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Race Info

REGISTRATION

DATE:

Thursday, 13 May 2021 and Friday, 14 May 2021

TIME:

18h00 until 21h00 (Thursday)
08h00 until 12h00 (Friday)

LOCATION:

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort, Oudtshoorn

START TIMES

THE CHALLENGE / RELAY:

Date:  Friday, 14 May 2021
Time: 15h00
Location: Kleinplaas Holiday Resort, Oudtshoorn

THE HALF:

Date: Saturday, 15 May 2021
Time: 06h00
Location: Highgate Ostrich Farm, Volmoed

RACE BRIEFING

The 2021 Race Briefing will be confirmed closer to the event.

RACE RULES

All participants should familiarize themselves with the official race rules before they start.
Please note that gravel bikes will only be allowed on the 180.5 km.
No gravel bike will be allowed on the 361 km.

RACE BOXES

THE CHALLENGE:

Each rider will be issued with three race boxes at registration and these will be transported to the three Checkpoints.

Boxes are not accessible outside of the Checkpoints and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked.

Boxes must be handed in on Friday, 14 May 2021 between 08h00 and 12h00.

Boxes can be collected on Saturday, 15 May 2021 from 18h00 until 20h00 and on Sunday, 16 May 2021 between 08h00 until 10h00.

THE HALF:

Riders in The Half will be issued with one box that will be transported to Checkpoint 3.

Boxes are not accessible outside of the Checkpoints and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked.

Boxes must be handed in on Friday, 14 May 2021 between 08h00 and 12h00.

Boxes can be collected on Saturday, 15 May 2021 from 18h00 until 20h00 and on Sunday, 16 May 2021 between 08h00 until 10h00.

Dryland does not accept responsibility for lost or damaged goods.

BACK-UP, SUPPORT VEHICLE AND CHECKPOINT RULES

This is a full service event, so riders participating in the race will not need any back-up. Riders are however welcome to have a back-up team available at the checkpoints.

No support outside of the designated checkpoint area will be allowed and any transgression in this regard will lead to disqualification.

Support vehicles are allowed at the checkpoints but have to move according to the back-up vehicle route.

Any support vehicle found on the route will result in disqualification.

ROAD CLOSURES

We do not have road closure.

Riders must adhere to the rules of the road.

Marshals are there to warn traffic, but the responsibility lies with the rider to look out for traffic, ride on the left hand side of the road, stop at all stop signs and intersections and only proceed when it is safe to do so.

Race cut-off times

The race cut-off is 36.1 hours at the finish but in the interest of rider safety it has been decided to enforce cut-off times at the water-and checkpoints. The cut-off times are very generous and most riders should reach the respective points in the allotted time. Riders that are cut will be removed from the course and transported back to Kleinplaas Holiday Resort. The decision of the organizer is final.

The Half race’s cut-off is at 22:00 on Saturday, 15 May 2021. (16 hours for The Half)

Waterpoint 01

Waterpoint 02 / Checkpoint 1

Waterpoint 03

Waterpoint 04

Waterpoint 05 / Checkpoint 2

Waterpoint 06

Waterpoint 07

Waterpoint 08

Waterpoint 09 / Checkpoint 3

Waterpoint 10

Waterpoint 11

Finish

5 hours (54 km)

8 hours (100 km)

10 hours (131 km)

12 hours (154 km)

15 hours (176 km)

18 hours (214 km)

21 hours (242 km)

23 hours (254 km)

25 hours (280 km)

28 hours (308 km)

31 hours (341 km)

36.1 hours (361km)

SATURDAY EVENING STEAK DINNER

Completing 361km or even 180.5km in one go is no easy feat! Even with Dryland’s amazing water points taking care of you throughout the route, you will finish hungry.

Riders and supporters can purchase tickets for Saturday evening’s scrumptious steak dinner, which includes a glass of wine and coffee.

Dinner will be available from 18h00 to 21h00. You can add these tickets to your online profile here.

EPT Recovery

EPT Recovery is a professional team of highly qualified massage therapists that specializes in sports recovery. As your official partner in recovery at the 36ONE MTB Challenge, we encourage you to step up a gear for better performance and book your recovery massage TODAY. Together with EPT Recovery, you can take your ride to the next level where you will stand firm against the effects of fatigue.

Please contact Francois Retief on 082 456 0221 or send an email to info@eptrecovery.com Click here to make a booking.

APPAREL

Apparel

  1. Supporter t-shirt (We will launch this closer to the event)
  2. Cycling jersey
  3. Buff
  4. Cap

HELMET

If a rider is found at any stage during the race not to be wearing a helmet, immediate disqualification applies.

HEADLIGHT

The start will be in the dark – so all riders have to ride with a suitable bicycle headlight and a flashing rear red light.

No headlight, no start.

BICYCLE

All sections of the race have to be completed on the same bicycle. Changing of bikes for certain stages is not allowed.
No dropped handle bars or aero bars will be allowed. This rule will be strictly enforced and riders who fail to comply will lead to disqualification.

2021 #TheUltimateRace
2021 Prizes will be confirmed closer to the event.

RACE BENEFICIARY

The Smile Foundation is a South African non-governmental organisation with a holistic health care vision for children with facial conditions. The Smile Foundation helps children in need of surgery for treatable facial anomalies.

Contact us directly to make a donation:
info@dryland.co.za

THE RACE

  • The race is limited to 1000 riders.
  • Avoid disappointment through prompt entry and payment.
  • Your team’s entry is only guaranteed once full payment is received.

REFUNDS AND SUBSTITUTION

Cancellations & Refunds

Refund Policy:

  • No substitutions will be accepted after 30 April 2021 at a substitution fee of R300-00.
  •  Refunds up to 16 November 2020 at 75% of the entry fee.
  • Refunds from 16 November 2020 until 14 February 2021 at 50% of the entry fee.
  • No refunds after 14 February 2021.
  •  Please note that only fully paid entries received by 14 March 2021 will receive the complimentary event apparel.
  • Entries are not transferable.
  • NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING MEDICAL).

APPAREL

  • Please note that the deadline for complimentary apparel and online purchases are 14 March 2021. We cannot place extra orders after this date. Click here for the size chart to ensure you select the correct garment size: Download PDF

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Each participant will receive a pre-completed Covid-19 self-diagnosis travel document via e-mail prior to the race.
  • Arrive at Kleinplaas and report to the screening station, hand in your travel document. A thorough screening will be performed and an arm band will be issued to everyone entering the race village. Further to this, a daily screening will be conducted upon entering the race village for the first time on the day whereby a colour coded sticker representing each day will be issued.
  • Make your way to the race registration where only riders will be allowed entry to complete the registration process.
  • Each rider will be issued a SAPS permit which permits riding during the curfew hours of 00:00 to 04:00 on Saturday.
  • Riders that are accompanied to the race by a back-up crew member must please indicate so for a permit to also be issued to this person.
  • Hand sanitation will be implemented at water points and checkpoints – the necessary equipment is readily available at these points.
  • Only people in possession of an armband will be allowed access to the Checkpoint “Rider only” area
  • Please adhere to social distancing and self-sanitation at all times – the necessary equipment is at hand
  • Please always wear your mask in the start chute and at checkpoints or when not on your bike. Thank You.

SELF-DIAGNOSIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT

  • Each participant will receive a pre completed Covid-19 travel document via e-mail or download a generic form that has to be presented upon arrival at race registration.
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