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The Midlands MTB Stage Race

 
Date : 29 June - 01 July 2018
Province : Kwazulu Natal
Location : Howick High School
Entries Close : 24 June 2018
Starting Time : 08:30
Late Entries : No
ROAG Registration : No
Event Website : https://themidlandsmtb.co.za/



MORE INFO:

* Please note substitutions will only be allowed at registration and there will be a R100 substitution fee. Cash only. 

RACE DETAILS: 

RACE DETAILS

MTB STAGE RACE OPTIONS

RACE

DATE

START TIME

PRICE PER TEAM

MTB | The Midlands 3 Day Team MTB Race - Includes Accommodation & All Meals

29 June – 1st July

08:30

R6 120 Per Team

MTB | The Midlands 3 Day Team MTB Race - Excludes Accommodation

29 June – 1st July

08:30

R4 320 Per Team

MTB | The Midlands 2 Day Team MTB Race - Excludes Accommodation

30 June – 1st July

08:30

R3 420 Per Team

MTB | The Midlands 3 Day SOLO MTB Race - Includes Accommodation & All Meals

29 June – 1st July

08:30 (Batch dependent)

R3 060 Per Person

MTB | The Midlands 3 Day SOLO MTB Race - Excludes Accommodation

29 June – 1st July

08:30 (Batch dependent)

R2 160 Per Person

MTB | The Midlands 2 Day SOLO MTB Race - Excludes Accommodation

30 June – 1st July

08:30 (Batch dependent)

R1 710 Per Person

MTB | Half Distance Team - Excludes Accommodation 

30 June – 1st July

09:00

R2 280 Per Team

MTB | U18 2 Day Team - Excludes Accommodation

30 June – 1st July

09:00

R3 420 Per Team

MTB | U18 3 Day Team - Including Accommodation

29 June – 1st July

09:00

R6 120 Per Team

MTB | U18 3 Day Team - Excluding Accommodation

29 June – 1st July

09:00

R4 320 Per Team

MTB | 10km Scouts Kiddies Ride

1st July

09:30

R60 Per Person


*Lunch, seconding tables and hydration drinks at the end for all participants. 

* Please note the U14s can only enter the Half Distance Team race entry option. 

* Please note that the U18 and Half Distance Team races can be entered as Dads/Mums and Lads/Daughters team. However, one team member needs to be U18 (in the U18 races) and U14 (in the Half Distance Team Race). 

* Please note the race option that includes accommodation is limited to the first 100 teams. 

INCLUDED IN ENTRY FEE: 

INCLUDED IN ENTRY FEE

RACE

DETAILS

MTB | The Midlands 3 Day  MTB Race - Includes Accommodation & All Meals

Team Option: R6 120 Per Team

Solo Option: R3 060 Per Person

·         Includes Tented Accommodation

·         All meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

·         3 Days of fully supported riding

·         Fantastic seconding tables

·         Race village with free snacks, cold & hot drinks and great chill area. (A portion of proceeds is being donated to our charity,Bloom, which looks after special needs children).

·         Access to a daily craft beer festival (A party will be held on Saturday night to celebrate the event)

·         Goodie Bag (includes a long sleeve top, a coffee flask, a cap, a pair of sunglasses and a tog bag)

.·         Thank you gift to each team at the finish

MTB | The Midlands 3 Day MTB Race – Excludes Accommodation

Team Option: R4 320 Per Team

Solo Option: R2 160 Per Person

·         Daily lunches

·         3 Days of fully supported riding

·         Fantastic seconding tables

·         Race village with free snacks, cold & hot drinks and great chill area.

·         Access to a daily craft beer festival (A party will be held on Saturday night to celebrate the event)

       Goodie Bag (includes a long sleeve top, a coffee flask, a cap, a pair of sunglasses and a tog bag)

·         Thank you gift to each team at the finish

MTB | The Midlands 2 Day  MTB Race – Excludes Accommodation

Team Option: R3 420 Per Team

Solo Option: R1 710 Per Person

·         Daily lunches

·         2 Days of fully supported riding

·         Fantastic seconding tables

·         Race village with free snacks, cold & hot drinks and great chill area.

