Race 2 Stanford Triathlon (The Detour to remain for 2023)
October 21, 2023
Swim 1.9km: Sea swim with start & finish in the bay at Gordons Bay, starting outside the Spur
Cycle 90km : A point to point course from Gordon’s Bay to Hermanus
Run 21.1km : 2 loop run in and around Hermanus
Introducing Race2Stanford The Detour!
With the Hemel & Aarde road tentatively still undergoing maintenance, we’re keeping the detour route for the 2023 event. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting development:
We have requested to 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! Plus we have fun family activities planned for an epic weekend away.
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.
Our team is busy making it happen. Having spoken to most of the municipal departments, it’s looking good. Once we have our permit, 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.
As soon as we have further detail to share with you we will do so.
If you have any queries, please email Keri on firstname.lastname@example.org