Kinetic Gear, now known as Kinetic Events is making a big effort to grow Adventure Racing in RSA. Their most recent two events are proof in the pudding.
The first, almost a month ago, was a ‘Full Moon’ 120km AR designed for the beginners in mind who think they are ready to take on longer races. The challenge themed race is organised like any typical adventure race but features an easier to navigate course with friendlier legs (different section in the course) making it generally more popular for those who aren’t quite ready to suffer through longer nights and tougher conditions.
The Full Moon consists of a ‘short’ 120km course that included kayaking, trekking and mountain biking split 20%, 20% and 60% respectively. In fact, the course is designed so, if you can hike 20km and ride 60km, you should be able to finish the challenge. With basic navigation skills thought in high school and the guts to take it on, you can also call yourself an adventure racer.