Exciting racing on the cards at IMPI Challenge GP#2

Greg Avierinos in action at the IMPI Elite Race earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

Greg Avierinos in action at the IMPI Elite Race earlier this year. Photo Credit: Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

Hartbeespoort (North West Province) – The IMPI Challenge will head to the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm one last time in 2015. Taking place on Thursday, 24 September 2015 Elite entrants Claude Eksteen and Greg Avierinos will be vying for the coveted title of IMPI Elite Champion

“The atmosphere at every IMPI race is amazing,” says Eksteen. “I really enjoy the way in which Pieter Du Plessis puts together the course. He makes good use of each venue and incorporates a lot of natural obstacles and amazing trails. The obstacles are always great fun. They are challenging, but manageable for all entrants irrespective of their fitness levels. I would recommend the IMPI Challenge because of the variation and challenges that you have to overcome out on the course. It keeps things fresh and exciting.” 

According to Avierinos, IMPI challenges you in multiple ways. “The running in the IMPI Elite Race is particularly tough compared to other obstacles course races (OCR). There is a bit of swimming, while trees and other obstacles make the route extra exciting. The IMPI Elite Race GP#2 will be my last proper chance to race hard before I head to the USA for the OCR World Champs. As I am not a swimmer, I find swimming to be the hardest obstacle. It’s a nice element though as it cools you down and loosens up the legs for the upcoming run. Although it’s always a challenge especially if you’re trying to race hard, IMPI is also a great day out with friends and a good introduction into the sport of obstacle course racing.”

A trail run that features obstacles, the IMPI Challenge has five fun categories to choose from and is ideal for entrants of all ages.

Categories: IMPI Challenge:  10 km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years)
  IMPI Dash:  5 km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome)
  IMPI Mini:  1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years)
  IMPI Elite: 18- 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money
  IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 18+ years)

Prize money will be allocated to the top 3 finishers in the men’s and women’s IMPI Elite Race.

Prize Purse Breakdown: IMPI Elite Race    

1st R 10 000.00
2nd R 5 000.00
3rd R 2 500.00

The first male and female IMPI Elite finisher that is 45 years of age and/or older will take home a whopping R2000 prize.

An event favourite, entrants are invited to enter the best dressed competition. Pull out all the stops! There are awesome sponsor prizes up for grabs.

Family and friends are invited to relax in the Festival Area while loved ones conquer their fears out on route.

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