IMPI Challenge kick off the season in Gauteng

Seen here:  Ian Don-Wauchope in action during the 2014 event.  Photo Credit: Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

Seen here: Ian Don-Wauchope in action during the 2014 event. Photo Credit: Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

The Van Gaalens Cheese Farm in Hartebeespoort (North West Province) will be a hub of excitement on Saturday, 14 March 2015 when thousands of adventure seekers and lovers of the outdoors toe the line at the much anticipated IMPI Challenge Gauteng #1.

Top multi-sport athletes, Ian Don-Wauchope and Carla Van Huyssteen set the course ablaze at Gauteng’s final IMPI Challenge in 2014.  Don-Wauchope conquered the course in a lightning fast time of 01 hour 46 minutes 42 seconds, while Van Huyssteen successfully defended her title in the women’s race in a deserving time of 02 hours 04 minutes 18 seconds.

“The IMPI Elite Race was fantastic.  It definitely ads a new dimension to trail running.  I fully support IMPI Director, Pieter Du Plessis’s ethos of making the IMPI Challenge a true trail run with obstacles,” said Don-Wauchope.

According to Van Huyssteen, all four IMPI structures are equally important.  “For the athlete that enjoys competition the IMPI Elite Race is ideal, while participants that enjoy competing together as a team will love the IMPI Challenge.  There literally is an IMPI event for all participants,” said Van Huyssteen.

IMPI Gauteng #1:  Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province)

Date: Saturday, 14 March 2015
Categories & Cost: IMPI Challenge:  10 km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years); R400 per entry.
  IMPI Dash:  5 km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome). R300 per entry.
  IMPI Mini:  1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years).  R100 per entry for unlimited circuits of the course.
  IMPI Elite:  18- 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money; R550 per entry.
  IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 18+ years); R500 per entry.

Best Dressed:  A huge highlight of the IMPI Challenge, IMPIs are given free rein on creativity.  The best dressed IMPI and/or team stand the chance to win awesome prizes compliments of our sponsors.

The Festival Village will be teaming with activity driven by entertainment, good food and a great vibe.  A marked spectator route will give family members and friends the opportunity to show support and cheer on loved ones at the most exciting obstacles.

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