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DECATHLON CRADLE MTB CHALLENGE

The Decathlon Cradle MTB Challenge takes place in the Cradle Nature Reserve. The reserve is a World UNESCO Heritage Site steeped in history and has been made available just for you to follow your passion – Mountain Biking!

​The Decathlon Cradle MTB Challenge starts and finishes at the Pavilion at the four-star Cradle Boutique Hotel, which is only a 20-minute drive from JHB North. Whether you're an experienced gravel rider or a passionate cyclist looking for a new adventure, this race promises exhilarating terrain, breathtaking scenery, and an unforgettable experience. Push your limits, test your endurance, and showcase your skills against fellow riders in this prestigious competition.

 

Join us for a thrilling ride through the Cradle Nature Reserve!

DATE

Cradle Boutique Hotel, Muldersdrift, Gauteng

Saturday 28 September 2024 at 07H00

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ENTRY OPTIONS

12KM

R180

RIDE

'Technical'

All ages

CRADLE FUN RIDE 10KM

12km | 256m elevation

Start time 07H45

0 Water points

30KM

R250

HARD RIDE

'Technical'

15 and older

CRADLE 27KM

30km | 675m elevation

Start time 07H30

2 Water points

45KM

R320

HALF MARATHON

'Technical'

18 and older

CRADLE 45KM

45km | 933m elevation

Start time 07H15

4 Water points

65KM

R380

MARATHON

'Technical'

19 and older

CRADLE 65KM

65km | 1,393m elevation

Start time 07H00

4 Water points

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
High quality finishers medal
Well stocked water points
Relax at the SAB beer garden after your race
Decathlon voucher
Delicious Food, great prizes and give-aways
Limited access to the Cradle Nature Reserve

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

EARLY REGISTRATION

Friday 27th September

15H00 - 18H00

Decathlon Bryanston

 

RACE DAY

Sunday 28 August

05H00: Venue opens

05H30 - 06H30: On-The-Day registration

07H00: Cradle 65KM start

07H15: Cradle 45KM start

07H30: Cradle 30KM start

07H45: Cradle 12KM start

11H00: Prize giving

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PRIZES

Top 3 male and female riders will be eligible for prizes

*Prizes are Decathlon Store Vouchers*

45KM

​Junior (15-18)

1st - R500

2nd - R350

3rd - R200

Open (19 and older)

1st - R2,000

2nd - R1,500

3rd - R750

65KM

Open (19 and older)

1st - R2,500

2nd - R1,750

3rd - R1,000

CRADLE MTB CHALLENGE RACE VILLAGE

Bring the whole family along! There is lots to keep them entertained even if they aren't cycling.

After your race, you're welcome to join us for a great social event in the Cradle MTB Challenge Village.

Get your morning fix from Coffee Run. And compare your Strava segments over a cold beer or gin in the Beer Garden. Or head to the pool and cool off those legs. Feeling a little stiff? Give your legs the love they need with a massage at the Recharge Sports Therapy zone or take the plunge into one of our Ice Baths. Grab some of the best food around from the Cradle Boutique Hotel chefs. Pop around to one of our sporting partners activation store. Or simply hang about and learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage site .

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CRADLE MTB MERCHANDISE

The Decathlon Cradle MTB Challenge shirts design was inspired by captivating wildlife, rich history and natural wonders encountered at the Cradle Nature Reserve. Can you spot the various characters? These moisture management shirts can be purchased with your entry.

R400 each

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RACE RULES, REGULATIONS & SAFETY

IMPORTANT RULES TO REMEMBER

Helmets are compulsory

Do not litter

Display your race number at all times

Riders must compete the entire route - no shortcuts

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