Event Cost: Night ride/run on 12 May R70 MTB races online entry: 60 - R250, 43 - R190, 17 - R100, 11 - R70 MTB races late entry: 60 - R280, 43 - R220, 17 - R120, 11 - R70 Trail run online entry: 20 - R150, 11 - R70 Trail run late entry: 20 - R170, 11 - R70
Location: Buffelskloof, Kruisrivier, Calitzdorp
Distance: MTB 60, 43, 17 & 11km Trail run 20 & 11km
Redstone is a never-to-be-forgotten experience – cyclists and runners are able to spend a full weekend with their families in the unique Red Mountains enjoying the hospitality of Calitzdorp, its people and its magnificent surroundings. There are activities and delicious food throughout the weekend for everyone in the family.
This is the 11th year that we are staging the Redstone weekend and the second decade will see a few exciting changes. The first major change is that Jakhals Events will take over the race organising duties from Dryland Event Management who will continue their relationship with Redstone as a major infrastructure sponsor. Other changes include the addition of a 17km MTB route to cater for the junior MTB riders in the Eden District and a 5km fun event – aimed at the younger kids and perhaps some of the “older” citizens.
On Friday evening, after the night ride and fun run, the social event is a potjiekos dinner with live music.
On Saturday, as part of the “plaasbasaar”, you will be able to buy meat (beef, lamb and mutton) at the “Vleistafel”.
As last year, the children will be able to experience and enjoy a collection of farm animals.
This year a beer garden with a big screen will be available for all the thirsty runners and riders!!
What started as a local-ward project became a parish project of the Dutch Reformed Church Calitzdorp and then evolved into a community project under the auspices of the Redstone Hills Trust.
The 60km route is on farm roads and jeep track and a total elevation of 1100m. The race is non technical for all to enjoy!
The 43 km route is a non technical easy ride on open gravel roads!!! A there and back route with the turnaround at the halfway mark. total elevation of 720m.
The 17km route is a new route and will also be non technical and is suitable for junior riders.
The 20km trail run is on an open gravel road to warm the legs, a single track climb towards a view never to be forgotten, a descent onto a scenic jeep track back towards Buffelskloof.