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Africa Regional Championships – Clocolan

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Online Entry, Entry Fee, Banking Details, Cancellations and Refunds

ONLINE ENTRY

ENTRY FEE – 120 KM

  • R 6600 per team of four members.
  • R 3300 per team of two members. 
  • All athletes will receive an Event Peak cap.
  • All team members will receive Sunday breakfast.

ENTRY FEE – 60 KM

  • R 3400 per team of four members.
  • R 1700 per team of two members. 
  • All athletes will receive an Event Peak cap.
  • All team members will receive Sunday breakfast.

BANKING DETAILS

  • Account name: Addicted2Adventure (A2A)
  • Bank: Nedbank
  • Account no: 1018894055
  • Branch no: 144046
  • Type: Current
  • Please mail proof of payment to jolene@addicted2adsventure.co.za (Use team name and Clocolan as reference)

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Teams may cancel their entry at any stage by e-mailing the event organizers. 

  • No refunds are applicable at any time.
  • Only make a payment for your entry when certain that you will attend the event. Once you have made a payment, we start planning for your participation and costs are being incurred.
  • Teams are not permitted to transfer their fees paid to future events if they are not able to make this edition of the event.
  • Teams are permitted to transfer or sell their entry to another team if available. This will be a transaction between the teams. Teams must notify Expedition Africa as soon as possible in the case of a team entry being transferred or sold.
  • If two teams do not have sufficient members and decide to join together, this will be strictly considered as one team cancelling their entry. Refund policy will be as stated above, no exceptions.
  • If the race is cancelled due to acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, or other reasons, the organizers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. However, all teams should be aware that any refunds will be considered after event costs have been calculated. Given the high number of fixed costs associated with organizing the race teams should also be aware that any refund is likely to be minimal. The race will not be re-scheduled.
ARWS Africa Regional Series

ARWS AFRICA REGIONAL SERIES

RACE CALENDER 2022

  1. Expedition Africa 120km | Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa | 4 – 6 Feb 2022
  2. Expedition Africa 120km | Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa | 13 – 15 May 2022
  3. Merrell Transkei Tuff 120km | Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa | 29 – 31 Jul 2022
  4. Expedition Africa 120km | Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa | 26 – 28 Aug 2022
  5. Expedition Africa Regional Championship 120km | Clocolan, Free State, South Africa | 4 – 6 Nov 2022

ARWS AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP LOG

  • Mixed teams of 4 is the only category to be eligible to win a free entry to the Regional final 2022 and the ARWS World Championships in 2023. (If the winner of the series have already qualified for a free entry for ARWC, the entry do not pass to the second place team)
  • All five events counts towards the log.
  • Winning team of mixed four at each of the first four events will receive a free entry for the ARWS Africa Regional final in Clocolan, Free State.
  • If the 1st place team has already won a free entry, the 2nd placed team will receive the free entry for the Regional final.
  • Teams may substitute members with a team roster containing a maximum of 7 team members for the year. If team exceeds the 7 team member limit, there lowest event score will be omitted from the total score.
  • Log will be updated after each event, see points allocated below.
  • All 5 above mentioned events will count towards a teams ARWS Africa Regional rankings.
  • All 5 above mentioned events will count towards a teams ARWS World rankings. (multiplied by 0.3).
  • ARWS Africa Regional Championship 2022 is a championship event and the points earned at this event will be multiplied by 2
  • Expedition Africa 500km is part of the ARWS Africa region. Points gained at this event will boost a teams Africa Regional rankings (multiplied by 2) but will not count towards the 2022 Regional final or towards gaining the free entry to the ARWS World Championships.

