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Welcome to 3Mountains

The 3Mountains Challenge is a multi-stage MTB Cycling & Trail Running event, that will be presented to the cycling & running community by AfriAdventures in conjunction with the Clocolan cycling community. This exciting event will take place from 18 to 21 March 2017 in and around the beautiful town of Clocolan in the Free State.

 

The event will cater for all levels of expertise by providing different routes and distances to select from. The organizers will also provide a category for U/16 and U/18 to compete in their respective age groups over 4 stages. 3Mountains is a race over 4 days with 4 stages. It includes a Night race/prologue and 3 day stages. All stages are compulsory.

 

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The Race Program

17 March 2017 (Friday)

3Mountains Sponsorship / VIP Function

Function starts at 18:00

18 March 2017 (Saturday)

STAGE 1

Race Registration: 12:00 – 17:00 @ Race Village
MTB Stage 1:       18:00 Start
Trail Run/ Combo:  18:10 Start

19 March 2017 (Sunday)

STAGE 2

MTB/Combo:    07:30
Trail Run:    07:30
Prize Giving: 17:00 Start

20 March 2017 (Monday)

STAGE 3

MTB Stage 3:      07:30 Start
Trail Run/Combo:  06:30 Transport
                  07:30 Start
Prize Giving:     17:00 Start

21 March 2017 (Tuesday)

STAGE 4

MTB/Combo:    07:30 Start
Trail Run:    06:30 Transport
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Prize Giving: 12:00 Start

TILL EVENT STARTS:

TESTIMONIALS

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Great event! Nice distances wirh a variety of terrain, from rolling dirt roads to rocky climbs and flowy forest single track. Routes were extremely well marked. Prizes and lucky draws were plentiful with bikes helmets and kit being given away daily. Great value for money

Brett Crave

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Thanks to the 3Mountains team for an awesome weekend! Our group of friends & family had a fun time in Clocolan, & we enjoyed catching up with old friends & making more … The routes were great, the scenery beautiful & the experience unique. I loved especially day 2 where the route took us up 3 tough challenging climbs (& down fun descents) through game reserrves, past caves, dams, sunflower fields, & along the Caledon river. My best part of day 2 was riding past springboks pronking & white blesbok & zebras running past. Thanks again!

Landy Puddu

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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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Thaba Talks With

Weekend WarriorThe Muddy Cyclist

Q: Hi there Dawie Blaauw “aka The Muddy Cyclist”, as a first time participants to 3Mountains what are you looking forward to the most?

A: The trails – I was told 3Mountains has some hidden gems, and the reason we mountain bike is because of the trails.

Professional Trail RunnerCarine Gagiano

Firstly, we at 3Mountains would like to congratulate you with your Trail Running achievements in 2016.

Q: Which event has been your biggest challenge to date, and how did the 3Mountains Trail 2016 compare to it?

A: Thank you! My biggest challenge to date was Kruger to Canyon, a 2-day stage race and Num-num trail challenge.

Professional Junior CyclistSimone Grove

Hi there Simone, first off congratulations on winning the Short distance woman’s category at 3Mountains.

Q: How old where you when you won the 3Mountains competition?

 
A: Thank you very much! I was 13 years old.

Trail Running EnthusiastBryan Young

Stage 1:

Short and fast are the two best words to describe Stage 1. The first section of the trail is downhill before you reach the dirt road and climb your way back into the town. Racing the local kids on the edge of town was the best part along with the scenic, adrenaline pumping straightaway to the finish line. Don’t forget to look up and catch a glimpse of the always beautiful FS sunsets!