BestMed Black Mountain Challenge – 2019

March 23, 2019

March 24, 2019

7:00 To 11:00

Black Mountain Leisure & Conference Hotel, Thaba Nchu, South Africa

https://blackmountainchallenge.co.za/

17km - R900 , 33km - R1200 , 50km - R1950

0827776770

Event Description

The BestMed Black Mountain Challenge takes place between 23rd &  24th of March 2019, from Black Mountain Hotel. Distance options: 33km  & 17km (or both = 50km).

  • 3rd edition of Black Mountain Challenge, day 1 will be the 33km Mountain Challenge and Day 2 the Maria Moroka Wildlife 17km trail run with combined distance of 50km for the overall Extreme Challenge participants over two days.
  • The BMC event caters for both the fast & furious trail runners as well as the folks that just want to hike the whole route in race environment.
  • You can enter for any one of the two events or do both stages “EXTREME Challenge”. Come enjoy the beautiful well known mountain & national wildlife park of Thaba Nchu near Bloemfontein that offers a challenging route & easy yet beautiful Trail run on day 2 inside the national Park, the 33km mountain Challenge winning time 2017 was 04h02 (distance was shorter route 27km).
  • Both events are hosted from the Black Mountain Hotel & Spa, the hotel is big enough to host big majority of our participants. Family & friends can entertain themselves at hotel from game drives or game horse back ride to put-put, beautiful swimming pools, or go swim in the indoor hot spa pool to relax those aching muscles, use the spa or other facilities like bar with big screen, restaurant, movie theater, etc.

Distance & Entry Fee:
Extreme Challenge BMC 33km & MM 17km – R1950
Black Mountain Challenge (33km) – R1200
Maria Moroka Wildlife (17km) – R900
Black Mountain 1km KiddieRun – R50

Venue: Black Mountain Leisure & Conference Hotel, Thaba Nchu, South Africa

Start Time:
Black Mountain Challenge (33km) – 07:00am Saturday 23 March 2019
Maria Moroka Wildlife (17km) – 07:00 am Sunday 24 March 2019

Cut-Off Time:
Black Mountain Challenge (33km) – 16:00 (4pm) Saturday 23 March 2019
Maria Moroka Wildlife (17km) – 11:00 am Sunday 24 March 2019

Discipline: Trail Running

Bestmed BMC Extreme Challenge Day 1 & 2:

Day 1 & 2 Extreme Challenge Package: Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 33km & Bestmed Maria Moroka Wildlife 17km Trail run with combined 50km distance, there’s only prize money for the overall winner of Extreme Challenge with best combined times of two stages, the category and race day winners do not receive prizes & will have to participate in Extreme Challenge to stand a chance to win the grand prize.

Day 1 (Saturday)

Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 33km

Distance: 33km (Terrain Technical & Altitude)

Altitude Gain: +/- 950m

Compulsory Gear: Click Here to View Compulsory Gear

Time Start: 07:00 am Saturday 23 March 2019

Level of Fitness: Average Runners to intermediate hikers

Estimated Duration:
Advanced Runners 4h00-5h00,
Intermediates Runners 5h-06h00,
Average Runners 6h00-7h00,
Hikers Walking 7h-8h30.

Cut-off Time: 16:00 (4pm) (3km/h average speed)

BMC Race Package Includes:

2 Fully Stocked Beverage & Food Check Points:
CP1 – 12km Refreshments & Lite snacks)
CP3 – 24km Fully stocked Oasis Pit-stop water point with everything from Food, Coffee, Refreshments, refill your hydration, snacks, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, jelly babies, etc & ER24 with Ambulance waiting to assist you)

At Finish enjoy the delicious & famous Big Black Mountain Burger & Chips at pool bar.

Finishers big BMC Medal.

Custom designed BMC Race Shirt that’s yours for keeps.

BMC Buff (One buff per participant doing one or both races).

Awesome Goody Bag (One Goody Bag per participant doing one or both races).

Includes Conservancy fee at Maria Moroka National Park.

Includes Conservancy fee at Glamorgan Black Mountain.

ER24 crew & ambulance.

BMC is Partial marked route.

Amazing experience in luxury you deserve.

Bestmed Maria Moroka Wildlife 17km Trail run

Distance: 17km (Terrain easy flat Jeep Track)

Altitude Gain: +/- 90m

Compulsory Gear: Click Here to View Compulsory Gear

Time Start: 07:00 am Sunday 24 March 2019

Level of Fitness: From Beginners

Gear: No compulsory gear required

Estimated Time to Complete:
Advanced Runners 1h-1h30
Intermediate Runners 1h30-2h00
Average Runners 2h-2h30
Beginner Runners & Hikers (walk) 2h30-3h30 (Cut-off 12pm)

Cut-off Time: 11:00am

Bestmed Maria Moroka Race Package Includes:

2 Full stocked Beverage & Food Check Points:
WP1 – 5km Refreshments & Lite snacks
WP2 – 10km Fully stocked #OasisPitstop water point with everything from Food, Refreshments, snacks, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, jelly babies, etc & ER24 waiting to assist you)

At Finish enjoy the delicious & famous Big Black Mountain Burger & Chips at pool bar.

Finishers big Maria Moroka Medal

Custom designed made Maria Moroka Race Shirt that’s yours for keeps.

Maria Moroka is a marked route.

BMC Buff (One buff per participant doing one or both races).

Awesome Goody Bag (One Goody Bag per participant doing one or both races).

Includes Conservancy fee at Maria Moroka National Park.

ER24 crew & ambulance.

Amazing experience in luxury you deserve.

1km Bestmed Kiddierun
Distance: 1km
Time: 07:05am Sunday 24 March 2019
Kiddierun medal at the finish line for each kid that finished

Organizers

How to Enter?

Online entry HERE

Contact Information

nelio@cityrun.co.za

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