Tonteldoos Cosmos Crusade Trail Run 2018
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 08:00 @ Tonteldoos, Limpopo


Organiser
Supertramp Events

THE TONTELDOOS COSMOS CRUSADE TRAIL RUN

Date: 31 March 2018 (Easter weekend)

Venue: Bush Boys Adventure Farm in Tonteldoos

The characterful country hamlet of Tonteldoos will be hosting its second ever trail running event this year on Easter weekend. The event starts and ends at the same venue where the Cullinan2Tonteldoos Ultra MTB event finishes.

Use this opportunity to explore the scenic mountains and valleys of the area.

Distances& Start Times & Entry Fee

18Km - 08H00 - R120
11Km - 08H05 - R100
6Km - 08H10  R80

Limited Entries

Late Entries available at R30 extra fee 

Registration:

From 07h00 to 07h45 at Bush Boys Adventure Farm on race day.


Route Information:

The event offers three different distances which are as follows:

  • The 18km Tonteldoos Cosmos Crusade - A fairly challenging route which rewards you with the best that Tonteldoos has to offer.

The route starts with a tough hill which provides increasingly impressive views as you ascend the Kukwira Gomo, upotorera climb, named after a Shona proverb relating to a kings residence which was situated on a rock that was notoriously difficult to get to and required supreme perseverance. From the top the route finds its way out of the Bush Boys adventure farm and onto the district road for just under 1km to enter into the single track nature trails of one of the guest farms of the area. These trails keep climbing gradually as you will notice the vegetation transition to a highland landscape as the route approaches an altitude of 2000m above sea level. A change of direction then leads runners through some wooded areas and alongside sparkling streams down into one of the many valleys in the Steenkampsberg mountain range where purpose-built flowing single track leads the runners to the dams at the foot of the valley and out onto a rugged district road. The route follows this road for approximately 1.5km to the lowest elevation of the route at 1670m above sea level before turning back into the mountains and carving its way up another valley where a technical climb finds its way to the top of a rocky ridge dotted with aloes at 1845m above sea level. From here a gradual downhill leads runners to the finish at the race village. Total elevation gain for this route is 525m and there will be two water points.


  • The 11km Tonteldoos Cosmos Canter - A shorter but still stimulating and fairly technical route.

The route starts with a tough hill which provides increasingly impressive views as you ascend the Kukwira Gomo, upotorera climb, named after a Shona proverb relating to a kings residence which was situated on a rock that was notoriously difficult to get to and required supreme perseverance. From the top the route finds its way out of the Bush Boys adventure farm and onto the district road which allows runners to find some rhythm for 1km before turning down into one of the many valleys in the Steenkampsberg mountain range where purpose-built flowing single track leads the runners along a stream which they criss cross to get to the dams at the foot of the valley and out onto a rugged district road. The route follows this road for approximately 1.5km to the lowest elevation of the route at 1670m above sea level before turning back into the mountains and carving its way up another valley where a technical climb finds its way to the top of a rocky ridge dotted with aloes at 1845m above sea level. From here a gradual downhill leads runners to the finish at the race village. Total elevation gain for this route is 313m and there will be two water points.


  • The 6km Tonteldoos Cosmos Cruise - A fairly concise but engaging route that still accesses parts of Tonteldoos which feel very remote.

The route winds its way along some jeep track and through wooded areas into one of the many valleys in the Steenkampsberg mountain range where purpose-built flowing single track leads the runners to the dams at the foot of the valley and out onto a rugged district road. The route follows this road for approximately 1.5km to the lowest elevation of the route at 1670m above sea level before turning back into the mountains and carving its way up another valley where a technical climb finds its way to the top of a rocky ridge dotted with aloes at 1845m above sea level. From here a gradual downhill leads runners to the finish at the race village. Total elevation gain for this route is 173m and there will be one water point.

More information: www.facebook.com/events/151724032295708/


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
18km Tonteldoos Cosmos Crusade Trail Run   18 km 08:00 R 120.00
11km Tonteldoos Cosmos Canter Trail Run   11 km 08:05 R 100.00
6km Tonteldoos Cosmos Cruise   6 km 08:10 R 80.00

Event location
Bush Boys Adventure Farm, Tonteldoos

Route information
From Dullstroom:
- Head out of town on the road to Dunkeld Country Estate.
- After Dunkeld, the road becomes a gravel road. Continue along the course of this road and dont take any turnoff's for a further 18.5km.
- You will then find yourself in Tonteldoos and will notice shops such as The Thirsty Walrus, The Cheese Shop, The Cat and The Cow, and The High Side Tavern.
- From this point, continue a further 1km and take the turn to the left which is signposted for Riverman cabin and Woolly Bugger Farm.
- Drive this road for 4.4km from the turnoff and at the top of the hill you will find a gate for Jorubundu on your left hand side. Enter that gate.
- Follow this 'driveway' for 2km and you will arrive at Bush Boys adventure farm.

From Stofberg:
- Follow the R555 towards and through Lydenburg for 11.8km.
- Turn right on district road D336 to Tonteldoos and follow this road for 13.6km to a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction.
- You will then find yourself in Tonteldoos and will notice shops such as The Thirsty Walrus, The Cheese Shop, The Cat and The Cow, and The High Side Tavern.
- From this point, continue a further 1km and take the turn to the left which is signposted for Riverman cabin and Woolly Bugger Farm.
- Drive this road for 4.4km from the turnoff and at the top of the hill you will find a gate for Jorubundu on your left hand side. Enter that gate.
- Follow this 'driveway' for 2km and you will arrive at Bush Boys adventure farm.
Coordinates -25.286168, 29.967421
Address Bushboys Camp & Cottages
City Tonteldoos
Province Limpopo


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