KAP sani2c Diary Note  No: sani17DN

09 March 2017

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The largest stage race in the world is nearly upon us!
The 2017 KAP sani2c is just over two months away and the excitement is building...
Make sure you follow our build-up to this iconic event!

Event: 2017 KAP sani2c
Races & Dates:  Trail: 9-11 May
                      Adventure: 10-12 May
                      Race: 11-13 May
Start: Glencairn Farm, Underberg
Finish: Scottburgh Main Beach
More information can be found at www.sani2c.co.za 

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Editors Notes:

Overview:
The KAP sani2c is a three day mountain bike stage race that takes place from Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal's Southern Drakensberg to Scottburgh's Main Beach on KZN's South Coast.

Participants tackle the 265km and 3301m of elevation in teams of two with three different events - the Trail, Adventure and Race - accommodating hundreds of riders annually.

Background:
The KAP sani2c began as the dream of Farmer Glen (Glen Haw), an avid mountain bike enthusiast and co-organiser of the Imana Wild Ride and in 1998, together with a few local nutty mountain bikers, he completed the first trial run.

The following year Glen scouted and refined the rugged path with the objective of establishing a world-class route. He invited friends and experienced mountain bikers to join in on the infamous dry runs.

In 2004, Glen was confident that a worthy route had finally been established and agreed to by all the relevant landowners and authorities and so February 2005 saw the staging of the inaugural sani2c, a highly successful event despite the heavy rain and muddy conditions of Day 2.

Public response to this "lifestyle event" was overwhelming and the race grew to massive proportions and demand for entries and pressure from communities wanting to participate in the event saw some radical changes ahead of the 2008 event.

The decision to change the format of the event to be run as two separate races - split into the sani2c Adventure and sani2c Race - was a world first and allowed further opportunities for community involvement and accommodated all teams on the 2007 waiting list. It also warranted improving facilities at the overnight race villages with the two 2008 events ultimately deemed a huge success.

2011 then again saw some big changes. Traditionally held in March, the event was susceptible to late summer rains which had disrupted plans every second year since it's inception. After months of negotiating, juggling of dates with other sporting events and planning around farming operations the dates for future sani2cs were moved to May and right away great weather created perfect riding conditions.

2017 will be the second year that KAP Industrial Holdings Limited will be involved in the race officially. KAP has had a longstanding involvement with sani2c through its PG Bison timber operations in the KwaZulu-Natal region. As sani2c has grown into a world class event, so too has KAP grown into a leading South African industrial company, thereby enabling it to increase its involvement in this event.

Media Service:
Gameplan Media will be providing a full pre-race build up campaign ahead of the 2016 KAP sani2c as well as race reports that will include copy, photos, captions and results daily throughout the event.

For more information on KAPsani2c: Info@KAPsani2c.co.za  or www.sani2c.co.za

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