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Marriott Freedom Race

 
Date : 28 - 29 March 2015
Province : Kwazulu Natal
Location : Day 1 = Umhlali Country Club – - Day 2: eNanda Adventure Centre
Entries Close : 25 March 2015
Starting Time : 07:00
Registration : Suncoast Casino, 10h00 - 17h00
Late Entries : Yes
Timed By : Elite Timing
ROAG Registration : No
Event Website : www.freedomrace.co.za

RACE DETAILS:

RaceStart TimePre Entry FeeLate Entry Fee
30km - Family 08:30R 130,00R 130,00
60km - Team (Entries Close: 20/03 16:00)07:00R 1 900,00R 1 900,00


REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Date: 27/03/2015
Time: 10h00 - 17h00
Venue: Suncoast Casino


DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:

Dirt road, cane field and jeep tracks, single track.

Various.


PRIZES / PRIZE MONEY:

Total prize money of R50 000 to be divided between the various teams and individuals.


GOODIE BAGS:

Goodie Bags to pre-entries/online entries only. No late entries will receive any race items


MEDALS:

Medals to all finishers


FOOD / BEVERAGES:

Various food and beverages will be available.


ACCOMMODATION:

Entry fees to the Freedom Race do not include tented accommodation and cubical showers for our riders, we would rather leave it to you to look up long lost friends or book to stay in one of Durban's many sought after B&B's or amazing Hotels along the KZN North Coast. Each days stage starts at 7am, giving competitors plenty of time to get to each starting point, ready to take on the Freedom Race challenge. For accommodation options, please visit: http://www.freedomrace.co.za/accomm_contact.html


ACTIVITIES:

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Ushaka Marine World.


MORE INFO:

ENTRY CLOSING DATES:

Two-Day Team Ride: ENTRIES FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED!!!!!
One-Day Individual Ride: Entries close on the 25th of March at Midnight

EVENT INFORMATION: 

Twenty-five years ago, Nelson Mandela was released unconditionally from prison, marking the end of his 27 year sentence behind bars. To celebrate this momentous occasion in South African history, cycling enthusiasts from around South Africa are encouraged to take part in the FREEDOM RACE; an exciting new mountain biking event created to pay respect to Madiba's legacy, while also promoting KZN's unique Heritage Route and countryside. 


Open to serious athletes and the family alike, the FREEDOM RACE offers riders beautiful and scenic routes and an important historical and cultural experience based on South Africa's history. Riders can choose between two race options: 

• A two-day team ride for more experienced cyclists (55km/day).

Please see the below items that are included in the entry costs:

TEAM RACE PACKAGE (R1 900):

    2 Stages of +/- 55km MTB racing
    TEAM Race Golf Shirt
    TEAM Race Peak
    Race Water Bottle
    Goodie Bag
    Finishers Medal
    Awesome Water Points
    Finish Massage & Snack Tent
    Finish Entertainment
    Custom Team bike boards 

• A one-day individual/ family freedom ride (30km). 

INDIVIDUAL/ FAMILY FREEDOM RIDE PACKAGE (R130):

    1 Stages of +/- 30km MTB racing
    Race Water Bottle
    Goodie Bag
    Custom Bike Board
    Finishers Medal
    Awesome Water Points
    Finish Entertainment

Race & Rider briefing @ Suncoast - 5:00pm to 6:00pm 

Saturday 28th March: 

05:00am – 05:30am: Rider & Race Briefing.

4:30am to 5:30am - Riders to arrive at Umhlali Country Club 

7:00am - 55km Race start Umhlali Country Club 
10:00am Riders finish in Umhlanga at the race Village & spend the afternoon relaxing in the race village with family and friends. 

Sunday 29th March: 
4:30am to 6:45am - Riders to arrive at eNanda Adventure Centre
Race registration 5am until 6:30am 
8:30 am - 30km Family Race starts 
7:00 am - 55km Race starts. Riders finish at race village at Suncoast & spend the afternoon relaxing in the race village with family and friends. 
Freedom Race Prize Giving at 1:00pm

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: 

Day 2 of Freedom Race moved to new and better routes!

The upcoming Freedom Race has moved the Start of Day 2 to the eNanda Adventure centre, next to Inanda Dam. This change come about due to safety problems in the proposed routes from Umhlanga College to Suncoast. The 60km Teams of 2 will now start at 7am from the eNanda Adventure centre, which is near the Inanda Dam wall, only 20min from Durban. The 60km Riders will take on the beautiful Shembe Plateau above the Dam, before circling back around to the Dam wall, they will then head along a short road section to Molweni Village, where they then turn off onto Single Track and head along the rivers and tributaries towards Durban. The Riders then finish the 60km route with an easy sprint down the Durban Promenade, finishing on the Suncoast Sundeck.

The 30km riders will start at 8:30am from the Dam Wall, which is only 5km from where the 60km Teams start from. The riders head along a short road section to Molweni Village. Here they then turn off onto beautiful single Track routes and head along the rivers and tributaries towards Durban. The Riders then finish the 30km route with a gentle ride along the Durban Promenade, finishing on the Suncoast Sundeck.

Race Director, Damian Bradley said " Safety of our riders and their families is of the upmost concern to us as event organisers and the change to the Day 2 start has been due to safety in some of the areas that we would have had to ride through. The new routes selected for Day 2 are allot more accessible and safer for the riders and spectators.