‘Bushwhacker Tuff’ gets pulses racing

Teams gear up to take on 30km sprint

BushWhacker Tuff adventure race will take place this weekend. The beauty of East London will be on show for competitors and spectators alike at 3 Silos Adventure Trails
TOUGH TRAIL: The first ever BushWhacker Tuff adventure race will take place this weekend. The beauty of East London will be on show for competitors and spectators alike at 3 Silos Adventure Trails Picture: BRUCE VIAENE

THE newest event on the Won Adventure calendar will commence on Sunday when over 50 teams of two each will take on the 30km sprint adventure race.

The race features magnificent mountain biking legs, an orienteering leg, a short trail run and a stunning abseil, making it an event to diarise each year.

The Won Adventure team have brought many outdoor events to the East London and Eastern Cape calendar over the last four years, featuring the Out the Green Box Nite Series, the Merrell Transkei Tuff presented by Out the Green Box – and now the BushWhacker Tuff.

“We want to create an opportunity for the East London community to explore our beautiful outdoors. We are blessed with such a gorgeous rugged coastline and stunning exploratory trails of which the majority of our community have yet to see.

“Won Adventure has given us the platform to send out those that seek adventure to places where they will fall in love with our city just a little bit more,” event co-organiser, Trystan Viaene said.

We are blessed with such a gorgeous rugged coastline and stunning exploratory trails of which the majority of our community have yet to see.

“The BushWhacker Tuff offers beginners an opportunity to experience a taste of adventure racing, and give experienced athletes a fast, yet challenging race in our backyard,” Bruce Viaene said.

East London is filled with outdoor lovers and top adventure racers, like Donovan Sims of the Merrell Adventure Addicts, who are investing in these events that Won Adventure offers.

Won Adventure has worked closely with Sims regarding the route layout of the BushWhacker Tuff, and other organising variables.

“Working with someone as experienced as Don has given me insight into the world of racing, and is an absolute pleasure to work with” Bruce said.

The BushWhacker Tuff race briefing will commence at 7am on Sunday morning, after which the event will then kick-off at 8am from 3 Silo’s Adventure Trails. Supporters and family members are welcome to cheer on their loved ones on Sunday.

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