2015 Fish River Canyon Ultra - Update No.2

Dear FRU Participants,

This will be the final event update (unless of course something further pops up such as a predicted weather report...).

Covered in this update will be the following items:

1. Important times
2. Race cut off times
3. Meals
4. Shuttle service
5. General

1. Important times:

Registration - as from 2pm (Friday 3rd July) at race village as indicated on attached map. Directions will however also be available at the Hobas office.

Race Briefing - 4:00pm

Dinner - 5:30pm

Breakfast (4th July) - As from 4:00am
100km Start - 5:30am
65km Start - 6:30am

Dinner (4th) - As of 6pm - throughout night
Breakfast (5th) - As from 7:00am
Prize giving - 8am
Transport departure for Whk - After prize giving, no later than - 9:00am

2. Race Cut Off Times:

For 100km:
Sulphur Springs - 11:00

100km & 65km:
Causeway (Kochas Drift) - 22:00 (Main water / snacks point)

Cut off times are in place for safety reasons and will have to be strictly adhered to.

3. Meals

Friday night Dinner - Braai (Barbecue):

Steak & Chicken
Boerewors (Sausage)
Jacket Potatoes
Green Salad
Bean Salad
Pasta Salad
Garlic Bread
Tea & Coffee will be served

NB: A cash bar will be available for items such as wine & soft drinks. Beer will be available form our Sponsors. Please therefore ensure some cash is taken along should you wish to make use of the cash bar.

Saturday morning breakfast - Each person will be given a "boxed breakfast" This will include:

3x Lunch bars
1x Bar One
1x Banana
1x Orange
1x Sandwich
1x Fruit Juice
Boiled egg
Tea & Coffee will be served

Saturday night Dinner (as from 6:00pm):

Goulash Soup (served throughout night)

Full bar service will be available on a cash basis. Complementary water and beer will be provided for to runners.

Breakfast Sunday morning (7:00am):

Full English breakfast (Bacon / eggs / toast etc etc)

4. Shuttle Service

The following participants have confirmed that they require transportation from Windhoek - Canyon - Windhoek

Elsali Gehm + Supporter
Ulf Anderson
Eira Telka
Georgina Ayre
Kim Sarkin (Whk - Canyon only)
Christof Zitsman
Kerstin Graf

Cost of shuttle will be NAD 800.00 return (Cash at registration).

Shuttle will depart from Klein Windhoek Guest House (No.2 Hofmeyer Street, Klein Windhoek) at 5am SHARP on Friday morning the 3rd July. Return shuttle will depart from Ais Ais (Prize giving area) on Sunday morning the 5th July, once prise giving has been completed (Approx. 8:45am).

Traveling time on the shuttle will be approx. 8 hours (one way). Shuttle will stop in Mariental & Keetmanshoop for passengers to use rest rooms and purchase food & beverages.

Map to Klein Windhoek Guesthouse can be found at following link - http://www.kleinwindhoekguesthouse.com/location

5. General:

It is strongly suggested that a good set of light weight gators are used for the event, preferably with front foot cover as fine sand tends to seep through the front shoe mesh.

Please ensure timely arrival at registration, this will only enhance your experience for reasons you will soon understand:-)

Attached again is a map to the race village, this will also be available on the notice board at the Hobas office (entrance to Fish River Canyon).

Village Map

We wish you a SAFE journey to Namibia and looking forward to meeting all you who dare to take on the Fish River Canyon!!

Greetings from the AEP Team!

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