Soaked in Adventure

3 & 6 Hour Race Cambridge

September 17th 2022

About Soaked in Adventure 3 & 6 Hour Cambridge Race

Our Cambridge Soaked in Adventure 3 and 6 hour races will take place on Saturday 17th September 2022 in a magical setting including farmland, native bush and forestry. This year’s event will be about 30 minutes drive from Cambridge – the exact location will be revealed one week before race day.

Soaked in Adventure is a team event suitable for both beginners and experienced adventure racers – an amazing adventure and experience for teams of workmates, friends and whānau.

In your team of up to five people, you will trek/run and mountain bike, navigating the secret 3 or 6 hour course to collect checkpoints and complete mystery activities around our secret course.

Your team will receive your map at race pack pick up on Friday 16 September when you can then begin planning and strategising your course route.

Adventure racing is a team sport – you must stick together and complete the race as a team. The team who gets the most points in the fastest time wins.

The Course

Designed for children, families, corporate teams, beginners and experienced adventure racers – you choose the course that’s the right challenge for you: 3 Hour and 6 Hour!

Our 3 Hour Social Course:

Our 3 hour race is the perfect introduction to adventure racing and is a great opportunity to get the kids involved in this fantastic sport. Suitable for beginners and children, the navigation will be basic and appropriate for everyone. The mountain bike stages will be non-technical.

In your team of up to five, navigate our secret course to collect checkpoints and complete fun mystery activities on the way. While no support crew is required or allowed, friends and family are welcome to come and cheer you on and take photos – there will be plenty of spots along the course to view the race.

To complete the 3hr race you will need to be able to walk/jog approx. 5-7km off road, and mountain bike 10 – 15km. The race is set so that everyone needs to be back within the 3 hours. There will be remote transitions so be prepared to carry your gear for the whole race.

Our 6 Hour Course:

Our 6 hour race course is designed to suit both beginners and more advanced adventure racers. Optional checkpoints provide a challenge level to suit intermediate and advanced teams who are experienced adventure racers. The course is flexible and designed so that anyone can complete the course or have options to cut it short if required.

Some level of fitness will be required to complete our 6 hour course. Navigation will be based around tracks, roads and rivers, making it achievable for those new to navigation.

In your team of up to four, navigate our secret course to collect checkpoints and complete fun mystery activities on the way. While no support crew is required or allowed, friends and family are welcome to come and cheer you on and take photos – there will be plenty of spots along the course to view the race.

To complete the 6hr event you will need to be able to jog/walk approx. 10-15km off road, and mountain bike approx. 25km on forestry roads and farmland (distances will be longer if getting optional checkpoints).
The race is set so that everyone needs to be back within the 6 hours.
There will be remote transitions so teams must be prepared to carry plenty of gear.

3 Hour

Social Race

Key times:

Friday 16 September 2022

Race Pack Pick up 6pm-8pm 

Cambridge venue tbc

Saturday 17 September 2022

Registration opens: 7.00am
Race Brief: 9.30am
Race Start: 10.00am
Race Finish: 1.00pm

Sunday 18 September 2022

Prize Giving 10am

Cambridge venue tbc 

Entry Fees:
Adult: $90
Under 18: $55

 

6 Hour

Adventure Race

Key times:

Friday 16 September 2022:

Race Pack Pick up 6pm-8pm 

Cambridge venue tbc

Saturday 17 September 2022

Registration opens: 7.00am
Race Brief: 8.30am
Race Start: 9.00am
Race Finish: 3.00pm

Sunday 18 September 2022

Prize Giving 10am 

Cambridge venue tbc

Entry Fees:
Adult: $125
Under 18: $75

 

Each team member enters under their own responsibility (those under 18 years of age must have written consent from their parent or guardian). The parent / guardian can judge whether the child

should participate in the event, start and continue to the finish line. Nevertheless, the organisers reserve the right to stop a competitor or team from setting off or continuing the race.

Anyone primary aged child has to be in a family team. You do not have to be related. You do need an adult in your team over the age of 18years.

 

Team categories:

3HR race

There are three team categories: (1) Social Adult, (2) Student, and (3) Family.