ARWS AFRICA POINTS ALLOCATION

  • 1st = 100 points
  • 2nd = 85 points
  • 3rd =73 points
  • 4th = 63 points
  • 5th = 55 points
  • 6th = 50 points
  • 7th = 45 points
  • 8th = 40 points
  • 9th = 35 points
  • 10th = 30 points
  • 11th = 28 points
  • 12th = 26 points
  • 13th = 24 points
  • 14th = 22 points
  • 15th = 20 points
  • 16th = 18 points
  • 17th = 16 points
  • 18th = 14 points
  • 19th = 12 points
  • 20 – 24th = 10 points
  • 25 – 29th = 9 points
  • 30 – 34th = 8 points
  • 35 – 39th = 7 points
  • 40 – 44th = 6 points
  • 45 – 49th = 5 points
  • 50-54th = 4 points
  • 55 – 59th = 3 points
  • 60 – 64th = 2 points
  • 65 – and all teams that starts but do not finish = 1 point
Adventure Concept

ADVENTURE CONCEPT

  • 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 day and 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.
Sponsors

SPONSORS

Team Media and Supporters

TEAM MEDIA and team supporters

  • Teams may be joined at the event by team media and supporters.
  • Team media and supporters may have contact with teams only at pre -determined areas.
  • Areas where team media and supporters may have contact with teams will be outlined in event race book.

Find a Team

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 jolene@addicted2adventure.co.za and we will list your contact details below:

Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS

  • The best way to be part of the race if you cannot participate yourself is to become a volunteer.
  • If you are interested please contact Jolene – 083 641 8081 or mail at jolene@addicted2adventure.co.za
  • Volunteers just need to reach the registration venue on their own cost.
  • Volunteers will receive an event peak cap and Sunday morning breakfast.
  • Accommodation will be provided. Specific details to be provided on request.
  • Come and be part of this adventure.
Team format

TEAM FORMAT

  • Teams of 4 members and teams of 2 members.
  • Teams can consist of members of any combination – (males and/or females).
Location Information & Accommodation

LOCATION

  • Clocolan, Free State

ACCOMMODATION

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

  • Sunrise: 5h14
  • Sunset: 18h33
  • Moonrise: 15h45
  • Moonset: 03h58
  • Full moon: 8 November
Distance, Route and Disciplines

DISTANCE AND ROUTE – 120 km event

  • Mountain biking = TBC km
  • Trekking =  TBC km
  • Kayaking =  TBC km

DISTANCE AND ROUTE – 60 km event

  • Mountain biking = TBC km
  • Trekking =  TBC km
  • Kayaking = TBC km

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 – each team will receive a 2 double Fluid kayaks http://www.fluidkayaks.com/project/synergy-recreational-kayak/  NO SAILS ALLOWED
  • Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using maps. 
Maps

MAPS

  • Maps supplied will be 1:50 000 topographical maps – A3 size and Google maps.
  • Teams will copy route on to maps from a master map as Expedition progresses. Information on this will be given at briefing.
  • Waterproofing of maps is essential.
  • Stationary to prepare route on map is needed. Different colours pens, sellotape, scissors etc. Two sets to be placed in both re-supply boxes.
  • Maps will not be replaced if team misplaces maps.
Re-supply boxes

RE-SUPPLY BOXES

  • The organisers will provide teams with 2 re-supply boxes each at registration in which to pack gear and food.
  • Teams will need to plan meticulously all their equipment and sustenance, and then pack them into their re-supply boxes.
  • Size of the re-supply box is – 160 liter. (81 cm long * 37 cm wide * 40 cm high). Maximum packed weight 25 kg.
  • 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 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.
Competency Required

COMPETENCY REQUIRED

  • At least two members 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, take a bearing between two points on a map, and understand the impact of magnetic declination.
  • The teams must be able to describe what your team will do if it became lost.
  • All team members must be suitably competent in all the 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 their own team members.
  • Swim 100 m of any stroke.
  • By entering this event, teams acknowledge that they are competent in all skills as stated above to complete such an event.
Equipment required and Inspection

EQUIPMENT

Click HERE for the equipment list (download & save a copy)

Ensure all equipment is with team when arriving for registration on Saturday.

Event Rules & Regulations & Personal Responsibility

EVENT RULES & REGULATIONS

Click HERE for the ARWS rules & regulations (download & save a copy)

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

  •  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.
Eco Awareness

ECO AWARENESS

Teams are to adhere to the following stipulations at all times:

  • All waste is to be carried to the closest transition for disposal.
  • Human waste is to be buried between 20 and 25 cm 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.
Prizes & Awards

PRIZES / AWARDS

  • The winning 4 member mixed team of the 2022 ARWS Africa regional series will receive a free entry for the ARWS World Championship in the Eastern Cape, October 2023. 
  • All adventures will receive an Expedition Africa medal.