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Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto

When: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Avianto
Main Activity: Adventure Racing

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  • The Kinetic Adventure is a adventure race. Teams race on an unmarked route.
  • The race consists of trail/road running, on/off road cycling, paddling and an obstacle course, all of these testing the physical and mental capacity and teamwork of the participants.
  • A central transition will be set up to ensure maximum exposure to the spectators and supporters.
  • The event is geared for all levels of fitness, with hard racing up front between top athletes, to do-able for an ordinary family.
  • Basic navigation will be required so route choice will determine results. It will not necessarily be the fittest team that will win but the fittest team that can think while they are moving at speed

Picture for article Race Distance
The race will cover approximately 25 kms
Duration between 2 and 5 hours
Approx. 65% cycling and 25km trekking and 10% kayaking, broken up into various legs
Approx. 16 km cycling and 7 km running and 2 km kayaking, broken up into various legs

Times
Registration from 06h30 (Arrive early for time to study race route information)
Race briefing: 07h45
Race start: 08h00
Prize giving: 12h00

Race Entry Fee
Pre-entries only

R600 per team (Male pair, Mixed pair, Female pair) + R50 Assitport AR Admin Fee = R650 per team

All non-Assitport AR members will be required to race in a Assitport AR t-shirt. This can be supplied at the race at a once off cost of R100-00 and can be used thereafter for any further race.

  • First 100 teams will receive a Kinetic gift, colour maps and goodie bags.
  • Entries close Thursday midnight before race.
  • No race day entries.
  • No refunds once race entry fee has been paid. Substitutions are allowed before race day.

To enter email info@assitportAR.com

Race Disciplines
Mountain biking - teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.
Picture for article underline;">Trekking - will involve traveling by foot through rugged terrain.
Kayaking - short kayaking leg. Kayaks and paddles will be provided by race organizers. Fluid Synergy kayaks will be used. These kayaks are very stable and suitable for novice kayakers. 
Orienteering - basic orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using the map. If you can read a street map you will be fine.
Obstacle course - an inflatable obstacle course will test your team skills.

Maps
Maps supplied will be google maps.
If the map is lost or damaged it will not be replaced by the organizers.
It is recommended that teams bring large zip-loc bags to waterproof maps.

Competency Checks
At least one member of the team must be capable of navigating by map. The team must be able to orientate a map.
The teams must be able to describe what their team would do if it becomes lost.
It is recommended that at least one member of the team should have experience in basic First Aid.
All team members must be suitably competent in all disciplines included in the event as specified by Picture for article the race organizer and be able to complete the event without any assistance from any person other than own team members.

Prizes:
First 3 teams in the each category will receive product vouchers to the value of
Position    Male team    Mixed team    Female team    School team
First          R600.00        R600.00        R600.00        R600.00
Second      R500.00        R500.00        R500.00        R500.00
Third         R400.00       R400.00        R400.00        R400.00
All finishers to receive medals, trophies to team category winners.
Lucky draw prizes for teams present at prize giving.
At the end of the 2012 series (5 races), the teams who have placed the best overall in each of the male/mixed/female team categories will receive awards.
One Merida cycle to be won at the last race of the series. 5 names get drawn at each event.

Series Leader Log
There are 5 races in the 2012 Kinetic Adventure series.
Teams results will be updated on a race series log, with the log being completed at the last event in December 2012.
There will be four categories. Male pairs, mixed pairs, female pairs and school pairs.
The teams first on the log at the end of 2012 in each of the four categories will receive Asics trail shoes, one pair for each team member and a R 1000 cash. Picture for article
The team second on the log at the end of 2012 in each of the four categories will receive a First Ascent clothing set, one set for each team member.
The team third on the log at the end of 2012 in each of the four categories will receive a USN performance pack, one pack for each team member.
The log will be worked out on team names, if team members swop around during the year, the team must sort out who receive the awards.
First place 100 points, second place 99 points etc. the teams with most points at end of series wins.
Teams that achieve the highest placing at each race and teams that enters all five races will benefit.

Eco Awareness
Teams are to adhere to the following stipulations at all times:
  • Picking of flowers, cutting of walking sticks and/or any damage to the natural vegetation (even though they might appear to be dead) is prohibited.
  • The making of fires, whatever the circumstances and no matter how small, are prohibited along the entire route.
  • No tree, rock, etc. may be defaced in any manner.
  • Be polite and courteous to local inhabitants.
The transgression of any of the above will render the entire team liable to Picture for article disqualification.

Event Rules & Regulations
1. Team
The event must be started and completed by the entire team.
All members of the team must be within visual and hearing distance of all other members of their team at all times, i.e. spread over no more than 50m.
No substitutions during the race will be allowed.
The team is to complete the entire event without any assistance.
Teams are required to pass through all transitions and checkpoints (cp's) in the order designated by the Organiser.
Teams will visit designated transitions areas to change racing disciplines, refill their supplies, change clothing and gear.
Teams can arrive at the registration with a normal sedan. No 4*4 is needed. Vehicles can be parked at the registration venue for the duration of the event.
Teams only have to carry compulsory gear but are welcome to take more equipment if needed.
All team members are required to pass through all transitions and checkpoints together. At these checkpoints, which will be indicated by a board displaying a letter of the alphabet, any team member is to clearly mark the letter on the team passport.
Check points (cp's) must be done in numerical order and orienteering points (op's) may be done in any ord

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Disclaimer: This info is accurate at time of posting. Please confirm in good time prior to the event.
Contact Mark Dickson on (082) 469-5586 if you have any questions or need additional help with this activity.

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Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto

Posted 27 Feb 2012
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Posted 26 Feb 2012
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto
Kinetic 'Sprint' Adventure Race - Avianto