Please note entries for 2024 are now closed.

the race

With long-distance gravel racing taking the world by storm in recent years, we felt excited to join the gravel movement by creating the King Price Race to the Sun 100-mile gravel grinder back in 2018. The King Price Race to the Sun gravel race tugged at the imagination of intrepid mountain bikers and very soon King Price Race to the Sun was established as a must-do event on the gravel racing calendar.

The 160 km journey starts at the picturesque town of Hartbeespoort. The route races alongside the famous Brits canals, and traverses wondrous landscapes when passing through farming communities and townships toward Rustenburg before reaching your destination at the fabled resort of Sun City.

Experience the true spirit of Mzanzi when you are greeted by the merry faces of eager children and local communities cheering you along when you race by.

The terrain found en route is not technical and consists of mostly gravel roads, jeep track, tar sections and even some singletrack.

Should the total distance of 160 km be daunting to some, consider entering a Team of two Relay and ride only half the distance to have the full experience.

King Price Race to the Sun is designed to challenge, excite and inspire. Dare your inner adventurer. Seek the path ahead and Race to the Sun.


Faces Advendurance is an industry leader in South African outdoor adventure endurance sporting events. All events under its umbrella are top-notch, is sanctioned by the respective national sporting bodies and conform to safety standards as required by South African law. But most importantly, Faces Advendurance works hard at having fun and enjoying life. You can find us at 116B Glen Ave, Equestria, Pretoria. Come and try your hand at a round of table tennis… before or after coffee.

The Journey

This tough route is designed to challenge your inner adventurer, seek the path ahead and race towards the sun. Riders will be indulged with scenic routes, varying terrains, cultural experiences and an experience out of the ordinary.