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2017 Clarens Kosmos Trail Run held on 4 & 5 March

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A total of 295 runners competed in the 2017 Clarens Kosmos Trial Run that was held on 4 and 5 March. Both old and young runners participated in the event where one short distance and one long distance race took place every day. Sunday’s route was very challenging. Overall the event was a huge success.

If you are interested in attending 2018’s Clarens Kosmos Trial Run, please check back on our site often as we’ll announce the dates here soon. For more information about the event, please read below.

Route Information

Stage 1 Long Course:

Stage 1 sets of to the Eastern Side of the Maluti Mountains with a serious 6Km climb. At 6.2Km the race will split where the long-distance runners continue to climb another 1.5Km before a technical descent awaits them.
A gradual 4km singe track climb takes them from 1885 to 1980meters above sea level
They will further run on Rough jeep tracks for a 5km decent to the first FULLY STOCK WATER POINT at 20Km. 
Here the runners will assent through the Sandstone Cave which continues to the split point where they will join the 16Km runners over the Sandstone water pools to the Second Water Point at 27Km. 
Runners will follow the 1.7Km tar road for the final stretch of Stage 1. Estimate Winning times:
Male: 4H40min
Female: 5H30min

Stage 1: Short Course: 

Stage 1 set of to the East Side of the Maluti Mountains with a serious 6Km climb. At 6.2Km the race will split where the 16Km runners take a right turn on a beautiful newly cut out single track which takes them to their highest point of the race at 2281 meters above sea level.From here they run on edge of the mountain descending over the Sand Stones. Joining the Long Course athletes at 24.7Km 1993 meters above sea level.Fully Stock Water Point at 14Km
Runners will follow the 1.7Km tar road for the final stretch of Stage 1. Estimate Winning times:
Male: 3H00min
Female: 3H35min

Stage 2:

The terrain for stage 2 is very tricky and technical will steep climbs and assents but once over the climb they will have a view that makes all worth it.

Most athletes with sore legs will find the 2nd stage as a serious challenge.

18Km long route route starts out flat with 3km trails with short climbs 50-200m long to warm up the legs.

At 3.2km into the race the real mountain starts with a 3.4Km steep climb. Fit runners will be able to run it but 90 % of the field will have to take a hike.

6-9Km runners run on the edge of the mountain. This few Kilometers if flat with one small climb.

The decent to the water point at 10.5Km is very technical and runners will have to take precaution. A very nice gradual steep climb take them from 11Km to 14km with an elevation gain of 557meter over the distance.

3 Km technical decent takes them to the last 1.5km of the race where they will be crowned the first runners who conquered the Clarens Kosmos Stage Race 2017

Estimate Winning times:
Male: 4H15min
Female: 5H00min

Prophetic Art Weekend

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Our prophetic art weekends are all about becoming quiet so that you can hear God’s voice and to be obedient. To help you regain your creativity if Satan has stolen it and that Father God will show Himself to you. Remember, you don’t have to be artistic – it’s about the message that you carry out through your artwork and the seed that you can sow in other people’s lives.

The workshops usually start at 18:00 on a Friday evening with dinner thereafter. This opportunity is also used to socialise with attendees, receive information about creativity and hear the testimony of Zieta.

Saturday morning from 08:30 to 09:30 Lizelle Graaff shares a message from the Word before the creativity starts. Each person’s project gets personal attention from Lizelle and Zieta, and they will guide you with ideas and suggestions. The most important thing, however, is that each person hears from the Father himself. This session continues up to 17:00.

20160220_174820Some people paint or draw, while others do mosaic, pewter or make a collage. Others go into the field to do photography or just to sit on a rock and listen to God’s voice.

Each person brings his own medium and art accessories, although a variety of tools will be available as well.

That evening there will be a group discussion where everyone can share the inspiration behind their artwork and what they got from the Father during the day. Everyone functions as a part of the body of Christ and we are lead by the Holy Spirit – to serve, repair, heal and encourage.

Sunday morning, if the weather permits, we’ll walk to the cave (approximately 15 minutes walk) where we will have communion. The weekend usually ends at about 14:00 on the Sunday afternoon, just after lunch. Those who want to continue their stay until Monday are welcome to do so at R100 extra.
Costs for the weekends are R950 per person including meals and accommodation, and dates for Prophetic Art Weekends for 2018 will be announced on this page soon.

If you would like to book, please complete the online application form. Your booking will be confirmed once we receive a 50% deposit.

Please bring comfortable clothes, hiking boots, rain jacket and warm clothes, especially for the winter camps. Remember to bring extra money for the prophetic art that will be on sale.

