ARWS AFRICA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
EVENT CALENDER 2021
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 email@example.com
Volunteers just need to reach the registration venue on their own cost and supply their own food.
An adventure garment, accommodation and Sunday breakfast will be provided to all volunteers.
Come and be part of this adventure.
28 - 30 May 2021
WEDNESDAY 26 MAY 2021
FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021
SATURDAY 29 MAY 2021
SUNDAY 30 MAY 2021
All accommodation packages are for two nights - Friday and Saturday night. Contact for accommodation bookings: Karen@rivers.co.za
Luxury En-Suite Safari tents (sleeps two): R 3100 for two nights. Contact for accommodation bookings: Karen@rivers.co.za
Luxury Safari River tents (sleeps two): R 2100 for two nights. Contact for accommodation bookings: Karen@rivers.co.za
12 bed Dorm Tents: R567 per person for two nights. Contact for accommodation bookings: Karen@rivers.co.za
Numerous meal options for the weekend availeble: Contact for accommodation bookings: Karen@rivers.co.za
Welcoming Boma fire and braai for Friday night (R150), racers breakfast for Saturday morning and supporters meals for Saturday can be booked at Karen@rivers.co.za
Sunday morning award ceremony breakfast for teams included in race entry fee. Supporters can book at R100 per person with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acitivities at venue for supporters during event, or for all after event includes: Rafting package, Sundowner paddle, Paintball, Archery, Hiking, High ropes and climbing, Obstacle course, Fly fishing and full body massage. Bookings at: Karen@rivers.co.za
MOON/SUN RISE AND SET
R 6400 per team of four members.
R 3200 per team of two members.
All athletes will receive an Event shirt.
All team members will receive Sunday brunch.
First National Bank
Rivonia branch, branch code 250 355
Account number 628 004 891 73
Mail proof of payment to email@example.com. Use name and surname as reference
Entries closes Friday 21 May 2021.
No refund of entry fee at any stage.
No transfers of entry fees to any future event.
This adventure will cover approximately 120 km.
Top teams are expected to finish the course in 12 hours with the last team in before 24 hours.
All teams should be able to finish before 10h00 Sunday morning
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 will be provided by race organisers. Teams can use their own paddles or book paddles from Kinetic on the online entry form.
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.
One of the unique aspects of this overnight race is that the 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 maps will be handed 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.
At least one member 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, 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.