5 - 7 APRIL 2024

125 - 150km FOR THE BRAVE

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Teams complete an unmarked course of approximately 200 km with the aid of a map, visiting checkpoints on foot, kayak and mountain bike. The course is designed to be challenging and recommended for experienced teams.

Ages 18+

Kayak provided

15-30 Hours

Experienced Athletes

Teams of 2 or 4

Race information

ADVENTURE RACING

Adventure racing is typically a multidisciplinary team sport involving navigation over an unmarked wilderness course. The principal disciplines in adventure racing include orienteering, trekking, mountain biking, and paddling although races can incorporate climbing, abseiling, horse riding or any other discipline. Teams normally consist of 2 or 4 members, and are often of mixed gender.
  • Teams are expected to navigate using a map and landmarks.
  • Teams must be able to operate in harsh remote environments in all weather conditions.
  • Teams travel throughout the day and night.  They can decide if, when and where to rest.
  • The first team to complete the whole course, with all the control points visited will be declared the winner.
  • Teams are required to complete the entire distance together (always within hearing and visual distance of each other), helping and assisting each other.
  • Teamwork and team dynamics are essential. A detailed understanding of your teammates and of your own capabilities is essential.
Video – What is Adventure Racing

DATES

5 – 7 APRIL 2024

  • 5 April – Teams Registration & Race Briefing
  • 6 April – Early Race Start
  • 7 April – Sunday Breakfast & Prize Giving

TIMES

Please note the following times are subject to change:

MONDAY 17 APRIL 2023

  • 12h00: Racebook to be mailed to all teams
  • 12h00: Route Logistical planner mailed to all teams

FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2023

  • 14h00: 200km teams – Registration and gear check at Woodridge College Dining Hall
  • 16h00: 200km teams – Team introduction and adventure briefing at Woodridge College Dining Hall
  • 16h45: 200km teams – Place packed re-supply box A in marked transition area
  • 16h45: 200km teams – Load packed re-supply box B and paddles wrapped in PFD’s in trailer at start
  • 16h50: 200km teams – SPOT GPS Trackers hand out
  • 17h00: 200km teams – Race start at Woodridge College

SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2023

  • Teams are racing

SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2023

  • 08h10: 200km and 75km teams – breakfast opens
  • 09h00: 200km and 75km teams – Awards ceremony at Woodridge College Dining Hall

LOCATION

Woodridge College & Preparatory School, located between Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) and Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape.

ACCOMODATION

Teams will be accomodated on the Woodridge Campus in one of the many residences. Spectator accomodation packages are also availalbe (added during online entry)

SUPPORTERS PACKAGE (ADULT R1100 / KIDS UNDER EIGHT R700)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • Dinner (Friday)
  • Dinner (Saturday)
  • Breakfast (Sunday at prize giving)

DISTANCE AND ROUTE

We are finalising the exact distances, so please check back often for more information.

  • Mountain biking = Approx 60% of total distance
  • Trekking = Approx 30% of total distance
  • Kayaking = Approx 10% of total distance
Please remember that kayak & paddle rental is included in your entry!

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of an abseil to our upcoming event! The team of experienced professionals from Valley Crag have ensured that safety is the top priority, so participants can enjoy a thrilling experience without any worries. All necessary equipment for the abseil will be provided, including ropes, harnesses, and other safety gear. All you need to do is show up, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Looking to practice your abseiling skills in the Port Elizabeth area? Contact Valley Crag and setup a booking with with their instructors who will guide you through every step of the abseiling process – Phone: 082 576 4623

COMPETENCY REQUIRED

  • At least two members of the team must be capable of navigating by compass and map during the day and night. The team must be able to orientate a map, take a bearing between two points on a map, and understand the impact of magnetic declination.
  • The teams must be able to describe what your team will do if it became lost.
  • All team members must be suitably competent in all the disciplines included in the event as specified by the race organizer and be able to complete the event without any assistance from any person other than their own team members.
  • Swim 100 m of any stroke.
  • By entering this event, teams acknowledge that they are competent in all skills as stated above to complete such an event.

EQUIPMENT

Click HERE for the equipment list (download & save a copy)

Ensure all equipment is with the team when arriving for registration. Compulsory Equipment will be checked, and teams will not be allowed to register if they or any team member are missing required items.

RULES & REGULATIONS

Click HERE for the ARWS rules & regulations(download & save a copy)

 

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

  •  I understand and acknowledge that participating in this event is a dangerous activity. I am aware and understand the activities I will be involved in. I am aware of the hazards involved and acknowledge that there is always risk of injury (including permanent injury, mental injury, paralysis and death). In my judgment I have sufficient competence, knowledge, common sense, experience, survival skills and equipment to participate in all the event activities in a manner safe to myself and others.
  • I understand and agree that, in the first instance, I am responsible for the provision of first aid to myself and those around me, I know and accept that rescue by the organisers, or emergency services, may not be possible immediately (e.g. Night, rain, equipment failure, other rescue etc.)
  • If I get to a point in the course that I believe the level of inherent risk is unacceptable for me, and I am not confident in completing it safely, it is my responsibility to take action. I must choose an alternate route, avoid the hazard, or even withdraw from that leg or the race. I accept this self-responsibility.
  • Use common sense to “assess” areas for personal safety
  • I and my whole team have read this paragraph, understand it and indemnify the event organiser against all claims.

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Online entry & entry fees

TEAM OF FOUR

Including 2 Nights Accommodation
R13350
R 12150
  • 2 Night Accomodation at Woodridge
  • Kayaks & Paddles
  • Friday Dinner
  • Saturday Dinner (After Race)
  • Sunday Breakfast (At Prize Giving)
  • Commemorative Gift
EARLY BIRD

TEAM OF TWO

Including 2 Nights Accommodation
R7050
R 6500
  • 2 Night Accomodation at Woodridge
  • Kayaks & Paddles
  • Friday Dinner
  • Saturday Dinner (After Race)
  • Sunday Breakfast (At Prize Giving)
  • Commemorative Gift
EARLY BIRD

For entry only options please contact mammoth@adventureracing.co.za

Get In Touch

Contact Information

+27 837729617
letsgo@adventureracing.co.za

Early Bird R500 Voucher

Terms & Conditions:

  • Only one voucher may be used per athlete / purchase
  • Redeemable online only at www.merrell.co.za
  • The voucher may only be used for trail running shoes
  • The voucher expires on 15 April 2023