24hr Expedition Race Training Event

Merrell Adventure Addicts are hosting the second 24 HR ADVENTURE TRAINING RACE in the Garden Route on the weekend of 4-5 March 2017.

The event is an overnight 22-24 hour race exercise for teams preparing for expedition style Adventure Racing. Everyone interested is welcome, in teams of 2 or 4.

Gain experience and skills of navigation, night racing and teamwork under Adventure Racing conditions.


  • Start / Finish
    • Knysna area. Exact venue to be announced one week before
  • Times
    • Start at 11h00 – Sat 4 March
    • Registration from 9h30
    • Maps handed out at 10h15
    • We have set the times so those of you from further afield can arrive Saturday and leave Sunday to minimize your costs as well as maximising your time out overnight
  • Entry details
    • R400 per person – covers park & forestry fees, medic, maps etc (does not include kayak)
    • Entries close at midnight, 1 March 2017 – contact “tweet @ Global.co.za” if still want to enter
  • Disciplines
    • Navigation – 1:50 000 maps
    • Running/Trekking – forest paths, forest jeep tracks, coastal paths
    • Mountain Biking – district roads, forest jeep tracks, forest singletrack
    • Paddling – flatwater
  • Distance / Race time
    • The event is time based rather than distance based. A course will be set for teams to tackle with the intention that teams are out for 22-24 hours. Faster teams will complete more distance
    • Managed with various cut off points along the route, re-directing slower teams onto shorter courses
    • Teams wanting to do shorter time are welcome. Checkpoints and legs can be skipped
  • Transitions / support
    • No support crew needed
    • There will be remote transitions. We will not be transporting any team equipment to the remote TA’s except for paddle and PDF. (No bike box required)
    • Trekking shoes/clothes will need to be carried on the mountain biking legs
    • You will need to carry food for the whole event with you from the start
    • We will have volunteers at the remote TA’s to look after your mountain bikes while you are out trekking
    • Water will be available from streams along the route and at the remote TA’s
  • Equipment
    • Mandatory Equipment – The following list is compulsory and you will need to carry these at all times in addition to your normal discipline gear that you deem necessary
      • Waterproof jacket
      • Headtorch
      • Cellphone per person (at least one per team must have What’s App capability and data)
      • PFD (for paddle leg only)
      • Paddle (for paddle leg only)
      • Space Blanket
      • Baselayer top
    • Boats – you will need to bring your own plastic sit on top kayak and paddles for the paddle leg (a limited amount of Fluid Kayaks are available for hire at R100 with prior notice – these will be allocated on a first to pay. Once all hired, more expensive boats will be available at approx. R400 per boat)
    • Don’t forget things like – Bike lights, paddle, warm clothing (it will be chilly at night) and mapwork stationery
  • Spectators / Volunteers
    • Due to landowner restrictions, no spectators will be allowed out on the route
    • There are a few spots where teams can be seen and these will be highlighted during briefing
    • Non racing partners who wish to be involved can help us by volunteering to camp out at the remote TA’s. Contact us if interested

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