Sunday, 9 November 2008

Uge Salomon 65km Adventure Race

An e-mail from 'Nicholas Mulder' of “Uge Events” came through earlier this evening notifying us of what’s next on their calendar with regard to Adventure Racing. It makes for interesting reading as it gives one the impression that they have put some serious thought into making it both challenging and novice friendly. This is what he had to say.

Hi All,

With the culmination of the Sprint Adventure Racing Series for 2008, Uge Events now moves onto presenting the 'Uge Salomon 65km Adventure Race on the 22nd of November. This year's venue is Rust-de-Winter, on the Gauteng / Limpopo border. The race leaflet is attached.

The race will involve mountain biking (approx. 45km), running and trekking (14km) as well as paddling (6km). However, for teams who don't have access to boats, we have designed the course so that those teams can complete a short swim, followed by a hike around the dam to get to the various checkpoints. The race should be spectacular, taking teams through various bushveld game reserves. Although 65km is quite a long way, teams will have up to 12 hours to complete the course. Compulsory equipment has been kept to the minimal safety equipment to encourage novice teams to enter.

There are also 2 remaining Trail Runs in the 2008 Series, at Rust-de-Winter on the 23rd of November, and near Magaliesburg on the 20th of December. Race leaflets for these two races will go out later this week on our website,

Best regards,

Nicholas Mulder
Uge Events

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