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N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon

Date : 23 - 24 January 2016
Province : Kwazulu Natal
Location : Castleburn, Drak Gardens Road, Underberg - Hopewell Farm, 2nd Coleford Road, Underberg
Entries Close : 21 January 2016
Starting Time : 08:00
Late Entries : No
Timed By : KNCU
ROAG Registration : No
Event Website : http://www.drak.co.za/




1.) To enter for the N3TC Drak Challenge, the first step is acquiring a ROAG number (if you don’t already have one). If you are entering the K2 or K3 race, then ALL paddlers will need a ROAG number. The reason for this is because it is imperative for the organisers of this race to have your necessary details. To sign up with ROAG takes 1 minute and is FREE! Click here to register now: https://www.roag.co.za/Register.aspx

 2.) Once signed up, you can log into your ROAG account by clicking here: https://www.roag.co.za/Login.aspx  (Existing members can click here to enter). 

 3.) Once logged in, click on ENTER NOW!

4.) PLEASE NOTE: The ROAG System interacts with the CanoeSA database to ensure that each paddler is AR proficient and has paid their fees for the year. We determine this by checking your CSA/Paddler No on your ROAG profile against your CSA/Paddler Nummber in the CanoeSA database. This database is sent to us once a week and is uploaded onto our system. If you have any queries regarding your proficiency / fees, please email [email protected] / [email protected]

5.) Once the system has recognized your proficiency and has confirmed you have paid your fees for the year, you will be able to continue with your entry. 

6.) To add your entry to the cart, please click the blue tab labeled ADD RACE ENTRY. If you are entering the K2 event, you will need to replace your ROAG number (in the ROAG number tab) with your partners number to add them to your ‘team’. You should have two ROAG numbers in the box. You will then click on ADD TEAM ENTRY. 

7.) You can then proceed to checkout and elect to pay via EFT or credit card. 


The ROAG database interacts with the CanoeSA database to check proficiency / CSA registration. PLEASE ensure that your ID number on the CanoeSA database matches your ID number on your ROAG profile! 

The Wattle Clearing Donation

Please add a donation of either R25, R50 or R100 to your cart during the online entry process. 


Entry Fee

Junior (13-17 years)

               R 395

Senior (18 + years)

               R 600


Date: 22/01/2016 (Friday)

Time: 14:00-21:00

Venue: Underberg School

Date: 23/01/2016 (Saturday)

Time:  18:00-20:00

Venue: Underberg School

 Paddlers who do not register on Friday must go straight to start of the race and will be checked in at the boat pounds. Goody bags must then be collected at Underberg School on Saturday 23rd Jan between 18h00 to 20h00 only. Goody bags/race garments cannot be collected on Sunday.


1. The race is for K1 canoes which conform in all ways to CSA specifications. Racing rules are those of CSA as well as the local rules applicable on the day. K2 entries are also accepted.

2. All advertising must be in accordance with CSA rules.

3. The race committee’s decision will be final & the club, or the committee, accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from the race. The race committee has the authority to cancel the race or change the venue should conditions justify it, and to enforce the wearing of helmets and life jackets. Their decision will be final. In the event of the race being cancelled, no refunds will be made. The organisers warn that details are subject to change at short notice subject to conditions.

4. Competitors must obey all instructions from the race marshals. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.


When, Where & Course

Day 1 – Saturday 23rd January 2016, 8h00 Start at Castleburn bridge to Swartberg bridge 26km, there are no compulsory portages.

Day 2 – Sunday 24th January 2016, 7h00 Start at Swartberg Bridge to Hopewell farm, 39km. Depending on water conditions certain weirs/rapids may be made compulsory portages.

In the event of a low level start the course will change.


Please be advised that it is the policy of the event organisers not to refund your entry! However, should one not be able to do the race a complimentary entry into the 2017 N3TC Drak Challenge will be offered (after a valid explanation of your withdrawal from the race has been approved by the event organisers).


Various Prizes to be awarded.

Prize-Giving will take place at Race finish on Hopewell farm at 12h00. Prizes predominantly for K1 paddlers. Lucky draw for K1 at end of prize-giving (you have to be there to win). Race memento for all finishers.


Proceeds to go towards Pevensey Place. 

The Drak Batch E purchase is R300 PER PADDLER!

Please follow the following steps to purchase the Drak Batch E start:

1. Once the window has opened below race purchase is event purchase.

2. Click on the drop down menu under the heading Event Purchases, where it reads choose.

3. Select and add the Drak Batch E purchase to your cart. 


Underberg Primary School is the hub of the race with registration and Saturday Night Party taking place at the school. Book your accommodation in the school hostel or camp on our fields.

Hostel : R320 per person per night includes dinner, bed and breakfast.

Camping: R220 per person per night and R100 per child (aged 2-12) per night includes dinner and breakfast. PLEASE NOTE that there are no washing-up facilities and no braai facilities and that NO alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the school premises. Dogs will also not be allowed onto the school premises.

Meals: Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served between 5.30am and 8.30am.

Dinner will be served between 6pm and 9pm. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and well stocked bar available.

Contact: Ilene van Dyk at [email protected] to make a booking.

All funds raised from accommodation and catering are used for the benefit of Underberg School.


Underberg Primary School will provide meals as follows:

Friday dinner from 18h00-21h00; Saturday breakfast from 05h30-08h30;

Saturday dinner from 18h00-21h00; Sunday breakfast from 05h30-08h30.

Saturday Night Party

Marquee at Underberg School 18h00 till late. Live music, cash bar & food available. Loads of prizes including lucky draw for K1 kayak. You have to be there in person to win.

General enquiries: [email protected]