Schaap River Canyon Ultra

Event Information

Run along the river bed of the magnificent Schaap River as it meanders through a majestic canyon carved by the hands of time.

Run where the shy leopard silently roam the weathered canyon walls. Run on jagged trails that guided old copper wagons up Spektakel Pass.  Run the lunar landscapes created in an ancient time when everything was a boiling pot of melted granite.

Run the Schaap River Canyon Ultra!

MAIN INFORMATION

 

When: 29 August 2020

Where: Springbok, Namaqualand

Race Village: Okiep Hotel, Springbok

What: 58km or 82km

Format : Solo

Start: Entrance of the Canyon

Finish : Oukiep Hotel, Springbok (you will be transported to the start by bus)

 

ENTRY OPTIONS & COSTS

  • Please note that NO REFUNDS of entry fees will be done after 28 February 2020.
  •  Cancellations before 28 February 2020 will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee.
  • Substitutions will be allowed until 15 August 2020.

INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTRY

  • An exclusive and unique route (GPS Navigation)
  • Goodie bag
  • Race garment
  • Prize Giving Breakfast at Okiep Hotel Sunday morning
  • Finish line meal
  • 6 x Fully stocked support tables
  • Free coffee and tea zone
  • Unique Finishers Medal
  • Full Medical Support


Entry Fee: 82km    R2200                  58km     R1900
  

Payment Plan available until 28 February 2020 : Pay 30% when entering online and the rest anytime before 31 July 2020. No refund of the deposit

ADDITIONAL (OPTIONAL) PACKAGES AND MERCHANDISE

  • Camping at Springbok Inn Country Hotel – R300 per campsite per day – 4 people max.
  • Hotel Accommodation at Springbok Inn Country Hotel (twin, double or family) – R3770 per room for 3 nights.

 

REGISTRATIONS, RACE BRIEFING AND START TIMES

  • Registration will be at Okiep Hotel, from 16h00 to 20h00 on Friday, 28 August 2020.
  • No registrations on race morning.
  • Race briefing at 19h00 at dinner (please book with entry) as well as on the morning before the start.
  • Compulsory gear check will be 15 minutes before the start.

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”.

More info to follow.

 

MEALS

  • Prize Giving breakfast included in your entry. 
  • Finish line meal at Okiep Hotel.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Race Village at Okiep Hotel, has the following available :

HOTEL ROOMS

Single Room Accommodation R850 per night

Double Room Accommodation R1200 per night

CAMPING AT SPRINGBOK INN HOTEL

R300 per campsite per day.

Max 4 people per campsite.

 

GOODIE BAG

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

ROUTE INFORMATION

 

82km
START :
 Entrance to Canyon
FINISH : Okiep Hotel, Springbok


58km
START :
Entrance to Canyon
FINISH : Okiep Hotel, Springbok

 

 

 

ROUTE ELEVATION PROFILES

82km
SchaapriverUltraProfile

58kmSchaapriverUltraSportProfile

 

Namaqua Quest MTB

RACE CATEGORIES

Open Men and Open Women

COMPULSORY GEAR

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fully charged GPS device with pre-loaded route maps.
  • Headlight with spare batteries
  • “Wind proof” shell
  • Space blanket
  • Cell phone with the emergency number 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.

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.
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