Cradle Escape MTB Race

Organizer
Trail Hunter Events

CSA Sanctioned Event

Limited to 280 entries

Distances:

42km: R250
23km: R200
14km; R180

Come capture the spirit of Africa at Cradle Moon Lake Side Game Lodge. Set within the 1500-hectare Cradle Moon Conservancy, only a 35-minute drive from both Sandton and Pretoria.
We can offer a secure and pristine natural experience for both young and old as well as both the ultimate athletes and those just seeking a breath of fresh air. We are concentrating on restoring the indigenous fauna and flora to re-establish the natural Highveld biodiversity, this is our primary focus and we ask all athletes to respect the natural habitat.

Cradle Escape – Adventure

Cradle Escape – Adventure

CSA Sanctioned Event

Limited to 280 entries

Distances:

42km: R220
23km: R200
14km; R180

Come capture the spirit of Africa at Cradle Moon Lake Side Game Lodge. Set within the 1500-hectare Cradle Moon Conservancy, only a 35-minute drive from both Sandton and Pretoria.
We can offer a secure and pristine natural experience for both young and old as well as both the ultimate athletes and those just seeking a breath of fresh air. We are concentrating on restoring the indigenous fauna and flora to re-establish the natural Highveld biodiversity, this is our primary focus and we ask all athletes to respect the natural habitat.

Run & Walk for Hope

Run & Walk for Hope

The Virtual Run & Walk for Hope is an event that is supporting the Bible Society’s goal to distribute 2 million Bibles in celebration of their 200th year. With the Covid19 pandemic, various fundraising methods have become impossible and by supporting this event you are enabling the Bible Society to spread the Word of God to communities across the world without the means to purchase Bibles.

The Virtual event aims to be inclusive for all walks of life, whether you want to do a family 5km walk or miss getting those long runs in, there is something for everyone! Make it a weekend for the whole family worldwide, click on your chosen distance below and Enter Today!

Dream Trail Run

For one day only, we are opening up the Mount Savannah Game Farm, situated in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, for a new trail tun with brand new scenery, an abundance of game, hand built trails and on top of that a day filled with fun for the whole family. 5km, 10km and 15km distances are available, with a 2km fun run for the kids. Entries are limited. No entries will be available on the day.

Our booking system enables runners to submit times allowing us to seed them into batches ensuring that there is never a large gathering at the venue at any one time. All COVID protocols are in place to screen runners and walkers upon entry, as well as trail safety measures to ensure that you can enjoy your time out on the trails in a secure way. However your safety is as much your responsibility as it is ours. Remember to wear your mask at all times and practice social distancing at all times. Do not run if you’re feeling sick, if you’ve tested positive, or if you’ve come into contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID in the last 14 days.

How it will work:

The routes will follow well maintained, jeep track paths catering for social runners and competitive athletes alike. The routes cover spectacular scenery with an abundance of game and will suit all types of fitness levels as well as your budget!!

Runners will be batched based on the times they submit upon registration. Start times will be communicated the day prior to the race. To avoid gatherings please don’t arrive too early, or too late 🙂

To limit contact, and comply with COVID regulations, unfortunately NO WATER POINTS will be provided along routes. Therefore it is essential for runners to bring hydration and snacks based on their fitness levels. Water and Energade will be provided at the finish line.

Start times: Remember, final batch times will be communicated to you via mail on the day prior to the event.

  • 15km batches start at 7:15am
  • 10km batches start at 7:45am
  • 5km batches start at 8:45am
  • 2km fun run will take place at 9:45am

Prizes:

Prizes will be awarded to the winning male and female runner in each category. Spot prizes from our sponsors will also be given away during the day.

Boerie rolls, bacon and egg toasted sarmies, and coffee will be served at the finish line. These will be limited so please ensure you purchase meals upon entry. Runners are welcome to bring picnic baskets along and spend an afternoon under the African skies with their families.

