Illovo Eston MTB Race


Illovo Eston MTB Race Date: 04 August 2019
Province: KwaZulu Natal
Location: Eston Farmers Club, Eston
Entries Close: 01 August 2019, Midday (12:00)
Starting Time: 06:30
Registration: Eston Farmers Club ; 04 August ;05:30-09:45
Seeding and Batching: Yes
Timed By: Elite Timing
Late Entries: Yes
Fully ROAG Administered Event: Yes
Race Start Time Early Bird Pre Entry 2nd Price Change Late Entry Fee
60km Illovo Marathon 08:30 R200 R220 R250 R250
40km aQuelle Half Marathon 09:00 R160 R180 R210 R210
18km Stihl Tala Family Ride 09:30 R120 R140 R160 R160
10km Omnia Kids Ride 10:00 R60 R70 R80 R80
18km Trail Run 06:30 R120 R140 R160 R160
9km Trail Run 06:45 R90 R100 R120 R120

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Prizes & prize money are will be awarded.

Prizes will also be awarded in the 18km Trail Run & 9km Trail Run.

Hayfields House



Salomon race T-shirt to the first 500 entrants into the 60km and 40km MTB events.

Race branded socks to the first 900 entrants into the 18km Tala Family Ride, 18km trail run and 9km trail run.


EACH RACE HAS A LIMIT OF 800 RIDERS. No rider will be allowed to enter once the limit has been reached. This limit does not include the STIHL Tala Family Ride.


A variety of stalls will be selling food & beverages during the event.


There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids at the venue.

Hayfields House



The 60km Illovo Marathon route remains “hard work” for the first 20km up until the 1stWaterpointat Nsingizi. The single track will provide some splendid riding through the tracks and trails for the following 20km. The final kilometres will be fast as you navigate sugar cane roads back to the Finish at the Club

The 40km aQuelle Half Marathon route follows the longer race for the first 12km, after which it splits off and dives down into a natural krantz following cattle and forest tracks. Perhaps the waterfall will be flowing this year!? The route remains fast and ride able for all forms of fitness, and proves to be a very popular adventure through the well manicured cane and timber farms of the Eston district.

The STIHL Tala Family Ride remains extremely popular for families and junior riders alike, and entries fill up very fast for this event. It is the only time in the year that Tala kindly open up their reserve for mountain biking and excellent game sightings are virtually guaranteed, all from the seat of your MTB!

The Omnia Kids Ride (2 x 5km loops) promises to be huge fun and the Eston Primary School look forward to hosting all budding MTB’ riders on their course around the club.

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