Category Archives: Race Coverage

Merrell Adventure Sprint Race- Gravity Festival 2012

The Merrell Adventure Sprint Race took place on 18 August 2012 at the Gravity Adventure Festival. This Adventure Race required teams of two to navigate their way through 30km of trail running, mountain biking and white water rafting. It was a great day out and an awesome introduction to AR for many.

The race was organised by Western Cape ADventure (WCAD) who also organize the annual WCAD Series consisting of 5 races each with 60km and 100km distance options. For more info visit:

Music: Gomez- Machismo

WCAD Series 4 Palmiet Adventure Race

The 4th Leg of the WCAD Series took place in the Kleinmond/Palmiet region on 28 July 2012. There was a short (60km) and long (100km) course option to test all who took part. Highlights from the race included an awesome whitewater rafting leg down the Palmiet River, Hiking parts of the breathtaking Oudebosch hiking trail, a MTB rally stage and beautiful riding through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve.

The short course was won by “The A-team” consisting of husband and wife combo; Richard and Annalize Thomas, who have now secured two victories in as many races. The long course spoils went to Graham Bird and Yolande Devilliers of team “Merrell Adventure Addicts” who also beat all male pairs taking part.

Special Thanks to Dylan Haskin for the 1st person footage.

Imagine Dragons- It’s Time
Fun.- Some Nights

Filmed and edited by Chris Fisher of Cape Advlog.

For more information on the WCAD Series visit:

WCAD Series 3: Grabouw AR

The 3rd leg of the 2012 WCAD Series took place in the beautiful Grabouw Valley on 2 June 2012. With 50 and 100km course options, all competitors were tested with challenging navigation through the undulating landscape but the breathtaking scenery made the challenge worth while! Thanks to Glenbrae, Mofam, Buttonquail, Macdaddy’s and all the farms involved for your hospitality! Special thanks to The Rust brothers for all their hard work and local knowledge! Hope to see you all at the next race on 28 July 2012 in Kleinmond.

Ben Howard-The Fear
OneRepublic- Marchin’ on

WCAD Series 2: Voelvlei Dam

The 2nd Adventure Race of the 2012 WCAD Series which took place at Voelvlei dam on 21April 2012.

Spur Adventure Challenge, Lourensford

The Quantum Adventures Spur Adventure Challenge which took place on 12 February 2012 at Lourensford in Somerset West.

WCAD Series 80km Ceres AR

The 3rd and final leg of the 2011 WCAD Series which took place in the Ceres Valley on 12 November 2011. This 80km Adventure Race meandered through the orchids and up some mountains. The race started and finished at Fairfield Cottages and included part of Ceres’ # 1 tourist attraction: the Ceres Zipslide Adventure which was a major highlight of the course.

Visit for more info and upcoming races.

First person footage courtesy of Sean Hutchinson

Music (RSA):

Kongos-Come with me now

Flash Republic-Good Life