Full Moon Adventure

Adventure Concept


  • 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 may access the live tracking option on their cell phones to aid their navigation.

  • 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.



  • 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@kineticgear.co.za

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

  • An adventure garment, accommodation and Sunday brunch will be provided to all volunteers.

  • Come and be part of this adventure.

Team Format and Teams Entered


  • Teams of 4 members and teams of 2 members. 

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



  1. TEAM ADDICTED2ADVENTURE.CO.ZA: Jolene Matthysen / Thinus Matthysen / Wiehan vd Merwe / Gawie Wolmarans
  2. TEAM NEVAREST JABBERWOCK: Cobus van Zyl / Craig Metherell / Janneke Leask / Ruan vd Merwe
  3. TEAM GOING BACK FOR FUN: Louis Bredell / Jana Jonker / Daan Dreyer / Christiaan Marais
  4. TEAM EISHTERS: Wynand van Schalkwyk / Madeleen Curnick / Hannes Bronkhorst / Samuel du Rand
  5. TEAM RED ANTS: Nicky Booyens / Jeandre Theunissen / Tiaan Fullard / Steve Willson
  6. TEAM BERMUDA SQUARE: Francois Maartens / Dorothy Maartens / Gerhard Cruywagen / Maureen Vosloo
  7. TEAM EXTREME ADVENTURE: Stella Weber / Wally Weber / Thinus JV Rensburg / Susan JV Rensburg
  8. TEAM FLUID: Brigitte Joubert / Adrian Saffy / Tanya Kirstein / Nadia Raimondo
  9. TEAM LEERLINGRAAD: Blikkies Blignaut / Albert Coetzee / Elizna Coetzee / Brenda Smith
  10. TEAM AMPER DAAR: Simon Faragher / Sharla Faragher / Daryl Williamson / Cobie Williamson
  11. TEAM BLOED EN OMO: Abel vd Merwe / Elsabe Breytenbach / TBC / TBC
  12. TEAM TSHANDUKO: Emma Melville / Ani Guitierres / Danica Altenroxel / Matt Wilkinson
  13. TEAM BADGERS: Marthinus Maritz / Andreas Hacker / Owen Venter / Lia Revelas
  14. TEAM THE STRAVA BROWNS & THE VT'S: Richard Brown / Kim Brown / Dan van Tonder / Ronelle van Tonder
  15. TEAM KEYHEALTH NEVAREST:  Malcolm Dunkeld / Jaco Lourens / Michael Joubert / Yolande Speedy
  16. TEAM THREE OLD FARTS AND A TART: Piers Pirow / Alex Wagner / Phillipe vd Leeuw / Ronel Wallis


  1. TEAM MUFASA VOL 1: Pierre Botha / Vleispyp van Zyl / Soutie Carter-Johnson / Varknek van't Riet
  2. TEAM MUFASA VOL 2000: Clint Guthrie / Frank Bruce / Mark van Heerden / Theo Nel
  3. TEAM BSB RANGERS: Rene Thijs / Matt Fry / Murray Crichton / Alastair Muller



  1. TEAM DOLLS WITH BALLS: Charlotte Crisp / Georgina Crisp / Nicolene Wessels / Kylene Weyers



  1. TEAM DUTCH DOUBLE: Lean Badenhorst / Hennie Dirker
  2. TEAM CATTLE DOG'S: Philip Botha / Willie Els
  3. TEAM BROTHERS IN ARMS: Casper Venter / david Pullinger
  4. TEAM FURTHER AND SOON: David Rogers / Llewellyn Rogers 


  1. TEAM OUTSIDE ADVENTURE: Anine Kukard / Jaco Geyer
  2. TEAM LICKETY SPLIT: William Cairns / Yolande Cairns
  3. TEAM ELETE: Mark Anderson / Debbie Smith
  4. TEAM MUFASA CUBS: Roxanne Bruce / David Jonker
  5. TEAM ROCKFLOWER: Nico de Klerk / Juleen de Klerk
  6. TEAM SCRAMBLED-LEGS: Malcolm Coetzee / Jeanette Coetzee
  7. TEAM STINKY AND THE BRAIN: Trevor Kleyn / Erika Bornman



  1. TEAM LIVEBRAVE: Amy Sartori / Catri Dixon


Distance and Disciplines


  • The adventure will cover approx. 120 km. 

  • Top teams are expected to finish the course in 11 - 12  hours with the last team in before 24 hours.

  • All teams should be able to finish before 11h00 Sunday morning.

  • Approximate percentage per discipline: 60% mountain biking, 25 % trekking, 15 % kayaking.

  • The route scouted so far comprises of 77 km cycle, 29 km on foot and 12 km on the kayak. Broken up in to 5 legs.


  • 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 may be on rivers, lakes, or white water. Details will be outlined at race briefing. Kayaks and paddles will be provided by race organisers. Teams can use their own paddles.  

  • 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. 

Location and Accommodation



  • Francolin Creek Lodge www.francolincreek.co.za

  • All accommodation bookings is for two nights only, Friday and Saturday as a package.

