Impi Challenge entries now open!!

Claude Eksteen in action at the IMPI Elite Race earlier this year.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Mark Sampson|THRIBE

Claude Eksteen in action at the IMPI Elite Race earlier this year. PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Sampson|THRIBE

Entries are now open for the action packed IMPI Challenge Gauteng #2 and Cape Town #2 taking place on 24 September and 17 – 18 October 2015 respectively.

To date Claude Eksteen and Trish Bahlmann have dominated the field in the IMPI Elite Race with both athletes claiming gold at the IMPI Elite Gauteng #1 and IMPI Elite Cape Town #1 earlier this year.

“The IMPI races feature a lot of trail running, this suits me,” said Claude Eksteen after his victory at the IMPI Elite Race Gauteng #1.  “I recommend this event to others because of the vibe.  Nothing is too extreme and there is a good variation, with an added fun aspect”.

According to Bahlmann, the Cape Town route was tougher than the Gauteng route.  “Strangely enough the harder obstacles were actually in my favour.  The Cape Town event rocks!  I love the challenge, the enjoyment and the prize money.  I wouldn’t miss this for the world”.




Date: Thursday, 24 September 2015
Venue: Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartbeespoort /North West Province)


Cape Town

Date: Saturday, 17 October 2015 & Sunday, 18 October 2015
Venue: Lievland Wine Estate, Stellenbosch (Cape Town)


There are five categories to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge:


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 is 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 go home with a whopping R2000.

For those entrants only looking to have fun, why not let creativity reign with the best dressed competition!  Competition winners will take home awesome prizes compliments of event sponsors.

The IMPI Challenge is a spectator’s dream come true!  Family and friends can share in the excitement without getting dirty.  Have a ringside view of all the action while experiencing exhilarating entertainment and the true IMPI vibe in the Festival Village.

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