Namaqua Quest | 3 Day Trail Running Stage Race

Event Information

INDULGE IN NATURE’S MOST MAGICAL DISPLAY

OF COLOUR AND BEAUTY

MAIN INFORMATION

When: 23 – 25 August 2018
Where: Springbok, Namaqualand
Race Village: Jakkalswater Guest Farm
What: South Africa’s most colourful 3 day trail running stage race
Format: Solo
Entries: Limited to 150 runners

ENTRY OPTIONS & COSTS

  • Please note that NO REFUNDS of entry fees will be done after 28 February 2018.
  • Cancellations before 28 February 2018 will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee.
  • Substitutions will be allowed until Friday, 04 August 2018.
  • The full amount must be paid within 48 hours after entering.

3 Day Stage Race – R3 350 per person
3 Day running excluding accommodation and meals but including Saturday prize-giving lunch. Includes goodie bag, event garment and medals to all finishers.

Single Day Run: 16km – R280 (including prize-giving braai)

 

Additional (optional) packages and merchandise

  • Meals Package (8 scrumptious, true Namaqualand meals) – R1040 per person (the meal package can also be booked for family and supporters)
  • Extra prize giving braai for family and friends – R120 per person
  • Camping at race village for 4 nights with your own tent – R400 per person (NOT per tent)
  • Budget dome tent – R1000 per person for 4 nights (no sharing is required. Each person will receive his/her own tent and mattress)
  • Luxury tent for 4 nights with two single beds, all linen, own shower and toilet, 2 chairs, bedside table, dressing table, clothing hanger and a power point – R5950 per tent for two people. The luxury tents have to be booked with Rush Adventures directly. Only 30 luxury tents are available. To book, contact Rush Adventures directly at 011-9633049 | sales@rushadventures.co.za
  • Namaqua Quest  Jacket – To Be Confirmed

REGISTRATIONS, RACE BRIEFING AND START TIMES

  • Registration will be from 17h00 to 20h00 on Wednesday, 22 Augustus.
  • No registrations on race morning.
  • Race and stage briefing at 19h00 every evening at dinner as well as on the morning before the stage start.
  • Compulsory gear check will be 30 minutes before the start of each stage.

SPORT MASSAGES

Studies show that massages increases recovery and improves performance in multi-stage events (and it feels great!) so you will be in good, experienced hands for your daily “fix”.

Please book directly with Calson Massage Clinic:

CALLEN WATSON

Cell :  082 785 7623

supercallenwatson@gmail.com

30 minute Therapy Session

3 treatments (Day 1,2, & 3) @ R700 total

2 treatments ( whichever of the 3 days) @ R500 total

1 treatment (whichever of the 3 days) @ R250 total

45 minute Therapy Session

3 treatments (Day 1,2, & 3) @ R910 total

2 treatments ( whichever of the 3 days) @ R640 total

1 treatment (whichever of the 3 days) @ R320 total

60 minute Therapy Session

3 treatments (Day 1,2, & 3) @ R1150 total

2 treatments ( whichever of the 3 days) @ R800 total

1 treatment (whichever of the 3 days) @ R400 total

COMPULSORY GEAR

  • Waterproof jacket
  • “Wind proof” shell
  • Space blanket
  • Cell phone with the emergency number (082 579 7595) saved on it
  • 2 litres of water
  • Mini first aid kit – Strap, elastic bandage, anti-cramp tablets, anti-histamine, wound dressing, disinfectant.
  • Snacks
  • Whistle

You must carry a card with all your medical details on it such a Doctor’s telephone number, Medical insurance number, emergency telephone number and contact name, blood group, any allergies etc. This must be inside a sealed ziplock bag and on your person.

Rain/cold weather – You will NOT be allowed to go out onto the trails without any of this if the weather is foul. We will make that decision on the morning of the run – ensure you have it available!

“Water proof” rain jacket [Please note that a “wind proof” shell is NOT necessarily a “Rain proof” jacket, although a rain jacket is wind proof…] PLEASE make sure you understand the difference between the 2 garments – test it! We will have no hesitation turning you away if you have the incorrect foul weather gear.

Other useful items (not compulsory):

Sunblock, sun glasses, small camera, positive attitude and a sense of humour.

STAGE INFORMATION

Day 1: Toringberg – 25km (start is at 07:00am)
Day 2: Goegap Nature Reserve – 29km (start is at 07:30am)
Day 3: Jakkalswater – 16 km (start is at 08:00am)

Route Profiles

NQ_Trail_-_Day_1_Toringberg (3) NQ_Trail_-_Day_2_Goegap_ (2) NQ_Trail_-_Day_3_Jakkalswater

The routes for each day have been designed so that they offer runners great trails, spectacular scenery and beautiful flowers.

