Clarens Kosmos 2 Day Trail Run
Sat 4 Mar 2017, 06:30 @ , Free State


Organiser
Trail Hunter Events

Name: Clarens Kosmos 2 Day Trail Run

Date: 4&5 March 2017

Venue: Die Bus Stop

Distance & Entry Fee

Pre Entries (Closing 01 Mar 2017): 
2 Day Stage Trail Run Long Distance 30 & 18km - R 1 450,00 
2 Day Stage Trail Run Short Distance 16 & 18km - R 950,00

 

Race Details: 
2 Days 2 Distances.
Stage 1: 30Km Long Distance. Elevation Gain 1180meter
Stage 1: 16Km Short Distance. Elevation Gain 610meter

Stage 2: 18Km
Elevation Gain: 1205meters

Meals:
All meals included in the entry fee
(Friday Dinner. Saturday-breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday Breakfast) 

Registration Compulsory:
Friday 18H00 at Dinner

ยท  Limited to 100 runners per distance

Compulsory Gear:
2 Liter Camel Back
Waterproof Jacket
Space Blanket
Cell Phone
Snacks
Whistle

Terrain:
Single Track, Stream crossing, Hill Training


Route Information

Stage 1 Long Course:
Stage 1 sets of to the Eastern Side of the Maluti Mountains with a serious 6Km climb. At 6.2Km the race will split where the long-distance runners continue to climb another 1.5Km before a technical descent awaits them.
A gradual 4km singe track climb takes them from 1885 to 1980meters above sea level
They will further run on Rough jeep tracks for a 5km decent to the first FULLY STOCK WATER POINT at 20Km. 
Here the runners will assent through the Sandstone Cave which continues to the split point where they will join the 16Km runners over the Sandstone water pools to the Second Water Point at 27Km. 
Runners will follow the 1.7Km tar road for the final stretch of Stage 1. 

Estimate Winning times:
Male: 4H40min
Female: 5H30min

Stage 1: Short Course:
Stage 1 set of to the East Side of the Maluti Mountains with a serious 6Km climb. At 6.2Km the race will split where the 16Km runners take a right turn on a beautiful newly cut out single track which takes them to their highest point of the race at 2281 meters above sea level.

From here they run on edge of the mountain descending over the Sand Stones. Joining the Long Course athletes at 24.7Km 1993 meters above sea level.

Fully Stock Water Point at 14Km
Runners will follow the 1.7Km tar road for the final stretch of Stage 1. 

Estimate Winning times:
Male: 3H00min
Female: 3H35min

Stage 2:  
The terrain for stage 2 is very tricky and technical will steep climbs and assents but once over the climb they will have a view that makes all worth it.

Most athletes with sore legs will find the 2nd stage as a serious challenge.

18Km long route route starts out flat with 3km trails with short climbs 50-200m long to warm up the legs.

At 3.2km into the race the real mountain starts with a 3.4Km steep climb. Fit runners will be able to run it but 90 % of the field will have to take a hike. 

6-9Km runners run on the edge of the mountain. This few Kilometers if flat with one small climb.

The decent to the water point at 10.5Km is very technical and runners will have to take precaution. 

A very nice gradual steep climb take them from 11Km to 14km with an elevation gain of 557meter over the distance.

3 Km technical decent takes them to the last 1.5km of the race where they will be crowned the first runners who conquered the Clarens Kosmos Stage Race 2017

Estimate Winning times:
Male: 4H15min
Female: 5H00min

More information: www.facebook.com/trailhunterevents/


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Long Distance 30km & 18km   48 km 06:30 R 1,450.00
Short Distance 16km & 18km   34 km 06:30 R 950.00

Event location
Di Bus Stop Adventures,

Route information
Coordinates -28.505644, 28.560241
Address Di Bus Stop, Clarens, South Africa
City
Province Free State


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