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Race Info

REGISTRATION

DATE

TBC

TIME

TBC

LOCATION

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort, Oudtshoorn

START TIMES

The Challenge / Relay

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort, Oudtshoorn. Times to be announced soon.

The Half

Highagte Ostrich Farm, Volmoed. Times to be announce soon.

RACE BRIEFING

DATE

TBC

TIME

TBC

LOCATION

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort, Oudtshoorn
PLEASE NOTE ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY

RACE RULES

Riders must register in person.

Photo ID (Driver’s license / ID document / Passport) is compulsory and must be presented at registration.

2020 race rules to be made available soon.

RACE BOXES

Each rider in The Challenge will be issued with 3 race boxes at registration and these will be transported to the three Checkpoints.

Riders in The Half will be issued with only 1 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 at registration between 12h00 and 16h00.

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 Kleinplaas Holiday Resort. The decision of the organizer is final.

Waterpoint 01 / Checkpoint 1

Waterpoint 02

Waterpoint 03

Waterpoint 04

Waterpoint 05 / Checkpoint 2

Waterpoint 06

Waterpoint 07

Waterpoint 08

Waterpoint 09 / Checkpoint 3

Waterpoint 10

Waterpoint 11

5 hours (63 km)

7 hours (90 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.

APPAREL

We will announce the new apparel soon.

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.

2019 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 TBC, thereafter no refunds.
  • Substitutions will be allowed until TBC.
  • Any rider substitutions will carry (we will confirm the price as soon as possible) 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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