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5KM | 10KM | 15KM | 28KM | 42KM

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THE CRADLE CRACKER

5KM - 10KM - 15KM - 28.7KM - 42.2KM

The Cradle Cracker is a 4 Race Series that takes place in the Cradle of Humankind and starts and finishes at the Bothongo Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve. With 5 options to choose from, the Cradle Cracker has something to test all road fitness levels. Whether you completing your first 5KM or going for a personal best marathon time, the Cradle Cracker is for you.

Enjoy a challenging yet scenic road run in a safe environment.

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SERIES DATES

6TH MARCH

SUNDAY

START TIME

06H00 - 07H00

Sunrise - 06H05

5TH JUNE

SUNDAY

START TIME

07H00 - 08H00

Sunrise - 06H50

4TH SEPT

SUNDAY

START TIME

06H30 - 07H30

Sunrise - 06H18

3RD DEC

SATURDAY

START TIME

06H00 - 07H00

Sunrise - 05H09

VENUE

Bothongo Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

520 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp, 1739

https://www.rhinolion.co.za/

ENTRY FEE

5KM (R100) | 10KM (R130) | 15KM (R150) | 28KM (R200) | 42KM (R250)

12 years and younger (Free)

 

RUNNING CLUB / GROUP SPECIALS

Enter 10 runners or more and only pay R120 per entry.

Only applicable to 10km - 15km - 28km - 42km distances.

 

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:

Finishers Coffee OR Flying Fish Seltzer | Magnetic Medal | Water Points | Marked Route | Free Parking | Give-Aways

REGISTRATION

Early registration will take place at Decathlon in Bryanston between 09H00 and 10H30 on the Saturday before the race.

Participants who register early will receive a 10% Decathlon discount voucher.

On-the-Day registration will take place at the Bothongo Rhino and Lion Park on race day between 05H30 and 07H30.

START TIMES

Start and Finish will be at the entrance to the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve.

A Tap-N-Go start approach will be used to spread out runners along the route.

This is for your safety.

5KM | 10KM | 15KM | 28KM

Start anytime between 06H30 - 07H30

42KM

Start anytime between 06H30 - 07H00

*No late start times will be allowed*

Cut-Off

Cut-Off for the race is 11H30

THE ROUTE

There are several water points on route.

The number of water points and distance between each water point are dependent on your chosen race.

Each water point will have containers with water and 32Gi hydrate. 

Ensure you plan your nutritional needs accordingly.

The 28K and 42K route will be reversed for each race.

Click for the ROUTE DETAILS

NB - LITTER FREE RACE - NB

The Cradle Cracker is a LITTER FREE RACE!

This means that there will be no water sachets or cups available at the water points.

Runners are required to bring their own hydration packs, water bladders, containers and water bottles.

Water containers will be available at all water points where you can fill up.

If you do not have a water bottle, you can purchase one during registration or at the venue.

 

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WHAT ELSE IS THERE

32Gi - FINISHERS - RESULTS - PRIZES 

 

32Gi will be looking after you at the finish line.

Decathlon will have a stand there for any race items, water bottles and socks.

Ingrid Corbett and her team will be offering free post run massages.

Each finisher will receive a magnetic Cradle Cracker puzzle medal.

Don't forget to collect your free coffee or Flying Fish Seltzer voucher.

Club Gazebos

Clubs are welcome to bring their gazebos and make the most of the morning.

Results

The results will be published that afternoon.

Prizes

The female and male winners of each distance will receive a Decathlon voucher.

5KM (R300) | 10KM (R350) | 15KM (R500) | 28KM (R500) | 42KM (R600)

FOOD | DRINKS

The Neck n Deck and Chobe Cafe will be serving a variety of food after the race.

Check out their menu HERE

REFUNDS - T&C's - DISCLAIMER

For information on Refunds / Waivers / T&C's, click on the 'Terms and Conditions' Link at the bottom of the page.

Participants enter the Cradle Cracker at their own risk.

 

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