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36hr Race | 22nd - 24th Jan 2021 | Southern Drakensberg

The A1 series kicks off in the Southern Drakensberg with the Vasbyt 36hr, an area with big mountains, mountain rivers and vast areas of rural countryside. With a format that allows all teams to race for between 24-36 hours, it offers a challenging event for both the experienced and novice adventure racer. Great training for Expedition Africa.   For those wanting something a little less, we will have a Vasbyt 12hr and Vasbyt 6hr running alongside the main A1 event.


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No Fuss No Frills

36hr Race | 18th - 19th Jun 2021 | No Fuss No Frills

The A1 series’ new addition, No Frills No Fuss, will be race number 2. With the ethos of “just get out there and get stuck in”, this race will test the best but also keep the novice equally as entertained. The route will take you through a variety of stunning yet harsh terrains. There will be some challenging navigation and all aspects that a genuine Adventure Race should ask of you, you will be there to answer the questions! Expected winning time of 24hrs and a cut off of 36 allows for a fun weekend all round. Additional options include a 12hr and a 6hr for those wanting a little less.


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The Originals

36hr Race | 6th - 9th Aug 2021 | Mighty Orange River

The 3rd race of the A1 SA series is "The Originals" in August.  The course will be open for 36 hrs and will utilize the Mighty Orange River, the tricky to navigate Van Der Kloof dam the unforgivable Karoo; this journey promises to test the team’s ability to overcome terrain; vegetation and weather but with spectacular landscapes. Not for the faint-hearted with winning times around 24 hr. A 12hr event will also be offered.


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36hr Race | 22nd - 24th Oct 2021| Mpumalanga

The Mpumalanga escarpment will host the season finale Cyanosis Panorama Adventure Race in 2021. The views will be awesome, with some tough racing and fine navigation through the grasslands and pine plantations on the edge of the escarpment.  The course will be open for 36 hr with winning times expected in 24 hr.  There is also a 12hr event offered for new teams to the sport.

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36hr Race| 25th - 27th Nov 2021 | Hessequa

The 2nd race of the A1 South African Series is the WCAD 36hr event in March, with winning times expected in 24 hrs and course cut off at 36h hrs.  This year it will be held in the Hessequa region which is known for sunshine and lazy days on the beach but now you can come to explore the wild side of this region. Mountains, rivers and rolling hills are waiting to be tamed. A 12hr event will also be offered, with high school kids being invited to enter.



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