22 Oct 2022
Introducing Race2Stanford The Detour!
With the Hemel & Aarde road undergoing maintenance, which will make it even more tri friendly, we’ve switched the date and route for the 2022 event. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting development:
'R2S The Detour' will take place on what is possibly the most scenic and inviting route in SA, if not the world! That timing fits in nicely after Durban Ultra and Peoples Tri, before World Champs and then heading into Mossel Bay. Get ready for spring and a stacked 2022/3 tri season!
We will start in Gordon's Bay to enjoy a protected swim with a vast transition area (think back to SA Champs in the 90's and Ironman 2000/2001), then the undulating bike leg will take you from Beach Road onto the magnificent Clarens Drive along the ocean shoreline and beneath the mountains, passing the quaint holiday villages of Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Betty's and Kleinmond. Only 730m of climbing and most often with a tailwind - it's fast. You'll make your way past Arabella and Fisherhaven to Hermanus, leave your bike in transition and enjoy a really lovely mix of magic road, trail and cliff path to finish in the iconic town of Hermanus.
We believe this will be the most beautiful ultra distance course on the planet!
For those who haven't done it, this is your year to sample the R2S magic you may have heard about, without the pain :) We're giving you a sweet taste of the unique area and fun vibes before you take on the original course at the next Race2Stanford, once the Hemel & Aarde is re-tarred and Shaw's Pass is ready to roll up & over.
The only reason, by act of God, that we won't go ahead on race day is if the water is too rough to take water safety craft or for some reason the N2 is closed by authorities and Clarens Drive then becomes the only route between CT and Overberg.
If you have any queries, please email Keri on email@example.com
Start | Gordon's Bay Main Beach, @ 07h30
Bike Racking from 06h15- 07h00
Finish | Hermanus @ 16h00
Race Briefing & Registration
A covid compliant online briefing will be conducted.
Registration venue to be confirmed