After securing the 2nd spot on the podium at his IMPI Challenge debut in Cape Town early in April, the IMPI bug has bitten and as a result keen trail runner Christiaan Greyling will be seen chomping at the bit on Saturday, 27 September 2014 when he toes the line at his very first IMPI Elite Gauteng Race that will take place at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province).
“The IMPI Challenge tests both your body and mind,” says Greyling. “There is always something new that you will need to overcome, so there will never be a dull moment and you will never get bored. I entered the IMPI Elite Gauteng#2 as the next event in Cape Town is only in October. I cannot wait that long to partake again”.
“My goal is always to win,” continues Greyling. “At least that way I give myself the opportunity to win. You don’t win by accident. Running between the obstacles is definitely my strength as an IMPI Elite competitor. The IMPI Challenge is a must do event. I recommend it because it will take you out of your comfort zone. It will challenge you, make you feel like an IMPI and put a smile on your muddy face”.
Combining trail running with an adventure style obstacle course, the IMPI Challenge is a spectator friendly event that is ideal for the entire family!
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
Entries are still open!
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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