Adventure Events

Namaqua Quest Trail Running Stage Race

INDULGE IN NATURE'S MOST MAGICAL DISPLAY OF COLOUR AND BEAUTY

When: 27 - 30 August 2014
Where: Springbok, Namaqualand
Race Village: Jakkalswater Guest Farm
What: South Africa's most beautiful and unique 4 day stage race
Total Distance: Between 110km - 120km
Format: Solo or 2 man teams
Entries: Limited to 100 solo runners and 50 teams

Online Entries: ENTER ONLINE HERE
Stage 1:  Wednesday, 27 August / 20 - 25km
Stage 2: Thursday, 28 August / 40- 45km
Stage 3: Friday, 29 August / 25 - 30km
Stage 4: Saturday, 30 August / 25 - 30km

Race details
Detailed race information regarding daily distances, route profiles, GPS coordinates, etc will be uploaded closer to the time.

Entry options & costs
Please note that no refunds of entry fees will be done once you have enter. Substitutions will be allowed until 15 July 2014.

Entry option 1 - R2 700 per person / R5 300 per team
4 Day Run excluding accommodation and excluding all meals but including Saturday prize giving lunch

Entry option 2 - R3 300 per person / R6 500 per team
4 Day Run excluding accommodation but including 7 meals (dinner Tuesday, lunch and dinner Wednesday, lunch and dinner Thursday, lunch and dinner Friday & prize giving lunch Saturday)

Entry option 3 - R2 900 per person / R5 800 per team
4 Day Run including camping space (your own tent) in the race village (5 nights), excluding all meals but including prize giving lunch Saturday

Entry option 4 - R3 500 per person / R6 900 per team
4 Day Run including camping space (your own tent) in the race village (5 nights) and including 7 meals (dinner Tuesday, lunch and dinner Wednesday, lunch and dinner Thursday, lunch and dinner Friday & prize giving lunch Saturday)

Entry option 5 - R3 300 per person / R6 500 per team
4 Day Run including tented accommodation in the race village (5 nights), excluding all meals but including prize giving lunch Saturday

Entry option 6 - R3900 per person / R7 800 per team
4 Day Run including tented accommodation in the race village (5 nights) and including 7 meals (dinner Tuesday, lunch and dinner Wednesday, lunch and dinner Thursday, lunch and dinner Friday & prize giving lunch Saturday)

Single Day Run (Saturday) 30km -35km - R300 per person including prize giving braai

Single Day Fun Run (Saturday) 5km - R80 per person

Meals

Prize giving lunch is included in all entry options

Lunch and dinner will only be served to those that chose the meal inclusive package. Breakfasts are the runners own responsibility. There are numerous restaurants and shops in Springbok.

Extra dinners and prize giving lunches (for family and friends) can be booked and paid for with your online entry - R90 per meal

Meals will be the typical, finger licking good, generous servings of food that Namaqualand is just as famous for as it's flowers!

Accommodation

If you choose the camping option, you have to bring your own tent, mattresses, etc. Stands do have power points.

If you choose the supplied tented accommodation in the race village, you will get a waterproof tent and a blow-up mattress. Runners have to bring their own linen / bedding.

Clean ablution facilities

No caravans or camping trailers will be allowed because of space limitations. If you choose to bring your own tent, please remember that the maximum tent size allowed is 3x3 meter.

Extra tented accommodation can be booked for family & friends at R200 per person per night. Camping only (without us supplying the tent) at R100 per person per night.

Those who are not keen on the camping option can book their own accommodation at one of the numerous guesthouses and hotels in Springbok.

Just bear in mind that it is peak flower season so accommodation will be limited and expensive so book well in advance!

Registrations, race briefing and start times

Registration will be from 17h00 to 20h00 on Tuesday, 26 August. No registrations on race morning.

Race & Stage briefing at 19h00 every evening at dinner as well as on the morning before the stage start.

Compulsery gear check will be 30 minutes before the start of every stage.

Compulsory gear

In fair weather:
Waterproof jacket
"Wind proof" shell
Space blanket
Cell phone with 083 2945 260 saved on it [Debbie's number]
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.

Other useful items (not compulsory): Hat/Peak, sunblock, sun glasses, small camera, positive attitude and a sense of humor.

Water points

There will be water stations placed at strategic points along the route each day.

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 after and through the rest of the day and night.

Safety and route briefings will be held before the start of each stage.

Goodie bags

Each runner will receive a Pure Nutrition Trail Pack for every day of running (valued at over R1000)

A high quality moisture control event specific T-shirt

A event specific buff

...and more
Last update on this event: 23/07/2014
Event added: 23/07/2014
General Event Details
DATE:
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - Saturday, 30 August 2014
EVENT TYPE:
PROVINCE / AREA:
Northern Cape, Springbok