Kei River Mouth
2013 WILDCOAST WILDRUN ENTRY
Entry for 2013 is limited to 80 solo runners on each departure.
The entry fee for 2013 Wildcoast Wildrun is R6,900.00 (see below for includes/excludes). [PLEASE NOTE: The cost includes 4 NIGHTS accommodation and all your meals starting with dinner after the briefing]. Pre-entry only. NOTE: in 2013 we will be using a new online system and not the previous system of downloading a pdf entry form. The online system is simple and straightforward and does not require any printing, faxing, emailing etc. Entries will automatically close when full, and a waiting list will then be available. The waiting list will be managed in order of entries received. For more details on the Wildcoast Wildrun 2013 entry process, please see further information below.
There are two Wildcoast Wildrun ‘departures’ one week apart, the first is the ‘Journey’ and the second the ‘Race’. If you are racing you need to enter the SECOND one (not exclusive to racing snakes, but this is the racing version of the two). If you are running to experience the Wildcoast Wildrun journey, with ‘racing’ not a priority, then enter either.
Wildcoast Wildrun 2 (Race)*
19th - 21st September 2013 (Thurs-Sat)
Registration on evening of the 18th (Wed)
[*Racing vs journey: Both departures are identical in terms of what you get, with the exception that the 'racing' version will be televised on Supersport. Times from both Wildcoast Wildrun departures will NOT be compared to determine an overall winner, and ONLY the 'Race' departure will be the focus for racing for the Wildcoast Wildrun trophy.]
Day 1: 43km Kei River Mouth to Kob Inn
Day 2: 35km Kob Inn to The Haven
Day 3: 34km The Haven to The Hole-in-the-Wall
Wildcoast Wildrun 1 (Journey) 12-14th Sep *the runners start times will be communicated on the notice board each evening
Day 1: 7h30am (Sunrise 6h14, neap tide)
Day 2: First start – 7h00am, second start - 07h30am (Sunrise 6h13, neap tide)
Day 3: First start 51-80 – 6h30am, second start - 07h00am, third start – 07h30am (Sunrise 6h12, neap tide)
Wildcoast Wildrun 2 (Race) 19-21st Sep *the runners start times will be communicated on the notice board each evening
Day 1: 7h00am (Sunrise 6h05, spring low tide 9h42)
Day 2: First start – 7h30am, second start - 08h00am (Sunrise 6h04, spring low tide 10h14)
Day 3: First start – 7h00am, second start – 07h30am, third start - 08h00am (Sunrise 6h03, spring low tide 10h48)
Airline carriers: SA Airlink www.flysaa.com
Distance from airport to start: 80km (1hr)
Distance from finish back to airport: 230km (4-5hrs)
Parking & transfers: Secure parking will be arranged for those runners driving and leaving a vehicle at Kei Mouth.
It is each runners’ responsibility to arrange a transfer to the start and back to East London from the finish in advance – either with us or your own.
WILD COAST WEATHER
Aug Sep Oct
Average daily maximum temperature (°C) 21 22 22
Average daily minimum temperature (°C) 11 12 14
Average number of rain days (>= 1 mm) 7 10 13
The route is unmarked bar the start and finish areas. Simply follow the coastline until you reach the finish of each day.
Runners must carry water and nutrition for the duration of each day’s run. There will be one water-table/checkpoint en route per day only. Local communities may provide drinks (for sale) at various accessible venues en route, but this is unreliable.
A race sweeper will follow the last runner and will be in radio contact with the organizers.
There will be two dedicated event medics on standby in the even of an emergency.
Race cut-off is at a predetermined point on each day, and is only enforced for your own safety – i.e. to avoid crossing a river in the dark. Times will be given in the Wildrun briefing.
If you withdraw from the race it is your responsibility to inform the organizers as soon as possible, failure to do so could result in an extensive and costly man hunt.
If you withdraw from the Wildrun without requiring medical attention, we will assist, where possible, in transporting you to each day’s venue until the finish venue only.
The Wildrun will be timed and results posted daily.
Overall results are based on an accumulative time.
During the race, accomodation and meals are supplied by the following hotels (full details of what is “included” and “excluded” below):
Registration: The Thatches www.thethatches.co.za & Kei Sands www.keisands.co.za
Day 1: Kob Inn Hotel www.kobinn.co.za
Day 2: The Haven Hotel www.thehavenhotel.co.za
Day 3: Ocean View Hotel www.oceanview.co.za
2-3 liters of water
Suitable nutrition for the duration of your run, plus a little extra just in case…
Drybag or waterproof bag for your phone/camera/iPod
Personal medication & basic first aid (see blog for ‘What to carry’)
You must collect your Wildrun number and sign the indemnity at registration.
You must fill in and sign the Dwesa indemnity at registration.
You will need to present your ID/Passport at registration, as well as your original signed Medical Form.
Registration will be the day before the race, between 11h00 and 18h00 (either 11th or 18th September).
Briefing will be at 19h30 on the 1th/18th, at the same venue as registration.
