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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:

Capestorm WCAD Series Palmiet 100km AR

The inaugural Capestorm WCAD (wc/ad pronounced: wikad) long course adventure race took place on 13 August 2011 at the iconic Gravity Adventure Festival, just outside Kleinmond in the Western Cape. 41 Teams lined up to test their stamina and navigational skills. Well done to all who took part and congrats to those who made it to the finish line in tact!!!