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[Event] Sappi Karkloof Trails Festival


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Event Name: Sappi Karkloof Trails Festival
When: 25/05/2024 - 26/05/2024
Where: Karkloof Country Club, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
Category: Mountain Bike

The Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival will again be hosting the SA MTB Marathon

Champs at the Karkloof Country Club on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2024.

On Saturday there will be two trail run options to chose from, a 9 and 21km Trail run.

Sunday will offer a packed day of Mountain Biking for the whole family with distances

ranging from 10km Family adventure to the ultra-tough 85km Marathon champs race.



SAT | 21km Trail Run

A challenging timed running race through the Karkloof forests, boulder hopping over the majestic Karkloof river, through a working dairy farms, with some testing climbs to reach some magnificent views not available to the public. With a newly introduced KOM and QOM cash prize for the first Men’s and Women’s runners up to the crest.


SAT | 9km Trail Run

A less strenuous timed running race through the Karkloof forests, boulder hopping over the majestic Karkloof river, through a working dairy farm, with some manageable climbing.

SAT | 1km Kiddies Fun Run

A free and easy fun run for Kids and Parents around the Karkloof Country club to stretch and test those little legs, ideal for those waiting for loved ones doing other events.


SUN | 85km MTB Marathon

An ultra-tough Marathon Champs timed race for elite riders, speeding through Karkloof forests, testing your fitness up mountains and your technical ability through some of the best flowing singles tracks in the country. With a newly introduced KOM and QOM cash prize for the first Men’s and Women’s timed cyclists up to the top of the mountain. Pre-qualified entrants with CSA racing license holders only, E-bikes not permitted.

SUN | 60km MTB

A challenging timed race aimed at riders with good technical ability and fitness to experience the best the Karkloof has the offer on climbs and flowing technical single tracks. With a newly introduced KOM and QOM cash prize for the first Men’s and Women’s timed cyclists up to the top of the mountain.

SUN | 40km MTB

A moderate timed race aimed at fitter riders wanting to test themselves on the slightly longer routes of combined single track and jeep track, with a few good climbs thrown in but less technical single track to keep the flows going with views of the majestic Karkloof Falls along the route.

SUN | 20km MTB

An easier timed race for riders looking to experience the serenity of the Karkloof forests along mostly jeep tracks and some single track without any technical obstacles to worry about, ensuring smiles all round and an enjoyable event with views of the majestic Karkloof Falls along the route.

SUN | 10km MTB Fun Ride

An easy fun ride for Kids and Parents to enjoy through the scenic jeep track roads in the forests of the Karkloof.


SUN | 9km Fun Trail Run

A less strenuous fun run through the Karkloof forests, boulder hopping over the majestic Karkloof river, through a working dairy farm, with the Karkloof beauty, sights and sounds to take in all around


See ROAG entry page for details of categories and entries



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