·         Access to a daily craft beer festival (A party will be held on Saturday night to celebrate the event)

        Goodie Bag (includes a long sleeve top, a coffee flask, a cap, a pair of sunglasses and a tog bag)

·         Thank you gift to each team at the finish

MTB | Half Distance Team – Excludes Accommodation

R2 280 Per Team

·         Daily lunches

·         2 Days of fully supported riding (daily distances of approximately 30kms).

·         Fantastic seconding tables

·         Race village with free snacks, cold & hot drinks and great chill area.

        Goodie Bag (includes a t-shirt, a cap and a pair of sunglasses)

·         Thank you gift to each team at the finish

MTB | U18 2 Day Team – Excludes Accommodation

R3 420 Per Team

·         Daily lunches

·         2 Days of fully supported riding

·         Fantastic seconding tables

·         Race village with free snacks, cold & hot drinks and great chill area. 

        Goodie Bag(includes a long sleeve top, a coffee flask, a cap, a pair of sunglasses and a tog bag)

·         Thank you gift to each team at the finish

MTB | U18 3 Day Team - Including Accommodation

R6 120 Per Team

·         Includes Tented Accommodation

·         All meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

·         3 Days of fully supported riding

·         Fantastic seconding tables

·         Race village with free snacks, cold & hot drinks and great chill area. (A portion of proceeds is being donated to our charity,Bloom, which looks after special needs children).

        Goodie Bag (includes a long sleeve top, a coffee flask, a cap, a pair of sunglasses and a tog bag)

·         Thank you gift to each team at the finish

MTB | U18 3 Day Team  - Excluding Accommodation

R4 320 Per Team

·         Daily lunches

·         2 Days of fully supported riding

·         Fantastic seconding tables

·         Race village with free snacks, cold & hot drinks and great chill area.

        Goodie Bag (includes a long sleeve top, a coffee flask, a cap, a pair of sunglasses and a tog bag)

·         Thank you gift to each team at the finish

MTB | 10km Scout Race

Late Entries Available

·         Fun 10km race for the younger entrants



REGISTRATION: 

REGISTRATION

 

DATE

START TIME

VENUE

REGISTRATION 1

Thursday, 28th of June 2018

16:30-18:30

Howick High School

REGISTRATION 2

Friday, 29th of June 2018

16:30-18:30

Howick High School

REGISTRATION 3

Sunday, 1st of July 2018

07:00-08:00

Howick High School


PRIZES & PRIZE MONEY: 

There are several prizes and trophies to be won across the races. Please see the below trophies to be won: 

First Male - Trophy 
First Female - Trophy 
First Masters Men (Over 50) Prize
First Masters Women (Over 50) Prize
Heavy Okes Prize (Combined Team weight of 200kgs+)
Bumble Bee Prize (Combined Team weight of less than 110kgs)
Bloom Best Dressed award
Photography Award (all participants submitted property of The Midlands MTB and will go on our social media platforms and may be used to market the race in future). 
Daily legend of the Day Award 
All participants will get a gift at the end of the race. 

ACCOMMODATION: 

Tented Accommodation: R900 per person
This is for a One man/person tent (for 3 nights), mattress and includes dinner and breakfasts for the duration of the race (starting with dinner on Thursday night to lunch on the Sunday). 
Max available: 100 tents

GIVEAWAYS: 

Goodie Bag which includes a long sleeve top, a coffee flask, a cap, a pair of sunglasses and a tog bag (see below picture) will be given to all entrants in the following races:

The Midlands 3 Day  MTB Race
The Midlands 2 Day  MTB Race 
U18 2 Day Team
U18 3 Day Team 

Entrants in the Half Distance Team will receive a t-shirt, cap and sunglasses while the trail run stage race participants will receive a cap. 



All teams in the MTB stage race options will also receive a thank you gift at the finish. 

