Explore Sagana Race Rules and Regulations


Race Rules and Regulations

The Explore Race is a challenging yet attainable event offering a variety of activities suitable for avid adventurers through to newcomers giving it a go for the first time.

Race format is as follows:

  • Teams of 4 people who complete the whole course together.
  • Disciplines include but are not limited to: White Water Rafting, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Running plus some additional Explorer surprises where you will navigate from one transition area (TA) to the next gathering clues and completing a variety of mental and physical tasks.
  • Each discipline will need to be completed prior to transitioning to the next discipline with no single leg being too difficult.
  • The exact event details will not be advised until the competitor briefing and checklists are handed out the morning during registration.
  • The Adventure Race will engage teams in several thrilling experiences set in some stunning locations in and around the Sagana River.

The following points help explain the course and form part of the rules:

  • Teams are free to complete the unmanned tasks in any order that best suits them (unless specified otherwise). Excluded in this is the climbing and rafting activities where specific times will be allocated and communicated for each team.
  • Teams (team captains) MUST check in and check out with race staff at all assigned check points.
  • All Check points will be manned by race staff and your times/order of finish or level of completion will be recorded.
  • If a team decides to withdraw from the race they MUST do this only at a manned check point and only after advising a race official.

The Team

The Explore Adventure Race is a competition for teams 4 members.

  • The team must have an appointed leader – Team Captain who will be the interface with the organisers
  • He /She will receive information, instructions and will be notified about any kind of decision taken by the organisers
  • He/She will advise the organisers of matters such as withdrawal of a team member, or the entire team, or be the spokesman for any complaints or protests.
  • He/She is also responsible overall for the entire teams safety and wellbeing.

Race Rules and Regulations

The various regulations and requirements listed in this document and the event handbook or notes (handed out on the event day) or in the briefing also form part of the race rules for the event, in addition to the following:

  • Prior to competing in the event, participants must read and sign the Participant Indemnity form
  • All members of the team must do and pass the pass all the assessment exercises – where relevant
  • Attendance at the race briefing is mandatory for all team members.
  • You should have finished all your tasks by the time you do the last challenge so as to hand over your task sheet where relevant at the final check point.
  • At all times during the event (unless when team members are required to compete in an individual discipline) participants are to be within 50 metres of all other team mates, ensuring that each participant is continually observed by their team-mates. Penalty for non-compliance – 3 mins.
  • Team members must during all event activities wear their race numbers or clothing assigned for team identification.
  • Cut-off times will be advised as part of the race handbook/notes/briefing. These cut-off times will be strictly enforced to ensure the safety of the event. The race organisers reserve the right to change these cut off times as they see fit and this may be dependent on weather conditions.
  • All teams are permitted to lodge protests through their leader against results or decisions enforced during the event. A judging panel of two Explore Directors (including the relevant leg director) will adjudicate on all protests and other contentious matters, and their decision will be final. Protests must be lodged within half an hour of the activity completion.
  • Explore has sole discretion to alter or amend the race format or the rules in order to increase the safety of participants or for any other reason deemed appropriate.
  • Support crews may only assist teams in transition areas
  • If one team member withdraws from the event, the remaining team members may continue in the event but they will become “unranked” in the official results


Health and Safety


  • We recommend all competitors hold current health insurance via a private health fund or some form of ambulance cover. Competitors are required to provide full disclosure to the organisers of any health issues that may require specific attention in case of emergency at the time of registration.
  • The organisers will provide relevant safety equipment for the various tasks assigned. It is mandatory for participants to wear this equipment for the duration of the relevant activity.
  • If a team member is injured or in difficulty please call race management. Phone numbers are on back of race guide and place these key numbers (0722374484 -Bobby) , 0726 838616 -Japhlet ) in your phone


For specific activities related to EXPLORE SAGANA


  • Teams will be allocated a specific start time for the climbing activity based on a draw to be conducted immediately prior to the start of this activity.


  • Several activity specific briefings will be given for actual tasks throughout the day to ensure the safety of all participants.


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