waves.

The following exciting entries are available:

·  Solo

·  Team of Two complete distance

·  Team of 4 complete distance

·  Team of Two Relay (2 stages) Each stage is approx 80km

·  Team of Four (2 stages) Each stage is approx 80km

 

We allow Gravel road bikes into this event, modifications to your Mountain Bikes are welcome as long as they are safe for yourself and fellow competitors. (Rigid forks and hard tails will be fine, little to no corrugation roads)

 

GPS device compulsary as you need to be able to navigate with the route GPS maps supplied. Basic markings will be in place with route marshals along the way at any danger areas.

 

Prizes for the best dressed teams.

 

Each rider will receive a goody bag to the value of R500!

 

Each waterpoint will be an oasis with cold drinks, ice, and pleanty of food. Supporters allowed to feed the riders :-)

 

Cut off at all tech stations at 15km/h (very manageable) 

 

Route description:

 

Distance:162km

Elevation gain: 940m

Elevation loss: 1090m

 

At the Hartebeespoort high school: The race have a neutral start, going through town, and through the tunnel to have the official start on the Hartebeespoort Dam wall.

From here it is race on! Starting with a tar road section soon turning off onto the canal dirt roads heading north towards Brits. The race will pass through the outskirts tar roads of Brits at approx 30km joining on to some cool train gravel roads. From here riders will make their way along some more canal dirt roads towards the first water point & spectator point at the NG church Dalunie at 45km.

 

Some amazing Canal roads from here will lead riders towards Beestekraal, with a long tar road section in between, the next waterpoint/spectator point is also the relay point for the relay teams at the NG church Beestekraal at 85km into the race.

 

From Beestekraal riders will continue their way along the Crocodile river past the Vaalkop Dam nature reserve, with a fast tar road segment of about 13kms, keep in mind that the hardest part of the route is from the end of the tar road crossing the river with a 20km gravel road drag towards Bojateng.

 

After Bojateng will be the last spectator point in the middle of nowhere next to a tar road 120km into the race :-)

 

From here is is all vasbyt, a long tar road section into an old forgotten industrial area towards Mogwase, riders will see the crater of Pilansberg, and reach the last railway section with 30km’s to go, this will lead riders onto the last long tar road leading to Sun City.

Just before Sun City riders will turn off into the nature reserve, past the traditional Basotho village and onto the Gary player golf course for a royal finish at the valley of the waves! Live music and cold beers will await!

 

 

Start Date: Saturday 4 August 2018

End Date: Saturday 4 August 2018

Website URL: http://advendurance.com/racetothesun/race-to-the-sun/

Max entries:

 

1000 solo

1000 deelnemers in die two man team (500 spanne)

1000 deelnemers in 4 man team relay (250 spanne)

1000 deelnemers in two man team relay (500 spanne)

 

Teams: Spanne van twee en spanne van 4 relay asook volle afstand en solo volle afstand

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Stage race: no

SAS Event: Yes

Substitution fees: R0

Changes fee: R0

CSA: Nee

Distance/Classes: 162km

·  Solo

·  Team of Two complete distance

·  Team of 4 complete distance

·  Team of Two Relay (2 stages) Each stage is approx 80km

·  Team of Four (2 stages) Each stage is approx 80km

 

Pricing:

·  Solo R900

·  Team of Two complete distance R1800

·  Team of 4 complete distance R3600

·  Team of Two Relay (2 stages) Each stage is approx 80km R1600

·  Team of Four (2 stages) Each stage is approx 80km R3200

Batches:  4 batches

1000 Solo 6am

1000 Two complete 6:20

1000 four complete 6:40

750 two relay and 4 relay 7:00

 

Survey:

Do you need transport back from sun city for yourself? Y/N

Do you need transport back from sun city for your bicycle? Y/N

How many supporters will support you along the way and need access to the valley of the waves? 1/2/3/4/5

t-shirt size (Reebok Race to the Sun) XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Have you ridden 100miles before?

 

 

 

Items:

·  Additional Race to the Sun Reebok T-shirt

·  Wahoo Element Bolt R5000 (Get entry for Free)

·  Wahoo Kickr (R20 000) get entry for free

·  SAS Board R60

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Charity: Choc cows


Classes

ClassDistancePrice SoloPrice per Team Member
Solo 162km 162 km R900 -
Team of Two Full Distance 162km 162 km - R900
Team of Four Full Distance 162km 162 km - R900
Team of Two Relay 162km (Each stage is approx 40km) 162 km - R800
Team of Four 4 stages (Each stage is approx 40km) 162 km - R800