SAC 2020

Race Route

MTB Section

  1. Duathlon Category A, B – Stage 1 of Duathlon (2 loops of 20km)
  2. Duathlon Category C (Sprint) – Stage 1 of Duathlon (1 loop of 20km)
  3. MTB Category F (MTB Sprint) – 1 loop of 20km
  4. MTB Category G (Full MTB) – 2 loops of 20km

Rolling start – riders will be led out by a marshall vehicle for just over 1 km to the start of the mountain bike section.
The mountain bike stage will cover a variety of terrain over approximately 20 km. The first section is along a winding village road connecting the communities. All the trails and turns will be marked, so keep a watch out for the signage as there are many trails and only the race route is marked.
The first part of the village road is hard surface, but once clear of the houses this changes to a loose surface that will require attention. The next section follows an agriculture project road that winds through the hilly terrain surrounding the village. While not overly technical, the steep downhill sections require caution and the sharp up hill will require some grunting. The project road leads to a jungle trail that will require some additional hike-a-bike. The downhill sections are tricky and technical and once back in the valley lead to some fast and flowing single track through the farmland. Crossing the valley through the farmland trails leads to another project road with trails providing great views of the surrounding area and eventually leading back to the start / finish area. This is lap 1; the finish for the sprint events and the half way point for those on the longer routes.
There will be one water station.

Trail Run Section

  1. Duathlon Category A, B, C – Stage 2 of Duathlon (12km)
  2. Trail Run Category D – 1 loop of 20km

Competitors will be flagged off in waves to reduce numbers in any one group. Much of the trail run will be on jungle paths where the terrain will be uneven with lots of roots, rocks and steep descents and climbs so caution is required during the run. The majority of the trail is forest covered through local farmland. There will be small stream and river crossings where you might get wet. Some scrambling across rocky stretches and steep descents will be required. The running trail crosses the trail used by the MTB so watch for signs (and watch for riders). The trail will be marked throughout so make sure you are following the right trail.

Part of the run will be through a cave through one of the available passages. As these are natural caves, the terrain will be muddy and wet. There will also be two water stations; the first at approximately 5 km and the second at approximately 9 km.