School’s Challenge

OVERALL CASH PRIZE OF R10 000 WILL BE AWARDED IN THE SCHOOLS CHALLENGE!

What is the School’s Challenge?

One of the objectives of the Quattro ROAG Series is to grow mountain biking and trail running from a grassroot level and to encourage up-and-coming riders/runners to participate in more races. With this in mind, the Quattro ROAG Series, along with the KZN Mountain Biking School Commissioner, first introduced the School’s Challenge for the MTB Series in 2016. Building on the structure already established for the MTB School’s Challenge this year will also award points to Scholars who participate in the trail running series.

And now for the first time since the School’s Challenge was introduced in 2016 there will be R5000 in prize money awarded to both the winning High and Primary School.

How to take part?

Taking part is simple: there needs to be a scholar (any scholar – it does not need to be the same scholar at each event) representing the school at 6 out of the 10 events in order to qualify. Please see the dates and venues for these events below:

2020 EVENTS

Event Date Venue
Illovo Wartburg MTB & Trail Run 15 February 2020 Wartburg Kirchdorf School
Kamberg Classic 14-15 March 2020 Glengarry, Kamberg
Holla Trails Classic (POSTPONED – TBC) Fairview Estate, Ballito
Husqvarna Classic (POSTPONED – TBC) Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Harburg Tour de Krantz (POSTPONED – TBC) Harburg Hall
Sappi Scottburgh 29-30 August 2020 Scottburgh Main Beach
Safire Baynesfield MTB & Trail 13 September 2020 Baynesfield Recreational Club
Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival 10-11 October 2020 Karkloof Country Club
Illovo Eston MTB Challenge 25 October 2020  Beaumont Eston Farmers Club
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Challenge 14-15 November 2020 Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort

First place in the age category receives 5 points, second place 4 points, third place 3 points and fourth place 2 points. Any scholar who comes across the line after that will receive a point for their school (so the more riders/runners you have participating from your school, the better your chances are of winning!)

In order for us to assign your points to your school, please register your school on your profile by CLICK HERE! As seen below:

What are the School’s Challenge Rules?

Please read over the rules below for the School’s Challenge Series.

    • There needs to be a scholar representing the school at 6 out of the 10 events in order to qualify.
    • The scholar will need to take part and finish the race in order to receive a point for their school.
    • A school representative needs to be present at the ROAG Series Awards Dinner in order for them to be awarded their prize/s and/prize money.
    • The Prize money won by the schools needs to be used for the development of the sport (either Trail Running or Mountain Biking
    • Riders/runners must take part in the correct distance for their age category. Please see the distances for each age category below:

MTB Series

Event Nippers
10 & Under
Sprogs
11 – 12
Sub-Juniors
13 – 14
Youth
15 – 16
Juniors
17 – 18
Illovo Wartburg Classic 25km 25km 25km 45km 45km
Kamberg Classic 24.5km 24.5km 24.5km 45km 45km
Holla Trails Classic 19km 19km 19km 45km 45km
Husqvarna Classic 18km 18km 18km 40km 40km
Sappi Karkloof Classic 20km 20km 20km 40km 40km
Gooderson Drak Gardens 20km 20km 20km 40km 40km
Sappi Scottburgh 28km 28km 28km 45km 45km
Illovo Eston 18km 18km 18km 40km 40km
Harburg Tour de Krantz 25km 25km 25km 45km 45km
Safire Baynesfield 20km 20km 20km 45km 45km

Trail Series

Event U/10
10 & Under
U/13
11 – 13
U/18
14 – 18
Overall Short
18 & Under
Illovo Wartburg Trail Run 7km Run 7km Run 7km Run 7km Run
Kamberg Classic 6km Run 6km Run 6km Run 6km Run
Holla Trails Classic 8km Run 8km Run 8km Run 8km Run
Husqvarna Classic 8km Run 8km Run 8km Run 8km Run
Sappi Karkloof Classic 9km Run 9km Run 9km Run 9km Run
Gooderson Drak Gardens 7.5km Run 7.5km Run 7.5km Run 7.5km Run
Sappi Scottburgh 5km Run 5km Run 5km Run 5km Run
Illovo Eston 9km Run 9km Run 9km Run 9km Run
Harburg Tour de Krantz 5km Run 5km Run 5km Run 5km Run
Safire Baynesfield 5km Run 5km Run 5km Run 5km Run