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The Cederberg Traverse 2016
October 14, 2016 @ 5:00 am - October 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Cederberg Traverse is a 100km / 100miles of mountain trail run with 3800m of climbing.
Entries by invitation only
Apply with your recent running CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Miles of tough mountain running will take you more than 24 hours! Cut off is 48 hours, by which time you have found Nirvana or are seriously grumpy! This challenge is a whole new level. Starts at the crack of yawn, on Friday 14th October.
You will run, stumble and crawl through all the iconic Cederberg highlights and visit remote valleys and kloofs that few have ever seen.
You need to be able to look after yourself – Bear Grylls gnawing on scorpions!
The 100km non-stop Traverse and new 100km over 2 days!
The 2 day option allows you some sleep, rest and recovery time at the Algeria stop, but, Day 2 sets off in the dark, for you to reach the finish before cut-off
Training Tips and Hints
Camping at Sanddrif
Sunday brunch feast
Nature conservation fees
The run of a lifetime
All the usual services from Energy Events
100 mile – 4950
100km 2 days – 3950
100km 1 day – 2950
Winning Times of 2015: (Download 2015 Cederberg Traverse Results)
Last Runner: 25:26:52
There are no refunds. If you cannot take part you must find a substitute for your entry. Roll-overs are valid for 1 year ONLY and substitutions do not apply.
En route cut-offs at checkpoints (failing to make cut off will result in being short-coursed)
Mapped route, not race marked
Pairs are encouraged for safety
1. Follow the designated route only. This route is ONLY for experienced trail runners. (Sorry, no juniors U21).
2. Obey all instructions from marshals. Failing to listen to instructions, may award you a disqualification.
3. You are required to be self sufficient with water and nutrition – do not rely on water tables, there are none, this is mountain running. There is fresh water in the streams which is pleasant and safe to drink.
4. Equipment – you will need the appropriate gear for the weather on the day. This may be a windbreaker, or a full – blown raincoat and thermal under garments. Head lamp. Be prepared!
5. All runners should take a space blanket, basic first aid kit, and a cell phone (although reception is sketchy).
6. Keep in mind that you are responsible for your own well – being on the trail. Be mindful of your
condition and only do what your body allows. If you have a heart condition or other medical issue, let us know in advance.
7. Absolutely no litter will be tolerated. You can help by picking up any dropped items.
8. Respect Animals – Do not disturb or harass wildlife. Animals scared by your sudden approach may be dangerous.
9. Be friendly to other trail runners, if you see any.
10. Please do not pick wild flowers, chip rocks or gather any other artefacts or trophies. Take photos, leave footprints.
11. Participants indicate acceptance of the rules of The Cederberg Traverse 2016 – (100km Trail Run) by their signature / click on the entry form.
12. Note – Cut off times to be advised.
13. There are no refunds. If you can not take part you must find a substitute for your entry. Roll-overs are valid for 1 year ONLY and substitutions do not apply.
Trail pack (7+ Litre recommended)
6 AA batteries for GPS Unit
2 litres of water
Spare pair of shoes for Algeria transition
Fresh running gear for Algeria
Emergency food supply
Directions to Start / Finish venue Sanddrif:
From Cape Town, take the N7 turn-off on the N1 and, 28 km after Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria/Cederberg sign. Continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass (second pass) – about 46 km of gravel road – until you reach Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Wines. Total distance from Cape Town: ±250 km; ±3 hours’ drive.