EVENT INFO

The event will take place in the Western Cape. The start / finish will be kept secret and released at the last possible moment. This is to ensure you arrive on the start line with NO idea of what is ahead.

If you live in the Western Cape, you will drive. If you live elsewhere, you will drive further but you do not need to budget for more than a day traveling. You will be given enough information prior to arrival in order to prepack and preplan most of your logistics.

Schedule

  • Sunday 5th Nov – Register, TA box hand in, Start
  • Sunday 5th Nov – Friday 10th Nov – Expedition
  • Saturday 11th Nov – Prize giving breakfast

Entry details

  • 4 person mixed teams
  • Expedition race credentials vital – only experienced teams will be accepted
  • 10 teams only
  • Applications to enter here

Cost

  • R5,000 per person = R20,000 per team
  • Payment schedule:
    • R4,000 non-refundable deposit due within one week of your application being successful
    • R10,000 non-refundable payment due by the 30th September 2017
    • R6,000 final payment due by 15th October 2017

Disciplines

  • Navigation – 1:50 000 maps
  • Running/Trekking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddling
  • Rope work – unaided

Distance / Race time

  • A course will be set for teams to tackle with the intention that lead teams will complete the course in 5 – 5 ½ days – no hanging around for days after you finish
  • Slower teams will also be out on the course for 5 ½ – 6 days, having been short coursed at the last opportune moment.

Transitions / support

  • No support crew needed
  • No supporters allowed out on the course

Equipment

  • Compulsory Equipment – will include the standard AR stuff
  • Boats – will be provided, you will need to bring your own paddles
  • Rope work – exact requirements to be confirmed