All three categories can have up to five people in a team. The family category must have someone of primary school or intermediate school age in the team. if your child is at High School, then you must enter the adult category. you do not have to be related.

 

6HR race

There are three team categories: (1) Open, (2) Student (Y9 – 10 and Y 11 – 13), and (3) Family. All three categories can have up to four people in a team.

The family category must have someone of primary school or intermediate school age in the team. If your child is at High School, then you must enter the adult category. You do not have to be related. All student teams must be four-person mixed teams. If your team does not fit into this criteria, you may enter in the ‘Open’ category.

The course is a secret until race pack pick up when teams receive their maps. This is when your team can begin planning and strategizing.

You will search for checkpoints to collect as you navigate the course – they will either be punches to record on your team clue sheet, or letters to write down (for which we recommend a waterproof artists pencil to record answers).

Points are awarded for every checkpoint correctly recorded. You need to collect as many points as possible in the time you have to complete the race (3 hours or 6 hours). Points will be deducted at 25 points per minute late.

While navigating the course, all team members must stay within 100 metres of each other at ALL times.

Teams may not receive any help from outside sources.

The Soaked in Adventure Race is a timed race. The clock will start at the beginning of the race and your time to complete will be taken when your team has crossed the finish line.

This however is not a completion race. You must be in on time or points will be deducted.

Placings are based on points gained over the course. In the case where teams are tied the faster team will be placed higher. The first team across the finish line with the highest points will win.

You will not get extra points for finishing early. So you will be better to stay on the course collecting more points than finishing early but this needs to be part of your strategy. If your team decides to stop and rest – the clock still continues.

In order to participate in the Soaked in Adventure Race, you must:

· Provide a completed registration form by the team captain

· Pay the team entry fee in full

· Provide a signed waiver

INDIVIDUAL GEAR

This must be carried by each team member:

  • Survival blanket
  • Thermal top (long sleeved
  • Beanie
  • Whistle
  • Water proof jacket
  • Running shoes
  • Backpack
  • Food & water (we recommend at least 3l water)
  • $2 coin
  • Mask

BIKE STAGE

  • Mountain Bike: brakes must work, wheels safe, tyres in good condition, handle bar plugs must be in. No E-Bikes.
  • Cycle Helmet

 

TEAM GEAR

Items listed are required per team:

  • First aid kit – minimum contents: triangular bandage, crepe bandage, strapping tape, knife, antihistamine, gauze bandage
  • 2x Compass – Note: 2 per team required
  • Topo maps – provided
  • Cell phone (fully charged)
  • Map pens/waterproof pencil & map bags

Merit prizes will depend on numbers entered for each category.

Spot prizes are randomly awarded to all participants at Prizegiving. You must be at the Prizegiving to receive your spot prize.

All participants compete at their own risk and the organisers will not accept liability for any personal accident or injury during the event.

A liability waiver form must be signed by the team captain on behalf of the team in advance.

Competitors should ensure that they are adequately insured. Competitors under 18 years of age must have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

You are responsible for your own safety. As you are on farmland, remote bush, near rivers, there are many risks out there. It is your own responsibility to keep yourself safe.

Please be mindful of stock. In some cases you may come across stock. Please avoid getting too close. Please leave all gates closed and climb at the hinge end.

Participants must respect instructions given by the officials and must also follow their decisions regarding health security and safety.

Breaches of the rules contained in this entry form may lead to points being forfeited, or disqualification. In addition unfair behaviour, obtaining information or advantage from an outside source, abandonment of a team member, intentional damage, or dropping of rubbish may also result in disqualification.

There will not be any entry refunds after 7th September 2022. Any cancellations prior to this will incur a 50% administration fee.

If the event is postponed there will be no refunds. Your entry will be transferred to the new date.

In case of withdrawal of a competitor or entire team during the race, the captain must inform the organisers by any means available in the shortest possible time. If a team member pulls out of the race, you can continue as long as there are 2 team members left.

There will be no refund of entry fees in the event that the race is cancelled due to forces outside the organisers control such as weather. However we will do our best to postpone the event.

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