Event Info 2021

Standard Bank Klein-Aus Vista Mountainbike Challenge & Trail Run 2021

20 and 21 March 2021

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.

20 March 2021

MTB TIME TRIAL: 11.7 km 377 m elevation gain 85% Single Track
Riding time: 37min-1h20. Applicable to MTB Full and Ultra Marathon participants only.

21 March 2021

MTB ULTRA MARATHON: 97 km 2050 m elevation gain 60% Single Track
Riding time: 5h-7h if you ride an average of 21 km – 14 km/h

MTB FULL MARATHON: 64 km 1320 m elevation gain 60% Single Track
Riding time: 3h-4.5h if you ride an average of 21 km – 14 km/h

MTB HALF MARATHON: 27 km 550 m elevation gain 70% Single Track
Riding time: 1h30-2h if you ride an average of 21 km – 14 km/h

TRAIL RUN MARATHON: 23 km 500 m elevation gain mostly on MTB Single Tracks
Running time: about 2h-3h if you run an average of 5-7 minutes/km

FUN RUN (marked route, but not part of the event): no entry charges: 8 km, 175 m elevation gain on mostly MTB Single Tracks
Running time: about 45min-1h if you run an average of 5-7 minutes/km

E-BIKING: Participants can ride in the Half and Full marathon categories (see race info; no positions or prizes)

MTB Full & Ultra Marathon N$850.00 pp
MTB Half Marathon N$650 pp
Trial Run Marathon N$650 pp
Fun Run trail run – no entry fee
E-biking half and full marathon N$650 & N$850 respectively  

The entry fee includes branded T-Shirt, branded face mask, snacks & soft drinks after the race and Braai on Sunday evening.

5 water points en-route for Ultra Marathon at kilometre 23, 34, 48, 78 and 85.
3 waterpoints en-route for Full Marathon at kilometre 23, 34 and 48.
1 waterpoint en-route for Half Marathon at kilometre 14.
1 waterpoint en-route for Trail Run Marathon at kilometre 11.
No water point en-route for Fun run.

There will be water, beverages and snacks available at the water points
Marshall points: All waterpoints will also serve as Marshall Points

At Klein-Aus Vista lodge, 2km west of Aus along the B4 road to Luderitz in the Desert Horse Inn parking area
Registration: Saturday 20th March 2021 from 3 pm–7 pm at the Desert Horse Inn

Race Briefing on 21st March: MTB Full and Ultra Marathon 06:45 am MTB Half Marathon and Trail Run 07:30 am

Start of Time Trial on 20 March:
Start time between 4 pm–5.30 pm and is compulsory to MTB Full and Ultra Marathon riders: 30 sec start intervals
Half Marathon riders and trail runners cannot compete
 but can cycle the Klein-Aus routes for training.

For the Kids:
For the age group of 9-13 years: You can enter on the day of registration to compete against each other on a mostly single-track route of 18 km. Good intermediate MTB skills needed.
Start time: 7.30 am with the Half Marathon riders.
Kids who want to join their parents on the Fun Run can do so free of charge.

Dinner is available at Klein-Aus Vista in the Desert Kitchen restaurant.
Pre-bookings for Saturday evening dinner are essential. Please do so when making your reservation for accommodation or confirm a day before arrival.
On Sunday, light meals and beverages are for sale at the Start/ Finish line from 11 am.
All participants get a light meal and a soft drink after the race as part of the race entry.
At the Desert Kitchen Restaurant you can get light lunches served during the day.
On Sunday evening, the Braai will start at 19:00 after the prize-giving. This function will take place at the Desert Horse Inn Braai area. All race participants automatically qualify for the dinner. Family and friends can book in advance or at the Race Registration or upon check-in at Desert Horse Inn reception. Tickets (N$200 for adults and N$100 for children younger than 14) will be issued and you need to show your ticket before helping yourselves at the buffet.

On the race day, we ask that all riders and supporters not staying at Desert Horse Inn (who are staying at the Eagles Nest, Desert Horse Campsite, Geisterschlucht Cabin or elsewhere) to use the alternative entrance to the parking area. This will be indicated to you upon check-in.

1st – 5th position for overall winners in MTB Ultra Marathon for Ladies & Gents, provided there are 5 participants in one category.
1st – 5th position in MTB Full & Half Marathon for Ladies & Gents, provided there are 5 participants in one category.
1st – 3rd position in Trail Run Marathon for Ladies & Gents, provided there are 3 participants in one category.
1st – 3rd position in Fun Run for Ladies & Gents, provided there are 3 participants in one category.

Klein-Aus Vista
Eagles Nest: N$760 pp sharing B&B per night • Desert Horse Inn: N$566 pp sharing B&B per night • Geisterschlucht Cabin: N$885 minimum charge, N$295 pp per night • Desert Horse Campsite: N$110 pp per night
www.klein-aus-vista.com : email:info@klein-aus-vista.com Tel: 063 258116/021

Namib Garage Guest House Tel 063 258 029 | namibaus@afol.com.na
Bahnhof Hotel (Self catering) Tel 081 127 6391 | www.bahnhof-hotel-aus.com

Wild horses of Garub, 20 km away
Kolmanskop and Luderitz just 120 km away
Several marked hiking trails in the Aus Mountains to meet up with the riders en-route.
Desert Horse Inn also has a swimming pool where you can relax.

On Monday morning at 8 am, additional activities will be offered for those who want to join: Enduro Motor Bike Ride: 2-3h, 60-100km, guided on marked trail with maps- entry fee N$150 pp (own motorbike)

Breakfast: 05:30 in the mornings, served until 09:30
Prize Giving: Sunday: 18.00 pm at Desert Horse Inn Pool area
Dinner Saturday: 19:00
Sunday Evening Braai: 19:00

Adhere at all times to Covid-19 safety protocols: Keep social distance, wear a mask/face cover in enclosed public areas with low air ventilation, sanitize your hands often, if feeling sick do not participate in the event and rather isolate yourself.

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% administration charge on the race entry and N$100 charges on accommodation reservation.

We are looking forward to hosting you. Let us enjoy a weekend together
in amazing surroundings!


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