Klein-Aus Vista MTB Challenge 2021

We are excited to announce that the 10th Standard Bank Klein-Aus Vista MTB Challenge & Trail Run 2021 will take place this year on the 20th & 21st of March 2021 and will be hosted in the Aus mountains at Klein-Aus Vista and surrounding townlands.

Notice: Please note that we have exceeded our maximum entry capacity for both the MTB & Trail Run and the race entries have been closed. Thank you for the overwhelming interest received and for those who could not enter we are looking forward to host you next year.

With incomparable vistas and world-class trails, the Klein-Aus Vista Mountain Bike Challenge 2021, a sought-after event on the Namibian cycling calendar, will once again be the ultimate test to endurance and skills in this cross-country-style marathon race.
According to Tristan De Lange, the current African Champ, who also took the win in the 2020 KAV MTB, “…the newly designed route is the most challenging that Namibia has to offer for riders, particularly due to the extremely variable terrain and elevation changes. Yet the inventive tracks also make for one of the most enjoyable experiences”.

A short time trial on 20 March 2021 (Saturday) in the afternoon from 4 pm – 6.30 pm is compulsory to the full- and ultra-marathon riders and your time gets added to the marathon time on the next day. Half-marathon riders and trail runners unfortunately cannot partake in the time trial.

The ultra-marathon that covers a distance of 97 km, is definitely only recommended to experienced and fit riders. This 60 percent single track route with an elevation gain of 2050 m is a challenge of note and incorporates the famous ‘Costa’s climb’ at 83 kilometres into the race.

For those who will enter for the 64 km marathon distance: be aware that this will be a challenge and should not be underestimated.

The half-marathon race will cover the “KAV Classic route” of 27 km with 550 m elevation gain and 70 percentsingle track and are for those who want to enjoy a moderately challenging experience in the Aus mountains.

The 23 km trail-run marathon offers participants routes mainly along the MTB single-tracks, with a 500m elevation gain and awesome vistas. For those who just want to stretch their legs, we offer an 8 km fun run, which does not however form part of the event.

Mountain biking for the youngsters: For the age groups of 9-13 years- entries can submitted on the day of registration to race on a mostly single-track route of 18 km. Good intermediate MTB skills are required.

Taking into consideration the uncertainties of the times, we are hopeful that we will be able to host the event while adhering to the Covid-19 protocols applicable at the particular time. Entries will be limited, so we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to confirm your entry.

Our cancellation policy will be very lenient: If a cancellation has to take place due to Covid-19 related instances, entry fees and accommodation will then be refunded with a 10 percent administration fee on the race entry and a N$100.00 cancellation fee on the accommodation booking.

Downloads: KAV MTB Entry Form 2021 | KAV Trail Run Entry Form 2021 | KAV MTB Poster | KAV MTB & TR Route & Profile Maps