  • Lodge: 12 rooms available, R 1000 per room, per night, sleeping 2 or four persons.

  • Bushcamp: 5 tents in tented camp.

  • Camping: R 150 p.p. Francolin Creek Lodge www.francolincreek.co.za

  • All accommodation bookings at: johattingh@francolincreek.co.za  (indicate to booking person that you are participating in this event)

  • Friday night braai: R 100 per person. (Fires, braaipacks and salads etc. will be provided - pre-book with venue before Tuesday 7 November please).

  • Sunday morning breakfast included in event entrance fee: Extra persons to book directly with lodge - R 100 per person (pre-book please)


  • Sunset: 18h43
  • Sunrise: 05h15

Dates & Times


  • 11/12 November 2017   


  • Registration, Route maps and adventure books available for route planning. Saturday 8h00        
  • Adventure briefing and team introduction: Saturday 09h00.

  • Re-supply boxes hand in: Saturday 10h30
  • Adventure start: Saturday 11h00

  • Brunch: Sunday 8h00 - 10h30 for all team members (R100 for extra persons)

  • Prize giving: Sunday 11h00

Entry Fee & Banking Details


  • R 4000 per team of four members.

  • R 3000 per team of two members. 

  • All athletes will receive a Event shirt.

  • All team members will receive Sunday brunch. (R100 per person for extras/supporters)


  • S. Muller
    Standard Bank
    Rivonia branch, branch code 001255
    Account number 420 104 496

  • Mail  proof of payment to bio@netactive.co.za. Use name and surname as reference

  • Entries (Full Moon shirt included) for the Full Moon Adventure closes 27 October 2017 at midnight.

  • Entries (Full Moon shirt excluded) for the Full Moon Adventure closes 3 November 2017 at midnight.

  • No refund of entry fee at any stage.

  • Team substitutions can still be made until 3 November 2017. No charge for this.

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 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.

Equipment and Competency Required


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 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.

Personal Responsibility, Event Rules & Regulations


  • I understand and acknowledge that participating in this event is a dangerous activity. I am aware and understand the activities I will be involved in. I am aware of the hazards involved and acknowledge that there is always risk of injury (including permanent injury, mental injury, paralysis and death). In my judgment I have sufficient competence, knowledge, common sense, experience, survival skills and equipment to participate in all the event activities in a manner safe to myself and others.
  • I understand and agree that, in the first instance, I am responsible for the provision of first aid to myself and those around me, I know and accept that rescue by the organisers, or emergency services, may not be possible immediately (e.g.: Night, rain, equipment failure, other rescue etc.)
  • If I get to a point in the course that I believe the level of inherent risk is unacceptable for me, and I am not confident in completing it safely, it is my responsibility to take action. I must choose an alternate route, avoid the hazard, or even withdraw from that leg or the race. I accept this self-responsibility.
  • Use common sense to “assess” areas for personal safety.
  • I and my whole team have read this paragraph, understand it and indemnify the event organiser against all claims.


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 100m.
  • No substitutions during the race will be allowed.
  • The team is to complete the entire event without any assistance.
  • Teams receiving any form of assistance, including medical assistance, whilst not in a transition area, will be penalised.
  • Teams are required to pass through all transitions and checkpoints in the order designated by the Organiser.
  • Teams will visit designated transitions areas to change racing disciplines, refill their supplies, change clothing and gear, and sleep if necessary.
  • 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. At these check points, which will be indicated by a board displaying a letter of the alphabet, any team member is to clearly mark the letter on the team passport.
  • Checkpoints must be done in numerical order.
  • Race marshals may request the passport for inspection. Failure to mark any transition or checkpoint on the passport will result in the team to be moved down the rankings, unless the team returns to the missed transition or checkpoint in full complement,
  • Inspection may take place at any point in the race. Teams will have to report to an official for equipment inspection on request.


2. Support Crew

  • No Team support members will be required. Supporters are welcome to support their team’s progress at designated viewpoints. 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.
  • Supporters may provide moral support in any transition areas.
  • Supporters are to have read these Standard Rules and Regulations as well as the Event Specific Rules.


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 team may continue, but will be unofficial. If more than two team members withdraw, the rest of the team must withdraw.


4. Medical Assistance

  • Medical crews will be available for non-emergency 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 24 hour 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 1 hour of the decision.
  • The Event Organiser, as advised by senior marshals, will consider appeals.



6. Time Penalties

  • Time penalties will be awarded by the race director for offences. The penalties will be calculated to nullify any advantage a team has derived from the specific transgression.
  • Any team transgressing the 100 meter, visual and hearing distance rule will receive a time penalty.
  • Any team found not to be equipped with the compulsory equipment, as specified, during a kit inspection, will not be allowed to start the event.
  • Any team found not to be equipped with the compulsory equipment during the race will be penalised.
  • 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 penalised.
  • All penalties to be served at last transition. Teams will be placed in the penalty box after completing their transition to serve their time penalty before commencing on the last leg.


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, their illuminating devices or signage of any sort.


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.