As with any good trail, there will be a mix of everything… tough climbs, fast downhills, a few technical sections, sand and absolutely beautiful scenery!

MEALS

  • Prize giving lunch/braai is included in all entry options
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will only be served to those who have chosen the meal package.
  • Extra meal packages and prize giving lunches (for family and friends) can be booked and paid for with your online entry.
  • Meals will be the typical, finger licking good, generous servings of food that Namaqualand is just as famous for as it’s flowers!

ACCOMMODATION

  • If you choose the camping option only, you have to bring your own tent, mattresses, pillows, camping gear, etc.
  • There are only a few central power points for charging cellphones, GPS devices, etc.
  • No items with elements are allowed (kettle, stove, hair drier etc)
  • Clean ablution facilities
  • No caravans will be allowed because of space limitations. Camping trailers are allowed.
  • Extra tented accommodation can be booked for family & friends at R1000 per person for the 4 nights (that person will get his/her own tent and a mattress)
  • Camping only (where you supply your own tent) at R400 per person for 4 nights. Again, camping for additional people can be booked with your entry.

Those who are not keen on the camping option can book
their own accommodation at one of the numerous guesthouses and hotels in and around Springbok. Just keep in mind that it is peak flower season so
accommodation will be limited and expensive so book well in advance!

RACE CATEGORIES

Open Men, Open Women, 40+ Men, 40+ Women, 50+ Men, 50+ Women

WATER POINTS

There will be a total of 2 water stations per day placed at strategic points along the route each day.

SAFETY / MEDICAL

  • Comprehensive EMS will be present at the event
  • A full medical team will be present at the start of each day to ensure every athlete is fit enough to take part.
  • The same medical staff will also be present at the finish of each stage to ensure assistance for any athletes in need.
  • Safety and route briefings will be held before the start of each stage.

GOODIE BAG

Each stage race participant will receive an event specific goodie bag including an even t-shirt

MAIN INFORMATION

When: 24 – 26 August 2017
Where: Springbok, Namaqualand
Race Village: To be confirmed
What: South Africa’s most colourful 3 day trail running stage race
Format: Solo
Entries: Limited to 100 runners

STAGE INFORMATION

Day 1: Toringberg- 25km (start is at 07:00am)
Day 2: Goegap Nature Reserve – 29km (start is at 07:30am)
Day 3: Jakkalswater – 16km (start is at 08:00am)

The routes for each day have been designed so that they offer runners great trails, spectacular scenery and beautiful flowers.

As with any good trail, there will be a mix of everything… tough climbs, fast downhills, a few technical sections, sand and absolutely beautiful scenery!

ENTRY OPTIONS & COSTS

  • Please note that NO REFUNDS of entry fees will be done after 28 February 2017.
  • Cancellations before 28 February 2017 will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee.
  • Substitutions will be allowed until Friday, 04 August 2017.
  • The full amount must be paid within 48 hours after entering.

3 Day Stage Race – R2 950 per person
3 Day running excluding accommodation and meals but including Saturday prize-giving lunch

Single Day Run: 20km – R280 (including prize-giving braai)
Single Day Run: 5km fun run – R180 (including prize-giving braai

Additional (optional) packages and merchandise

  • Meals Package (8 meals) – R1040 per person (the meal package can also be booked for family and supporters)
  • Extra prize giving braai for family and friends – R120 per person
  • Camping at race village for 4 nights with your own tent – R400 per person (NOT per tent)
  • Tent at race village for 4 nights (we supply a tent with a single blow-up mattress) – R1000 per person (one tent per person so no sharing is required)

Luxury tent for 4 nights with two single beds, all linen, own shower and toilet and a power point – R5950 per tent for two people. The luxury tents have to be booked with Rush Adventures directly. Only 30 luxury tents are available.

Work o/h: 011 974 8245 | Cell:  0842612326

  • First Ascent Namaqua Quest Soft Shell XT3 Jacket – R850 (normal retail is R950)

MEALS

  • Prize giving lunch/braai is included in all entry options
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will only be served to those who have chosen the meal package.
  • Extra meal packages and prize giving lunches (for family and friends) can be booked and paid for with your online entry.
  • Meals will be the typical, finger licking good, generous servings of food that Namaqualand is just as famous for as it’s flowers!

