• LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 245km
  • ELEVATION 3700m
  • WHEN Saturday 5 October 2024
  • START TIME 04h00
  • CUT-OFF TIME 22h00
  • WATERPOINTS 4 including a Dropbox Zone
  • All bicycles are welcome, except e-bikes


  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 142.7km
  • ELEVATION 2200m
  • WHEN Saturday 5 October 2024
  • START TIME 06h00
  • CUT-OFF TIME 22h00
  • All bicycles are welcome, except e-bike

Both CEDER245 & CEDER140 are sanctioned races with Cycling South Africa. The CEDER140 is the official Western Cape Gravel Championship 2024. Riders will need to provide their annual CSA licenses or purchase a day license online for both routes.


  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 29km
  • ELEVATION 550m
  • WHEN Saturday 5 October 2024 
  • START TIME 06h30 onwards
  • CUT-OFF TIME 19h00
  • WATERPOINTS 1 (Kromrivier Restaurant)
  • All bicycles are welcome (MTB recommended), except e-bikes
  • Riders to also collect race bags from any registration. 

ceder22 Trail Run

  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 22km
  • ELEVATION 1200m
  • WHEN Sunday 6 October 2024 
  • START TIME 07h00 
  • CUT-OFF TIME 16h00 (12h00 at Nuwerust Waterpoint)
  • WATERPOINTS 1 (Kromrivier Restaurant)
  • The race takes place on extremely rugged terrain. Running on such trails comes with risks that participants undertake and accept upon entering the event.


  • LOCATION Cederberg Oasis
  • DISTANCE 5km
  • WHEN Saturday 5 October 2024 
  • START TIME No official start time; runners start when they please
  • CUT-OFF TIME 16h00 (12h00 at Nuwerust Waterpoint)
  • WATERPOINTS 1 (Kromrivier Restaurant)
  • Can be run on its own to experience the network of trails around Cederberg Oasis and Nuwerust.
  • No entry needed / free.



  • 1st R15,000
  • 2nd R7,500
  • 3rd R3,500


  • 1st R10,000
  • 2nd R5,000
  • 3rd R2,500


  • 1st R7,500
  • 2nd R3,500
  • 3rd R1,500


Bike lights
Waterproof jacket
Thermal layers
Space blanket
Fully charged phone
Race number
GPS device
Cape Nature Day Permit
Running pack
Emergency rations*minimum of 200 calories



We encourage all participants to treat The Ceder as a self-supported race/ride/run. It is imperative to have sufficient water and nutrition on the bike and trail at all times. There will be minimal route markings on each course, please ensure you have the correct GPX loaded before entering the Cederberg (there is very limited service in the mountain range).

Participants will be in remote areas with little to no cell service where help is not always nearby for extended periods and need to be prepared accordingly in cases of emergency. 


The safety and well-being of our runners and riders are a priority, there will be a medical support vehicle on route and ambulance services in case of emergencies. Please be sure to save the necessary emergency contact numbers provided via race day info email and at registration. Please note any emergency race support or assistance will be withdrawn at 22:00 Saturday 5 October and 4pm on Sunday 6 October.


The Cederberg is a Wilderness region and we have a strong “leave no trace policy”.

  • Leave no trace and take no souvenirs.
  • Race participants are responsible for anything they discard, which goes into a bin. Any littering on the course is strictly prohibited.
  • Please respect and be aware of other road users, especially on descents and blind corners. Roads are NOT closed.
  • Be respectful of animals and the habitat; the mountain range is wild and home to wildlife.
  • Do not take shortcuts, especially on the trail.


Participants may take as much food and beverage as needed from each Aid Station. You will not be allowed to leave any bottles, cans or cups in these areas (with exception to the Dropbox Zone on the CEDER245 route); please make sure you are sufficiently prepared to carry enough nutrition.


  • Entries are only available online via Quicket. (Entries close Tuesday 24 September 20:00)
  • You may not sell or gift your entry.
  • Substitutions will be charged an additional R350, no substitutions after Monday 2 September.
  • There will be no refunds made available.
  • Entries will not be transferred to following year.
  • Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen issues, all entries will automatically carry over to the following year.


  • Ceder245, Ceder140, Ceder30 and CederRun entrants receive a Race Bag with The Ceder sponsors products and goodies.
  • Ceder245 receives Drop Zone facilities.
  • The Ceder Musette.
  • Race number (excluding CederRun 5km).
  • Full medical support on the route; vehicle and ambulance support.
  • Commissaires for CEDER245 & CEDER140
  • Motorbike Safety Marshals 
  • Photographers
  • Equal prizes for men’s & women’s podiums.
  • Finish line beer & boerewors rolls (Vegetarian option available).


