Woermann Brock Coast Classic MTB & Running Challenge

Woermann Brock Coast Classic MTB & Running Challenge

Date & Time
Location
Goanikontes Oasis, Swakop River, Swakopmund Map

Map

  • Entries are closed
  • Number collection & Registration on 27 September, 16h30-19h00, at Cycles4U Shop, Swakopmund

The Event

Do you have what it takes? Then don`t miss out on New routes brought to you by Woermann Brock Coastal stores. This year we added a Trail Running Event where you can participate in a 17km race or a 6km Fun Run / Walk. Stand a chance to win cash prizes in different categories and lots of Lucky Draw Prizes. Follow us (Your Woermann) on Facebook for the latest updates and info.

FAQ

When will this Mountain Bike and Trial Running Event be hosted?
This event will be hosted on Saturday 28 September 2019.
MTB Race:  Starts @ 07h30 am for the 75km riders; 7:45 am for 45km riders and 08:00 for the 17km Fun Ride
Trail Run: Starts @ 08:15 for 17km race and 08:20 for 6km Fun Run.

venue:  

 At Goanikontes Oasis – next to the Swakop River (Start & Finish) for both MTB and Trail Run.

Directions to this Venue:

From Steckels Toyota in Swakopmund to Goanikontes = 36km /  30 minutes’ Drive

  • Take B2 / Sam Nujoma out of Swakop
  • Turn Right on C28
  • Turn Left on D1991
  • Keep Left on D1991 till you reach Goanikontes in the Swakop River

From Dunes Mall - Walvis Bay to Goanikontes =  72km  /  55 minutes’ Drive

  • Take C14 out of Walvis – direction Dune 7
  • Turn Left on D1984
  • Turn Right on C28
  • Turn Left on D1991
  • Keep Left on D1991 till you reach Goanikontes in the Swakop River

From Windhoek – Arandis Turn-off   to Goanikontes Oasis = 32km / 25 minutes’ Drive

  • On B2 - Arandis Turn-off –  Drive 17km - Direction Swakop
  • Turn Left on D1991
  • Drive 18km on Gravel Road to Goanikontes

event organisers

Woermann Brock Swakop will be the main host, sponsor and organizer of this event with our supporting Sponsors:

  • Rhodes
  • Nestle
  • Nivea
  • Sunlight
  • Bakers

how to enter

Manual Enrty:

  • You can complete a Manual Entry form with all relevant details such as:
    Name & Surname, ID number, contact detail, your Race selection etc.
    You can collect your Manual entry form for this event at from Cycles4U - 15 Hidipo Hamuntenya Street, Swakopmund
  • Your Entry fee payment, together with your completed Manual entry form, should only be made to Cycle4U

Online Entry:

  • Visit today.com.na
  • Use the PayToday App to enter
  • Make use of any Airtime City machine countrywide to purchase your online entry

Cost of Entry:

MTB:

  • N$ 200.00 for the 75km
  • N$150.00 for the 45km race
  • N$100.00 for the 17km Fun Ride
  • The Entry Fee includes your Namibian Cycle Federation (NCF) Day License fee.

Trail Run:

  • N$100.00 for the 17km race
  • N$50.00 for the 6km fun run

Entry Closure:

  • Entry fees are non-refundable
  • Cycles4U entries close on 25 September 2019.
  • Online entries close on 24 September 2019
  • Any Late Entries may receive only temporary race numbers, No Race timing and/or qualify for any Lucky Draw.

registration & race briefing

Registration will take place on Friday - 27 September from 16h30 until 19h00 at Cycles4U Shop in Swakopmund – Hidipo Hamuntenya Street – Close to WB Hardware & Building Supplies.

RACE BRIEFING will be held at 18:30 on Friday evening 27 September at the registration venue – Cycles4U.

Starting Time and Starting Line of Cycle Races:

  • 75km Race - Shotgun Start at 07:30 am at Goanikontes Oasis – in the Swakop River.
  • 45km Race – Shotgun Start at 07:45 am at Goanikontes Oasis – in the Swakop River.
  • 17km Fun Ride - Start at 08:00 am at Goanikontes Oasis – in the Swakop River.

Starting Time and Starting Line of Trail Running:

  • 17km Race – Shotgun start @ 08:15am at Goanikontes – in Swakop River
  • 6km Fun Run – Shotgun start @ 08:20am at Goanikontes – In Swakop River

Finish line of MTB & Trail Running races:       

The Start & Finish line for all Races will be at the same spot at the venue – Goanikontes Oasis.
Type of route & Bicycles types that can enter:
The 75km, 45km & 17km routes will be cycled mostly on hard gravel, rocky and off road Jeep track routes with patches of sand in-between.
Only Mountain bikes will be allowed to compete. Fat bikes are welcome too.

Trail Running Route will be on gravel road and Jeep tracks mostly with some patches of sand

categories and prize giving

  • Men and Women will compete in separate categories
  • Different age categories, and classes
  • Prize giving begins at 12h30
  • Total Prize pool value: N$ 85 000 (cash & lucky draw items)
  • Unique Custom made Gold, Silver & Bronze medals for different categories Winners
  • First 250 finishers receive a custom made generic medal

In order to win and claim a lucky draw prize you need to attend the prize giving ceremony on the day at the Venue!

