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WCAD 24

24hr Race| 2nd - 3rd Mar 2019 | Witzenberg

The first race of the 2019 A1 South Africa series is the WCAD 24 on 2-3 Mar held in Tulbagh, Witzenberg near Cape Town. There is a hunger for adventure in the Western Cape and WCAD are ready to deliver an exceptional adventure race to kick off the 2019 season. There will be a shorter course as well, to welcome newbies to the sport. 

 

 

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Castle Lite Extra Cold AR

30hr Race | 15-17 June | Gariep Dam

The 2nd race of the South African Series is a new race by race director Adrian Saffy called the "Castle Lite Extra Cold AR!!!  It will be held at the Gariep Dam area which borders the Free State and Eastern Cape.  Teams can expect a tough 200km race over harsh landscape with a lot of water legs and tasks as the dam and river are the main feature.

 

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Nevarest Challenge

24hr Race | 12th - 14th July | Pilgrims Rest

The 3rd race of the A1 South African Series is the Nevarest Challenge on 12-14 July.  Set in the unique Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga area this 200 km course involving Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Paddling, Caving & Rope work will take you through amazing historic sites offering you a fascinating window into the past.

Exploring this early gold mining town and its surrounding panorama as if you were one of the settlers is bound to be an experience never to be forgotten!! This area is filled with unexplored gems and is only 4 hours outside of Pretoria and 1.5 hours outside of Nelspruit.

This will be a challenging course with winning times of about 18-20 hrs and a cut of time of 24 hrs. 

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Vasbyt 30

30hr Race | 9th - 11th Aug | Garden Route

The 4th race of the South African Series is Vasbyt.  The stunning forests surrounding the Garden Route town of Knysna provides the ideal location for the Vasbyt 24hr, hosted by the Merrell Adventure Addicts. Now in its fourth year, this overnight 30 hr cut off race, will test teams as well as provide fantastic experience and skills of navigation, night racing and teamwork.

 

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Cyanosis Tugela

30hr Race | 18th - 20th Oct | KwaZulu-Natal

The series finale for A1 SA 2019 is Cyanosis AR on 18 - 20 Oct in the Tugela Valley in the centre of the KwaZulu-Natal. Cyanosis Adventure Racing Team, one of South Africa’s premier AR teams, returned in 2018 to race organization after a 9-year hiatus to be part of the inaugural A1 Series. The team previously hosted 100-300km races along the edge of the Drakensberg mountains above KZN, but are now venturing into the heart of the province to explore the home of the Zulu and the Avocado farmer.

The 2019 race will be approximately a 160 km course and will push the top teams to finish in around 20 hrs with a cut off time of 30 hrs.

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