- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 17 May 2011
The 2011 Kona Mawson MTB Marathon will add Cyclocross and two age categories to expand the event for the second running of the Kona Mawson MTB Marathon.
Christian Haag, CEO of Bike SA, says “the 2011 Kona Mawson MTB Marathon is a unique event. There is $30,000 cash up for grabs and riders can choose to take on the challenge in 4 stages or all in one go, making it like no other race in the southern hemisphere.”
“And this year we aim to cater a broader audience by adding Cyclocross, two age categories – Open and 40yrs and over, which we’re calling the Mawson Masters,” says Mr. Haag.
Those riding in stages will be at the finish when the elite non-stop riders are expected to cross the finish line less than 15 hours after the flag goes down. There will also be extra challenges set at each of the four Staging Posts, including a Time Trial and King of the Mountain challenge.
“After the inaugural event, we received lots of valuable feed-back from riders,” says Christian Haag. “Most notably is the change of dates – this year the Kona Mawson MTB Marathon will be held from 17 to 21 August, hereby avoiding clashes with other major races.”
The event finishes Sunday 21 August in Melrose, famous for attracting avid mountain bikers from all over the country.
Details and registration: www.bikesa.asn.au