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The synonymous 10to4 experience

Classic, adj., of the first or highest quality, class, or rank, of recognized value and serving as a standard of excellence.

Held on Day 2, the Classic is an experience that has become synonymous with the 10to4. Starting at nearly 3000 meters, (10,000 feet), on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya, riders will descend some 60km over demanding terrain, through indigenous forest and wide open plains, abundant with wildlife, down to the Ngare Ndare Forest at 1940 meters, (6400 feet) and then onto Borana Conservancy, finishing at Borana Race Village.

The ride is not, however, all downhill, featuring some vicious climbs when the body least wants it. Estimated ride time between 2 and 6 hours depending on ability. A high level of fitness and experience is required.

Don't just take our word for it ...

"I've raced twice. The first time I did the Classic and it was 2020, the year it rained. I have never experienced mud like this and it was brutal but also kind of exhilarating. I remember passing some muddy families doing the Slide and they reminded me of miserable characters from a Dickens novel. I pushed through with enough time to drop into the lower part in Borana where the mud didn't matter much. The lower part of the Classic is where it branches off from the Rush and where it gets very technical. There is a lot of up and down and massive boulders to ride on with tight turns. I was surprised that my legs were ok, but my arms felt very weak after bearing the brunt of so many downhill bumpy miles."

Classic Competitor

17th February 2024


15 years and over

KSh 26,000

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