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25KM

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SOLD OUT

620M ELEVATION | START 06H30 | 5HR CUT-OFF | 3 WATER POINTS

Entries are limited to 150 participants

Cradle Ultra-Trail (CUT25) runners will start their race just after sunrise at 06H30. Runners can warm up their legs after an initial gradual downhill before heading up along Panorama View and onto the second climb of the day, Kudu Drive. 25KM runners then split from the Ultra route and make their way down through Malapa Valley, past the River Horse Lodge, down through Gladice Vale valley to Dassie Rock. At this point, runners will face one of their steepest climbs of the day as they reach their furthest point of the route and head back to the start, via Oribi Hill Road and around Aloe Cave. Lime kilns were used in Aloe Cave during the JHB Gold Rush in the 1900’s. Past the movie set used for Shaka and then onto the final climb with views over JHB in the distance before a fast descent to the finish line.

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ENTRY INCLUDES

Athlete bag

Free pre-race coffee

Finisher burger and drink

Race shirt and an awesome finisher medal

Exclusive access to exceptional trails and well marked routes

Conservation fee which is donated to the Malapa Motsetse Foundation

Nutrition and marshals at checkpoints along the route

Entrance to the race village and the award ceremony

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25KM GEAR

Participants must carry the listed items as a safety precaution, enhancing their well-being. While gear checks won't be conducted at registration, podium finishers are expected to have the specified items on hand.

COMPULSORY GEAR

Below is a list of compulsory gear:

Fully charged cell phone | Hydration pack | Filled water bladder with carry capacity of 1 or more litres  | Space blanket | Whistle | Cap or wide brim hat | Nutrition and food

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​​RECOMMENDED GEAR

Below is a list of recommended gear:

Sleeves | Windproof jacket | Race belt | Sunglasses | Sun screen |  Anti-chafe cream | Poles. 

Runners who choose to use poles must carry these on them at all times, from start to finish.

Poles cannot be discarded, stashed or given to crew for keeping.

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