Expedition Africa 25km

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FIND A TEAM

If you want to join an existing team, create a new team or are looking for members to fill up your team, contact us at stephan@kinetic-events.co.za and we will list your contact details below.

Race Concept and Team Format

RACE CONCEPT

  • What is Adventure Racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=occW94DgWT4&t=17s

  • Teams of two will complete an unmarked course of approximately 25 km with a aid of a map, visiting checkpoints on foot, kayak and mountain bike.

  • This event is ideal to introduce new teams to Adventure Racing, with fast racing between the top teams at the front.

 

TEAM FORMAT

  • Male pairs – two male members.

  • Female pairs – two female members.

  • Mixed pairs – one male and one female member.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS

  • The best way to be part of the race if you cannot participate yourself is to become a volunteer marshal.

  • If you are interested please contact Heidi - 082 564 6468 or mail us at bio@netactive.co.za.

  • All volunteers will receive food and drinks.

  • Come and be part of this adventure.

Entry Fee & Banking Details

ENTRY FEE

  • Pre-entries only.

  • R 700 per pair. Male pair, mixed pair or female pair.

  • Entries close THURSDAY midnight before event.

  • No "on the day" entries allowed.

  • No refunds once event entry fee has been paid. Substitutions are allowed before event day.

 

BANKING DETAILS

Expedition Africa

First National Bank
Rivonia branch, branch code 250 355
Account number 628 004 891 73

  • Click on the online entry tab in the Enter Here page.
  • E-mail proof of payment to stephan@kinetic-events.co.za.
  • Use name and surname as reference
  • Make sure you have received a confirmation of your entry from us.

 

Race Distance and Disciplines

RACE DISTANCE

The race will cover approximately 25 km’s.

  • Duration between 2 and 4 hours.

  • Approx. 17 km cycling and 6 km running/trekking and 2 km kayaking.

RACE DISCIPLINES

  • Mountain biking – teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.

  • Trekking – Will involve traveling by foot through rugged terrain.

  • Kayaking –  Kayaking will be on a dam / flat water. Kayaks and paddles will be provided by race organizers. Fluid Synergy kayaks will be used. These kayaks are very stable and suitable for novices. Teams who are unsure about their swimming ability should bring their own life jackets.

  • Orienteering – basic orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using the map. If you can read a street map you will be fine.

Race Location, Dates and Times

RACE LOCATION

DATE

  • TBC

TIMES

  • Registration from 6h30. (Arrive early to ensure you have enough time to study race route information)

  • Race briefing: 7h50.

  • Race start: 8h00.

  • Prize giving: 12h00.   

 

 

Race Maps

MAPS

  • Teams will use a map to locate checkpoints in order to complete route.

  • Maps supplied will be Google maps.

  • If the map is lost or damaged it will not be replaced by the organizers.

  • It is recommended that teams bring large zip-loc bags to waterproof maps.

Competency Checks

COMPETENCY CHECKS

  • At least one member of the team must be capable of navigating by map. The team must be able to orientate a map to their surroundings.

  • The teams must be able to describe what their team would do if it becomes lost.

  • It is recommended that 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 their team member.

Equipment Required

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

  • Running and cycling gear.

  • Mountain bike and helmet.

  • Cell phone and pen.

  • Zip lock plastic bag for maps and race instructions

  • Sufficient liquid and nutrition for the duration of the event and/or money.

  • Hat and sunscreen.

  • Cycle odometer to measure distance. At least one per team. Not compulsory.

  • Organisers will supply boats and paddles (Fluid Synergy, plastic sit on top kayaks, very stable)

  • The paddle is on flat water. No life jackets are provided. If you are unsure about your swimming ability, bring your own life jacket.

Event Rules & Regulations

EVENT RULES & REGULATIONS

1.   Team

  • The event must be started and completed by the entire team.

  • All members of the team must be within visual and hearing distance of all other members of their team at all times, i.e. spread over no more than 50m.

  • No substitutions during the race will be allowed.

  • The team is to complete the entire event without any assistance.

  • Teams are required to pass through all transitions and checkpoints (CP's) in the order designated by the Organiser.

  • Teams will visit designated transitions areas to change racing disciplines, refill their supplies, change clothing and gear.

  • Teams can arrive at the registration with a normal sedan. No 4*4 is needed. Vehicles can be parked at the registration venue for the duration of the event.

  • Teams only have to carry compulsory gear but are welcome to take more equipment if needed.

  • All team members are required to pass through all transitions and checkpoints together. 

  • All checkpoints, will be indicated with an Expedition Africa board with a punch attached to it. Any team member is to use this punch to mark their team passport.

  • Check points (CP's) must be done in numerical order.

  • Race marshals may request the passport for inspection. Failure to mark a checkpoint correctly on the passport will result in the team ranking being adjusted, unless the team returns to the missed point and the team in full complement, re-do the route from the missed point on.

