Adventure Events

WCAD X 250km AR

Name: WCAD X 250km Adventure Race
When: October 11-13, 2013 (non-stop)
Where: Theewaterskloof Dam, Villierdorp, Western Cape
Distances: 250km Course

Detailed information pack:


Introduction to WCAD X

WCAD X is a 250km ‘Expedition Style’ Adventure Race. The 2013 inaugural event will take place in the Grabouw region on 11-13 October and will involve trail running/trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, ropework, etc. Competitors will race, non-stop, in teams of two or four, they must stay together at all times as they navigate their way through a non-marked route from check-point to check-point using topographical maps provided by race organizers. Route choice, navigational ability and adaptation to changing circumstances all play an important role. GPS devices are not permitted and competitors must be able to navigate by compass. No support crew/seconder required. There will also be a 50km short course running concurrently on Sunday 13 October 2013 from the same start/finish venue. More info on 50km race at

WCAD X Event details

Dates and Times

 Thursday 10 October 2013

·         Airport pick-up: 16h00

·         Registration: 16h00-20h00

·         Race briefing and Q&A session: 20h30

Friday 11 October 2013

·         Re-supply box hand-in: 05h30

·         Final Q&A: 5h45

·         Race Start:06h00

Sunday 13 October 2013

·         Prize Giving:16h00 (together with 50km prize-giving)

·         Finish cut-off: 18h00

·         Airport shuttle departs:18h30 (arrive at airport 19h30)

Course/Route Format

The course will take teams on a big loop starting and finishing in the same place (event headquarters to be announced 4 weeks prior to event) You will constantly move in one direction (i.e. no loops). It will be approximately 250km in total but this may vary largely with route choice and navigation.

The discipline breakdown will be approximately:

·         60-65% MTB

·         25-30% Trekking

·         10-15% Kayaking

The course will also include a ropework section. This will likely be a fixed point abseil or series of abseils. Ropes and safety will be in place. You may use your own harness etc or hire from organizers for a nominal fee.

There will be cut-off point(s) en route at which stage, slower teams will be fast tracked via shorter/quicker routes to make up time and hopefully still get to the finish line before the Sunday 6pm cut-off. These teams will receive ‘official’ short course finishes and will not be classified as DNF. They will not, however, be eligible for podium/prizes.

All logistics/support to be provided by race organizers (see 3.0 WCAD X Logistics)

Team Format

We encourage teams to enter as mixed gender teams of 4. We will also accept experienced pairs and single gender 4’s. Prizes will be awarded to top 3 mixed four’s and first place only in pairs category.

Entry Fee

Teams of 4: R6000

Teams of 2: R4000
Last update on this event: 05/09/2013
Event added: 05/09/2013
General Event Details
Friday, 11 October 2013 - Sunday, 13 October 2013
Western Cape, Villiersdorp
Chris Fisher
Cell: 0787029178