ABOUT THE RACE Routes, distances, costs.

The Ultra 315km

R2800 Early bird / Team of 2
For the Ultimate Free State experience...

R3200 Late entry / Team of 2

R1500 Early bird/ Solo rider
Are you tough enough...

R1700 Late entry / Solo rider

Teams and Solo riders will be taking on the Free State's only Ultra MTB distance event, 315km from Gariep Dam to Vanderkloof.

Riders will be taking on the 315km journey from Gariep Dam to Vanderkloof Dam, riders only have 26 hours to complete the entire distance. There will be 5 checkpoints on route, refreshments can be expected approximately every 50km, with 3 extra water stations places between 100km & 200km

Each team/rider will have four(4) crates that they can pack with any equipment or snacks they might need.

The Check points...

CP 1 - 54km
Philippolis will be the riders first stop on the journey to Vanderkloof.
CP 2 - 109km
Here riders will be receiving their 1st crate at this Check Point.
CP 3 - 167km
Riders will be welcomed to Vanderkloof by their team supporters/ drivers/ managers.Here riders will receive their 2nd crate.
CP 4 - 211km
Riders will be receiving their 3rd crate when checking into the Farm house pit stop.
CP 5 - 265km
Riders will be checking into Karoo Brewing just outside Philippolis, crate 4 will be ready for pick up at this point

Each Team/Solo rider must have at least one support member. That support member will be required to check in with the team at Vanderkloof (CP3)
Race Package

- Event Tshirt
- Event Long sleeve top
- Event Cycle socks
- Race Pack

- Pasta Meals & Other event merchandise sold separately

Each Team/Solo rider must have at least one support member. That support member will be required to check in with the team at Vanderkloof (CP3)
Race Package

- Event Tshirt
- Event Cycle socks
- Race Pack

- Pasta Meals & Other event merchandise sold separately

The Relay 315km

R2200 Early bird / Team of 2 Who will take on the first stretch?


R2400 Late entry/ Team of 2

Taking on the 315km Trans Xhariep in a relay team will not come without its challenges... But it sure is going to be fun!

Rider number 1 will be starting the journey from Gariep Dam along with all the Ultra teams riding towards Vanderkloof. In Vanderkloof Rider number 2 will be tagged into the race and will then take on the rest of the 315km back to Gariep Dam

Each rider will be passing two check points, four(4) crates will be given to the Relay team so that they can pack with any equipment or snacks they might need.

The Check points...

CP 1 - 54km
Philippolis will be the riders first stop on the journey to Vanderkloof.
CP 2 - 109km
Here riders will be receiving their 1st crate at this Check Point.
CP 3 - 167km
Riders will be welcomed to Vanderkloof by their team supporters/ drivers/ managers.Here riders will receive their 2nd crate.
CP 4 - 211km
Riders will be receiving their 3rd crate when checking into the Farm house pit stop.
CP 5 - 265km
Riders will be checking into Karoo Brewing just outside Philippolis, crate 4 will be ready for pick up at this point

The Lite 147km

R1000 Early bird / Solo Rider On the lighter side of life...

R1200 Late entry / Solo Rider

Riders taking on the Lite challenge will be in for a treat. Starting in Vanderkloof, riders can expect loads of fun on their cycle back to Gariep Dam.

Solo Riders will be taking on the 147km journey from Vanderkloof Dam to Gariep Dam, riders only have 20 hours to complete the entire distance. There will be 2 checkpoints on route, approximately every 50km.

Each rider will have two(2) crates that they can pack with any equipment or snacks they might need.

Check in , Check out...

CP 1 - 64km Riders will be traveling to the Farm House Check point.. Here riders will receive their first crate.
CP 2 - 110.3km Riders will be receiving their 2nd crate at this Check Point in Philippolis.

Race package

- Event T-shirt
- Event Cycle socks
- Race Pack

- Pasta Meals & Other event merchandise sold separately

Chasing the sun should be fun remember to enjoy the ride...