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HANSA Fish River Canoe Marathon

Event Date: 
10/10/2014 to 11/10/2014

Grassridge Dam Hofmeyer Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape

Race Information

1. Race details and water levels
The total distance of the marathon is 81,8 km.

The race starts on Grassridge Dam on Friday 10 October 2014 at 07h00. The First Day ends 45,8km further, 1km below Knutsford Bridge.
This is the start of Day 2 on Saturday 11 October 2014 at 07h00, with the race ending 36 km further at the Sports Complex in Cradock.

Entry fee for non-paddlers at the Sport Complex:
Friday until 18:00 – R10 per adult; R5 per child under 12, thereafter R60 per adult and R30 per child.
Saturday until 18:00- R10 per adult; R5 per child under 12, thereafter R60 per adult and R30 per child.

2. Registration
Registration is 14:00 – 20:00 on Thursday 9 October 2014 at the SPORTS COMPLEX PAVILION (Day 2 finish). Only late arrivals register at Grassridge Dam.

3. Competitors information
The start both days is 07h00. All competitors must report at the Batch Camps at Grassridge Dam and Knutsford 30 minutes before the allotted time, before taking to the water. Important pre-race announcements will be handed out at batch camps.

Race Programme
Friday 10 October – Day One
05h00 Breakfast, Cradock Spa
07h00 A Batch start, Grassridge Dam
18h00 Supper, Cradock Spa
17h00 Rugby on big screen in Marquee
19h00 Hansa Fish music festival, Cradock Sports Grounds

Saturday 11 October – Day Two
05h00 Breakfast, Cradock Spa
07h00 Elapsed time starts, Knutsford
14h30 Prizegiving, Cradock Sports Grounds
19h00 Hansa Fish Afterparty, Cradock Sports Grounds

NB: WRISTBANDS in registration packs are to be WORN THROUGHOUT THE EVENT, you will not be allowed to paddle if you do not have your wristband ON YOUR WRIST!!!! The wristbands guarantee your participation, both lunches and entry to the Sports Complex and After-Parties. They also have an EMERGENCY and a WITHDRAWALS number printed on them.
Free wristbands will be available at registration for seconds and will not be valid for entry to the afterparty.