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You are going to be navigating the course without any route markers. Each participant receives a GPS unit with the route loaded. You will also receive a printed map with the trail and checkpoints clearly marked.All participants must follow the designated route. No shortcuts or deviation are allowed and will be penalised.
All participants are required to be self sufficient.

Directions to Start / Finish venue Sanddrif:
From Cape Town, take the N7 turn-off on the N1 and, 28 km after Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria/Cederberg sign. Continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass (second pass) – about 46 km of gravel road – until you reach Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Wines. Total distance from Cape Town: ±250 km, ±3 hours’ drive.

Cut Offs
Middleberg Hut (CP 3) - 6pm Saturday.
Algeria (CP 4) - 10pm Saturday.
Sneeuberg (CP 5) - 4am Sunday Morning
Finish - Noon on Sunday.

Check Points

There will be water at each of the Check Points - Fill up whenever you can, some sections are dryer than others. There is a good chance it will be HOT. The water is clean and safe to drink.

You are required to check in with the marshal at each Check Point.

Supporters and seconds may assist at Algeria (CP4) ONLY. Here they will be allowed to provide food, replenishment, change of gear, massages, high 5s etc. Seconds are not allowed to be utilized as pacers or assist the runners in any way on route.

There will be a basic meal supplied at Algeria and a compulsory minimum 15min stop. There are facilities available like running water, showers, toilets etc.

Compulsory Kit:

Trail pack (7+ Litre recommended)
6 AA batteries for GPS Unit
Base layer
Space blanket
2 litres of water

Suggested Kit

Spare pair of shoes for Algeria transition
Fresh running gear for Algeria
Emergency food supply
Sun glasses


Tips for race day:

1. A good nights rest on the Thursday and Friday nights prior to the event are essential.
2. Practice running at night at least once before the event, it can be tricky.
3. Make sure you have a set race plan. Give yourself goals for each leg to break the distance up into smaller bite sized sections.
4. Nutrition is key. You are out for an extended period, your body needs fuel, make sure to have a sufficient plan to keep those legs going!
5. It's all in the head. Mind over matter. If you have wrapped your mind around getting through this time and distance, you are 3/4's of the way there.


Route Maps (Download):

Full Route Map

Leg2 / Leg3 / Leg4 / Leg5

Cederberg Traverse Aid Points


Estimated Times:
Winning male - 12-15 hours
Mid field- 17-20 hours

From 16:00 - Arrive
Book into accommodation
19:00 - Race briefing
5:45 - final check
6:00 - Race Start
10:00 Breakfast
11:00 Prize Giving

Race Info:

En route cut-offs at checkpoints (failing to make cut off will result in being short-coursed)
Fully self-sufficient
Mapped route, not race marked
Pairs are encouraged for safety


Entry fee: R1 950 (by invitation only)

If you wish to be invited, e-mail us your running CV of the past year to info@energyevents.co.za

100km of mountain trail, 3800m climbing, 5 checkpoints, roughly 30 hours to complete the route.

CP 1 - Driehoek resort, 15km
CP 2 - Sleepad Hut, 28km
CP 3 - Middleberg Hut, 48km
CP 4 - Algeria, 63km (refuel + media centre)
CP 5 - Sneeuberg Hut, 82km
Finish Sanddrif - 97km


Price Includes:

Camping at Sanddrif
Sunday brunch feast
Nature conservation fees
The run of a lifetime
All the usual services from Energy Events - Timekeeping, mountain medics, marshals, photos, lashings of abuse!