  • Tuesday 1 October 17:00 - Venue TBA
  • Friday 4 October 18:00 - Cederberg Oasis


Should you need to drop out of the race, notify a race official immediately. If you leave the course and fail to notify race officials, you will be banned from participating in the future (unless assisted from the course by the race medic). Please report to the race organiser or race officials when finished. Contacts will be provided on entry and at registration.


Any person participating in The Ceder Event does so at their own risk. The Ceder, organiser/s, volunteers, staff, sponsors, and Cederberg Oasis take no responsibility for any loss, damage, injuries or deaths.

The Ceder recommends that you arrange your own personal accident insurance, ambulance cover and income protection insurance before participating in the Event to cover any unforeseen personal costs you may incur due to ambulance trips, medical expenses or time off work due to injuries sustained whilst participating in the Event. As a participant of The Ceder, you are responsible for yourself and should know the rules and regulations of the race.

In entering any of The Ceder events, participants acknowledge and agree to all of the above.


  • Accommodation at Cederberg Oasis can be booked through the Quicket Entry portal when entering, priority is given to participants for logistical convenience.
  • In 2024, we've introduced pre-set-up tents. Reserve yours through the Quicket portal.
  • Other surrounding accommodation options:


  • Cederberg Oasis offers braai facilities and wood is for sale on the premises.
  • Oasis restaurant: Please visit their website for the menu, kitchen closes at 9pm. (There are no vegan options available.)
  • Cash bar at Oasis
  • Closest shop and fuel stations: Op-die-berg 65km. (The petrol station is closed on Sundays.)
  • No pets allowed.
  • No 4x4 is needed to reach Cederberg Oasis, although it is recommended due to the condition of gravel roads especially after rains. (We recommend entering the Cederberg from Algeria if you are not travelling with a 4x4.)


The Ceder takes place over the weekend of 4 - 6 October 2024.

Entry to The Ceder is via our Quicket Entry Portal. Visit Quicket.co.za to enter. A link can also be found top right in the menu bar.

All entries strictly close Tuesday 24 September 20:00

The Ceder Race is primarily on gravel roads, making a gravel bike ideal. Mountain bikes are also a popular choice, but any bike suitable for long distances and varied terrains is allowed. E-bikes are not allowed.

While every route is clearly marked, it's mandatory to have the GPX file loaded before starting any race. You can acquire all route GPX files from our online store. A download link is provided once completing the checkout process.

Yes. All races, with the exception of the Fun Run, are timed. Your timing chip and race number are provided in your race bag upon Registration. It's mandatory for riders to affix the race number to their bikes and runners to pin numbers to their clothing. Timing chips are affixed to race numbers.

Please check The Ceder Compulsory Kit & Gear section under 'INFO' to ensure you're prepared.

We do not need an official medical certificate; kindly review the indemnity and waiver thoroughly.

You can book all accommodations at Oasis through The Ceder Quicket portal. Priority is given to participants, and bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore options on The Ceder Event Page on Quicket.co.za

Certainly! Spectators are welcome along all routes. However, outside support is only allowed within 100m of Aid Stations. Unofficial support vehicles are prohibited, and spectators must follow the race from behind the participants at a safe distance.

The weather in the Cederberg can be unpredictable, but shifting the race dates to October should reduce the likelihood of wet and cold conditions. However, early morning starts in the mountains may still be chilly. Please check The Ceder Compulsory Kit & Gear section to ensure you're prepared for any weather.

Yes, the cutoff time for the CEDER245 & CEDER140 is 22:00, while for the CEDER22 Trail Run, it's 16:00.

Race Numbers can be collected prior to the event at Race Registration. Registration will be in Cape Town on Tuesday, October 1st (Location TBA) and will continue at Cederberg Oasis in the Race Village on Friday, October 4th.

Race registration will be in Cape Town on Tuesday, October 1st (Location TBA) and will continue at Cederberg Oasis in the Race Village on Friday, October 4th.

Yes. Please provide a form of identification, such as a Driver's License or ID, when collecting your race number.

Yes, the prize giving is scheduled for Saturday at 18:00 for the Cycling Races and Sunday at 12:00 for the Trail Running. Prize Giving will take place in the Race Village.

Unfortunately not.

19 years old or older.

Unfortunately, no dogs or other pets are allowed at The Ceder venue, Cederberg Oasis.