After years of hard work by dedicated race organisers around the country, Zambia finally has its own National MTB Series.
The 2018 Zambian National MTB Series will consist of 6 rounds, spread evenly across the country. Championship categories will run from Under 14 (for 13 and 14 year olds) all the way up to 60 plus. The Buffalo Men and Eland Women categories will cater to men weighing over 85kg, and women weighing over 70kg.
For 2018, only your best 4 results out of the 6 races will count. This also means that if you have a crash or puncture at one race, you can redeem yourself at the next round. Riders who complete all 6 races will be rewarded with a super amazing, ultra special Zambia National MTB Series t-shirt.
ZambiaRaces is currently seeking a sponsor for the series.
Sponsorship will cover the following:
– Cost of printing t-shirts for riders who finish all 6 races (sponsor’s logo on shirt).
– Cost of trophies for category podiums at the end of the series (sponsor’s logo incorporated into custom made trophies).
– Cost of running the Zambia Races website, where races are marketed, and results will be posted (sponsor’s logo on website).
Here are the races and the categories. Click the links for more info on the individual races. If you have questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact us or the race organizers (contact info on individual event pages).
|10 March||Jubilee Jungle Race||Luanshya||70km||35km||35km|
|26 May||Kasanka MTB Race||Kasanka National Park||40km||40km||20km|
|23 June||Elephant Epic||Lusaka / Lower Zam||70km||No Race||No Race|
|6 or 20 July||Tangila Trail Series||Mkushi||70km||40km||20km|
|5 August||Mulungushi MTB Race||Mulungushi Dam (Kabwe)||70km||40km||20km|
|15 September*||Kansanshi MTB Race||Solwezi||50km||50km||30km|
|Open Men||Open Distance||All Ages|
|Open Women||Open Distance||All Ages|
|Junior Men||Intermediate Distance||17, 18|
|Junior Women||Intermediate Distance||17, 18|
|Youth Men||Intermediate Distance||15, 16|
|Youth Women||Intermediate Distance||15, 16|
|Under 14 Boys||Under 14 Distance||13, 14|
|Under 14 Girls||Under 14 Distance||13, 14|
|Sub Veteran Men||Open Distance||30 – 39|
|Sub Veteran Women||Open Distance||30 – 39|
|Veteran Men||Open Distance||40 – 49|
|Veteran Women||Open Distance||40 – 49|
|Masters Men||Open Distance||50 – 59|
|Masters Women||Open Distance||50 – 59|
|Silver Fox Men||Open Distance||60+|
|Silver Fox Women||Open Distance||60+|
|Buffalo Men||Open Distance||Over 85kg|
|Eland Women||Open Distance||Over 70kg|
*The Kansanshi MTB date has changed from September 22 to September 15.