2013 WILDCOAST WILDRUN ENTRY
Entry for 2013 is limited to 80 solo runners on each departure.
The entry fee for 2013 Wildcoast Wildrun is R6,900.00 (see below for includes/excludes). [PLEASE NOTE: The cost includes 4 NIGHTS accommodation and all your meals starting with dinner after the briefing]
Entries for the Wildrun 2013 will open on this website on the 17th January ’13 at 12h00 (Midday, CAT) Pre-entry only. *NOTE: in 2013 we will be using a new online system and not the previous system of downloading a pdf entry form. The online system is simple and straightforward and does not require any printing, faxing, emailing etc. Entries will automatically close when full, and a waiting list will then be available. The waiting list will be managed in order of entries received.
International entrants (anywhere outside of South Africa) - Please contact Tamaryn at for more information on how to enter.
Entries are open to runners over the age of 18 years only
You do not need to be a member of any athletics club to take part in the Wildrun
A Medical form must be submitted (will be made available to you closer to the time) as part of your entry requirement
The entry fee for 2013 will be published in due course and will include the ‘Standard package’ as described below.
A non-refundable deposit of R1000 is required to secure your entry and must be paid within 12 hours of your entry being accepted & confirmed. This amount can be deducted from your entry upon full payment. *IMPORTANT NOTE: The deposit is only necessary if you opt to pay via eft. If you choose to pay via credit card, your full payment will be deducted on completion of your entry. If you do not choose either option, your entry will be incomplete and discarded.
The full entry fee is payable by 01 March 2013. Entries not confirmed via full payment by 01 March will be passed on to the next person on the waiting list.
85% of any entry fee paid will be refunded if any entry is cancelled in writing on or before 31 March 2013.
From 01 April until 15 August ’13 only substitutions will be allowed. Ultimately, it is the runners responsibility to find a substitution, but we can assist with offering your entry to those runners on the waiting list. However, we offer no guarantee that your entry will be taken by the waiting list.
No substitutions will be accepted after 15th August ’13.
From 01 April 2013, any refunds for substitutions that we secure on your behalf will be less 15%. If no substitution is found, unfortunately no refund can be made.
No cancelled entry will be refunded except within the terms above.
No substitutions will be taken within two weeks of the event start.
THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES
Shared hotel/lodge accommodation during the Wildrun (4 nights). On the entry form you can select who you want to share with where twin rooms are applicable and we will endeavor to put you with that person. Alternatively the organizers will place appropriately.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Wildrun, starting with dinner on the evening of registration and finishing with breakfast (if early departure then breakfast pack) on the day of departure (morning after the finish).
Your very own Wildcoast Wildrun bag (your runner bag for the duration of the Wildrun), as well as numerous items of kit supplied.
Wildrun technical running kit (various).
Wildrun brushed cotton top.
Unique Wildcoast Wildrun buff.
Transport of your runner bag from start to the finish each day.
Transport of your non-runner bag to the finish at Coffee Bay.
Kei ferry crossing & nature reserve access permits.
3l of bottled water per day minimum.
Finishers wick-dry shirt & medal.
A selection of Wildcoast Wildrun images (jumbo size) will be available on the website for downloading afer the event. There will be the option to purchase a Wildcoast Wildrun 2013 DVD at an additional cost after the event.
ENTRY FEE EXCLUDES
Transport to and from the start of the Wildrun & back from the finish of the Wildrun (this can be booked separately if necessary).
Drinks at any of the hotels.
Race supplements & personal nutrition.
Substitutions will be allowed until 15 August ’13.
The original entrant must notify us in writing on or before the 15 August with the name and contact details of the person taking over the entry.
A Substitute must complete an entry form.
The substitute will also need to submit the medical form.
A 15% substitution fee will forfeited by the original entrant and will be deducted from any refund made.
No substitution will be taken within two weeks prior to the event start.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
The reason the Wildrun is small is because we fill the hotels we use to the max. In some situations there are double beds that are only being occupied by one runner, and so we can in some situations make a plan – BUT there are no guarantees and if we say there is no space then unfortunately you will need to make your own plan at an alternative accommodation (where possible). Kei Mouth and Coffee Bay are no problem, but the two nights in between are very very limited, so worst case scenario you spend two nights at Coffee Bay to watch the finish.
Friends & family are welcome to follow the Wildrun, however the hotels and accommodation along the way are reserved for runners & crew as priority.
We will assist where possible, and any travel & accommodation arrangements will need to be paid up front.
Runner accommodation will only be allocated with other runners, if you make other arrangements that is for your account and no refund will be given.
Runner communication will be by email and via updates to this website only.
If you are on Facebook, feel free to join the Wildrun Facebook page.
Directions, pre-race accommodation lists and service providers will be published online closer to the time.
Results will be posted daily.
Take only memories and leave only footprints – please don’t leave any litter or take any souvenirs.
If you need to do a number 2, do it somewhere private, dig a small hole (15cm) and bury your waste.
Be friendly and courteous to the local people, it’s their land.
When you are in nature reserves be on the look out for – and avoid harassing – the wildlife.