FOOD & BEVERAGES: 

Lunches are included for all participants. 

There will also be craft beer festival (available to over U18s only) and a party on the Saturday night to celebrate the event. 

A race village will also be at the venue. 

MARKET STALLS: 

Market stalls will be available at the venue. These include a specialist coffee company stall, bike repair stalls and a merchandise & apparel stall related to the race. 

ADDITIONAL APPAREL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: 

The goodie bag for The Midlands 3 Day  MTB Race, 2 Day  MTB Race, U18 2 Day Team and U18 3 Day Team contains a long sleeve top, a coffee flask, a cap, a pair of sunglasses and a tog bag. While the entrants in the Half Distance Team will receive a t-shirt, cap and sunglasses and the trail run stage race participants will receive a cap. 

Therefore, if you are entered into any of the above mentioned races you will be receiving some of the apparel listed below. However, please see the below apparel available for purchase which would be in addition to what you receive in your goodie bag.

Please see the below link to the online entries page for the race. You can purchase the APPAREL  below the RACE OPTION under EVENT PURCHASES. 






APPAREL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

 

ITEM

PRICE

 Ladies:  Mens:


Hybrid Fleece

R525

 

Golf Shirt (Mens & Ladies)

R290

 

T-Shirts

R165

 

Black Trucker Cap

R130

 

Safari Hat

R165

 

Military Cap

R130

 

Flask

R110

 

Draw String Bag

R65

 

Sunglasses

TBC


EVENT INFORMATION: 

What started out as a dream is now a reality.  Having taken part in various stage races around South Africa, as well as often riding in the Howick/Karkloof region, we had a huge desire to bring a stage race to the KZN Midlands.

We identified that whilst there are amazing multiple stage races around the country it was time for something different.

What we want to achieve is to have mountain bikers of all levels enjoying our event. There will be something for everyone but most importantly the Midlands Stage Race will be an event that is accessible to all. If you are a weekend warrior or a person with an extremely busy life, committed to family or work or both (!) and don’t have the time to train all day every day and want to experience and enjoy a stage race, then this is the one for you.

We need to add that those of you that are mountain biking machines you will love doing this race too as you will have the afternoons to chill and chat with your friends and maybe family if you are a husband/wife or parent/child team. There will be time to have a few beers or a cold wine comfortable in the knowledge that a fun (but thrilling) ride awaits you the next day.

Remember this is a brand new event and you will be riding a mix of existing trails and trails created for this event ONLY! The routes will be through Sappi commercial plantations, jeep track, single track and along public gravel. Iconic points of interest have been purposefully included to expose you to the beauty and history of the Midlands area.

The routes have been created to make this event fast for those aiming for a podium finish but also easily manageable for the rider who is entering to experience their first stage race event. The emphasis is on fun for all.

In accordance with Cycling South Africa (CSA) rules we have made provision for junior age category riders to partake. These distances are shorter yet just as much fun. By doing this we are giving the younger riders the opportunity to experience stage racing, gain experience and mature to the full distance event.

All 3 days of the event start and finish at Howick High School situated in Howick, KZN. This ensures easy access for all participants as well and avoiding the hassle of traveling to different venues each day.

Participants have the option of entering the full 3 day event or, if time is limited, the 2 day event.

HALF DISTANCE TEAM/U18 STAGE RACE OPTIONS:

We are putting a huge emphasis on parents doing the race with their kids. Dads and Lads. Mums and daughters. Dads and daughters etc. There is also an Half Distance Team two-day stage race with daily distances of under 30 kms, as well as a 10 km solo ‘Scout’ race on the Sunday for the younger entrants. The Half Distance Team category can be two U14’s as a team or an adult with a junior rider.

There really is something for the whole family, so come and spend a long weekend in the Midlands together. The dates 29 June – 1 July are during the school holidays. 

Each rider is classified according to his or her age on December 31st of the current year

Ages are calculated as :

U14 : Participants between the ages of 13-14

U18 : Participants between the ages of 15-18