Runtheberg 2 and 3 October 2021

Pre-race Briefing #3

Hey Runthebergers!

Can you smell the mountain air yet?!?!

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Five More Sleeps!! Your training is done (or not as the case may be, but it’s too late to change that) and there’s nothing left to do but enjoy the taper, drink lots of water, eat lots of greens/carbs/fat and relax.

1. Entries and Substitutions

Please note that entries and substitutions are closed.

2. Weather & Compulsory Equipment

For a deep mountain race we’ve been very fortunate over the last few years and have been feeling that we’re due a little weather. Well this year might be the year! It’s not looking dramatic but the forecasts are definitely predicting some wet and colder conditions for Race Weekend. Actually not terrible running weather, but we cannot stress enough how important it is to take your Compulsory Equipment seriously! The tragic events in China earlier this year still weigh heavily on the entire global trail community, and even more than ever the focus is on safety safety safety! These are mountains, and a small item of clothing can literally mean the difference between life and death. Make sure you are well acquainted with the Compulsory Kit requirements in the various weather conditions Equipment List. As we have done previously we will be applying a Zero Tolerance Policy to infringements. We will be calling the official Weather Status closer to the time, but it is looking very likely to be variable, which means:

Extreme Compulsory Kit: Hydration System (minimum 1.5litres); Waterproof Jacket; Space Blanket; Cell Phone (charged); Whistle; Buff or Beanie; non-cotton Thermal Base Layer (something warm and long-sleeved.

Challenge Compulsory Kit: Hydration System (minimum 1.0litres); Waterproof Jacket; Cell Phone (charged); Whistle.

Lite Compulsory Kit: n/a but we recommend the same equipment as is compulsory for the Challenge.

Keep your eyes on your email and Facebook for weather and kit updates.

3. Community Shoe Drive

Don’t forget to pack thos previously loved trusty trail companions!

4. Registration & Race Briefing

Registration: Friday 1 October 14H30 – 18H00 at All Out Adventures

For those who absolutely can’t make Friday evening: Saturday 2 October 05H30 – 07H00 at All Out Adventures

Race Briefing: Virtual. There will be no physical race briefing. All necessary info will be on email and Facebook.

5. Activities at the Race Village

For non-running family, Runtheberg is the event with a difference! Under current Lockdown Restrictions sporting events are not allowed spectators, so rather than wait in your cars, take advantage of the exhilarating and super-fun activities on offer at the brilliant All Out Adventures Adventure Centre. Most activities will be available over the course of the Race Weekend, including the kingswing, ziplines, and paintball. We will also be making the incredible All Out Quad Biking Experience available on Saturday (only) – do not miss this if you’re spending any time at the Race Village. There will also be access to All Out’s legendary MTB trails, perfect for your friends and partners who are not yet brave enough to run while they wait for you to finish. Rental bikes will be available.

6. Kids’ Facilities

The Race Village and the entire area is heaven for active kids and we love seeing them there with you. However, to answer some of your questions, we do not have any dedicated child-care facilities or any controlled area at the Race Village where you will be able to Drop & Go.

7. Previous Pre-Race Briefings

8. Training Tip #4

Hydrate, Stretch and Drive Safely!

See you soon in the Berg!

Runtheberg News August 2019

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