  • Teams who lose their passports, ranking will be adjusted.

2.     Support Crew

  • No team support members will be required. Supporters are welcome to support their team’s progress at the start  / transition / finish area. These areas will be indicated at race briefing.

  • The best way to follow your team’s progress is to become a volunteer race official. Contact race organisers for more information.

  • No physical support is allowed. Any form of physical support will lead to the team’s disqualification.

  • Supporters may provide moral support in any transition areas.

 

3. General Rules

  • Any team and/or individual who tests positive for illegal substances will be barred from all events for a minimum period of two (2) years. (See www.infosource.co.za/druglist for illegal substance details.)

  • Any individual, male or female, will be barred from all events for life if found to have used physical violence during the course of the event.

  • Abusive language will not be tolerated. Persons wishing to express outrage will do so in a controlled manner through their team captain only.

  • Teams crossing the finish will be given a “line finish position”. This is pending the outcome of illegal substance test results, complaints and/or any further information coming to the organisers’ knowledge.

  • The first team to complete the event, having complied with all rules and regulations and time penalties taken into consideration, will be considered the winning team.

  • Any abuse of or disregard for instructions given by race marshals to any team member, will result in immediate disqualification and a disciplinary hearing at the end of the race. The disciplinary hearing may result in additional penalties.

  • If a team member withdraws the remaining team member can only continue if the event organiser has been notified and has given permision for the team member to continue.

 

4. Medical Assistance

  • Medical crews will be available for medical treatment and consultation within transition areas when available.

  • Medical treatment within transition areas is limited to basic first aid and advice. Should a racer require advanced life support, active fluid replacement therapy (IV), the administration of any oral or intravenous drug, then that racer, subject to the Race Director’s final decision, will be prevented from continuing with the event.

  • The medical crew has the authority, on confirmation of the Race Director, to withdraw a racer from an event should the racer’s further participation in the event possibly result in permanent injury, disability or death to the racer or his/her teammates.

  • Racers are obliged to carry the team’s personal medications in the team first aid kit or on the person concerned. The medical crew will not be on hand to supply personal medication should the team concerned have failed to supply their own.

  • The medical crew will provide immediate emergency treatment and stabilisation. Should a racer require transport by road or air ambulance, the cost of any transport out of the race environment will be carried by the patient

  • Racers are strongly advised to take appropriate insurance against the costs of emergency evacuations and repatriation.

 

5. Complaints & Appeals

  • All complaints and/or queries are to be directed through the team captain. Only the captain is allowed to direct questions, objections and complaints to the organisers and/or their Management Team.

  • In the event of there being discrepancies in finishing positions resulting from such reports and/or complaints, the Prize Giving will only take place after a verdict has been reached by the Race Director.

  • Positions announced at Prize Giving are subject to the results of illegal substance tests and any further findings brought to the attention of the organisers.

  • Any team wishing to appeal or complain any aspect of the event can do so. Complaints are to be received by the Race Director within 30 minutes of the team crossing the finish line. Complaints may only be made with first hand knowledge. No second-hand reports will be accepted or considered.  Appeals regarding decisions are to be received by the Race Director within 30 minutes of the decision.

  • The Event Organiser, as advised by marshals, will consider appeals.

 

6. Disqualification/Time Penalties

  • Any team transgressing the 50 meter, visual and hearing distance rule ranking will be adjusted.

  • Any team found not to be equipped with the compulsory equipment, as specified,  will not be allowed to start the event.

  • Any team found to have transgressed the rules and regulations of the event and/or acting contrary to the spirit of the event will be liable for disqualification.

  • The Race Director may impose a disqualification or penalty taking into consideration the spirit of the event. A statement will be requested from the applicable team captain should they wish to explain or justify the team’s actions.

  • Any team and/or individual refusing to undergo testing for illegal substances will be disqualified.

 

7. Spirit of the Event

  • Not cheating with regard to the rules and regulations of this event and the sport.

  • Where one team finds another in need of medical attention – they must stop to assist.

  • Abiding by the rules and regulations of this event and sport.

  • Being eco-friendly, polite and prepared to assist a fellow man in need.

  • Not misleading organisers and/or marshals with inaccurate/incomplete information.

  • Not removing checkpoints or signage of any sort.

Eco and Venue Awareness

ECO AND VENUE AWARENESS

Teams are to adhere to the following stipulations at all times:

  • Be aware of wild animals, avoid all wild animals.

  • 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 all visitors an staff of the venue.

  • The venue is not closed for the event. Regular day visitors will still use the facilities, cycle routes and dam.

  • Close all gates behind you.

The transgression of any of the above will render the entire team liable to disqualification.

Prizes / Awards

PRIZES

  • All finishers to receive Expedition Africa 25 km Adventure Medals.