VAAL CANOE MARATHON – 12 / 13 NOVEMBER
SA K2 RIVER CHAMPIONSHIPS
ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER AT 17H00
If you need a driver for the Vaal Marathon (No seconds?) please contact JENNIE for details.
Catering details attached.
GPS Co-ordinates attached except Hadeda Creek which was a late change of finish venue – S 26 53.039 E 27 21.331
FACEBOOK.COM/VaalCanoeMarathon – latest updated information
Message from Malcolm Stothard on Vaal:
Vaal is Gautengs oldest race. It is much easier now, than it has been in the past. Day two has got some awesome rapids and its two great days river training that you wouldn’t do at home. If you doing Dusi, its a must do race to get your distance training in. Dusi will definitely be low as all the dams in KZN are at desperate levels. Martin has organised a release so you will be able to get through without much hassle.
It is also SA K2 river champs so come and join the big guns on the river.
The finish venues on both days are great for families, they have food and a bar, and the kids can swim in the pools or the river.
PLEASE SUPPORT MARTIN and JCC and come and do the race!
ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER AT 17:00. AFTER THAT R100 LATE ENRTY FEE PER PADDLER. Entry fee is payable at the start, but no payment no race. If your payment is not done you will not be allowed on the water.
Carry on praying, doing your rain dances or washing your cars, we need the Barrage to fill up even more than it already has.
Saturday 12 November, Day 1 will start off at our new venue, Cote De Val River Lifestyle Estate and will end at Smilin Thru Resort 37km downstream, and there will once again be some entertainment there.
There will be coffee and tea on sale at the start on day one. Smilin Thru have also informed us that if you do stay with them in one of the chalets, use the word “Canoe” in the Notes section of the booking and you will receive a 25% discount. Boerie rolls and other food will be on sale at the finish as well as some ice cold beers. (SEE PREVIOUS MAIL FOR PRICES)
Sunday 13 November, Day 2 will start off at Smilin Thru Resort and finish at Hadeda Creek Adventures 30km downstream. Once again food and refreshments will be on sale at both the Start and Finish of the race.
Day 1 – A-Batch @ 08:00 followed every 10min by next batch
Day 2 – Elapsed time @ 07:30 – 07:59 followed by one batch at 08:00
CORRECTION ON THE ENTRY FEES.
2 Day event – Seniors R300, Juniors R250
1 Day event (specify which day) – Seniors R250, Juniors R200
Accommodation available at:
www.smilinthru.co.za/ (use “Canoe” in notes for a 25% discount)
Online entries available here:
More information contact:
Martin: 072 302 9799
Gavin: 082 412 0446