Qualified Recce operators that finish the Recce Rouleurs or the Recce Mission events receive a dogtag that contains the unique number engraved on their personal Special Forces Operator's Badges.
Finishers of each of the Recce Rouleurs or the Recce Mission events that have already received a unique numbered dogtag might hand back their dogtag for a duplicated unique number already issued to that participant. Participants that have completed three Recce Rouleurs or Recce Mission events receive a personalised dogtag with their names on it.
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The Jammie will be a test of character. Some will stop for a moment to enjoy the views, others will focus on their own survival and mission.
The Light Duty can be completed by most trail runners - but expect to go off-road all the way with steep ascents and descents.
The iconic symbol of achievement in the MTB fraternity?
Each year 46 numbered golden Recce Rouleurs dogtags will be prepared; not all will be handed out...
Jammies: Only a few will attempt the Recce Rouleurs while not everybody will conquer the Recce Mission. ‘Jammies’ will complete a section of the Mission routes during day-time and finish with the Rouleurs and Mission events. Each Jammie finisher receives a dogtag style Recce Jammie medal.
Mission riders will experience exhilarating downhills and challenging climbs - for most these will become monsterous as the event progresses. There will be many obstacles along the route to overcome and to complete your mission.
The non-technical Jammie route will be epic - it will largely follow the Mission route and take riders to places that they have never visited before...
Riders participating in the Light Duty will have a MTB classic experience - is this the perfect MTB route?
Mission runners will explore endless mountain and river tracks along the eastern escarpment. For some the numerous waterfalls along the route will be a valuable source of water, for others it might be just one too many challenge to overcome.
Recce Mission: Each Recce Mission finisher receives a uniquely numbered Special Forces style Recce Mission polished stainless steel dogtags. Similar to the Special Forces Operators Badge, this number can only be issued once to a Recce Mission finishers.
Those that conquer the Recce Mission will become the proud owners of a uniquely numbered stainless steel Recce Mission dogtag
Mini Recce: 12 km | 150 m
Civvie: 25 km | 500 m
Light Duty: 60 km | 1200 m
Jammie: 100 km | 2000 m | Dawn2Dusk
Mission: 220 km | 4000 m | 24 hrs
Rouleurs: 420 km | 10000 m | 36 hrs or 54 hrs
Mini Recce: 5 km | 150 m
Civvy: 12 km | 250 m
Light Duty: 30 km | 1000 m
Jammie: 60 km | 1500 m | Dawn2Dusk
Mission: 100 km | 3000 m | 25 hrs
Riders and trail runners will be entirely dependent on getting food and hydration supplies at these points. As some, or most riders and trail runners, will be out on the route for close to 24 hours they can expect the following supplies along the route:
Routes will not pass through any local villages as these have all recently been captured by enemy forces. Riders and trail runners will not pass through other establishments along the route but will encounter LPs (Local Population); while these are mainly expected to be friendly, in some areas LPs might be hostile.
The Recce Mission will have several re-supply zones along the route. These are located at TBs (Temporary Bases), as well as at some CPs (Check Points).
Participants will also cross numerous rivers and creeks, pass by endless fountains and other sources of water...
Finishing the Recce Rouleurs will be the Honoris Crux or Medal of Honour of mountain biking while those that fail might feel they need a Purple Heart!
Recce Rouleurs: 'Journey' and 'Limit' finishers receive a Special Forces style golden Recce Rouleurs' stainless steel dogtag that is numbered 1 to 46.
The winners for the MTB Mission and Trail Mission events also receive a golden Recce Mission dogtag
Light Duty: Finishers of the scenic yet challenging three-quarter marathon distance Light Duty events receive a dogtag style Recce Light Duty medal.
Civvy and Mini Recce: Finishers of the short distance events receive a dogtag style Recce Civvy wooden medal.
The Civvy and Mini Recce mountain bike events will be fun for all riders that participate - or will there be a surprise along the way...?
The Civvy trail run will be fun through the bush tunnels and along the upper Crocodile river on the outskirts of Dullstroom.
The Mini Recce trail run might be a challenge for some, but all runners will enjoy every meter of this non-technical trail route.