A huge thanks goes out to Dream Resorts and Hotels for partnering up with us, and providing an opportunity to bring this experience to you. For more information on the spectacular venues offered by Dream Resorts and Hotels visit: www.dreamresorts.co.za

The Rules and Regulations (Things that might get you disqualified)

Safety Rules & Regulations

  • Your temperature will be tested on entering the venue. If your temperature exceeds COVID compliance (38 degrees), entry will be prohibited.
  • Do not attend if you are sick, have tested positive, or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 14 days.
  • Wear your face mask at all times
  • Practise social distancing at all times (gatherings prohibited)
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your time slot. Time slots will be communicated on the day prior to the trail run via mail. Runners will be seeded into batches of 20-25 runners. Batches will go off every 15 minutes, restricting congestion along the route.
  • No one will be allowed to run/walk the trails without a booking made in advance for that specific time slot
  • All late arrivals will result in the forfeiture of the pre-set time slot. No refunds will be provided.
  • A COVID-compliant medic will be on site to assist with any injuries/ illnesses as a result from the trail run. Please note, they will not be able to treat patients experiencing COVID symptoms.
  • In order to create a safe and enjoyable venue for everyone who has entered, it is very important that all the Rules & Regulations strictly be adhered to when entering the Trails. Failure to adhere to the Rules & Regulations will result in the forfeiture of the booked time slot, run and refund of entry
  • The venue, trail operators, employees and companies involved will NOT be held liable for any injury, sickness, theft or loss occurred before, during or after entering the venue

We can’t wait to host you, and look forward to a great but safe day!

Unogwaja Challenge Charity Virtual AdventureRun

The Unogwaja Challenge was due to take place from 2 – 13 June 2020 where a team of cyclists would be cycling from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg (+-1700kms)… followed by the Comrades Marathon on the 14th of June. While Comrades has been cancelled, the team is hard at work getting new dates and going about preparing for 2021. In the meantime though, there are still people relying on us and the funds that we need to raise!  (All funds go towards education and social development projects in South Africa, as well as assisting those who have been affected by Covid-19).  Join us on Saturday, 13 June for the Unogwaja Challenge Charity Virtual AdventureRun! This is not just for those strong, long distance runners – this is for your family and friends who wish they could also do something as great as Comrades but may not be able to. You choose your pace and distance. Enter now and challenge your friends and family to do the same! Who knows… we may even see some novices on the Comrades Marathon start line in 2021! Enter at: www.adventurerun.co.za

No matter where you are in South Africa or the World – everyone is invited to participate! The joys of our new virtual world!

Cradle Moon MTB Series #1

Routes
4 Routes to choose from:
42 Km
The 42km Marathon distance is not for the faint-hearted. It’s technical and challenging which makes this distance a perfect final training run for runners who are training for the Sky Run 2019. The route features technical climbs and steeply descends, Forrest sections and beautiful open savannah stretches.

23 Km
The race features extra river frontage, multiple forests and rocky sections. The route winds away from the lake in the direction of Beyers Naude Drive, before heading back down to the new “Spookhuis” section.

14 Km
Fast-flowing tracks early into the route serve as the perfect way to get the blood pumping. This is the base route around the lodge with the best views of the cradle of humankind. Look out for Giraffe and zebra on the trail.
6 Km
Non-Technical being for those who want an easier ride. This is the perfect outing for the entire family to enjoy without having to break a sweat.

West Rand Marathon 10km & 5 km

The inaugural WESTRAND Marathon to be held on the 22 March 2020 consists of a 10km & 5km. The WESTRAND Marathon is an event for everyone, catering for kids, adults and pensioners.

The vision of the WESTRAND Marathon is to establish a sustainable community focused running event, encouraging athletes of all levels to lead healthy lifestyles and further their personal fitness goals through running. Discovery Vitality members will be able to earn points if they complete either the 10km or 5km event.

Magic Moments Valentines Night Trail Run

There Are Magical Moments In Every Day. We Just Have To Make Time To SeeThem!

It’s the month of love and time to get those endorphins working overtime.

No matter your skill level, your date will appreciate the change of pace. Plus, an early start means you can still pack in more romance before the day is over.

Come looking LOVELy, bring a picnic basket with any treat that may sizzle your taste buds.

Camping chairs and blankets are advised.
It’s safe, apart of nature, blow-up castles and much more.