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Lilyfontein Adventure Race 2017

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Hello Adventurers - ENTRIES ARE OPEN!

NEWSFLASH - GRADE 1-3 category is closed

Get your takkies out and dust off your bike - it's time to start training for the Adventure Race.

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The venue this year is amazing and will give participants access to previously unavailable routes in the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve. Add to that, all the food, beverage and entertainment on offer at the Jikeleza Festival and you have a weekend of fitness, camaradie and fun to look forward to!

The race includes teams of four in the following categories: Corporate, Corpoprate Duo (2 people), Corporate Crocs, Corporate Crocs Duo (2 people), Family/fun, U19, U15, U13, Grade 4&5 and Grade 1-3. Each team must include at least one member of the opposite gender. Teams will be running, cyclng and completing various adventure based challenges along the routes.

RACE DESCRIPTIONS:

  • Corporate Challenge and Corporate Duo (± 110kms): Cycling, running/hiking and may include paddling and other activities including kloofing, orienteering.
  • Corporate Crocs and Corporate Crocs Duo (±60km): Cycling, running/hiking and may include other activities such as paddling (boats will be provided), tubing, archery, abseiling, obstacles, swimming, target shooting and horse riding.
  • U/19 (±60km): Cycling, running/hiking and may include other activities such as paddling (boats will be provided), tubing archery, abseiling, obstacles, swimming, target shooting and horse riding.
  • U/15 (±45kms): Cycling, running/hiking and may include other activities such as paddling (boats will be provided), tubing archery, abseiling, obstacles, swimming, target shooting and horse riding.
  • U/13 (±30kms): Cycling, running/hiking and may include other activities such as paddling (boats will be provided), tubing archery, abseiling, obstacles, swimming, target shooting and horse riding.
  • Family (must include an adult)/Fun Race (±30kms): Cycling, running/hiking and may include other activities such as paddling (boats will be provided), tubing archery, abseiling, obstacles, swimming, target shooting and horse riding.
  • Grade 4-5 (±12kms): Cycling, running/hiking and may include other activities such as tubing, climbing and obstacles.
  • Grade 1-3 (±6kms): Cycling, running/hiking and many fun obstacles.

This is the provincial qualifying race for the SA Schools Adventure Racing Championships.

All teams must consist of 4 members of which at least one member must be of the opposite gender.  Corporate Duo and Corporate Crocs Duo consist of 2 team members of any gender.

There is a maximum of 30 teams per category.

ENTRY FEES

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GRADE 1-3 category is closed

ENTRIES CLOSE: midnight MONDAY 28 AUGUST 2017

Entries are open via ROAG - http://www.roag.co.za/eventinfo.aspx?EventID=2067

DOWNLOAD THE ROAG ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS HERE

JIKELEZA FESTIVAL TICKETS

All participants of the Adventure Race and their team manager will be given free access to the Jikeleza Festival (Start and finish of the Lilyfontein Adventure Race) on Saturday 2 September. Participants are able to order adult discounted tickets for their visitors for R30 (instead of R50) for a full day access pass to the Jikeleza Festival for Saturday 2 September. A maximum of 2 discounted tickets per participant is allowed. Children’s tickets will not be discounted and cost R25 at the gate. Discounted tickets will be handed out at registration on Friday 1 September. PLEASE NOTE: no spectators can be given access to the adventure race start, finish or prize giving on Saturday 2 September without a festival entrance ticket.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:

Could include beach, single track, gravel.

Undulating coastline.

Features include: coastline and immediate interior, ocean views.

PRIZES / PRIZE MONEY:

Over R10 000 of prize money to be won.

GOODIE BAGS & RACE SHIRTS:

First 450 people to enter and pay will receive Goodie Bags and a race shirt

MEDALS:

There will be trophy/medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams in each category.

KIDS ENTERTAINMENT:

The event takes place at the Jikeleza Festival – there will be entertainment for all supporters of the Adventure Race from 09:00 on Saturday. See http://www.wildcoastjikeleza.co.za/en/ for more details

FOOD / BEVERAGES:

Food will be available of Friday evening during briefings/registration. On Saturday the Jikeleza Festival will provide food, beverages and entertainment.

ACCOMMODATION:

All school teams (U13, U15 & U19) are required to camp on Friday 1 September – all camping fees are included in entry fees for these categories. A team manager is also required to camp with each team. All other participants and supporters are asked to support the accommodation venues on the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route – see http://www.wildcoastjikeleza.co.za/en/ for details.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

All participants are to bring an original, signed Lilyfontein Adventure Race Indemnity Form to registration. Download the form HERE

NO INDEMNITY= NO RACE.

All School teams (U13, U15 & U19) are to provide a copy of ID at registration.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Date: Friday the 1st of September 2017.

Time: Registration will be in the main Arena of the Jikeleza Festival at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve and will be open from 14:30 until 17:45. There will be NO registration on Saturday. 

COMPULSORY BRIEFINGS:

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Attendance at the briefing is compulsory. Immediately after the briefing ALL U13, U15 & U19 SCHOOL TEAMS are to remain together. No parents will be allowed access to the teams after the briefing has started until the end of the race.

NO SECONDING OF ANY TEAM IS REQUIRED.

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT:

Competitors will be informed about the minimum equipment requirements after entries close on 28 August.

START TIMES:

  • Corporate Challenge & Corporate Duo : 04h00
  • Corporate Crocs & Corporate Crocs Duo and u19 : 04h15
  • u15 : 04h30
  • u13 : 04h45
  • Family/Fun : 05h00
  • Grade 4-5 :  07h30
  • Grade 1-3 : 08h30

PRIZE GIVING:

  • Grade 1-3 : will be held at 11:00 on the main stage at the Jikeleza Festival

  • Grade 4-5: will be held at 11:00 on the main stage at the Jikeleza Festival

  • U19, U15,U13 and Family/Fun, Corporate, Corporate Duo, Corporate Crocs, Corporate Crocs Duo: will be held at 16:00 on the main stage at the Jikeleza Festival

If you have questions about the race or are interested in sponsorship of this annual event that attracts nearly 450 adventure racers, please contact Margaret on 043 737 4258 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

We look forward to adventuring with you on 1-2 September.

Regards,

The Lilyfontein Adventure Team

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