On 15 May 2016, Jennifer Niksch and Jet de Wet will be heading off on Expedition Africa, a 500km adventure race along the Garden Route in the Western Cape. Why? To raise funds and awareness about clubfoot and how it can be treated – and for the sheer adventure of it!
This extreme race consists of several disciplines, including mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, orienteering, rope work, swimming and canyoneering. According to the event website, the race is expected to take the teams anywhere between 72 hours (“excluding sleep”!), and six days.
Before they set off, we asked Jennifer a few questions about Expedition Africa.
How did you get into adventure racing?
I live in Knysna and our area is the playground of adventure racing. I love the outdoors and enjoy multi-sports as opposed to just focusing on one discipline.
What made you decide to undertake this race for STEPS?
I know Karen