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Otjihavera MTB Xperience

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Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 2 Jun 2016
Event dates:
21 Aug 2020 - 3 day event
± 20 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Rock and Rut MTB Club
Race Director:
Conrad Dempsey


The 2019 edition of the FNB Otjihavera Experience MTB Marathon presented by Windhoek Light will be the 14th anniversary of the race and will take place on 23, 24 & 25 August 2019. This unique three day mountain bike event is generously sponsored by FNB and Windhoek Light. With some all new exciting new routes – this event will start and finish at Midgard Country Estate. We would also like to express
our gratitude towards Midgard Country Estate and assisting us with water points, marshals, etc. Without them this race will not be possible. We also thank our other sponsors for their generous contribution towards prices, goody bags and lucky draw prices and for the food and drinks at the waterpoints.

There will be a Prologue this year again but this year it will be used for seading. The Prologue is on Friday afternoon, 23 August 2019. This will consist of a timed time trail around the Midgard Country Lodge area and Game Park. The Ranking of the Prologue will be used for the next day’s seading. We also have a kids race this year organised by Cycling Kids Namibia .The race will be held on Saturday
and Sunday with the same format as the big event-just shorter distance .This will teach the kids great team effort.The ages that may take part in the kids race are from U/10 until U/16.
Combined age of 24 years and less will ride 15km.
Combined age of 25 -32 years will ride 30km.(2 loops)
The kids team can consist of only girls or only boys NO MIXED TEAMS

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Season: Spring

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Entry Fee details

Entry pp R1250 to 350

MIDGARD COUNTRY ESTATE ARRANGEMENTS Midgard will be the “Race” Village” for this event. Midgard offered some good rates for this event, which are outlined below for the different options. All accommodation needs to be booked directly with Midgard Country Estate on their event specific portal. You will find this link on our Rock and Rut Webpage. Please note that it is each entrants own responsibility to book accommodation (either room, train or tented village) with Midgard Country Estate. Please use Otjihavera MTB 2019 as your reference with them. The Trains have also been newly renovated and are lovely now. Accommodation: Rates are per person Sharing per night Room Train Windhoek Light Tented Village Single N$ 1430.00 N$ 650.00 N$ 550.00 Double N$ 1080.00 N$ 650.00 N$ 550.00 Children 7-15 years N$ 540.00 N$ 325.00 N$ 275.00 Children 0 – 7 years Free Free Free *All rates are per person per night and includes a buffet dinner and a buffet breakfast. Children younger than 7 years eat and stay for free. Please remember to include children in your booking with Midgard. Train – The Trains are Midgard’s equivalent to camping. The trains have been newly renovated and will be an awesome experience. Three unique stationed passenger train carriages that can accommodate either two or one guest per cabin. All guests will have to travel with their own bedding (sleeping bag and pillows), towels and toiletries. The beds in the cabins are 180cm long and 50cm wide. The ablution facilities are shared and located next to the carraiges. Windhoek Light Tented Village – Please note that accommodation in rooms at Midgard is limited. Hence we have introduced the Windhoek Light Race Village in the 2019 Edition of the FNB Otjihavera Experience to give all participant the option to stay at the start and finish venue. At the Windhoek Light Tented Race Village you will be able to book a tent including dinner and breakfast from the Midgard Country Estate portal. All guests will have to travel with their own bedding (matrass, sleeping bag and pillows), towels and toiletries. There will be warm showers and toilets available within the Race Village. Please note all rooms, train carriages and tents need to be evacuated by 11:00 on Sunday 25 August. You will be able to train for the Otjihavera on the Midgard trails or just have a relaxed cycling / xtrail weekend with the family at Midgard Country Estate beforehand ,since there are trail routes available to run or cycle. Meals: Accommodation rates above include a buffet dinner, bed and buffet breakfast and are only for persons who have booked accommodation at Midgard. Lunch for Saturday and Sunday are included in the Entry Fee. You will receive a meal coupon in your entry envelope to be used to obtain your lunch at Midgard Country Estate on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch for supporters and family members can be purchased directly at Midgard Country Estate at N$90.00 per person per lunch. Snacks and drinks will be available through the day. Cash and cards will be accepted.

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