Expedition Africa 60km Adventure Race

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Find a Team

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.

Adventure Concept

ADVENTURE CONCEPT

  • 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 non-stop throughout the day and at 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.

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 heidi@kinetic-events.co.za

  • Volunteers just need to reach the registration venue on their own cost and supply their own food.

  • An Expedition Africa peak cap will be provided to all volunteers.

  • Come and be part of this adventure.

Team Format

TEAM FORMAT

  • Teams of 4 members and teams of 2 members.

  • Teams can consist of members of any combination - (males and/or females)

 

Dates & Times

DATES

  • 5 March 2022.

TIMES

THURSDAY 

  • 13h00: Expedition book to be mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Indemnity form to be mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Covid Release Waiver form to be mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Team medical information form to be mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Route flow chart and Logistical planner mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Sample of 1:50 000 scale map to be mailed to all teams

FRIDAY 

  • Teams accommodation check in. (OPTIONAL)
 

SATURDAY 

  • 5h30 to 6h00: Cycle drop off.
  • 6h00: Registration and maps Leg 1 / Leg 2 / Leg 3 hand out.
  • 7h00: Packed re-supply box A hand-in at start area.
  • 7h00: Packed re-supply box B hand-in at start area.
  • 7h20: Adventure briefing
  • 7h20: Hand out of Spot GPS Trackers at start area.
  • 7h30: Adventure start.
  • 17h00: Awards Ceremony as soon as first three teams in each category arrives at finish.

Location & Accommodation

LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATION 

LOCATION
  • TBC.
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DIRECTIONS

  • Directions: 

 

ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS

  • Contact:  

 

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

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Entry Fee & Banking Details

ENTRY FEE

  • R 3400 per team of four members.

  • R 1700 per team of two members. 

  • All athletes will receive an event peak cap.

 

BANKING DETAILS

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

  • Mail  proof of payment to stephan@kinetic-events.co.za. Use name and surname as reference

  • Entries close Wednesday before event.

  • No refund of entry fee at any stage.

  • No transfers of entry fees to any future event.

Distances & Disciplines

DISTANCE 

  • This adventure will cover approximately 60 km. 

  • Top teams are expected to finish the course in 6  hours with the last team in before 12 hours.

  • Approximately: Kayak 7 km, Trek 13 km and Mountainbiking 40 km.

 

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 and diverse terrain.

  • Kayaking – kayaking can be on dams or rivers. Details will be outlined at race briefing. Kayaks will be provided by race organisers. Teams can use their own paddles or booked 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. 

Re-supply Boxes

RE-SUPPLY BOXES

  • 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 (300 mm long * 5mm wide) by the teams before being moved by the organisers.

Equipment and Competency Required

EQUIPMENT

Click HERE for the list of Compulsory Competitor Equipment (download & save a copy)

 

COMPETENCY REQUIRED

  • 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.

Maps

MAPS

  • 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.

Eco Awareness

ECO AWARENESS

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.

Prizes / Awards

PRIZES AND AWARDS 

  • All adventures will receive an event medal.