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19 FEBRUARY 2022

#BurnOrBurnOut

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Enter the #KarooBurn through the app to qualify for your tier level discount.

DRYLAND REWARDS PROGRAM

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Many of our loyal supporters take part in multiple Dryland events in a calendar year and often across different disciplines. Athletes stand the chance to qualify for between 5% and 60% value back on their event entries, with the higher tiers qualifying for even more benefits.

BEING LOYAL IS REWARDING

The level of value back offered is determined by the rider/runner’s qualifying tier level. The opening tier levels are determined by the number of events the participant successfully completed during the last complete run of events.

ABOUT THE ROUTE

Starting in the Great Karoo sheep-farming town of Calvinia, the route heads onto the longest dirt road in South Africa – the R355. After an initial climb out of Calvinia, the course drops down towards the 110km mark along fast-rolling gravel roads. But beware the middle-mannetjie! Some of those gravel roads hide rocky shards that can shred a tyre in an instant so caution is critical.

 

The first 103km is just a warm-up. The real work starts after Waterpoint 3 as the road starts to climb slowly and the track becomes rougher. Choosing the right line on these gravel roads is key. Avoiding the corrugations will save your hands and that sensitive area that attaches you to the saddle! Opt for the smoother sandy sections and you could find yourself battling through the soft stuff that can quickly grab your front wheel and buck you off.

 

Keep the pace up and ensure you make the right tyre pressure choice as you head towards the 170km mark and the famous Tankwa Padstal at Waterpoint 4. Make sure you eat, top up your hydration and pack in plenty of water as you swing off the R355 and head up the brutal, but majestic, Katbakkies Pass – the toughest part of the course.

 

The Pass will come as the hot African sun starts to set and the magnificent Tankwa will show off its world famous beauty. From there, it’s a welcome descent at 190km followed by rewarding undulating roads as you head towards the finish at Kaleo Guest Farm.

RACE INFO

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GRAVEL BIKE CATEGORY

OPEN MEN / OPEN WOMEN /MIXED TEAMS

ENTRY FEE

TEAM OF 2 = TBC

TEAM OF 4 = TBC

ONLY TEAMS OF TWO AND FOUR MAY BE ENTERED!

DISTANCE: GRAVEL BIKE CATEGORY

242km

REGISTRATION

Friday, 18 February 2022 14:00 - 22:00 at Calvinia Primary School

RACE START

Race start: 07:00 at Calvinia Primary School, 19 February 2022

VENUE

Venue: Calvinia Primary School

CUT-OFF TIME

  • Waterpoint 1: 62km - ROOIPUTS 12:00 (5 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 2: 105km - BRAKFONTEIN 16:00 (9 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 3: 138km – DIE MOND 19:00 (12 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 4/Checkpoint: 168km – PADSTAL 22:00 (15 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 5: 197km – KATBAKKIES 00:30 (17.5 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 6: 222km – WINKELHAAK 03:00 (20 Hours)
  • FINISH 242km - KALEO GUEST FARM 05:00 (22 Hours)

PRIZE GIVING

Time: 08:30 Date: 20 February 2022 Location: Kaleo Guest Farm

PRIZE MONEY

2022 PRIZE MONEY TBC

BICYCLE TRANSPORT: GAUTENG

Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle! There is no need to disassemble your bicycle with our unique “roll in roll out” system now available for transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg. To book your bike, please visit: WWW.BICYCLETRANSPORT.CO.ZA
PLEASE CLICK HERE

CAR DRIVE SERVICE

Car drive service by Calvinia Primary School. Your car will be collected at the race start and driven through to the race finish. The cost of this service is R850.00. The school will be in contact after you purchased this package to discuss arrangements. For any questions or queries please contact: Martiens Nel Cell: 084 586 7841 E-mail: martiensnel79@gmail.com

HOSTEL ROOMS

Accommodation by Calvinia Primary School at their hostel.
  • TBC per person (Accommodation only)
  • TBC per person (Breakfast)
  • TBC per person (Accommodation & Breakfast)
  • Once-off full payment, no deposits
  • 75% Refund on full payment before 7 days of arrival
  • 50% Refund on full payment in 7 days of arrival
For any bookings, questions, queries or specific arrangements please contact: Leonore Spamer Tell: 0273411067 / 0837974628 E-mail: havr@hantam.co.za

LUXURY TENTS

Luxury tent accommodation at Kaleo Guest Farm Saturday Price: TBC To book: log back into your profile and add it to your rider profile.

BACK-UP, SUPPORT VEHICLE AND CHECKPOINT RULES

Please note, back-up vehicles are not allowed to share the road with riders, therefore the quicker and safer detour as per instructions above
  • In the event where back-up vehicles do share short sections of the road with riders, please drive slowly.
  • Boxes can be obtained from the registration area from 12:00 on Friday, 18 February 2022 and has to be handed in on Friday, 18 February 2022 between 14:00 and 22:00.
  • PLEASE NOTE: NO boxes will be accepted on Saturday, 19 February 2022. No exceptions.
  • Each rider will be issued with one race box and this box will be transported to the checkpoint. PLEASE NOTE: The box will only be accessible at the specified checkpoint.
  • Boxes are not accessible outside of the checkpoint and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked
  • Boxes can be collected on Sunday, 20 February 2022 from 09:00 at Kaleo Guest Farm.
  • Dryland Event Management does not accept any responsibilities for lost or damaged goods
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MOUNTAIN BIKE CATEGORY

OPEN MEN / OPEN WOMEN /MIXED TEAMS

ENTRY FEE

TEAM OF 2 = TBC

TEAM OF 4 = TBC

ONLY TEAMS OF TWO AND FOUR MAY BE ENTERED!

