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Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Description: Adventure Racing for adults either with adventure racing experience or a good level of fitness and navigation ability. For solos and teams of up to four. Kayaks are provided but you’ll need to bring a mountain bike and compass.

Distance & Phases: 10km run, 1km kayak, approx 2km foot orienteering, approx 50km mountain bike orienteering. There is a six-hour time limit.

Race start time: 9:00am Mass Start

Categories: Male/female solo, Male/Female/Mixed Team up to 4 persons


Cost: £55 per person


Foot phase: A hilly and challenging 10k run on a mixture of surfaces with approximately 250 metres ascent. The route is fully signposted.

Kayaking phase: The kayaking is two loops of the Margam Park lake. All kayaks and kayaking equipment is provided. You will be kayaking single or double sit on top kayaks depending on your team’s composition.

Foot orienteering phase: A short foot orienteering phase featuring five checkpoints of approximately 2km.

Mountain bike orienteering phase: You will be given your orienteering map at registration which will feature 10 checkpoints. You receive points for all checkpoints you visit. The surface is a mixture of hard and soft trails so a mountain bike is required. For those of you visiting the furthest checkpoints, you will get to enjoy the world-class mountain biking trails at Afan Mountain Biking Centre. Expect to ascend approx 2000 metres during this phase. Helmets must be worn!

Results: Results will be based on points first followed by overall time. We expect only a few competitors to complete the full course. This is a very challenging race and collecting just a few check points is still a huge achievement. If you go over the time limit, you will receive time penalties.

Bike Hire: If you do not have a bike, you will need to hire or borrow a bike from a friend.

Parking: Please park in the main car park at Margam Park and bring all of your event clothing and equipment to the event centre. When you pass through the turnstiles you will be asked to show proof of entry so that you get free entry into the park. Head up the hill and you will see the event centre in the open area to your right.

Catering: Hot & Cold snacks and drinks will be available to purchase.