ARWS AFRICA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
EVENT CALENDER 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will list your contact details below.
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.
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 brunch will be provided to all volunteers.
Come and be part of this adventure.
Teams of 4 members and teams of 2 members.
Teams can consist of members of any combination - (males and/or females)
DETAILS WILL BE UPDATED WHEN ROUTE SCOUTING IS COMPLETED
The 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 11h00 Sunday afternoon
Approximate percentage per discipline: 60% mountain biking, 25 % trekking, 15 % kayaking.
The route scouted so far comprises of TBC km cycle, TBC km on foot and TBC km on the kayak TBC m elevation gain. Broken up in to TBC 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.
Legends Backpacker Lodge, Eswatini. http://www.legends.co.sz/
All accommodation bookings ONLY at: http://bit.ly/ExpAfrica
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK ACCOMMODATION ON ANY OTHER LINK OR WEBSITE THAN THE ONE ABOVE
Dormitory beds R 215.00 /person
Private rooms R 580.00 /room
3rd or 4th person sharing a private room. R 215.00 /person
Bed & Breakfast
Dormitory beds R 275.00 /person
Private rooms - twin R 700.00 /room
Private rooms – single R 640.00 /room
3rd or 4th person sharing a private room. R 260.00 /person
Above rates incl. tourism bed levy of 3% and VAT (15%)
Per person (bring your own tent) R 115.00 /person
Electricity connection R 50.00 /site/day
Canvas Safari Tent (2.4m x 2.4m) with bedding R 430.00 /tent
Rate per tent is for one or two persons. Additional persons R 215.00pp
Breakfast rate - light R 60.00 /person
Mobile Safari Camp (by prior reservation only)
Services and amenities
MOON/SUN RISE AND SET
TRAVELLING TO ESWATINI
Oshoek / Ngwenya border post
What to bring?
Re-supply boxes and kayak bags hand in: Saturday TBC May 9h30
Adventure start: Saturday TBC May 11h00
Breakfast: Sunday TBC May 8h00 - 10h00.
Awards ceremony: Sunday TBC May 10h00
R 6000 per team of four members.
R 3000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Use name and surname as reference
Entries (inclusive of race shirt) closes Friday 1 May 2020.
Entries (exclusive of race shirt) closes Friday 8 May 2020.
No refund of entry fee at any stage.
No transfers of entry fees to any future event.
Team substitutions can still be made until Friday 8 May 2020. No charge for this.
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.
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.
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.
PRIZES AND AWARDS FOR THIS EVENT