Press Release: Race to the Sun Launch

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A 162-kilometre joyride from Hartbeespoort to Sun City.

Advendurance has done it again! A brand-new adventure is released into the cycling market. Race to the Sun will take place Saturday, 04 August 2018. This event will be a one-of-a-kind event where racers will encounter a 162-kilometre gravel race with uncharted routes, panoramic views of the Magaliesberg Mountains and an elite cycling experience.

“We wanted to do something out of the ordinary for the cycling community. An event where their endurance will be tested and be spoiled with unknown territories.” said race director Francois Theron. “We’ve managed to find some of the most extraordinary routes for riders to enjoy. It is really a race for the entire family.”

The race will have a neutral start at Hartbeespoort Die Oewer and continue onto dirt roads along the canal, heading towards Brits. Spectators and family members can follow along and await their loved ones at two of the water points which are situated at NG Church Dalunie (45-kilometres) and NG Church Beestekraal (85-kilometres). The third water point will be close to Bojateng (120-kilometres). Individuals and teams of two & four can enjoy the 162-kilometre journey to Sun City, whilst relay teams attempt half the distance which amounts to an average of 80-kilometres each.

Advendurance is one of the leading sporting event organisers in South Africa, with a world class reputation and hundreds of events under their belt. Race to the Sun, the latest addition, will be no different. Racers can expect only the best routes, water points, family entertainment and experience on the day.

Entries are officially open and available for purchase here:


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