aQuellé Ocean Racing Series

Come join the fun

Join as a Series Member or come and take part as a once off participant - the choice is yours.

Series Premier Membership once off cost:
Swim Events : R 1000
Beach Events : R 500

* See below for all the value add you will receive

Series Membership - once off online registration fee of R50 and daily Race Entry Fees:
Ocean Events - R100
Beach Events  - R50

Non-Members (once off entry on the day) Race Entry Fees:
Ocean Events - R150
Beach Events - R100

aQuellé Ocean Racing Series Swim Caps are compulsory for each of the swim races in accordance with the seasonal colour allocation. These great quality branded silicone caps are available through online purchase or on race day from merchandising at  our cost price of just R30 each. Colours of the 400m, 1km, and 3km swims stay the same so that last year's participants aren't required to purchase new caps.

Finishers medals for Kids 1km beach run only. Category winners medals for all disciplines and age groups. Finishers medals are available for purchase at R10 each from the merchandising kiosk on race day for those wanting such a mememto.

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Safety comes FIRST

Whilst we encourage the use of the swimbuoy for all open water swimming, it is now mandatory that ALL swimmers 10 years and UNDER are required to swim with a SWIM BUOY at all Zsports Events. There are numerous resellers of such items around the country and Zsports also have in stock (click here to purchase from us)

Zsports Swimbuoy water float safe swimmer

SERIES MEMBERSHIP

Series Membership Fee is R50 (available online only before race day).

Series members retain their Series Number throughout the season and can take part in any of the 7 events on offer. Series points are allocated to Series members based on their results each race day within the specific disciplines and count towards the overall and age group standings at the end of the Season (see Prize Template).

On race days, Series members are asked to report for entry to indicate the discipline they will be taking part in on that morning and pay in cash / Zapper the race day entry fee of R50 (beach events) or R100 (swim events).

PLEASE NOTE that Series Membership can not be purchased on the beach on race days.

Pre-season registration incentive

All Series Members who sign up before Friday 5th October will each receive a Goody Bag similar to this...

ORS Series members pack 

 

PREMIER MEMBERSHIP (Fully Paid)

Premier membership offers a hassle free season of not having to queue for entry, no cash needed on race days and a great assortment of discount offers PLUS an awesome GOODY BAG.

Premier Membership Swim Events : R 1000
Premier Membership Beach Events : R 500

The above membership fee covers ALL race day entries for Season 14 PLUS items listed below.

No hassle to bring money to the beach on race days, no long queues to report for entry as Premier Members receive a Silicone wristband with their race number and are automatically registered each race day in accordance with the discipline which they indicate on the members attendance listing which they are required to sign on race days (to indicate they are present).

Limited replacement silicone wristbands are available at R20 each (as this requires a number change).

FAMILY DISCOUNT

When purchasing FOUR OR MORE Premier Memberships for your immediate family, you only have to pay for TWO of the family members. Put all your family entries into your online shopping basket and check-out using the EFT payment option - then just pay for the 2 higher priced Premier packages. Only applicable for direct family members (mother, father, sons, daughters and/or step/half-children).

ALL PREMIER MEMBERS WHO REGISTER BEFORE THE FIRST RACE WEEKEND WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:
* SWIM EVENTS AND 5km BEACH RUN/WALK EVENTS

ORS Premier Members Pack

Our Premier members for the above events will receive:
>  ORS Branded Shopping Bag (support the fight against plastic bags)
>  Long Sleeve T-shirt
>  Silicone Series numbered wrist band
>  Complimentary Coffee on race morning from our appointed vendor 
>  DISCOUNTS at selected traders including: Action Cycles; 20% from Sunday's River Adventures; 10% from Wear it @; 15% at News Cafe on race days; 10% on all Blu Smooth branded products; ...
(restrictions may apply - full listing will be provided by start of the season)

 

KIDS PREMIER MEMBERS PACKS

ORS Kids Premier Membership

Our Kids Run Premier members will each receive:
>  ORS Branded Drawstring Bag 
>  Branded Race Vest
>  Silicone Series numbered wrist band

* Pictures are just for illustration purposes - colours and design may vary

 

Ocean Swimming Races

The Ocean Racing Series offers 4 swim distances throughout the season - a 400m, 1km, 2km and 3km race. The 1km Ocean Swim consists of one lap, the 2km will be two laps and the 3km is three laps whilst the 400m is on a different course. Swim direction is anti-clockwise unless specified otherwise at race briefing before the start. Swimmers to remain in the water between laps. aQuellé branded ORS swim cap is compulsory in the specific discipline colour, wetsuits are optional. Lifeguards are present throughout the swim to assist participants.

 

Beach Runs

The 5km Beach Run is arguable one of the most scenic fun runs in the country. An out and back course (all along the beach) from Hobie Beach to the water table positioned in line with the Beacon (off Admiralty Way) and back.

 

How to enter?

The easiest is to sign up as a Member through the website (enter online). The benefit of this once-off online entry is that we get accurate (as you provide) info and you receive an immediate confirmation together with your Series race number.

Our online system accepts both credit card and EFT (your promise to transfer funds into our account) payment options AND we don't charge you extra for this like most other payment sites. Please note that EFT payment option usually closes 3 days before race weekend in order to allow payment to clear before the race. Please ensure you use the supplied order number as your payment reference to assist quick payment reconcilliation on the system.

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