25km Mini Adventure
Teams complete an unmarked course of approximately 25 km with the aid of a map, visiting checkpoints on foot, kayak and mountain bike. It is ideal to introduce new teams to Adventure Racing, and suitable for all skill levels.
Parental supervision is required for any child under the age of 18.
At least one adult or parent per team, and that applies to both teams of two and teams of four.
ADVENTURE RACINGAdventure 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.
23 APRIL 2023
Please note the following times are subject to change:
SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2023
- 6h00: Registration
- 7h30: Adventure Briefing
- 8h00: Race Start
- 12h00: Awards Ceremony
Woodridge College & Preparatory School, located between Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) and Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape.
Teams can choose to be accommodated on the Woodridge Campus in one of the many residences. Spectator accommodation packages are also available (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 ROUTEWe 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
- A member of the team must be capable of navigating by compass and map. 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 50 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.
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)
- 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.
Online entry & entry fees
TEAM OF FOUREntry Only
25 Adventure Race
Kayaks & Paddles
TEAM OF TWOEntry Only
25Km Adventure Race
Kayaks & Paddles