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  • Varsity MTB Challenge

    Varsity MTB Challenge

    All day
    30/09/17-01/10/17
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    The Varsity MTB Challenge is a 2-day stage race which takes place annually in the beautiful Paarl Valley in the Cape Winelands. The popular event sees a host of Varsity Alumni gather once a year to rekindle friendships at the vibey Nederburg race village and tackle some of the trails finest trails on offer in South Africa.

    The event also caters for active students and the general public – the inaugural Varsity MTB Challenge attracted riders from across South Africa, racing for their alma mater or university of choice or simply just having fun as non-aligned teams.

    Fast-facts

    Race Venue: Nederburg Winery, Paarl

    Day 1: Start and finish at Nederburg Winery – 30 September 2017 – 08h00

    50km, 1500m vertical ascent

    Start and finish at Nederburg Winery – 1 October 2017 – 8am

    58km, 1600m vertical ascent.

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  • Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #3GP

    Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #3GP

    All day
    07/10/17
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    The Impi Challenge is an adventure obstacle course trail run, which tests your fitness and is sure to leave your muddy face smiling from ear-to-ear when you cross the finish line. Events feature the 10km Challenge, 5km Dash and 20km Elite Impi Challenge race distances, and you’ll have to face either 20 or 10 obstacles depending on your chosen race distance.
    For more information on the Impi Challenge visit www.impichallenge.co.za.
    Event Website: http://www.impichallenge.co.za/2017-impi3gp/

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  • Hope Hike and Hope Bike

    Hope Hike and Hope Bike

    All day
    15/10/17
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    The Hope Hike and Hope Bike, held in October, World Mental Health Awareness Month, is an annual initiative by the Ithemba Foundation.
    The aim of this event is to raise awareness around depression. By taking part you help raise funds for research into clinical depression and also help break the silence.

    Entry Fee:
    Trail Run/Walk
    10km – R100
    5km – R60
    3km – R40
    Children u/12 – R40

    MTB Fun Ride
    25km – R100

    Registration: 06h30 – 08h00

    Starting Times:
    Trail Run/Walk
    10km – 08h00
    5km – 08h30
    3km – 08h40

    MTB Fun Ride
    25km – 07h45

    Afterwards, enjoy the eats and treats of the famous Blaauwklippen Sunday Market.
    Event Website: www.iqela-events.co.za

  • Fruitways aQuelle Apple Blossom MTB

    Fruitways aQuelle Apple Blossom MTB

    All day
    15/10/17
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    18 years down the track and the “Apple Blossom Mountain Bike Ride” is still treating mountain bike enthusiasts to great riding experiences in the Elgin Valley!

    Riders will enjoy magical single track on both the long courses with some tough climbs, speedy descents and of course awesome scenery of vineyards, mountains and orchards festooned with apple blossom. ‘Trail’s End’, a mountain biking hotel and adventure center close to the Elgin/Grabouw Country club will be our start/finish area.

    DATE: 1st OCTOBER 2017

    VENUE: Trails End, Elgin/Grabouw

    DISTANCES: 60km; 30km; 10km; 3km

    STARTING TIMES                   
    60km @ 07h30;
    30km @ 08h00;
    10km @ 08h15;
    3km Kids Fun Cycle @ 8h30

    PRIZE GIVING/CUT- OFF          12h00 Lucky draw Prizes only
    PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE             27 September 2017
    REGISTRATION –                     Sunday 1st Oct from 6.30am

    ABOUT EVENT

    Bring your family and friends to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere that surrounds this event and the beautiful Elgin Valley. Relax, socialize and enjoy good food, taste some award winning wines and craft beer. Lots of free kid’s entertainment, with jumping castles, face painting, popcorn and candy floss.

    Make sure you stay for the lucky draw as there are some Great prizes!!

    ROUTE DESCRIPTION                                         

    Long route – A neutral zone of about 1km will start you off and take you into some open farm riding to warm the legs. You will then head towards Oak Valley to enjoy some of their great single track and your first ‘Mother’ hill will take you passed the iconic Oak Valley Flower tunnels onto Eikenhof farm. You will then be taken through a section of single track which is pure food for the soul before starting your next climb, its long but kind and will reward you handsomely. Crossing over the R321 you head down to the Eikenhof dam and up towards Sir Lowry’s pass and your journey back to Trails End will be down through the best of Gerhard Huiskens single track.

    Medium route – fantastic new route! Easy and non-technical riding as you venture through farms only open for the Apple Blossom. You will experience a bit of everything, open farm roads, a few climbs and great single track, suitable for those wanting to take the next step up.

    Short route – all on farm roads with some easy wide single track. Not technical at all and great for kids and beginners.

    3km kiddie’s cycle will be in and around the field and Mum/Dad can run alongside.

    ENTRY FEES
    60km – R200
    30km – R170
    10km – R100
    3km – R40

    DIRECTIONS TO VENUE

    From Cape Town, take the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass and turn left off the N2 on to the R321 at the Orchard Farmstall into Grabouw. At the 2nd stop street turn left and drive straight and follow MTB race signs.
    NOTES

    “LIFE IS SHORT SO ENJOY THE RIDE”
    Event Website: www.iqela-events.co.za

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  • STBB4GOOD MTB Challenge

    STBB4GOOD MTB Challenge

    All day
    21/10/17
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    This year’s STBB4GOOD MTB Challenge powered by Amdec will be taking place on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Overgaauw Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The aim of this event is to raise funds for the Miles for Smiles Foundation.

