Adventure race with a difference

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Excitement builds up for unique multi-sport event

THE newly launched Pink Fairy Multisport Adventures are bringing an adventure race to King William’s Town and would like to invite all intrepid adventurers to take a walk on the Frontier side.

The “Pink Fairy” Michael Webb has urged Kingites and all adventure racers from the region to “get your mountain bike off the rack and your shoes ready to tackle some awesome single track, kloofing abseiling, MTB and a few other challenges in between”.

This promises to be a lot of fun for all and we are catering for all ages from 10 years old to the open category,” he said.

The race will be held at the Dale College main fields (affectionately known as the Graveyard) on Sunday August 13.

MAPPING IT OUT: Michael Webb hard at work planning King William’s Town’s first ever adventure race Picture: SUPPLIED

The race includes teams of four in the 10km Pixie challenge (all teams to have one member of the opposite gender), teams of two or four in the 35km Pink Fairy Family Challenge, and teams of two or four in the 50km Ultra Fairy Challenge.

Two-member teams may be made up of any combination but all four- person teams must have a member of the opposite gender in it.

Teams will be running, cycling, abseiling and completing various adventure challenges along the way. Horse-riding may also be included. No experience required.

This race will be an awesome warm-up race for the Lilyfontein Adventure race three weeks later.

A maximum of 20 teams will be allowed per category.

Team Entry Per Person

10km Pixie Challenge (Four-Person only ) Ages U13 only

R400 R100

35km Pink ENTRY FEES Fairy Duo Challenge (two-person team) U13-U18 and open R300 R150

35 km Pink Fairy Full Challenge (Four-person team) U13-U18 and open R600 R150

53km Ultra Fairy Duo Challenge Two-person team) U19 and open R400 R200

53km Ultra Fairy Full Challenge (Four-person team) U19 and open R800.

Entries close on August 7. Late entries will be taken at the start but entrants will have a R100 late entry fee per team.

The adventure race in King William’s Town will show off the town’s natural beauty

The races will commence at 8.30am with the 35km and 53km competitors going off first.

The 10 km Pixie challenge will start at 9am.

There will be medals for all competitors and special medals for first, second and third in all categories.

The first 150 entrants will receive a beanie at registration.

Food and drink will be on sale at the Dale College Fields at the Malcolm Andrews Sports Centre.

Supporters will be allowed access to the route at the Daleview Equestrain Academy (obstacle course area) but please be aware parking is limited. If we have rainy conditions, no vehicle access will be allowed.

All participants are to bring an original, signed King Adventure Challenge Race indemnity form to registration.

No GPS watches, cell phone maps, etc allowed.

Marshalls and relevant transition points will be manned in order to keep track of the teams.

If you have any questions about the race or are interested in sponsorship of this inaugural (to be annual) event please contact Mike Webb on 084-597-8254 or e-mail mwebb@um.co.za

It is time to put KING on the ADVENTURE map!

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