THE ULTIMATE IN ULTRA ENDURANCE RACING
what is the munga grit?
THE CRAZIEST, LIFE ALTERING EXPERIENCE YOU CAN HAVE ON A BIKE
HALF THE DISTANCE – LESS THAN HALF THE TIME
One, plenty of riders are motivated and intrigued by our unique race format and want to give it a ‘try’, but the distance is mentally challenging compared to most other South African mountain bike races.
Two. Our Mini Munga training rides out west have become incredibly popular with riders asking us for more and longer rides! They also want to race the Mini Mungas! Thus the idea of Munga Grit was born. To offer a cross over or bridge if you will, to the main event.
One of the most authentic and life changing aspects of the Munga, are our water points and race villages. So this core component of the Munga experience will be carried over to Munga Grit. Thus riders can expect two race villages and four water points manned by those beloved farmers! The WPs will be roughly 70 to 100km apart, with the two RVs roughly 200 to 250km apart. In addition, JoJo tanks with water will be placed halfway between each water point.
LIGHT, FREE, FAST
WHAT IF YOU COULD ROCK UP ON A FRIDAY MORNING, PARK YOUR CAR, JUMP ON YOUR BIKE AND HEAD OUT ALONG REMOTE TRAILS AND TRACKS AS FAR AS THE SUN SETS. WITH NOTHING ON YOUR BACK EXCEPT YOUR SHIRT.
LIGHT, FREE, FAST MEANS YOU CAN GO SUPER LIGHT, FEEL EXCEPTIONALLY FREE, AND RIDE AS FAST AS YOU WANT… ALL IN THE PREDICTABLE RACE FEEL OF THE TRIED AND TESTED MUNGA FORMAT!
THE MUNGA GRIT TANKWA
THE MUNGA GRIT TANKWA ROUTE
*Note: the image is to give you a general idea of where the route goes. Don’t take it literally! It may change a bit here or there.
WAKE UP LATE. ROLL ON DOWN.
AN ENTRY INTO THE MUNGA GRIT TANKWA COSTS R6500.
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY ENTRY?
- 4x fully stocked Munga Grit Tankwa water-points manned by friendly farmers where you can expect Seattle coffee, lots of snacks, Powerbar nutrition, and just plain love. Ask anyone who has done the Munga what our water points are like!
- 2x fully stocked race villages where you can sleep in a bed or tent with mattress, have a hot shower, a fresh and wholesome farm cooked meal and indulge in plenty of Seattle and Powerbar!
- Access to miles and miles of private farm tracks that no one else can get to!
- Full medical support like on the Munga
- A famous hand made Munga Grit Tankwa finishers medal
- Legend status for ever!
- A chance to earn your first stripe!
EARN YOUR STRIPES
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Everytime you complete a Munga Grit in the time period, you receive a commission. Starting with a Lance Corporal, or one stripe, when you complete your second Munga Grit you get promoted to full Corporal, or two stripes. The next one is a Sergeant, or three stripes, and so on, and so on. Each Munga Grit recruit who crosses the finish line in the allocated time will receive his or her corresponding stripe to wear with pride. The Munga Grit stripes are a right of passage to be worn proudly by those who have earned them and been promoted. But they are also an incentive to stay in the fight against the ordinary.
We want you, to join the army in the fight against mediocrity!
The fact that there are ten levels of rank implies more than one Munga Grit event. Yup. That’s right. The intention is to roll out similar format Munga Grit races around the world where recruits can enter multiple campaigns (races) in a year and be promoted through the ranks. Actual rewards will be revealed over the course of the next few years, so watch this space.
BELOW ARE THE TEN LEVELS OF RANK IN THE MUNGA GRIT ARMY.
WE RIDE TO FIND A PART OF OURSELVES YET UNDISCOVERED.
We don’t want to sound like stiffs, but any rider found breaking the rules, will be penalised or disqualified. So make sure you are familiar with the rules before setting out on your Munga Grit Tankwa journey.
Things Riders usually ask.
WHEN IS THE RACE
WHEN IS THE RACE
HOW MUCH DOES THE RACE COST TO ENTER?
ARE THERE DIFFERENT RACE CATEGORIES?
IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF RIDERS THAT CAN ENTER?
IS THERE A QUALIFICATION RACE?
CAN I RIDE A TANDEM MOUNTAIN BIKE WITH A TEAMMATE?
CAN I RIDE A CYCLOCROSS BIKE
HOW TECHNICAL IS THE ROUTE?
WILL I BE ABLE TO SCOUT THE ROUTE?
CAN I RACE THE MUNGA GRIT TANKWA IN A TEAM?
DO I NEED A SPONSOR?
WHAT IS THE MUNGA GRIT POLICY ON DOPING?
We are strictly against doping in any form.
WHEN DO THE RACE ENTRIES CLOSE?
WILL THERE BE TV COVERAGE OF THE RACE?
WILL THERE BE TV COVERAGE OF THE RACE?
WILL THE ROUTE BE MARKED?
WHAT IS THE ASCENT OF THE RACE?
HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M ABLE TO FINISH THE MUNGA GRIT TANKWA?
CAN I LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE RIDING?
CAN I USE TRI-BARS?
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS PROVIDED?
DOES THE MUNGA GRIT TANKWA HAPPEN EVERY YEAR?
WHEN WILL PRIZE-GIVING TAKE PLACE?
CAN I WORK FOR THE MUNGA?
CAN I INTERVIEW THE RACE DIRECTOR?
CAN I PHOTOGRAPH OR FILM THE RACE?
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