The Kromrivier BEAST
14 May @ 16:00 - 15 May @ 19:00
This is an event for Cederberg and Mountain lovers.
For the discerning trail runner who enjoys adventure and wilderness.
You need to be self-sufficient, there is no pampering other than of endless panoramic views.
You will be the first Trail runner to enjoy this brand new route – a skyline trail around the amphitheater of the Kromrivier Valley.
The highest point of the trail is Donkerkloof Peak is at 1750 metres. Looking north you can see Sneeuberg, the highest summit in the Cederberg.
The route traverses 6 Peaks, and each must be reached within a Cut off time, or you will be short coursed down the Valley.
But, we are generous and if you can hike fast, maintaining a reasonable tempo, you will enjoy a thrilling day out.
The total distance is 45km, and the elevation gain a very pleasant 2200 metres – we start at 1000 m, at Kromrivier Farm.
The rock formations are ancient, seldom viewed, with a kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and features. Cracks, caves, craters!
Entry Fee: R1500 pp
Runners will receive a full refund if the event is cancelled.
Camping at R200 per head per night, includes own hot shower and toilet.
Nearby Accommodation Options:
Sanddrif Cottages and Camping – Click HERE
Compulsory Race Briefing:
Runners are highly advised to arrive at Kromrivier after lunchtime on Friday 14th. Compulsory registration at Kromrivier reception will be at 4pm, briefing will follow at 5pm.
- Trail pack with sufficient capacity for all race kit.
- Waterproof jacket
- Hydration – 2 litres capacity. This is a make or break item.
- Food = nutrition for 12 hours
- Base Layer (preferably thermal)
- Space blanket
- Headlamp with extra batteries.
- Personal GPS (Please know your device well)
- Charged Cellphone – Peaks have reception.
Gear check at 5am on Saturday 15 May.
We suggest running in pairs, this isn’t compulsory if you are a confident mountain runner and good navigator. The route is not difficult to follow and is only marked at key junctions. The GPS track is a very good guide.
Runners braai at the finish line.
For more info please mail Landi HERE
Please note – No Dogs allowed. This is a mountain conservation area, with plenty of animals, snakes, leopards and baboons.