REGISTRATIONS, RACE BRIEFING AND START TIMES

  • Registration will be from 16h00 to 20h00 on Wednesday, 23 Augustus.
  • No registrations on race morning.
  • Race and stage briefing at 19h00 every evening at dinner as well as on the morning before the stage start.
  • Compulsory gear check will be 30 minutes before the start of each stage.

ACCOMMODATION

  • If you choose the camping option, you have to bring your own tent, mattresses, etc.
  • There are only a few central power points for charging cellphones, GPS devices, etc.
  • No items with elements are allowed (kettle, stove, hair drier etc)
  • If you choose the supplied tented accommodation in the race village, you will get a tent and single mattress.
  • Participants have to bring their own linen / bedding.
  • Clean ablution facilities
  • No caravans or camping trailers will be allowed because of space limitations.
  • If you choose to bring your own tent, please remember that the maximum tent size allowed is 3x3 meter.
  • Extra tented accommodation can be booked for family & friends at R1000 per person for the 4 nights.
  • Camping only (without us supplying the tent) at R400 per person for 4 nights.

Those who are not keen on the camping option can book
their own accommodation at one of the numerous guesthouses and hotels in
Springbok. Just keep in mind that it is peak flower season so
accommodation will be limited and expensive so book well in advance!

  • Please note that NO REFUNDS of entry fees will be done after 28 February 2017.
  • Cancellations before 28 February 2017 will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee.
  • Substitutions will be allowed until Friday, 04 August 2017.
  • The full amount must be paid within 48 hours after entering.

3 Day Stage Race – R2 950 per person
3 Day running excluding accommodation and meals but including Saturday prize-giving lunch

Single Day Run: 20km – R280 (including prize-giving braai)
Single Day Run: 5km fun run – R180 (including prize-giving braai

Additional (optional) packages and merchandise

  • Meals Package (8 scrumptious meals) – R960 per person
  • Extra prize giving braai for family and friends – R110 per person
  • Camping at race village for 4 nights with your own tent – R400 per person
  • Tent at race village for 4 nights (we supply a tent with a single mattress) – R1000 per person (one tent per person)

SPORT MASSAGES

As usual, the team from Pure Energy Sposrts Therapy will be at the event!

The team has over 8 years of experience working in the sports industry as well as the holistic therapeutic massage industry. Pure Energy Sports Therapy offers Therapeutic Sports Massage and are regular massage therapists at well-known races such as Sabie Experiences, Panorama Cycle Tour and Kalahari Augrabies – Extreme Marathons, Sani2C, Wines2Whales, Num-Num Trail Challenge and many more.

Studies show that massages increases recovery and improves performance in multi-stage events (and it feels great!) and you will be in good, experienced hands for your daily “fix”.

Pre-book your massages now! (No later than 2 weeks before the event)
Please make all booking directly with Pure Energy at 071 289 5825 or visit their website.

Pure Energy

COMPULSORY GEAR

  • Waterproof jacket
  • “Wind proof” shell
  • Space blanket
  • Cell phone with the emergency number (082 579 7595) saved on it
  • 2 litres of water
  • Mini first aid kit – Strap, elastic bandage, anti-cramp tablets, anti-histamine, wound dressing, disinfectant.
  • Snacks
  • Whistle

You must carry a card with all your medical details on it such a Doctor’s telephone number, Medical insurance number, emergency telephone number and contact name, blood group, any allergies etc. This must be inside a sealed ziplock bag and on your person.

Rain/cold weather – You will NOT be allowed to go out onto the trails without any of this if the weather is foul. We will make that decision on the morning of the run – ensure you have it available!

“Water proof” rain jacket [Please note that a “wind proof” shell is NOT necessarily a “Rain proof” jacket, although a rain jacket is wind proof…] PLEASE make sure you understand the difference between the 2 garments – test it! We will have no hesitation turning you away if you have the incorrect foul weather gear.

Other useful items (not compulsory):

Sunblock, sun glasses, small camera, positive attitude and a sense of humour.

RACE CATEGORIES

Open Men, Open Women, 40+ Men, 40+ Women, 50+ Men, 50+ Women

WATER POINTS

There will be a total of 3 water stations per day placed at strategic points along the route each day.

SAFETY / MEDICAL

  • Comprehensive EMS will be present at the event
  • A full medical team will be present at the start of each day to ensure every athlete is fit enough to take part.
  • The same medical staff will also be present at the finish of each stage to ensure assistance for any athletes in need.
  • Safety and route briefings will be held before the start of each stage.

GOODIE BAG

Each stage race participant will receive an event specific goodie bag including an even t-shirt

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