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Kingfisher MTB Marathon – 22 March 2014

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On the weekend of the 22nd of March 2014 the 13th edition of the very popular Kingfisher MTB Marathon will take place. This is the Hoekwil Primary School annual fund-raiser and one of the best MTB rides to do in the Garden Route. An added bonus is that the race will form part of the centenary celebrations of Hoekwill Village. (Lots of big prizes and lucky draws to be won)

What makes this race so sought after is the picturesque route which takes the riders along the Wilderness lakes, passing Island Lake, Rondevlei, Langvlei and Swartvlei (an international Ramsar site), through the Bergplaas State Forest – areas normally inaccessible for riders and through beautiful farmland. There are challenging climbs, awe-inspiring views, precious indigenous forests and many indigenous birds and forest animals along the route. Not only is the race registered with the SA Cycling Federation, but it is also part of South Cape Marathon Series, which riders need to complete in order to get SWD colours and to qualify for SA Championships. If you’re looking for that special race that will test your levels of fitness as well as your sense of adventure, come join us.

There will be 3 MTB distances namely a 20km , 40km and the 70km on the Saturday and two Trail runs of 8km and 16km on the Friday.

Registration: Hoekwil Primary School (GPS: Latitude  33°97’24.48″S  / Longitude  22°62’01.72″E )

  • Friday: 21 March 2014 from 14:00 – 19:00 for MTB registration.
  • Friday: 21 March 2014 from 14:00 – 16:15 for Trail Run registration
  • Saturday: 22 March 2014 from 06:00 till 40 minutes before the race

Directions :

Physical Address: Hoekwil Primary, C/O Church & Duiwerivier Road, Hoekwil

Date: 22 March 2014

Race Start:

  • 16km Trail Run (R90) – 16:30 pm Friday (21 March 2014)
  • 8km Trail Run (R60) – 16:45 pm Friday (21 March 2014)
  • 70km MTB (R150) – Saturday 08:00 am  – Route and Profile
  • 40km MTB (R120) – Saturday 08:15 am – Route and Profile
  • 20km MTB (R60) – Saturday 08:30 am
  • Kids Fun races (6 – 12 years) – Saturday 09:00 am

Programme for Hoekwill Centenary Weekend:

Afrikaans programme / English Programme

How to enter: (Goody bags for the first 200 entries received for the 40km and the 70km events) There are two options:

MTB & Trail Run Online option : Visit our website http://www.chaingangevents.co.za and “Register” if you have not done so previously. You will receive a password by email and with that, login at the “Member Zone” (Top right if on Home Page). From there you will have the option to select the event. Online Entries close on 19 March 2014.

MTB Manual Option: Download Manual Entry form : Link . Complete the form, sign and fax with proof of payment to 086  669 5248 before 19 March 2014, or bring documents to registration on 21/22 March 2014.

More than just a MTB race. Please remember that the event is more than just a MTB race, as there will again be lots of food, drink and activities regarding the 100th year Hoekwill celebrations available on the day (More info to follow). The whole family is welcome; with festivities, entertainment for the kids and food stalls for everyone to enjoy!

Lots of lucky draw prizes must be won.

Race cut-off: 12h30 cut–off time for all participants on 70km route at last water table.

Time of prize-giving: 13h00 Prize money: There will be cash prizes for the overall winners of the 70km and the 40km.

ACCOMMODATION FOR KINGFISHER MTB ENDURO

7 Passes Tented Camp

Tel: +27 79 403 6585  (Tony or Maria Kinahan)

Email: info@7passes.co.za

Webpage: http://www.7passes.co.za

15% of booking fee will be donated to the Hoekwill Primary School with each “Kingfisher” reference

Beyond the Moon

Tel: +27 44 850 1163 / +27 83 524 7434

Email: stay@beyondthemoon.co.za

Webpage: http://www.beyondthemoon.co.za

Hildesheim Guest House

Tel: +27 44 850 1115

Email: info@hildesheim.co.za

Webpage: http://www.hildesheim.co.za

Libertas Guest Farm

Linda Potgieter

082 929 1381

http://www.libertasguestfarm.co.za

Oakhurst Cottages

Claire Crowther

082 461 7669

http://www.oakhurst.co.za

Event Inquiries:

MTB Race Director

Ezmé Morley

esme.morley@googlemail.com   /  0720180260

Activities & Stalls

Ezmé Morley

esme.morley@googlemail.com   /  0720180260

Hoekwil Primary Communications

Abri Le Roux

abri@artmdc.co.za   /   0721194963

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