Updated 08 April 2014

SA's longest running duathlon series is getting a makeover

Advendurance gets involved with Momentum

Makeover from outdoor and adventure event specialists Advendurance. The immensely popular SA Duathlon Series sponsored by DSM and Momentum Health will be relaunched as the Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Series, powered by PeptoPro, and will combine the best of both mountain biking and trail running worlds.

The biggest changes are that in 2014, all 4 events will be off-road, and located within an hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Known for their expert management of events ranging from the world's largest marathon mountain biking series to South Africa's largest obstacle course race, Advendurance's involvement bodes well for the growth of the Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Series.

According to Fritz Pienaar from Advendurance, the logic is to establish the series in Gauteng before expanding to other provinces. "The event will have various categories and disciplines to cater for the whole family,” said Pienaar. “We will also provide child minding facilities, so parents can focus on enjoying the world-class trails we have prepared for them.”

The first event will take place on 26 July and entries will open on the 1st of April, with only 1500 entries available. The first 1000 entrants will receive a high quality Columbia shirt for free.

Over the years, DSM have linked various of their products to the event, including iFlex, MEG3 and PeptoPro. “I have great confidence in Advendurance and they have selected awesome new venues that will certainly put a smile on every participant’s face. I would advise people to get their entries in early as these four events will most likely be sold out quickly”, says Damian McHugh from Momentum Health.

Cross powered by PeptoPro

2014 Event dates:
#1 26 July - Heia Safari Ranch
#2 23 August - Hakahana.
#3 6 September - Kloofzight hotel and conference venue.
#4 25 October - Agricultural research council (ARC) Roodeplaat.

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More about DSM:
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €10 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

More about Momentum:
Momentum, proud sponsor of the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge and Pick n Pay Momentum Cape Argus, is an integrated financial service provider, offering a variety of financial solutions to the South African market, on the African continent and to global investors. Momentum Health is the third largest open medical scheme in South Africa.

With Momentum, your health is your wealth, and Momentum Health offers tailor-made product solutions that cater to every family’s needs.

Momentum staff will be out at the water points and look forward to hosting you, friends and family for yet another great day of endeavour, accomplishment, fun and success.

Momentum is a member company of MMI Holdings Ltd, the third largest listed insurance company in South Africa. MMI Holdings is the merged entity of Momentum and Metropolitan and is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE).
Momentum Health is registered with the Council for Medical Schemes as an open medical scheme in South Africa.

More about Advendurance:
Advendurance provides event management and consultancy for sporting and cultural activities in South Africa and across Africa. Founded in 2001 and operating from offices in Pretoria, the company has established many of South Africa’s leading sport events.