What is Adventure Racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=occW94DgWT4&t=17s
Adventure racing is a multi-discipline endurance sport where competitors compete in teams, navigating from control point to control point in a number of disciplines.
Disciplines include: mountain biking, trekking, kayaking and orienteering.
Teams are expected to navigate using a map and landmarks.
Teams must be able to operate in harsh remote environments in all weather conditions.
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.
Parents or teachers or a seconding crew is needed to move teams team cycles.
Seconding crew welcome at all transitions
Teams of 4 members and teams of 2 members.
There will be three categories: SUB JUNIOR (Primary school teams), JUNIOR (14 or under on 1 January of the year), SENIOR (18 or under on 1 January of the year)
Only mixed teams of four will be in contention for official positions. The teams must consist of both Male and Female members.
All schools team are welcome to participate in the SA Championship. Teams do not have to Qualify.
Sub Junior teams: approximately 40 km (5 km Kayak, 20 km Cycle, 20 km Trek)
Junior teams: approximately 60 km. (5 km Kayak, 32 km Cycle, 20 km Trek)
Senior teams: approximately 80 km (7 km Kayak, 50 km Cycle, 20 km Trek)
All teams should be able to finish before sunset Monday night.
Mountain biking – teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.
Trekking – will involve travelling by foot through rugged and diverse terrain.
Kayaking – Kayaks and paddles will be provided by race organisers. Teams can bring their own paddles.
Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using map and compass.
Cape St. Francis Resort. Website: https://www.capestfrancis.co.za/
Cape St. Francis resort is located in the town of Cape St. Francis and is the ideal family resort. Overlooking St. Francis Bay and a 5-minute walk from the beach, this expansive resort is 1.9 km from the historic Seal Point Lighthouse and 3 km from St. Francis Airfield.
Accommodation ranges from relaxed dorms to high-end cottages with full kitchens, and villas with private pools. Hotel-style rooms come with private balconies (some with sea views) and BBQ grills. Wi-Fi is available.
Parking is free. There's a seafood restaurant and a bar, as well as a spa and and an outdoor pool. Other amenities include water sports and meeting rooms.
No Camping. (Camping facilities available at: https://www.waterberrypark.co.za/contact-us/)
All accommodation bookings at: email@example.com (indicate to booking person that you are participating in this event to qualify for the discounted price)
Backpacker private rooms at R 250 p.p.n. Minimum 2 night stay.
Hotel rooms at R 350 p.p.n. Minimum 2 night stay.
4 bedroom cottage at R 1700 per night. Minimum 2 night stay.
3 bedroom cottage at R 1400 per night. Minimum 2 night stay.
Monday 23 September 2019
Sunday 22 September 16h00: Team briefing.
Sunday 22 September 17h00: Parents and marshal briefing.
Tuesday 24 September: Teams depart
R 2800 per team of four members.
R 1600 per team of two members
All team members will receive an Event shirt.
All team members will receive a finishers medal.
First National Bank
Rivonia branch, branch code 250 355
Account number 628 004 891 73
Mail proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use name and surname as reference
Entries for the SA Schools Championship (inclusive of event shirt) closes 9 September 2018.
Entries for the SA Schools Championship (exclusive of event shirt) closes 16 September 2018.
No refund of entry fee at any stage.
No transfers of entry fees to any future event.
Team substitutions can still be made until 16 September 2018. No charge for this.
Teams don't need a support crew for the re-supply boxes, the organisers will logistically support the teams.
Teams will need to plan meticulously all their equipment and sustenance, and then pack them into their re-supply boxes.
The use of re-supply boxes makes it easier for teams to compete on an even playing field.
Teams will receive 2 waterproof re-supply boxes (depending on route) at the start in which to pack gear and food.
Size of the re-supply box is - 160 liter. (81 cm long * 37 cm wide * 40 cm high).
Only boxes supplied by the organizers may be used, teams can't use their own re-supply boxes.
The organizers will move these boxes to various points on the route.
Boxes will be available at designated transition areas somewhere on route. The position of these transition areas will be indicated in the adventure book.
Re-supply boxes needs to be secured with cable ties by the teams before being moved by the organisers.
Maps supplied will be 1:50 000 topographical maps.
Google maps may also be used by organiser.
Route will be given out as course progresses.
Waterproofing of maps is essential.
Stationery materials for preparing route on map are needed. Different coloured pens, sellotape, scissors, etc.
If the map is lost or damaged it will not be replaced by the organisers.
Click HERE for the list of Compulsory Competitor Equipment (download & save a copy)
At least one member of the team must be capable of navigating by compass and map. The team must be able to orientate a map, identify grid references on 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 their team would do if it becomes lost.
At least one member of the team should have experience in basic First Aid.
All team members must be suitably competent in all 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 own team members.
The following Kayaking Skills must be mastered: managing a capsized craft in deep water; righting and emptying a craft in deep water; getting back in and continuing paddling.
Swimming 100 m of any stroke.
There will be no competency checks at registration. By entering this event, teams acknowledge that they are competent in all the skills required to complete an event of this nature.
2. Support Crew
3. General Rules
4. Medical Assistance
5. Complaints & Appeals
6. Time Penalties
7. Spirit of the Event
Teams are to adhere to the following stipulations at all times:
All waste is to be carried to the closest transition or checkpoint for disposal.
Human waste is to be buried between 20 and 25cm below the soil surface.
Picking of flowers, cutting of walking sticks and/or any damage to the natural vegetation (even though they might appear to be dead) is prohibited.
The making of fires, whatever the circumstances and no matter how small, are prohibited along the entire route.
No tree, rock, etc. may be defaced in any manner.
Be polite and courteous to local inhabitants. Pass quietly through settlements, especially at night.
The transgression of any of the above will render the entire team liable to disqualification.