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The Cradle Cracker is a chance to see who is quicker around the infamous Cradle Loop and ultimately who 'Commands the CradleParticipants will start and finish at the same location but ahead off in opposite directions.

The Cradle Cracker is open to Road and MTB Riders | Road and Trail Runners and choose between the three race options: 

Tough Cracker | Mini Cracker | The Mini Double

The Details

Date and Venue

Sunday 8th NOVEMBER '20

Start time from 06:30 onwards

Cut Off Time - 12:00

Bidon Bistro

R374, Kromdraai Road, Muldersdrift, Gauteng

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time and collect your Timing Wristbands from registration. When you are ready to go, simply tap the Timing Wristband against the Timing Pod. When you have finished your run, tab the pod once again and return the bands to us.

Entry Fee

Your entry includes:

Marked Route | Finisher Medal | Finisher Cappuccino | Winner Vouchers

Race Options

'Tough Cracker - R125'

Tough Cracker Run (28.5KM) vs Tough Cracker Cycle (90KM)

'Mini Cracker - R125'

Mini Cracker Run (15KM) vs Mini Cracker Cycle (40KM)

'Mini Cracker - Run and Cycle - R150'

Mini Cracker Run (15KM) AND Mini Cracker Cycle (40KM)

Winner Vouchers

Club with the 4 highest finishers in the top 10  


Winner of the Tough Run & Tough Cycle


Winner of Mini Cracker Run & Cycle


Mini Run & Mini Cycle

Route and Elevation

The Results

The Pictures

Corrie Bardnard took some great pictures of the Cradle Cracker which are available on his website to view and purchase.


Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

All COVID-19 protocols will be followed and you are required to do your bit as well.

Do not attend if you are sick or have been in the last 14 days

Do not attend if you have been near anyone with COVID-19 symptoms

 Water Points

  • There are 2 water tables on the Trough Cracker Route and one water point at the Turn Point on the Mini Cracker, route. Runners can have their water bottles / bladders filled by a staff member. 

  • Cyclists / Runners are required to bring their own water / nutrition.

  • Supporters are allowed if required.


  • A qualified person will be able to assist at the venue if required.


  • Fastest Cyclists / Runners will be notified once everybody has finished.

  • Organisers decision are final.


  • If you are uncomfortable with any gathering of any kind, please rather stay away and keep safe in your own environment.

  • Participants enter the Cradle Cracker at their own risk.

2020 has turned out to be a very difficult and different year for everybody.

Our intention is to give people an opportunity to remain fit and healthy in a safe environment.