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.
Teams travel throughout the 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.
Teams of 4 members.
There will be three categories: SUB JUNIOR (Primary school teams), JUNIOR (teams 15 years old and under), SENIOR (teams 19 years old and under)
All team members in a team must be from the same school.
Only mixed teams will be in contention for official positions. The teams must consist of both Male and Female members.
JUNIOR (teams 15 years old and under)TEAMS:
Sub Junior teams: approximately 30 km
Junior teams: approximately 50 km.
Senior teams: approximately 70 km
All teams should be able to finish before sunset Saturday 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 traveling by foot through rugged and diverse terrain.
Kayaking – kayaking will be on a river. Details will be outlined at race briefing. Kayaks and paddles will be provided by race organisers.
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.
All accommodation at Karma Game Ranch are now fully booked.
Free basic camping for all, not formal campsites, limited bathroom facilities and no power points, mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to camp so that we can to asses the numbers.
The towns of Heidelberg / Meyerton / Vereeniging are close by with ample accommodation options.
If you are not staying on at the venue you can still book the two braai catering package, so that you still feel part of the event.
Tudor Guest house in Vereeniging is located 21 km from Karma Game Ranch. They have 264 rooms ranging from R 350 to R 1500. Contact: email@example.com> or 082 818 4724
7 - 9 September 2018
Friday 7 September 18h00: Braai (Only applicable for persons who booked weekend catering option)
Friday 7 September 20h00: Team briefing.
Friday 7 September 21h00: Parents and marshal briefing.
Sunday 9 September 08h00: Breakfast (Only applicable for persons who booked weekend catering option)
Teams don't need a support crew, 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 1 or 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 may 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 100m 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.