As of 2014, the WCAD Series will be revising its race format and series structure.
In order to try and attract and grow the sport of Adventure Racing, the WCAD series will be starting off the 2014 season with a 3 race series, split into a 30/80 format.
Each race will offer a 30km and 80km route option, with the following time estimates in place for each event
• 30km – 3hr winning time, 5 hour backmarker time
• 80km – 7hr winning time, 10hr backmarker time
It has been the experience of the WCAD team over the past 36 months of hosting Adventure Races in the Western Cape, that too many potential participants are being put off by the excessive time spans of the series events. Thus the decision has been made to shorten the initial series to distances that are enticing yet will remain challenging to both experienced athletes and novices alike.
The dates for the 2014 summer series are
• Sat 1 February 2014
• Sat 1 March 2014
• Sat 26 April 2014 * A 200km Add On event still TBC over this long weekend
Due to this change, all venues will be announced towards the end of Dec 2014.
All venues will be a maximum of 1.5hrs drive out of Cape Town