Rider's Brief | #3 Van Gaalen, 10 Jun 2023

Welcome to the King Price Trailseeker Series – the king of all things trail.

Where MTB riding is an addiction and seeking new trails is a passion. Here you will find all you need to know about your upcoming race!

event info



*Please note that late entries are accepted on race day. However, a late entrant will be too late to receive priority seeding and cannot contend for a podium position. If you are a serious rider wishing to place well, please get your entry in by the Wednesday before the race.

Batch Start times

Route Info


SASeeding data will be used to batch riders.
To be an Overall Podium Contender you have to start in the A batch of your respective distance.
If you compete as an age category rider you can start in any batch. It means that you can win your age category even if you begin in batch C for instance.
There is no specific School XCM Series batch. School XCM Series riders will be seeded on merit alongside the regular Trailseeker riders.
To better accommodate the School XCM Series riders, the top 25 boys and top 10 girls School Series riders in both the Half Marathon Short (20 km) and Half Marathon (40 km) will be seeded in the respective A-Batches (A-Men and A-Ladies)


PVM is the Official Nutritional Partner providing PVM products at all the water points to ensure each participant performs at their best. #UnleashPerformance
What can you expect at our waterpoints? A great vibe, biltong, date balls, water, coke and much more.


Specialized will man the tech zone at the start venue to assist with any issues that may pop up before your race starts.

finish vibe & Activations

  • You can look forward to a refreshing Bavaria 0.0% when you cross the finish line!
  • Delicious food and drink vendors will be on-site – so come hungry.
  • Christiaan Baartman will be entertaining us live on the day.
  • Enjoy a well-earned post-ride beer in the Beer & Barrel beer garden.

medals & apparel

The top 3 riders in each racing category will receive gold, silver and bronze medals and all other riders will receive a beautifully designed finishers medal.

Have a look at our trendy new Trailseeker merch range.

Order yours now OR visit our merch stall at the venue. Online purchases can be collected at the merch stall on race day.

Race Results

After your race you will receive a Whatsapp with your race results. If your results are incorrect, or you have any other queries, please pop us a message on our WhatsApp line at 060 747 8286. We will get back to you asap.

View all results here.

Schools xcm series

#3 Van Gaalen forms part of the SCSA XCM Series where learners represent their schools and chase the maximum amount of points for the Series win! 


School Cycling SA (SCSA) has partnered with the King Price Trailseeker Series to once again bring you the SCSA XCM (Cross Country Marathon) Series. 


School learners will be able to proudly represent their respective schools and earn valuable points for their school. At the end of the series, the top:


  • Boys Team
  • Girls Team
  • Mixed Team and
  • Overall School Team


for primary and high schools will be announced.


Who can ride?

20km – Nipper (9 – 10 years), Sprog (11 – 12 years), Sub Junior (13 – 14 years)

40km – Youth (15 – 16 years), Junior (17 – 19 years)


The Sub-sub Nipper (5 – 6 years) and Sub Nipper (7 – 8 years) categories will remain a social race. They can ride the 10 km distance with a parent, but it will not form part of the Schools Series. We feel that the distance is too far for a little one to attempt without a parent nearby to lend a hand in case of technical or other difficulties.

Series Leaderboard 2023

The King Price Trailseeker Series Leaderboard is a way for riders to track their progress and compare their performance against other riders throughout the series. The leaderboard will be updated after each event, taking into account the rider’s finish position and overall time.

Riders are ranked based on their points accumulated throughout the series. Points are awarded to the top finishers in each category, with more points given to those who finish higher. 

The top-ranked rider in every distance gets to wear the leader’s jersey to distinguish him/her from the rest of the field.

For #3 Van Gaalen the riders in the lead are:

70km: Jan Withaar & Candice Lill/Sam Sanders 

40km: Stephan Aldum & Angeliq Coetzer/Megan Boshoff 

20km: Jaco Aldum & Rebecca Jacobs/Bella Grobler

Have a great day on the trails!