NAMAQUA X CHALLENGE – Saturday, 11 September 2021

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  • Covid rules applies…
  • Event info also on Quantum Adventures [direct link]
  • Since we are in an unusual situation regarding Covid, we have to abide by those rules…
  • There will be no age groups categories for the 2021 event – please bear with us on this. There are several factors [read Covid issues] we have to consider to make this event possible.

Race entry includes:

  • Camping [Friday and Saturday night] at the Horse shoe camp terrain in Strandfontein, West Coast and specifically stands 36 > 66
  • Branded race cap
  • Namaqua wine
  • Craft beer from Maskam Brewery.
  • Finish line, custom made, timber coaster with the race logo on it – each one is unique.

ALL OPTIONS/ACTIVITIES FINISH AT THE HORSE-SHOE CAMP TERRAIN IN STRANDFONTEIN , WEST COAST.

The route is linear. The paddle starts on a farm, next to the river outside Lutzville. The take-out is 23km down river in the Olifants river estuary at the river mouth. The run starts from the take-out and follows the coast south to Strandfontein, West Coast. You will need running shoes – rocky section at “Deurspring” outcrop. All the links to the various places including distances are below – you can send this automatically to your smartphone to assist your travel and log plans.

Option 1: THE X CHALLENGE. 23KM PADDLE AND 11KM COASTAL RUN R650.00 pp 

  • Start venue – outside Lutzville on the banks of the Olifants River. See Directions from Strandfontein, West Coast to paddle put-in – 38km [30min]OR from Lutzville to Paddle put-in – 13.5km [13min]
  • 23km river paddle and 11km coastal run.  [Low tide is at 11h45]
  • On the river, mass race starts at 8h30 – K1/K2/Surf-skis
  • Sea-kayaks will only be allowed if it has a ” steerable rudder”. In this case, your start time will be [7h30] 1 hour “before” the official race start.

Option 2: 23KM Paddle. R400.00 pp.

Option 3: 11KM Coastal run. R250.00. 

Categories:

  • Male
  • Female

Registration: X CHALLENGE – Paddle/Run and Paddle only 

  • Strandfontein West Coast – Horse-shoe camp terrain – Friday, 10th. 17h00  – 21h00 
  • or Saturday, 11th at the Paddle put in from 8h00-9h15. [please take note re “Sea-kayaks” earlier start.]

Registration: 11km Coastal run only

  • Strandfontein West Coast – Horse-shoe camp terrain – Friday, 10th. 17h00  – 21h00
  • or Saturday, 11th at the Paddle “take-out” at Papendorp from 10h30-11h00.

Directions from Cape Town to Strandfontein, West Coast – approx. 3.5 hrs.

CATERING/OTHER INFO:

  • Saturday eve: You can “PRE order” your braai pack from West Coast Tourism office – manager@visitnwc.com – 2 x chops, 2 x skilpadjies [not tortoise] and boerewors at R80.00
  • The Ladies from Papendorp will be selling vetkoek/similar with various fillings at the finish.
  • There is power and full ablutions at the camp terrain.
  • There are no liquor stores in Strandfontein – the nearest is in Doringbaai – 10km to the south.
  • Rather buy anything you may need in addition in Vredendal at the Maskam Mall or on route from CT/your departure point.
  • Share lifts to the start of the paddle and run – you will need to fetch your vehicles/boats after the event. 
  • There will be security at the end of the paddle to ensure your boats are looked after until you fetch it by 14H00 LATEST.

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