Race Information

Race date:
05 december 2021

Entries Open:

Entries Close:
11 November 2021


When: Friday 3 Dec
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Cradle Moon Resort




Saturday registration:

When:  Saturday 4 Dec

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Cradle Moon Resort




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Everything You Need to Know


Cradle Moon Conservation Fees All spectators will need to pay R50.00 Conservation Fee to enter Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge. This conservation fee is payable by all visitors. Athletes will receive wristbands at registration which will allow them access to the venue. Spectators bands can be purchased at registration for race day or will need to be purchased on race day at the gate. 
GPS CO-ORDINATES https://www.cradlemoon.co.za/contact
Friday – 4 Dec 11am to 5pm 
Saturday – 5 Dec 9am to 4pm  


START TIMES ULTRA Ind: 7:00am (Rolling Swim Start)
– Ultra Teams: 7:00am (Rolling Swim Start)
BIKE RACKING 05:15am – 06:20am  (ULTRA & AQUABIKE)
DISTANCES ULTRA 1.9km Swim / 90Km Cycle / 21km Run
How a TEAM entry (relay) works:

You may participate as a TEAM for the Ultra distances (minimum age for Ultra is 18yrs).

You may enter as a Corporate, School or Family TEAM

A team consists of 2 or 3 members. Each team member competes in one discipline i.e. 1st team member = Swim, 2nd team member = Cycle, 3rd team member = Run. The Team event works like a relay. The team gets given a timing chip which will act like a batten and will get passed onto each team member in the transition area. Along with the timing chip, the Team also get 2 x race numbers which are worn by the cyclist and by the runner. The swimmer will get an official swim cap.

RACE BRIEFING 6:40am for all competitors (Compulsory)
WET SUITS A decision on wetsuits will be taken at 6am on race day, as per TSA rule
TRI BARS Are allowed for both events



Mountain Bikes and TT bikes are allowed.

Fabian’s Bicycle Transport:  082 929 8693 Fabian’s Bicycle Transport

DRAFTING NO Drafting will be allowed in the Ultra event. Strict rules apply.
TIMING Timing Chips will be provided at Registration
Race numbers MUST be worn during the Bike & Run and will be given to athletes at Registration.
CUT-OFF TIMES NEW ULTRA RACE Cut Off Time: 8hrs 5min (6:50am – 3:30pm)
Swim: 1hr05min (7:55am)
Cycle: 4hrs (12:00pm)
Run: 3hrs (3:30pm)
Ultra Teams will get 8hrs time limit (3:30pm)
Athletes must take note, that prize giving will commence at 3pm and competitors still out on the course will be allowed to finish and receive a medal up until 3:30pm.
SWIM CAPS Competitors will be given OFFICIAL TYR RACE Yellow swimming caps at registration.
SWIM LAPS The ULTRA Race competitors will swim 2 x Laps of 950m in an anti-clockwise direction in the Cradle Moon Dam.
TRANSITON AREA The Transition Area will open at 5:15am by the TSA Officials. Your bike, helmet and swim cap will be checked when you enter the transition area. You will not be allowed to exit the Transition Area with your bike until after the last competitor has finished you bike leg. The Transition Area will close and everyone must exit at 6:50am for race briefing
KIT BAGS & EQUIPMENT Competitors can leave Bagsat their bike inside the Transition area. 
There will no change Tent or Transition Bags in 2020. Ultra Competitors will change at their bikes. 
The Officials and Organisers will in no way be responsible for lost or stolen items.
WHAT TO PACK What to pack for your Triathlon   view here
Outside Assistance: No athlete will be allowed any “Special Needs” assistance by the EO or the Officials during the Sprint or Ultra race.
CARS & SUPPORTERS NO support or spectator cars will be allowed on the Road due to the Athletes safety.
Anyone found driving on the route will result in their athlete being disqualified.
The Ultra Run Route is spectator friendly and family and friends are encouraged to watch the competitors from the Finishline. 
BIKE LAPS The ULTRA Race competitors will cycle 2 x laps out and back. The cycle route is out of Cradle Moon and left onto the M5 / Beyers Naude Drive. Then at the first big traffic circle, left onto the R540. The competitors will cycle along the R540, past the Lion Park and Rhino and Lion reserve. The competitors then turn right onto the R563 towards the Sterkfontein Caves. The ULTRA competitors will turn around at the entrance to the Makiti Venue. Here there will be a water table and turn point. The Ultra competitors then head back to the Big traffic circle just past the sprint turn point. Here they turn around and head back out for their second bike lap. Only once they have done two laps from the big traffic Circle to Makiti, do they then turn right at the traffic Circle and back along Beyers Naude Drive until Cradle Moon. They then turn right back into Cradle Moon resort and back to the Transition area.
RUN LAPS The NEW 2020 ULTRA race run route is made up of 3 x 7km laps. Each lap comes back past the transition and Finishline area, making it super spectator friendly and fun for the Ultra competitors. 20% of on paved roads and 80% on unpaved dirt roads. Non-Technical routes. There will be 3 water tables per lap on the Run route. 
WATER TABLE There will be 3 Water tables per lap on the 21km Run route. 
NUTRITION AT RUN WATER TABLES: Water Sachets, 32Gi Endure, 32Gi Gels & 32Gi Bars, Coke and Bananas will be available at Run Water tables. If the weather is very hot, Sponges will be available at all run water tables.
*Rubbish must be thrown away within 50m after each water table.
If caught throwing away after this, your will be disqualified.
BIKE WATER TABLES There will be 2 Bike Water tables on the 2 x 45km Lap bike route.
32GI & Water Race Bottles will be provided
*Rubbish must be thrown away within 100m after each water table. If caught throwing away after this, your will be disqualified.
TSA DAY LICENCE If you don’t have your TSA Licence with you on the day, it is compulsory to pay for a day Licence
Ultra = R120.00
DRUG FREE SPORT Athlete Medication
Athletes must apply for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if they are using a prohibited substance for legitimate, medically justified reasons to avoid any embarrassment for the athlete or TSA. Any athlete with a documented, legitimate medical condition may apply for TUE. Drug Free Sport will be conducting tests on a regular basis at TSA events. All information is available on www.drugfreesport.org.za
TSA REGISTERED ATHLETES All TSA Registered Athletes can check their Registration Number at the following link. Select your Province to view provincial names. Click here to Register

No Race refunds are done for any event. Athletes can transfer their pre-entry to another athlete due to a medical condition only. This will be at no extra cost. Written permission as well as a signed doctors note is required. Athlete Transfers need to be done and completed 72hrs prior to pre-entries closing. Please email: events@ultratri.co.za to apply for a athlete transfer.

Terms & conditions / transfer Policy

PRIZE MONEY The prize money totals R40 000
PRIZE GIVING Ultra prize giving – 3:30 pm
ALL Winners will need to be present at prize giving. View Here
All lucky draw winners will need to be present to collect their prize on the day.
Transition Bag NO TRANSITION BAGS IN 2020

Entry Includes:

Limited edition Event Garment / Item

Official TYR Race Silicone Swim Cap

Personalized Race Number

Goodie Bag

ULTRA Finishers Medal

Access to the ULTRA Finishers Tent with snacks and soft drinks

Complimentary Massage in the Athletes Tent

Late Entries Only Receive:

Race Number

Transition Bag

Silicone Swimming Cap

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