    The MTB race has become known as one of the “must-do” events on the MTB calendar. Our routes are enjoyable, challenging and well marked, our marshals are on the ball, we have the top class water tables in the industry, and we are told that ours is one of the best-organised MTB races in South Africa. Unbelievable prizes from our generous sponsors, and loads of prizes to be won.

    After the race, chill out in Bedouin tents, eat, relax and take in the view. Enjoy the food market, artisan beers and wine tasting, plus a jumping castle and arts and crafts for the kids.
    Event Website: https://www.stbb.co.za/mtb-challenge/

  • Slanghoek Triathlon

    Slanghoek Triathlon

    All day
    21/10/17-22/10/17
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    The Beautiful Breedland Wine Cellar situated in the beautiful Slanghoek Valley just outside Rawsonville will once again be host to the annual event. It caters for the beginners to the elite with 4 different races to choose from.  

    Event Dates:
    MTB Triathlon on Saturday 21st October 2017
    Road Triathlon on Sunday 22nd October 2017

    Venue:
    Breeland Wine Cellar – Slanghoek Valley

    Entries

    Entries close at midnight at the 11th of October 2017 or until capacity is reached.
    NO LATE ENTRIES, no transfer of entries after this date.  No refunds.
    Please refer to the rules on the website and ensure you have read them to avoid any disappointment on the day of the event.

    Entry Fee:
    Individual Entry Fees :

    Long courses R550pp (excluding temp day license)
    Short courses R380pp (excluding temp day license)

    Team Entry Fees:

    Long courses R840 per team (excluding temp day license)
    Short courses R690 per team (excluding temp day license)

    Distances:

    MTB Courses
    STANDARD DISTANCE
    Swim 1.5km  (* 2 laps)
    MTB 25km  
    Trail run 10km  (*2 laps of 5km)

    SPRINT DISTANCE
    Swim 650m
    MTB 12 km
    Trail run 5km

    ROAD Courses
    STANDARD DISTANCE
    Swim 1.5km (* 2 laps)
    Bike 42km
    Trail run 10km (*2 laps of 5km)

    SPRINT DISTANCE
    Swim 650m
    Bike 20km
    Trail run 5km

    Registration
    Registration will take place on:
    Thursday 19th October 2017 at Sportsmans Warehouse, Tyger Valley  from 13h00 – 18h00
    Late Registration will be on the day of the event from 06h00 – 09H00 at Breeland Cellar.  
    No late entries will be accommodated after the closing date on the 11th of October 2017 at Midnight.

    Please note:
    If you are not a Western Province Triathlon Association registered athlete, you will be required to purchase a temporary day license – from the Western Province Triathlon table at registration.
    Event Website: www.iqela-events.co.za

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  • Slanghoek Triathlon

    Slanghoek Triathlon

    All day
    21/10/17-22/10/17
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    The Beautiful Breedland Wine Cellar situated in the beautiful Slanghoek Valley just outside Rawsonville will once again be host to the annual event. It caters for the beginners to the elite with 4 different races to choose from.  

    Event Dates:
    MTB Triathlon on Saturday 21st October 2017
    Road Triathlon on Sunday 22nd October 2017

    Venue:
    Breeland Wine Cellar – Slanghoek Valley

    Entries

    Entries close at midnight at the 11th of October 2017 or until capacity is reached.
    NO LATE ENTRIES, no transfer of entries after this date.  No refunds.
    Please refer to the rules on the website and ensure you have read them to avoid any disappointment on the day of the event.

    Entry Fee:
    Individual Entry Fees :

    Long courses R550pp (excluding temp day license)
    Short courses R380pp (excluding temp day license)

    Team Entry Fees:

    Long courses R840 per team (excluding temp day license)
    Short courses R690 per team (excluding temp day license)

    Distances:

    MTB Courses
    STANDARD DISTANCE
    Swim 1.5km  (* 2 laps)
    MTB 25km  
    Trail run 10km  (*2 laps of 5km)

    SPRINT DISTANCE
    Swim 650m
    MTB 12 km
    Trail run 5km

    ROAD Courses
    STANDARD DISTANCE
    Swim 1.5km (* 2 laps)
    Bike 42km
    Trail run 10km (*2 laps of 5km)

    SPRINT DISTANCE
    Swim 650m
    Bike 20km
    Trail run 5km

    Registration
    Registration will take place on:
    Thursday 19th October 2017 at Sportsmans Warehouse, Tyger Valley  from 13h00 – 18h00
    Late Registration will be on the day of the event from 06h00 – 09H00 at Breeland Cellar.  
    No late entries will be accommodated after the closing date on the 11th of October 2017 at Midnight.

    Please note:
    If you are not a Western Province Triathlon Association registered athlete, you will be required to purchase a temporary day license – from the Western Province Triathlon table at registration.
    Event Website: www.iqela-events.co.za

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