VAAL RIVER CANOE MARATHON 12 / 13 NOVEMBER :
The 2016 VAAL MARATHON is continuing as planned. The guys at barrage have
confirmed a water release, the cannot guarantee an amount but they will
release what they can.
A couple of us went tripping this weekend from Parys down to the finish and
there was good water after the rains we have had, and the barrage is also
filling up nicely. So what ever you have been doing, either praying, doing
your rain dances or washing your cars, carry on doing so.
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.
Sunday 13 November, Day 2 will start off at Smilin Thru Resort and finish
at Hadeda Creek Adventures 30km downstream.
Co-ordinates for Hadeda Creek: S 26 53.039 E 27 21.331
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
2 Day event – Seniors R350, Juniors R250
1 Day event (specify which day) – Seniors R300, Juniors R200
ENTRIES CLOSE ON WEDS 9 NOVEMBER – AFTER WHICH LATE ENTRY FEE APPLIES
Accommodation available at:
www.smilinthru.co.za/ (use “Canoe” in notes for a 25% discount)