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Kinetic Expedition Africa 120 km Parys


27 May 2021
https://www.kineticgear.org/events/expedition-africa-120-km-adventure-parys/ +27 82 564 6468 heidi@kinetic-events.co.za

Team Format and Entry Fees

TEAM FORMAT

Teams of 4 members and teams of 2 members.

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

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.

ENTRY FEE

  • R 6400 per team of four members.
  • R 3200 per team of two members.
  • All athletes will receive an Event shirt.
  • All team members will receive Sunday brunch.

Dates and Times

THURSDAY 27 MAY 2021

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 28 MAY 2021

14h00 and onwards: Teams accommodation check in.
17h00 and onwards: Cycle drop off. Receive map to Cycle drop off at check in.
18h00: Social bring and braai.

SATURDAY 29 MAY 2021

5h00: Registration.
6h00: Team introduction and Adventure briefing.
7h00: Packed re-supply box A hand-in at start area.
7h00: Packed re-supply box B hand-in at start area.
7h30: Hand out of Spot GPS Trackers at start area.
8h00: Adventure start.

SUNDAY 30 MAY 2021

7h00 - 9h00: Breakfast.
9h00: Awards Ceremony

Location and Accommodation

Hadeda Creek , Parys.

ACCOMMODATION

Visit: https://riverrafting.co.za/accomodation/

All accommodation packages are for two nights - Friday and Saturday night. Contact for accommodation bookings: Karen@rivers.co.za

Numerous meal options for the weekend available: 

Welcoming Boma fire and braai for Friday night, racers breakfast for Saturday morning and supporters meals for Saturday can be booked at Karen@rivers.co.za

Sunday morning award ceremony breakfast for teams included in race entry fee. Supporters can book at R100 per person with stephan@kinetic-events.co.za.

Acitivities at venue for supporters during event, or for all after event includes: Rafting package, Sundowner paddle, Paintball, Archery, Hiking, High ropes and climbing, Obstacle course, Fly fishing and full body massage. Bookings at: Karen@rivers.co.za

Distance & Disciplines

DISTANCE

This 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 10h00 Sunday morning

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 will be on a river. 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.

Equipment & 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.

For more information on the event including prizes, rules and regulations and much more click HERE