Black Mountain Challenge

23-24 March 2019, Black Mountain Hotel & Spa, Thaba Nchu
Enjoy one of the Free State top mountain challenge event.

Can I pay of my entry?

Yes, you can arrange with nelio@cityrun.co.za for payment terms.

Do I benefit from referring friends to enter?

Yes, every friend you refer accept your immediate family, you can get R150 refund from your entry, they will have to use your ORDER Nr as reference when they enter in order to qualify for such discounts.

Is the Compulsory Gear really so important?

Yes, your compulsory gear can safe your life & is in place for your own benefit, please adhere to it.

Is there Cellphone signal on the routes?

Yes, there is cellular signal on the mountain and trails of Maria Moroka, but there is small section of mountain that doesn’t have signal, if you move a little higher at those spots you will find a signal again.

Do I have to stay at the Hotel?

No, you can drive each morning to the race as we will have a race briefing & kit check just before race starts. Its highly recommended to stay at hotel to enjoy the vibe 100%.

Is there any medical care?

Yes, we ensured at very high costs to make available two paramedics on the route with a fully kitted ER24 ambulance with beds just in case one of our participants experience any problems, your safety & health is very important to us and we do not take it up lightly to ensure this high standard of emergency crew & ambulance.

Is there a danger with wild life animals for participants?

Yes, obviously in any wildlife reserve there is an element of danger always no matter if you in vehicle or hiking in such areas, but we have taken big measures to ensure your safety but eliminating 99.9% of such risks with a full crew of Maria Moroka Nature Reserve crew driving in reserve to monitoring all the animals as well as a 4x4 vehicles driving in front of leading runners and one at the back with the sweeper vehicle. The reserve is know for hikers walking freely when visiting the reserve & no incident reported as yet, so we believe one can be assured its all fine, but its nature so always be vigilant.

Is the trails marked, will I get lost, do I need a GPS?

Yes, the route is marked, the mountain trails as well, one can always get lost, but one phone call to organiser & we guide you back to correct trail as we know the mountain inside out. We also have crew on the mountain that can assist our lost sheep 🙂

A GPS enabled watch or handheld GPS is always ideal, but not compulsory as the route is easy to navigate, you can also use the GPS functionality on our website during the race, click on GPS link and it will guide you on the route as well.

Do I need food and water for the trails?

We highly suggest you take some snacks along like protein bars etc, hydration of 3L as well, the conditions is unpredictable and you could need more of the latter than previous years depending what mother nature throw at you on the day. There is 2 fully stocked water points with all types of hydration from energy drinks, water, coffee, cappuccino, to food like sandwich, chicken wraps, wine gums, barone, energy bars, etc etc… You will make sure you dont starve, our pit-stops already nicknamed as “Oasis Cafe”.

 

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