Two distances will be on offer at this event, the 120km distance event and a 60km event. Teams who do not want to race during the night or are starting their AR journey have entered for the shorter distance.
View event details: https://expafrica.net/expedition-africa-120-km-60-km…/
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The host area, Clocolan, is situated along the R26 about 34km from Ficksburg to the northeast and just under 70km from Maseru to the south (which is over the Lesotho border). The town is located in the Free State Province in South Africa, located along the Maloti route main road, 20km from the Caledon river, alongside the Lesotho border.
Co Race-Director, Thinus Matthysen, is very eager to welcome all the adventure racers to this beautiful area who, according to him, is a hidden gem. “If you think the Free State is flat, think again. Single tracks, farm roads, climbs, kloofs, technical challenges and views from above will spoil all adventure racers. Will the kayak leg be on a river or a dam or maybe both – you have to participate to know the answer”, Thinus says.
Joléne Matthysen, wife and Co-Race Director, says that they have planned to make every adventure racer feel special, whether they are on the podium or crawl across the finish line just before 12 hours (60km distance) or 24 hours (120km distance). “It will all be about the experience of living the life of adventure!” she says.
Team Merrell Songlines, leaders of the 2022 log and the winners of all four previous events in 2022 will attend. This team will be the team to beat.
Four legs of the ARWS Africa Regional Series have now taken place and all the best adventure racing teams in South Africa will be toeing the start line for the final event in Clocolan, Free State.
Teams who have qualified for a free entry for the ARWS Africa Regional 2022 final are as follows:
> Team Merrell Songlines – Winner Swellendam
> Team Slowvelders – Second place Wakkerstroom
> Team Danger Zone – Second place Merrell Transkei Tuff
> Team Terramater – Third place Garden Route
The leading mixed team of four at the conclusion of the final event will be named the South African Adventure Racing Champions.
A free entry for the ARWS – Adventure Racing World Series World Championship 2023 hosted in the Eastern Cape, South Africa will be up for grabs for the winner of the Africa Series.
The 2022 ARWS Africa Regional Series log can be viewed at the following link: https://expafrica.net/arws/
Teams of four and two have entered the ARWS Africa Regional Series.
The following are the categories:
> Mixed team of four members
> Male team of four members
> Female team of four members
> Mixed team of two members
> Male team of two members
> Female team of two members
Teams in all the categories will battle it out to see who the best in South Africa in their various group formats is
MIXED TEAMS RANK
Merrell Songlines 1
Danger Zone 3
Mountain Mammoth AR 4
Terra Mater 8
MALE TEAMS RANK
Shnazen Hazen 2
Ibex AR 2
Weekend Warriors 2
Groot Trekkers 5
FEMALE TEAMS RANK
Swellendam Adventure Girls 1
MALE PAIRS RANK
Les Poulidor 1
Shnazen Hazen 1
Liquorice Allsorts 1
Ghazlan Gladiators 1
Die Akkedisse 5
Gimlet Eyed Dorks 5
MIXED PAIRS RANK
Camel Toe & Hungry Bum 2
Indabusche B 4
Danger Zone 4
FEMALE PAIRS RANK
Khombisa Trotters 1
Bloed en OMO – Babes in the Woods 1
Barking Mad 1
The following sponsors support the event:
For more information, pictures and videos: Joléne Matthysen, email@example.com.