Directions:

From Clarens, drive 15km in the direction of Golden Gate (R712).

At Di Bus Stop (the big red bus and our roadside stall), turn right towards Kiara Lodge (we use the same entrance).

When you find a “Bergwoning” sign, turn right onto the gravel road.

You will find the farmhouse on your right hand side.

Come with big expectations because God wants to do a big thing in your heart and life.

Only God can change a mess into a message!

Please contact us for any further enquiries.

Zieta:  082 959 3150

Lizelle:  072 304 1905

Feedback on our camps.

Sharon

Hallo geseende vrou van God.Graag sal ek jou wil vertel van hoe jou kamp my lewe verander het.

Verlede jaar Januarie 2015 het dit baie sleg gegaan in my lewe.  My besigheid was besig om onder te gaan en ek en man het ernstige huweliks probleme gehad.

Ek het in myself getwyfel en nie geweet herwaarts of derwaarts nie.

Een oggend kry ek ‘n e-pos van jou af wat die kamp datum deur gee.  Ek het dadelik geweet dat dit ‘n uitnodiging van God af is en dat ek dit moet bywoon.

Ek het stil geword en gehoor ek moet in pewter werk.  Verder het God vir my die vrou gewys wat ek moet maak.  Nooit in my lewe het ek geweet dat ek in staat was om so iets te kon doen nie.

By die kamp het God op Sy sagte manier vir my gewys hoe kosbaar ek vir hom is.  Hy het my kom  herstel so tussen die berge en waterval.

Ek moes almal vergewe, my “klippe’ op die altar kom neersit en vergewe.

Ek wou nie Sondag huis toe gaan nie.  By die huis was al die ‘probleme’.  

Terug by die huis was ek ‘n ander vrou.  Ek het my “swaard’ op die plaas gekry en moes hom hier in Gauteng kom gebruik.

By die 2de kamp het my man saam met my gekom.  Die oorlogvoering is nie maklik nie maar ek kan altyd terugdink aan ‘n kamp in Clarens waar God my heelgemaak het.

Vry om in Sy wil verder te stap sonder om weer in myself te twyfel.

Dankie vir die instrument wie jy is in God se hand.

 

Liefde

Sharon

Ben Calitz

Baie dankie vir die spesiale naweek van seën. Vader het regtig ‘n afspraak met my gehad. Ek sien nou hoe Hy tekenklasse gebruik het om my oë oop te maak anders sou ek hierdie naweek gemis het. Ek waardeer dat julle my toegelaat het om net te wees en nie te druk om te “perform” nie. Ek maak maar baie stadig oop vir so ‘n kort naweek, so die meeste van my binnekant bly maar ‘n geheim!


God het met my kom werk, my stilte gegee, my laat rus. My rus gegee van frustrasies en versoekings en Hy was sommer net “nice” met my. Hy het ook dinge kom oopbreek en meer rigting gegee.


Markus 6:31 Hy sê toe vir hulle: “Kom julle alleen saam na ‘n stil plek toe en rus ‘n bietjie.” 


As mense so saam in die teenwoordigheid van die Here was dan kom hierdie vers altyd by my op:


Mal 3:16 Toe het die wat die Here vrees, met mekaar gespreek; en die Here het dit opgemerk en gehoor, en daar is ’n gedenkboek voor Sy aangesig geskrywe vir die wat die Here vrees en sy Naam eer.


Weereens baie dankie,
Ben Calitz

Enduro bike race for charity at Di Bus Stop in Clarens

DSC_0783At Di Bus Stop we believe that everyone should be giving back to the community. While brainstorming creative ways to do our part, the idea of an Enduro Bike Race for the benefit of CANSA was born.

Thus, on the 5th of September, despite the pouring rain and unpleasant wind factors, we hosted our very first Enduro in Clarens! Spectators cheered the riders on while enjoying the unique cuisine of Di Bus Stop between laps.

The thirty or so riders faced many interesting challenges on the professionally planned course. Some of the technical challenges included water crossings and mud. The riders had to do some fancy footwork to succeed. However, this just made the ride worth the effort.

We had about R8000 worth of prizes to dish out, but since it was purely a “fun ride” no placing was announced.

DSC_0791At the close of the event we hosted a braai and everyone could relax and socialise. All the proceeds for the event were donated to CANSA, and we hope to support many more charities through our yearly event.

We’re looking forward to the next Enduro that will be held in February 2016. If you would like to be notified when entries open, please send us a message and we will add you to our mailing list.