Athletes, adventure seekers and families that enjoy an active lifestyle will converge on Hermanus between 27 and 30 April 2018 for the HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX), a four-day adventure sports festival which returns to the Whale Capital for a third time.
With several events to choose from, participants will be spoilt for choice. There is an event for every member of the family, including a junior triathlon and special treasure hunt for the young ones. An added drawcard to the 2018 Walkerbay Xtreme is the prize money on offer – R100 000 in prizes split across a number of events.
Ameen Stemmet from Lansdowne was part of a group of runners, cyclists, swimmers and their families who spent the long weekend in Hermanus last year. They participated in various events, such as the trail run, swim-run-jump challenge, open water swim, triathlon and treasure hunt.
“We enjoyed the fact that we could get the whole family involved. There was a great vibe in Hermanus and we are looking forward to experiencing it again.”
Jamie-Lee Day from Cape Town has entered the Big 6 Xtreme. This event sees athletes competing in the street mile, 27km MTB Challenge, Swim-Run-Jump Challenge, sprint triathlon, open water swim, and a beautiful 17km trail run.
“I absolutely love Hermanus and as a trail runner, the surrounding mountains and landscape drew me to the event. As the event is over a long weekend, it’s a nice excuse to put aside the laptop and for families to spend some quality time together in a beautiful place.”
The Village NEWS suggests:
If you’re keen to get active but didn’t realise that the awesome HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme was taking place this weekend, The Village News suggests that you consider one of the following events:
The Marine Mile, a 1.6 km dash along Marine Drive with category prizes for male and female runners younger than 13, runners aged 14 to 18, and runners aged 19 years and older on the evening of the 27th of April.
The Cliffpath Xtreme, a beautiful run or walk along the Hermanus coastline with three distances to choose from – 5.7km, 12.6km or 18.1km – on 28 April.
Get the adrenalin pumping with the Swim-Run-Jump challenge, a thrilling adventure that comprises a 400m swim, 1.5km run, Dreunkrans cliff jump, 400m swim, 1km run and a final 500m swim, on 28 April.
Brave the Atlantic Ocean in the Open Water Xtreme Swim Challenge with two distances to choose from, 600m and 2.5km, on 29 April.
Enjoy nature with the Blue Mountain Xtreme trail runs (17km and 10km) on expanded trail routes along the Kleinrivier Mountains on 30 April.
Online entries at www.walkerbayxtreme.com close Thursday 24 April at 17:00. Late entries, unless the event is sold out, will be accepted until 30 minutes before the event starts at the Race Village, situated above the Old Harbour.
Race Registration will be open daily at the Race Village, situated above the Old Harbour, from Friday, 27 April until Monday, 30 April. You may collect your race number on any day prior to your event and up to 30 minutes before the start of your event.
Friday, 27 April: 10:00 – 17:30
Saturday, 28 April: 05:30 – 15:30
Sunday, 29 April: 05:30 – 15:30
Monday, 30 April: 06:00 – 09:30
If you are participating in any one of the swimming events and would like to rent a wetsuit, you can do so at R150 per day. Visit the website www.walkerbayxtreme.com for more information. While wetsuits are not compulsory in the open water swim and swim-run-jump events, water temperatures may make the junior, sprint and off-road triathlons wetsuit compulsory.
The HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme action is centred in the heart of Hermanus between the old and new harbours, providing an equally thrilling experience for supporters and spectators. Cheer on your friends and family, give encouragement to strangers and complete the experience with a meal and/or a drink at one of the many excellent restaurants in the vicinity.
There will be water/spectator points at the Race Village (Old Harbour), New Harbour, Grotto beach, Bouchard Finlayson Road Crossing, Sumaridge Wine Farm, Newton Johnson Wine Farm, Kraal Rock Parking and Fernkloof Nature Reserve (event dependent).
27-30 April: Big 6 Xtreme (street mile, 27km MTB Challenge, Swim-Run-Jump Challenge, sprint triathlon, open water swim and 17km trail run); Entry fee: R1200
27 April: Marine Mile – 18:00; Entry fee: R100
- Valley Xtreme MTB Challenge – 07:00; Entry fees: R200 – R350
- Cliffpath Xtreme Fun Run – 08:30; Entry fees: R75 – R200
- See & Sand Xtreme Swim-Run-Jump Challenge – 13:00; Entry fee: R250
- Blue Water Xtreme SUP Challenge – 15:00; Entry fees: R100 – R150
- Urban Xtreme MTB Criterium – 16:00; Entry fee: R250
- Walkerbay Xtreme Sprint Triathlon – 08:00; Entry fee: R400
- Open Water Xtreme Swim Challenge – 13:00; Entry fees: R200 – R300
- Walkerbay Xtreme Off-road Triathlon – 16:00; Entry fee: R500