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The Cederberg Traverse is a 100km of mountain trail run with 3800m of climbing.

Entries 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.

Training Tips and Hints

1) Train like you mean it. The racing will be fun, if the training is hard.
2) Train with a pack. Cederberg Traverse is not about speed work, but diesel engine power.
3) Train in your race gear with full kit, to get used to it and iron out any issues.
4) Run in the dark, on technical tracks (not the road) using head lamp.

Price Includes:

Camping at Sanddrif
Sunday brunch feast
Nature conservation fees
The run of a lifetime
All the usual services from Energy Events

Entry Fee:

100km – R2950 (incl. camping)
100km 2-day – R3950 (incl. camping)
100Miler – R 4950 (incl. camping)

Winning Times of 2015: (Download 2015 Cederberg Traverse Results)

Male:  13:46:15
Female: 16:23:51

Last Runner: 25:26:52

Race Info:

There are no refunds. If you can not take part you must find a substitute for your entry. Roll-overs are valid for 1 year ONLY and substitutions do not apply.

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

Race Rules:

1. Follow the designated route only. This route is ONLY for experienced trail runners. (Sorry, no juniors U21).
2. Obey all instructions from marshals. Failing to listen to instructions, may award you a disqualification.
3. You are required to be self sufficient with water and nutrition – do not rely on water tables, there are none, this is mountain running. There is fresh water in the streams which is pleasant and safe to drink.
4. Equipment – you will need the appropriate gear for the weather on the day. This may be a windbreaker, or a full – blown raincoat and thermal under garments. Head lamp. Be prepared!
5. All runners should take a space blanket, basic first aid kit, and a cell phone (although reception is sketchy).
6. Keep in mind that you are responsible for your own well – being on the trail. Be mindful of your
condition and only do what your body allows. If you have a heart condition or other medical issue, let us know in advance.
7. Absolutely no litter will be tolerated. You can help by picking up any dropped items.
8. Respect Animals – Do not disturb or harass wildlife. Animals scared by your sudden approach may be dangerous.
9. Be friendly to other trail runners, if you see any.
10. Please do not pick wild flowers, chip rocks or gather any other artefacts or trophies. Take photos, leave footprints.
11. Participants indicate acceptance of the rules of The Cederberg Traverse 2016 – (100km Trail Run) by their signature / click on the entry form.
12. Note – Cut off times to be advised.
13. There are no refunds. If you can not take part you must find a substitute for your entry. Roll-overs are valid for 1 year ONLY and substitutions do not apply.
Compulsory Kit

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

Click here for route map

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.