 General Info

  • Minimum 3 riders & Runners per category for men and women - each
  • Electronic timing - all categories (incl Fun Ride & Run)
  • You have to be at the prize giving ceremony to claim your Lucky Draw prize.
  • Our business partners and sponsors will join us on this day.
  • Product marketing and/or sampling may be done before, during and after this event.
  • We hereby invite and challenge you to take part in the event of your choice.
  • Cyclists / Runners should enjoy themselves, but be safe at all times and assist fellow cyclists / Runners in an emergency!
  • Emergency Medical assistance will be on route.
  • Cell phone coverage will be limited to none in the area of the venue and most parts on the routes.


Important! Terms and Conditions

Only two-wheel, human peddle powered off road and semi off road cycles may be used for these races. It is every rider’s own responsibility to familiarize him/her with the safe operation or handling of such a bicycle. Each rider shall comply with all applicable Namibian Cycle laws with regards to operating a bicycle. The rider will be responsible to ensure that his/her bicycle is in proper mechanical condition and roadworthy to complete the entered course. All riders shall wear Bicycle safety helmets which is secured and strapped under his/her chin. All riders shall keep as far left as possible on any road surface where ever the route leads. No rider shall dispose any material, equipment or litter along the route. Routes are laid out within our National Park/s. All riders should be on the lookout for any other vehicle and stay out of harm’s way of any traffic. For your own safety and that of other riders all riders shall respect each other during the course of the race and lend support where an emergency may occur. All riders should complete the full entered coarse by pedalling the full course. Any riders who stops peddling or load his bicycle on the support / sweeper vehicle will be deemed as retired from the race. 

Cut-off Times: MTB

All riders are required to complete the 75km race within 5 hours, the 45km race within 4 hours and the 17km Fun Ride should be completed within 3 (three) hours. Back riders will be stopped at the last water checkpoint if not reach in specific time. Prize giving starts at 12:30. All riders not crossing the finishing line before their respective races cut-off times, will be excluded from the prize giving ceremony.
Each rider shall display his Cycle number on the front handle bar of his bicycle. Any rider finishing without a number on his/her bicycle, will be deemed as none registered and would therefore not qualify for any prize or medal. All riders shall get together at starting point of selected race at least 10 minutes before the shotgun start. Any rider attempting to start before the starting group or at any other place than the designated starting point will be disqualified from the race. All riders shall stay on the designated route at all times. Any rider who attempt to take other routes than the designated route will be deemed retired or disqualified. No riders shall get assistance from any other motorized vehicle to complete part or the full entered course. This assistance will be deemed as illegal. Anyone who is identified to get illegal assistance will be disqualified. Any rider who does not comply with the organizers' terms and conditions may be disqualified. Woermann Brock reserves the right to use all photos and/or videos taken during this event for the purpose of future marketing of this event and or Woermann Brock & Co themselves.

Cut-off Times:  Trail Running

All Runners are required to complete the 17km race within 3 hours, the 6km Fun Run within 2 hours. Back runners will be stopped at the last water checkpoint if not reach in specific time. Prize giving starts at 12:30 for both events. All runners not crossing the finishing line before their respective races cut-off times, will be excluded from the prize giving ceremony.
Each runners shall display his number on the back. Any runner finishing without a number, will be deemed as none registered and would therefore not qualify for any prize or medal. All runners shall get together at starting point of selected race at least 10 minutes before the shotgun start. Any runner attempting to start before the starting group or at any other place than the designated starting point will be disqualified from the race. All runners shall stay on the designated route at all times. Any runner who attempts to take other routes than the designated route will be deemed retired or disqualified. No runner shall get assistance from any motorized vehicle to complete part or the full entered course. This assistance will be deemed as illegal. Anyone who is identified to get illegal assistance will be disqualified. Any runner who does not comply with the organizers' terms and conditions may be disqualified. Woermann Brock reserves the right to use all photos and/or videos taken during this event for the purpose of future marketing of this event and or Woermann Brock & Co themselves.

Ambulance conditions:
Emergency evacuations to hospital will be charged separately according to BHF rates and will be for the account of the patient/Medical aid.
No costs to cyclist for patient treated on the spot.

Emergency personnel are not responsible for pre-strapping of any participant. Medical personnel are to be used only for emergencies

Limitations & Liability
Each rider/runner acknowledges and accepts the potential risks and hazards that come with this entered race. By taking part in this race, each rider/runner acknowledges and agrees that he/she participates in this race by own will and at his/her own risk. All riders/runners and participants are obligated to adhere to all rules, procedures and regulations of such event. Each rider/runner accepts and agrees that Woermann Brock as well as the organizers of this event, and all other assisting parties, accepts no responsibility or liability for damages, losses, injury, disability, death, expense or liability whatsoever that may occur before, during or after this event, in any manner to any participant. The participant therefore agrees that none of the organizers, Woermann Brock and/or assisting personnel/individuals can be claimed from or against when taking part in this event.

 

Thank you
Woermann Brock Swakop Management