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Kinetic Full Moon Adventure

Event Date: 
11/10/2014 to 12/10/2014

De Hoek Country Lodge Heidelberg


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 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.

Registration: Saturday 09h00-10h00
Adventure briefing and team introduction: Saturday 10h00.
Maps and adventure books handout: Saturday 10h00
Adventure planning: Saturday 10h00-11h30
Re-supply boxes, kayak bag and paddles hand in: Saturday 11h30
Adventure start: Saturday 12h00
Brunch: Sunday 9h00- 11h00
Prize giving: Sunday from 11h00 and no later than 12h00
Adventure cut off: Sunday 14h00

The adventure will cover approximately 120 km.
Top teams are expected to finish the course in 12 - 14 hours with the last team in at 24 hours.
All teams should be able to finish before 13h00 Sunday afternoon
Approximate percentage per discipline: 65% mountain biking, 25 % trekking, 10 % kayaking.
The route scouted so far comprises of 85 km cycle, 25 km on foot and 10 km on the kayak. Broken up in to numerous legs.

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 terrain. Trekking will be over diverse terrain.
Kayaking – kayaking may be on rivers, lakes, or white water. Details will be outlined at race briefing. Kayaks and paddles will be provided by race organisers. Teams can use their own paddles.
Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using map and compass.