THE AIM OF THE DOUBLE MOON ADVENTURE IS TO PREPARE TEAMS FOR EXPEDITION RACING WHERE RACING AT NIGHT AND TEAM DYNAMICS IS CRITICAL FOR A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME.
Adventure racing is a multi-discipline endurance sport where competitors compete in teams, navigating from control point to control point in a number of disciplines.
Disciplines include: mountain biking, trekking, kayaking and orienteering. Teams are expected to navigate using a map and landmarks. Teams must be able to operate in harsh remote environments in all weather conditions.
Teams travels through the night, they can decide if, when and where to rest. The first team to complete all the adventure legs visiting all control points, will be declared the winner.
Teams are required to complete the entire adventure distance together (always within hearing and visual distance of each other), helping and assisting each other.
Teamwork and team dynamics are essential. A detailed understanding of your teammates and your own capabilities is essential.
The adventure will offer two distances: 200 km and a 100 km event.
All teams should be able to finish before 10h00 Sunday morning.
More accurate distances of individual disciplines will be released at registration and at the briefing.
Mountain biking – teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.
Trekking – will involve traveling by foot through rugged terrain. Trekking will be over diverse terrain.
Kayaking – kayaks will be provided by the organisers. Kayaking may be on inland rivers, lakes, ocean or white water. Generally inland paddling will be permitted during both day and night. Dark zones will be enforced on ocean and on white water. Details will be outlined at the adventure briefing.
Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the adventure. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using map, compass. Teams can access the event website with their smart phones to view current position and event course.