DISTANCE: MOUNTAIN BIKE CATEGORY

242km

REGISTRATION

Friday, 18 February 2022 14:00 - 22:00 at Calvinia Primary School

RACE START

Race start: 07:00 at Calvinia Primary School, 19 February 2022

VENUE

Venue: Calvinia Primary School

CUT-OFF TIME

  • Waterpoint 1: 62km - ROOIPUTS 12:00 (5 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 2: 105km - BRAKFONTEIN 16:00 (9 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 3: 138km – DIE MOND 19:00 (12 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 4/Checkpoint: 168km – PADSTAL 22:00 (15 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 5: 197km – KATBAKKIES 00:30 (17.5 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 6: 222km – WINKELHAAK 03:00 (20 Hours)
  • FINISH 242km - KALEO GUEST FARM 05:00 (22 Hours)

PRIZE GIVING

Time: 08:30 Date: 20 February 2022 Location: Kaleo Guest Farm

PRIZE MONEY

2022 PRIZE MONEY TBC

BICYCLE TRANSPORT: GAUTENG

Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle! There is no need to disassemble your bicycle with our unique “roll in roll out” system now available for transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg. To book your bike, please visit: WWW.BICYCLETRANSPORT.CO.ZA
PLEASE CLICK HERE

CAR DRIVE SERVICE

Car drive service by Calvinia Primary School. Your car will be collected at the race start and driven through to the race finish. The cost of this service is R850.00. The school will be in contact after you purchased this package to discuss arrangements. For any questions or queries please contact: Martiens Nel Cell: 084 586 7841 E-mail: martiensnel79@gmail.com

HOSTEL ROOMS

Accommodation by Calvinia Primary School at their hostel.
  • TBC per person (Accommodation only)
  • TBC per person (Breakfast)
  • TBC per person (Accommodation & Breakfast)
  • Once-off full payment, no deposits
  • 75% Refund on full payment before 7 days of arrival
  • 50% Refund on full payment in 7 days of arrival
For any bookings, questions, queries or specific arrangements please contact: Leonore Spamer Tell: 0273411067 / 0837974628 E-mail: havr@hantam.co.za

LUXURY TENTS

Luxury tent accommodation at Kaleo Guest Farm Saturday Price: TBC To book: log back into your profile and add it to your rider profile.

BACK-UP, SUPPORT VEHICLE AND CHECKPOINT RULES

Please note, back-up vehicles are not allowed to share the road with riders, therefore the quicker and safer detour as per instructions above
  • In the event where back-up vehicles do share short sections of the road with riders, please drive slowly.
  • Boxes can be obtained from the registration area from 12:00 on Friday, 18 February 2022 and has to be handed in on Friday, 18 February 2022 between 14:00 and 22:00.
  • PLEASE NOTE: NO boxes will be accepted on Saturday, 19 February 2022. No exceptions.
  • Each rider will be issued with one race box and this box will be transported to the checkpoint. PLEASE NOTE: The box will only be accessible at the specified checkpoint.
  • Boxes are not accessible outside of the checkpoint and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked
  • Boxes can be collected on Sunday, 20 February 2022 from 09:00 at Kaleo Guest Farm.
  • Dryland Event Management does not accept any responsibilities for lost or damaged goods

KAROOBURN ROUTE IN BRIEF...

START & FINISH

Start: Calvinia Primary School
Finish: Kaleo Guest Farm, Ceres

TOTAL DISTANCE

Total distance: 242km

 

 

VERTICAL ASCENT

Vertical ascent: 1950m

 

 

REGISTRATION RULES

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  1. Registration will be on a first come first served basis.
  2. Registration will be on Friday, 18 February 2022 from 14:00 till 22:00.
  3. Your entry is only guaranteed once full payment is received.
  4. Rider substitutions will be allowed until 04 February 2022. After this date, substitutions and rider changes will be allowed on registration day at full entry prices and will only take place under the adherence of the policies stated here.
  5. Any rider changes will carry a TBC admin fee.
  6. Refunds up to 18 August 2021 at 75% of the entry fee.
  7. Refunds from 18 August 2021 till 18 November 2021 at 50% of the entry fee.
  8. No transfers to 2023 will be allowed.
  9. Please note that the deadline for complimentary apparel and online purchases will be 18 December 2021. We cannot place extra orders after this date. Click here for the size chart to ensure you select the correct garment size: Download PDF

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Karoo Burn 2021 have been postponed to February 2022 due to the January restrictions enforced by government. Our primary objective is to ensure the safety of our athletes and staff, but at the same time guarantee that everyone taking part in our events is still treated to that authentic professionalism, hospitality and Unique Dryland Experience. We are making decisions which is primarily based on restrictions implemented by the government along with information from authorities, risk assessments and forecasts. Keeping relevant rules and regulations in mind, we have all measures in place to comply and successfully host an event if permitted by the government. Any changes to the current event date will be communicated timeously to all entrants with various options at your disposal.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.

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