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Race Info

REGISTRATION

DATE:

Thursday, 23 April 2020 and Friday, 24 April 2020

TIME:

18h00 until 21h00 (Thursday)
08h00 until 12h00 (Friday)

LOCATION:

Langenhoven Gimnasium, Oudtshoorn

START TIMES

THE CHALLENGE / RELAY:

Date:  Friday, 24 April 2020
Time: 15h00
Location: Langehoven Gimnasium, Oudtshoorn

THE HALF:

Date: Saturday, 25 April 2020
Time: 06h00
Location: Highgate Ostrich Farm, Volmoed

RACE BRIEFING

DATE:
Friday, 24 April 2020

TIME:
13h30

LOCATION:
Langenhoven Gimnasium, Oudtshoorn

PLEASE NOTE ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY

RACE RULES

All participants should familiarize themselves with the official race rules before they start.

RACE BOXES

THE CHALLENGE:

Each rider will be issued with three race boxes at registration and these will be transported to the three Checkpoints.

Boxes are not accessible outside of the Checkpoints and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked.

Boxes must be handed in on Friday, 24 April 2020 between 08h00 and 12h00.

Boxes can be collected on Saturday, 25 April 2020 from 18h00 until 20h00 and on Sunday, 26 April 2020 between 08h00 until 10h00.

THE HALF:

Riders in The Half will be issued with one box that will be transported to Checkpoint 3.

Boxes are not accessible outside of the Checkpoints and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked.

Boxes must be handed in on Friday, 24 April 2020 between 08h00 and 12h00.

Boxes can be collected on Saturday, 25 April 2020 from 18h00 until 20h00 and on Sunday, 26 April 2020 between 08h00 until 10h00.

Dryland does not accept responsibility for lost or damaged goods.

BACK-UP, SUPPORT VEHICLE AND CHECKPOINT RULES

This is a full service event, so riders participating in the race will not need any back-up. Riders are however welcome to have a back-up team available at the checkpoints.

No support outside of the designated checkpoint area will be allowed and any transgression in this regard will lead to disqualification.

Support vehicles are allowed at the checkpoints but have to move according to the back-up vehicle route.

Any support vehicle found on the route will result in disqualification.

ROAD CLOSURES

We do not have road closure.

Riders must adhere to the rules of the road.

Marshals are there to warn traffic, but the responsibility lies with the rider to look out for traffic, ride on the left hand side of the road, stop at all stop signs and intersections and only proceed when it is safe to do so.

Race cut-off times

The race cut-off is 36.1 hours at the finish but in the interest of rider safety it has been decided to enforce cut-off times at the water-and checkpoints. The cut-off times are very generous and most riders should reach the respective points in the allotted time. Riders that are cut will be removed from the course and transported back to Langenhoven Gimnasium. The decision of the organizer is final.

Waterpoint 01

Waterpoint 02 / Checkpoint 1

Waterpoint 03

Waterpoint 04

Waterpoint 05 / Checkpoint 2

Waterpoint 06

Waterpoint 07

Waterpoint 08

Waterpoint 09 / Checkpoint 3

Waterpoint 10

Waterpoint 11

5 hours (58 km)

7 hours (99 km)

10 hours (128 km)

12 hours (152 km)

15 hours (180,5 km)

18 hours (216 km)

21 hours (242 km)

23 hours (254 km)

25 hours (280 km)

28 hours (306 km)

31 hours (342 km)

SATURDAY EVENING STEAK DINNER

Completing 361km or even 180.5km in one go is no easy feat! Even with Dryland’s amazing water points taking care of you throughout the route, you will finish hungry.

Riders and supporters can purchase tickets for Saturday evening’s scrumptious steak dinner, which includes a glass of wine and coffee.

Dinner will be available from 18h00 to 21h00. You can add these tickets to your online profile here.

EPT Recovery

EPT Recovery is a professional team of highly qualified massage therapists that specializes in sports recovery. As your official partner in recovery at the 36ONE MTB Challenge, we encourage you to step up a gear for better performance and book your recovery massage TODAY. Together with EPT Recovery, you can take your ride to the next level where you will stand firm against the effects of fatigue.

Please contact Francois Retief on 082 456 0221 or send an email to info@eptrecovery.com Click here to make a booking.

ACCOMMODATION

  1. Luxury tent accommodation
    Your luxury tent will include the following:
    A 3×3 meter safari dome luxury tent (sleeps two)
    One or two beds with white linen: duvet and pillows
    One or two comfortable camping chairs
    Cost:
     R 1 000.00 for two nights / R500.00 extra for Thursday night
  2. Hostel room (sleeps two)
    Cost: R 1 340-00 for two nights (Friday and Saturday) / R 670-00 extra for Thursday evening
  3. Hostel room (sleeps three)
    Cost: R 1 660-00 for two nights (Friday and Saturday) / R 830-00 extra for  Thursday evening
  4. Hostel room (sleeps four)
    Cost: R 2 000-00 for two nights (Friday and Saturday) / R 1 000-00 extra for Thursday evening
  5. Buffet breakfast at Langenhoven Gimnasium Hostel
    Cost: R 70-00 per person

APPAREL

Apparel

  1. Supporter t-shirt (We will launch this closer to the event)
  2. Cycling jersey
  3. Jacket
  4. Buff
  5. Cap
  6. Fleece jacket

HELMET

If a rider is found at any stage during the race not to be wearing a helmet, immediate disqualification applies.

HEADLIGHT

The start will be in the dark – so all riders have to ride with a suitable bicycle headlight and a flashing rear red light.

No headlight, no start.

BICYCLE

All sections of the race have to be completed on the same bicycle. Changing of bikes for certain stages is not allowed.

CASH PRIZES

2020 prize money to be announced soon.

RACE BENEFICIARY

The Smile Foundation is a South African non-governmental organisation with a holistic health care vision for children with facial conditions. The Smile Foundation helps children in need of surgery for treatable facial anomalies.

THE RACE

  • The race is limited to 1000 riders.
  • Avoid disappointment through prompt entry and payment.
  • Your team’s entry is only guaranteed once full payment is received.

REFUNDS AND SUBSTITUTION

  • 50% refund until 24 October 2019, thereafter no refunds.
  • Substitutions will be allowed until 5 April 2020.
  • Any rider substitutions will carry admin fee a R300 admin fee.

APPAREL

  • Please note that the deadline for complimentary apparel and online purchases will be made available as soon as possible. We cannot place extra orders after this date. Click here for the First Ascent size chart to ensure you select the correct garment size: Download PDF
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