Endless action on the cards for IMPI Challenge Gauteng

IMPI Challenge participants in action at the Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province) earlier this year.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

IMPI Challenge participants in action at the Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province) earlier this year. PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

The countdown to the second last IMPI Challenge of 2014 has begun!  Returning to the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province) on Saturday, 27 September 2014 participants are encouraged to get their IMPI on and get dirty!

Combining trail running with an adventure style obstacle course, the IMPI Challenge is a spectator friendly event that is ideal for the entire family!

“When planning to take on your very first IMPI Challenge, my number one tip would be to eliminate the amount of cotton that you wear,” says Pieter Du Plessis, Director IMPI Challenge.  “Cotton gets heavier the wetter it gets.  Now imagine adding mud to the mix.  Serious IMPI participants go for practicality and aim to be as smooth and sleek as possible, while IMPI fun seekers go with what looks great and what will win the Best Dressed Competition”.

“One of the infamous obstacles to look out for at IMPI Gauteng #2 is the Mitsubishi Mud Pit,”

continues Du Plessis.  “Slip and slide into waist deep mud, before clawing your way up more mud banks.  Balance and co-ordination will get you through, but your friends might not be able to resist a mud fight”.

EVENT INFORMATION:  IMPI Challenge Gauteng #2

                   Date:                Saturday, 27 September 2014      

                   Venue:             Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province)          

                   Categories:     IMPI Challenge, IMPI Dash, IMPI Elite and IMPI Mini

Enter individually or as part of a team (teams vary in size from 2 – 25 people, although team members start together, they do not need to finish together).

There are four structures to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge:

  • IMPI Challenge:  10 – 12km with18 obstacles (age 18+ years); R400 per entry
  • IMPI Dash:  5 – 7km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome). R300 per entry
  • IMPI Mini:  1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years).  R80 per entry for unlimited circuits of the course.
  • IMPI Elite:  15 – 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money; R550 per entry.

The race categories cater for a variety of athletes, from elite sportspersons, competent and beginner runners and families looking for a fun experience.  Participants can enter individually or as part of a team (teams vary in size from 2 – 10 people, although team members start together, they do not need to finish together).

Best Dressed:  One of the many highlights of the IMPI Challenge, IMPIs are encouraged to let creativity reign.  The best dressed individual and/or team stand the chance to win awesome prizes compliments of our sponsors.

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For more information on the IMPI Challenge contact 076 772 3735, email info@impichallenge.co.za or visitwww.impichallenge.co.za