Kariega Classic Mountain Bike Challenge
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Rub shoulders with Springbok rugby legend, Hennie le Roux, at the Kariega MTB Classic. This event has been his brain child and meanders through his home grounds... the Kariega Valley. It started out as a social event but it has gained great popularity over the past 2 years so he has decided to upgrade it to an official event and open it up to the public as the perfect holiday event for the whole family to enjoy.

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Event Date: Thursday, 28 December 2017

Venue: Southwell Cricket Field, Kenton-On-Sea, Eastern Cape

Distances: 54km / 20km

Start time: 50km -07:00am | 27km - 07:20am

Entry Fees: 54km - R260 / 20km - R200
The entry fee includes a post race meal.
On-the-day entries will be allowed at a R20 surcharge.


Route Description:
Beautiful trails meandering through the Kariega valley with a good mix of easy riding, few short technical sections, beautiful views, fast downhills and a few climbs on mostly jeep track, farm roads and district roads.


Race day check-in:

All participants have to sign in on race morning to collect their race boards. Registrations will be open from 6:00 to 07h00
On-the-day entries will also be available at a R20 surcharge
(cash & SnapScan only).
​The timekeeping guys (BoutTime) will supply the race boards so participants DO NOT have to bring SA Seeding boards or any timing tags.


Medals & Prizes

Results will be for all categories in all distances but there will only be cash prizes for the overall winners of the main race (the 54km).
Medals to all finishers
NB. All winners MUST be at prize-giving to receive their prizes.


Timekeeping will be done and published by www.bouttime.co.za.
Participants will get live results as well as instant seeding point updates on nationaltrailseeding.co.za.
The number boards will be supplied so no timing tags or SAS boards are required.



There will be 2 water points on the 54km route and 1 water point on the 20km route. We always advise riders to also carry water with them.


Food & Drinks:

There will be food stalls and product stands in the race village as well as a cash bar. Expect a great great vibe in the chill zone and overall a great day out for the whole family.

Kariega 50km Route Map


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