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Expedition Africa comes to the Garden Route

Apr 28 '16 | By La Afrique Media | Views: 395 | Comments: 0


The 6th Expedition Africa adventure race will take place on the Garden Route from 13 to 22 May, 2016.

Based at Pine Lake Marina outside Sedgefield in the Knysna municipal area, this exciting event will see international teams of four athletes (and a limited number of pairs) racing from checkpoint to checkpoint over a rugged, 500 km course while navigating only with maps and compasses.

Race disciplines will include mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, canyoneering, orienteering, and rope work - all of which have massive international followings.

All teams will be fitted with live tracking GPS devices, and the live tracking page of the 2015 edition of the race - which took place in Swaziland - attracted 200,000 views from more than 10,000 viewers, who spent an average of 9 minutes per view on the site.

Live tracking of Expedition Africa 2016 will display at www.www.kineticgear.org/gps-tracking when the race gets under way.

Expedition Africa 2016 forms part of the Adventure Racing World Series - www.arworldseries.com - with races in Belize in February, Ecuador in March, Chile in April, South Africa in May, the USA in June, and Ireland and France in August. The world championships will take place in November at a venue to be announced.

Having run annually since 2011, Expedition Africa has developed a following around the world both amongst adventure racing fans, and amongst the general public. This, and the video and social media coverage that Expedition Africa generates, has made it an ideal showcase for South Africa as an outdoor destination.

COUNTRIES

Athletes from at least 18 different countries will take part:

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Chile

France

Germany

Holland

India

Ireland

Italy

Kuwait

New Zealand

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

USA

- South Africa

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