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: 7 September 2019
Where: Springbok, Namaqualand
Race Village: Springbok Inn Country Hotel, Voortrekker Road, 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 2019.
  • Cancellations before 28 February 2019 will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee.
  • Substitutions will be allowed until 15 August 2019.

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTRY

  •  An exclusive and unique route (GPS Navigation)
  • High quality goodie bag
  • High quality race garment
  • Registration dinner
  • Finish line meal
  • Top class race village
  • 6 X Fully stocked support tables
  • Free coffee and tea zone
  • Unique Finishers Medal
  • Full Medical Support


Entry Fee: 82km    R2200  VAT Excl.                 58km     R2000 VAT Excl.

Payment Plan available until 28 February 2019 : Pay 30% when entering online and the rest anytime before 31 August 2019. No refund of the deposit will be done.  

Same cancellation rules apply as stated above.

Additional (optional) packages and merchandise

  • Camping at race village for 3 nights with your own tent – R510 (VAT Excl.) per campsite – 4 people max.
  • Hotel Accommodation at race village (twin, double or family) – R2850 (VAT Excl.) per room for 3 nights.

REGISTRATIONS, RACE BRIEFING AND START TIMES

  • Registration will be from 16h00 to 20h00 on Friday, 6 September 2019.
  • No registrations on race morning.
  • Race briefing at 19h00 at dinner 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

  • Registration Dinner is included in your entry.
  • Prize Giving lunch can be booked with your 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

Race Village at Springbok Inn Country Hotel, has the following available :

HOTEL ROOMS
R2 850.00 VAT Excl. per room minimum 3 nights (as part of the Namaqua Quest event)

Rooms available :
Twin Rooms (two single beds)
Double Rooms (double bed)
Family Rooms (double bed and two single beds in one room)

CAMPING
R340 VAT Excl. per campsite for duration of the event.
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, Open Women, 40+ Men, 40+ Women, 50+ Men, 50+ 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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