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The Jackal Dash returns for the 6th installment in as many years on Saturday the 5th of March 2022. The ride offers something for all fitness levels and is often used to either kick start the season or run a systems check ahead of the early stage racing season. The various trails feature Northern Farm, Hills and Dales and for the brave the indomitable Crocodile River Reserve. Read on for more on each ride…

This is the only race to feature trails from the surrounding farms and reserves.


5 MARCH 2022


Richtey Components
Cyclesure Jackal Dash
Norco bikes Jackal Dash


The Jackal Dash is run and organised by Northern Farm and it’s partners. This is the only race that features the surrounding farms and reserves of Hills and Dales and the Crocodile River reserve. If Northern Farm is considered relatively flat, then that would make the Crocodile River Reserve it’s evil stepsister as the area takes no prisoners.

The race features an incredible combination of fast flowing single trail along with district roads to for the big blade blasters out there.

Start :    Northern Farm

Finish :   Northern Farm

Date :   5 March 2022

Entries close : 2 March 2022

Start times : 65km from 06:20 | 45km from 07:20 | 25km from 08:00

Routes :   Full GPS and marked (GPS routes provided in the week of the event as most of the land is private)

* Timed and seeded event, boards will be provided

Number board collection : We will send you info about number board collection on Wednesday the 24th of March 2021

About the Start : – 

The race will start and finish at Northern Farm, great coffee and food trucks for you to indulge in pre or post ride.

Prize categories for the 2022 Jackal Dash : –

1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female in each race distance.

As the flagship event for the Jackal Dash, only the 65km winners will receive prize money for their respective achievements.

Prize money for 65km, 1st place men’s and ladies R2000 per cat.

Live electronic RFID chip timing by Webscorer


This event is 100% Covid-19 compliant, entries are limited for the safety of riders, families and friends. Please respect all social distancing best practice. All details will be sent out to athletes in the week of the event. 

65km Men 65km Ladies 45km Men 45km Ladies 25km Men 25km Ladies
1st place
Assorted hamper to the value of R1500
Assorted hamper to the value of R1500
Assorted hamper to the value of R1000
Assorted hamper to the value of R1000
2nd place
Assorted hamper to the value of R1000
Assorted hamper to the value of R1000
Assorted hamper to the value of R800
Assorted hamper to the value of R800
3rd place
Assorted hamper to the value of R500
Assorted hamper to the value of R500
Assorted hamper to the value of R500
Assorted hamper to the value of R500

Please note that riders must be present at prize giving in order to qualify. Prize giving will happen when 80% of the field has finished.

Frequently asked questions

Please take a read through here, the answers to your questions have more than likely already been answered here. 

Substitutions, cancellations, deferrals and seeding : –

For all the information pertaining to these points, please click here.

What is the Covid-19 event policy? 

The Jackal Dash has already received a low risk categorization from SAPS as outdoor sports events have been considered low risk since September November 2021. We will be following CSA guidelines which have allowed for the operation of events in all the way into lockdown level 3. The event will be going ahead barring further adjustments to current regulations, should this happen your entries will remain secure and be deferred to the postponement dates of the event. Should we have to postpone, you will be notified about the new date with sufficient time to plan and train. For now, please stay safe and healthy. 

Do I have to have a GPS?

No, the routes are well marked. GPS does always help though and is recommended as signs can move but GPS cannot, we send the routes out in race week. 

Are E – Bikes permitted?

Yes, E – Bikes are permitted to this event. Just not within the top 3 batches. If you are for accidently seeded to the top 3 batches, please be so kind as to drop back to the 4th batch on your distance. 

Do I have to wear a mask when I ride?

No, you will only need to wear a mask to all public points including the start and straight after the finish. You will not be required to wear a mask while riding.

Are there water points on route?

Water points are single handedly the biggest Covid-19 risk factor with this event. We will have 1 water point for every 30km of riding.

It can get hot on this route, please make sure that in the very least you carry either 2 bottles of water on your bike or a 2L hydration pack. 

Can spectators join?

Under the current regulations, spectators are welcome, but there are no spectator points on route.

I saw some guy taking photos on route, why cant I see them that night?

That guy taking photos on route more than likely took several thousand of which only several hundred will be viable once edited. The editing takes the times, so hang in there, we will email you when the pics are ready. It will normally take about 5 days. 

What about the weather?

It may rain, the wind may blow, the sun may shine and your bike will handle all of it. The race goes ahead rain or shine. 

Is this race seeded?

That is correct, this is a seeded event and number boards will be provided. 

What are the age limits?

65km for 18 years and older. 45km for 15 years and older. 25km for 10 years and older.

Where is number board collection?

Number boards can be collected from Northern Farm on the morning of the race, all other items such as merchandise can be collected post ride. Early bird packs will be handed to you as you cross the line as part of the pack is a tasty little hydration treat. 

Can I bring my dog to ride with me? 

Unfortunately not, Northern Farm is actually 1st and foremost a nature reserve and then a working farm. NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED.

Can I substitute? 

This can be done right up until the Tuesday ahead of the ride, after that we cannot assist. 

Can I do a late entry?

Sadly not, we only do pre entries for this event. This means no entries on the day. Even if you know a guy who knows a guy. 

What if it rains?

Race day’s go ahead rain or shine, we cannot control the weather. By the time the event rolls around, it is already 100% paid for so we do all we can not to cancel. In the event of lightning and imminent danger to our riders, the event Safety Officer will make the call. The event organizing committee will then assess the option to try and rerun the event on another date. The Safety Officers call is final. When entering an event, you also accept the risks. 

Refunds, withdrawals, entry cancellations and substitutions

The following refund policy is agreed to by all riders when entering the event and applies to one and all : –

– Outside 45 days of the event : 50% refund

– 45 – 14 of the event : 25% refund

– Within 14 days of the event : 0% refund

No refunds will be issued for Covid 19 related withdrawals, the risk of such is for the registrants to manage. Furthermore, the company can not be held liable for any cancellations or postponements due to Government regulations, insurrection, force Majeure or Act of God or State.

Substitutions : –

Substitutions will be granted up until Tuesday the 1st of March 2022. There after no substitutions will be granted. Please note that it is illegal to race under proxy (as another rider), we do cannot provide any support to riders in case of an emergency if they choose to race under proxy. 

How to substitute : –

The rider taking your place must fill out an entry form the very same way you did, except when they reach the payment page they must simply close the page. Then you need to inform us via email that you are requesting a substitute. Please give us the name of yourself (the rider consenting the substitution) and the name of the rider taking your entry.  Please send to trails@northernfarm.org.za