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The Clarens Cosmos Challenge 2 Day Stage Race 28 & 18km Trail Run - 19 & 20 March 2022

Whether it is the cosmos flower blossoming or the sound of your shoes on the gravel, or whether it is getting lost in paradise offering wide mountains and lush green valleys...

To walk and run while experiencing the fresh clean air on your skin where game, mountain and sky form a visual paradise indescribable that only the experience itself can explain... This is where you will find the ultimate high in The Clarens Cosmos Challenge.

Distance & Entry Fee:
Pre Entries (Closing 14 Mar 2022):
Option 1: 46km Over 2 Days Long Distance Race Ticket & Meals - R1,650.00
Option 1: 34km Over 2 Days Short Distance Race Ticket & Meals - R1,350.00
Option 2: 46km Over 2 Days Long Distance Race Ticket Only - R1,000.00
Option 2: 34km Over 2 Days Short Distance Race Ticket Only - R700.00
Venue:
Di Bus Stop (12km Outside Clarens)
Start Time:
Option 1: 46km Over 2 Days Long Distance Race Ticket & Meals - 06:00
Option 1: 34km Over 2 Days Short Distance Race Ticket & Meals - 06:00
Option 2: 46km Over 2 Days Long Distance Race Ticket Only - 06:00
Option 2: 34km Over 2 Days Short Distance Race Ticket Only - 06:00
Notes:

Start Times:
06:00 on both Days

Registration:
Di Bus Stop
Friday 18th March from 17:00 - 19:00
19:00 - Dinner at Die Bus Stop

Entry Options:
Option 1: Race Ticket & Meals Included: Friday Dinner: Chicken Potjie & Salad Saturday Lunch: Hamburger , Chips & Salad Saturday Dinner: Lasagna & Salad & Milk tart Pancake Sunday Lunch: Spit braai & Cheesecake Coffee And Rusks Each Morning For Breakfast. 

Option 2: Race Ticket Only

Compulsory Gear: 1.5 Liter Hydration Pack Waterproof Jacket Space Blanket Cell Phone Snacks Whistle Water Points:

Accommodation:
Accommodation can be booked at Di Bus Stop

More information: Trail Hunter Events

Route Information:

STAGE 1 
LONG COURSE Stage 1 sets off towards the Eastern side of the Maluti Mountains with a serious 6km climb. 
At 6.2km the race will split and the long-distance runners continue to climb another 1.5km before a technical descent awaits them.
A gradual 3km single track climb takes them from 1885m to 1980m above sea level. 
Participants will enjoy technical jeep tracks for 5kms then descent to the first FULLY STOCKED WATER POINT. 
With your legs all warmed and the adrenaline flowing you can look forward to a climb up the Sandstone Caves which will reward you with beautiful views of the Maluti Mountains. 
The 28km runners will join the 16km runners over the Sandstone water pools to the second Water Point. 
Estimate Winning times: Male: 3H00min Female: 3H20min

SHORT COURSE Stage 1 sets off to the East side of the Maluti Mountains with a serious 6km climb. 
At 6.2km the race will split where the 16km runners take a right turn on a beautiful newly cut single track which takes them to their highest point of the race at 2281m above sea level. 
Here the runners can enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Lesotho Mountains. 
The trail takes you on the edge of the mountain descending over the Sand Stones which will join the Long Course athletes at 1993m above sea level. 
There will be a fully Stocked Water Point at 13km. Please note this is the only water point on the route because of the difficult terrain. 
Please ensure your hydration pack is full at the start.
Estimate Winning times: Male: 2H15min Female: 2H35min

STAGE 2 ROUTE DESCRIPTION Stage 2 is a real Challenge. 
The route starts out flat, giving runners the opportunity to take it easy before the hard work starts.
A 5km steep climb where the advanced runners may break away while others choose to enjoy the hike.
The terrain for stage 2 is very tricky and technical with steep climbs and accents, but once over the climb the views are spectacular.
The descent to the water point at 10.5km is very technical and runners will have to take precaution.
The scenery is truly breath-taking, and we are excited to see you there.
Estimate Winning times: Male: 3H00min Female: 3H40min

General Information:

Long Stages - 2 Water Points Short Stages - 1 Water Point Event Schedule  

19 March: 06H00 – Coffee @ Rusks 06h25 - Race Briefing Long Distance 06h30 - Race Start Long Distance 06h55 - Race briefing Short Distance 07h00 - Race Start Short Distance 09h00 - Leading men expected 11h00 - Lunch at Die Bus Stop 18h00 - Dinner at Die Bus Stop 

Sunday 20 March: 06h00 – Coffee & Rusks 06h25 - Race Briefing 06h30 - Race start 09h30 - Leading men expected 10H10- Leading Lady Expected

11h00 - Price giving and lunch 

Medical Services: There will be medics on route as well as at the finish line.
Medals All Finishers will receive a Trail Hunter Finisher Medal 

 
Enquiries:
063 686 7315 / 074 279 8271
Labsportscience@gmail.com / info@entrytime.com
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Event Details
Event Date:
19th Mar 2022
Online Entry Start Date:
12th Jan 2022
Online Entry End Date:
14th Mar 2022
Province:
Free State
Contact:
Ruan Botes / Online Queries
Contact #:
063 686 7315 / 074 279 8271 / Labsportscience@gmail.com / info@entrytime.com