FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ENTRIES & REGISTRATION

Where do I enter for Race to the Sea?
How much are the entries?
  • Solo R1150
  • Team of Two Relay (2 stages): R1 500
  • E-bike R1150
Do I need an mtb or road bike?

Gravel bikes are allowed. Modifications to your mountain bike are welcome as long as these modifications are safe for yourself and fellow competitors. If you are considering rigid forks or hardtails bear in mind that there is a certain amount of corrugation on some of the roads. Although there are some tarred sections along the route, a road bike will not be able to handle the remainder of the route.

Do I need a GPS device?

GPS devices are compulsory, you need to be able to navigate the route with the supplied GPS maps. Basic markings will be in place, with route marshals along the way at any danger areas. A GPS device is compulsory. If you have any questions regarding certain points, please contact info@advedurance.com

When and where will registration be?

There will be no pre-registration or number pickup before the event. Registration will take place on the morning of the event at The Huguenot Memorial, Franschhoek. Please note, registration is compulsory. Do not start your race without going past the registration staff and COVID station.

Where can I find route information?

All the details can be found here:

https://racetothesea.co.za/route/

What is an SASeeding board and why do I need one?

Every rider needs to have a new SASeeding number board with the QR-Code. You may order your SAS board online via Howler and collect it at registration when you register on the morning of the event.

It is important to note that the new registration and timing system does not support the old SAS boards without a QR Code, so make sure that you purchase a new SAS board for King Price Race to the Sea.

When you arrive at the race venue the QR code on your SAS board will be scanned. If you ordered your SAS board online and still need to collect it, we will scan the QR Code sent to you by sms. So, be sure to have either your SAS board or your phone handy at registration.

How do I do a substitution?

Simply log into your Howler account and you will be able to do the substitution by yourself.

When will I receive the Route files?

Route files will be sent out to all participants sometime within the week before the event. All files will be sent through in GPX and Kml format. Please note that the King Price Race to the Sea route travels through privately owned land and pre-arranged venues where participants will not be able to travel through except on race day. Please respect that.

What is our COVID-19 Refund policy?

Participation is on a first-in, last-out basis. Should numbers be reduced or the event cancelled by the organisers due to COVID-19, participants will be offered a 100% refund of their entry fee.

RACE DAY

Where do we start?

At Franschhoek Huguenot Memorial Museum. You will need a GPS device to navigate the route to Hermanus.

What time will the race start?

The race will start at 07h00 am. It will be a batch start. Batches will start 15 minutes apart.

How do I get my car to Benguela Cove?

It is every rider’s own responsibility to transfer their vehicles between the start and finish. Solo Riders can catch the 4h15 shuttle to the Start from Benguela Cove to Franschhoek on Race Day.

What is the cut-off time ?

The event cut off is at 18h30, but a rolling cutoff will be enforced throughout the day starting at Waterpoint 2. Riders must at least maintain an average speed of 13.5km/h in order to avoid being cut off. This is for rider safety.

When will the results be communicated?

As you cross the finish line your result will immediately be available on www.racetothesea.co.za/results. If you have any result related queries you’re welcome to send us a WhatsApp on 0607478286

What happens if I get lost?

Return to your nearest waterpoint or contact JP Nortje on 076 316 5225.

Where are the water points?

Waterpoint 1: at 26 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
Waterpoint 2: Goedvertrou Wines at 50 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
Waterpoint 3: Wolwekraal Farm at 79km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
Waterpoint 4: at 101 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
Waterpoint 5: Bovenplaats at 125 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)
Waterpoint 6: Hemelrand at 146 km (Hydration station & Feeding Point)

Are there any podium prizes?

Yes. Separate podiums for male and female riders in each of their categories. Prize money amounts to over R36,000.00. Only applies to full distance riders. No e-bike prize category.

How do I check-in my bags?

There will be a designated “Bag Drop” area at registration. There you can check-in your bag, receive a tag and collect it again at the finish. Bags will be transported via a shuttle service to Benguela Cove.

RELAY TEAMS

How many members are allowed in a relay team?

Two riders. The first rider will start at The Huguenot Memorial, Franschhoek and the second rider at Waterpoint 3, Boontjieskraal School 79 km into the race.

How do I get my car to Benguela Cove?

Rider 2 in a Relay team can drop off Rider 1 at the Start and then drive through to the handover point (WP3, Boontjieskraal school, 79km). Rider 1 will hand over to Rider 2. Rider 1 will drive the vehicle to Benguela Cove and await Rider 2 at the Finish.

Where is the handover point?

The first handover point for relay teams is at Boontjieskraal School which marks the 79-kilometre mark. Here your timing chip will be scanned, and your teammates will start.

What if my partner doesn't finish? Do I still get a medal?

Yes. If a partner in a relay team doesn’t finish or complete the race, the remaining partner who does finish his/her leg will receive his/or medal at the end of that leg.

On the day: What if we want to do the whole distance?

We will commend your endurance. Be sure to inform route officials at the finish line of your decision.

What are the sponsorship requirements?

For any sponsorship or vendor requests please contact Birgitta at birgitta@advendurance.com

SPECTATORS

Where are the spectator points?

The spectator point will be at the halfway mark. You can drop-off your loved one at the start and proceed to the halfway point. The Franschhoek Pass will be closed for the race. 

What facilities are available at the spectator points?

None due to COVID.

SPONSORS & VENDORS

What are the sponsorship requirements?

For any sponsorship or vendor requests please contact Birgitta at birgitta@advendurance.com

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