Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2020
Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2020
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Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2020


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Payments and or Deposit of R300 must be made within 24 hours of online order to prevent cancellation, proof of payments must be send to, its advised to bring along your proof of payment on race day, also your ticket and bar coded emailed to you to confirm payment. You can add to your NOTES that you would like to pay your entry off over a few months that suits you, with first deposit of R300 must be made within 24 hour to secure your entry, final payment of entry must be made no later than 31 March 2020.

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2020 Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge Extreme Challenge Day 1 and BigSky Trail Run Day 2:

Includes Day 1 & 2 Extreme Challenge Package: Black Mountain Challenge 35 km & Big Sky Lite Trail run 10 km with combined 45 km distance, only the first male and female with best overall combined times win the prize money and free entry for next year to defend their title. The category and race day winners do not receive prizes & will have to participate in Extreme Challenge to stand a chance to win the 2 grand prizes. The Extreme Challenge participants gets BMC Race Shirts for Day 1 the BMC 35km race as well as a medal, also a medal for completing BigSky Trail Run on Day 2.
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Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 35 km (Day 1, Saturday):

Day 1 – 23 May 2020

Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge

Distance: 35 km (Categorised as Extreme Race, Terrain is Technical & High Altitude, advisable to understand your GPS)

Altitude Gain: D+ 1016

Time Start: 07:00 am 


BMC Route:

Level of Fitness: Average Runners to intermediate hikers, although its extreme race, one is advised to know how to use your gps in order to make navigation easier on race day.

3 Fully Stocked Beverage & Food Check Points:
CP1 – 12km On foot of #HeavensLadder (Refreshments & Lite snacks)

CP2 – 16km God’s Eye (Check Point only)

WP1 – 17km #LongDrop Descend

CP3 De Poort – 23km Fully stocked Oasis Pit-stop water point with everything from Food, Coffee, Refreshments, refill your hydration, snacks, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, jelly babies, etc)

CP4 The Posts – 29km Fully stocked Oasis Pit-stop water point with everything from Food, Refreshments, refill your hydration, snackss, food, fruit, etc & ER24 with Ambulance waiting to assist you.

WP1 Big Sky Photo – 33km Have your photo taken at the giant photo frame with Black Mountain behind you.

Finish Hotel – 35km take a break, swim, eat your Black Mountain burger, order a drink at pool bar, enjoy the music and chill or book yourself into the spa, or book a massage with the physios at pool.


BMC Race Package Includes:

Beautiful 110mm x 6mm think BMC Medal

Each BMC 35km runner gets custom made top quality BMC Race shirt or vest with your preferred names on it with colour of your choice, the shirt cut can be ordered as Male or Female cut as each participant race shirt is custom made to your specifications.

Awesome Goody Bag (One Goody Bag per participant doing BMC & or BMC Extreme Challenge).

Includes Conservancy Fees.

ER24 crew & ambulance.

BMC is Partial Marked Route on the Black Mountain only, but GPS is still compulsory and important for accurate navigation.

Amazing adventure which is rated as Extreme and back at race village you get spoiled with the luxury you deserve.

Sweeper & Race Officials on the track to assist where needed.

Big delicious Black Mountain Burger and Chips at hotel pool bar for every finisher.

Timed event with results.

Refreshments at Finish for each finisher to help replenish your thirst.


Hotel Info

Those booking at Hotel gets dinner included with their bookings with live music.


Estimated Duration:
Advanced Runners 4h00 – 5h00

Intermediates Runners 5h00 – 06h30

Average Runners 6h30 – 7h30

Beginners 07h30 – 09h00

Hikers/Walking 8h00 – 10h00

To finish by 4 pm you will move at 3.7 km/h average speed in 9 hours.

The cut-off is 10 hours (5pm or by race director discretion which is determined by sun-set & daylight, no runner may continue to finish in dark, all those participants still busy on route at sunset/dark will be picked up by our rangers with their Vehicles).

The achievements would be to finish Sub 4 hours for Elite Runners, Sub 5 for advanced athletes or Sub 6 hours for intermediate runners.

Compulsory Gear: Click Here to View Compulsory Gear


Bestmed Big Sky Trail Run 10 km (Day 2):

Level of Fitness: From Beginners
Bestmed Big Sky Trail run

Distance: 10 km (Terrain easy flat Jeep Track)

Altitude Gain: D+ 90m

Time Start: 08:00 am 24 May 2020


BigSky Race Package Includes:

Big delicious Black Mountain Burger & Chips at hotel pool bar for every finisher.

Beautiful 70mm x 3mm Big Sky Trail Run Medal

No Race Shirts included for Big Sky Entry, but BMC shirts can be purchased separately for participants, friends and family members.


Estimated Time to Complete:
Advanced Runners 40 min – 50 min
Intermediate Runners 50 – 1h00
Average Runners 1h00 – 1h10
Beginner Runners & Hikers (walk) 1h20-2h00

Cut-off Time: 10:00 am

Compulsory Gear: No compulsory gear needed, dress according to weather predictions.



1km Bestmed Kiddierun:

1km Bestmed Kiddierun
Distance: 1km
Time: 07:45 am 24 May 2020 (Just before BigSky Run starts)
Kiddierun medal at the finish line for each kid that finished.

To make booking at hotel visit (the online bookings of hotel accommodation have been blocked so you will have to call hotel directly to make reservations as hotel is reserved for BMC participants, there are 250 rooms available)

Other Links:

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Click here for great deals Hotel for Accommodation Info

Click here to view Event Disclaimer

Click here to view Compulsory Gear

GPS Routes GPX files from website click to Download 

Additional information


Extreme Challenge BMC35km & BigSky10km, BigSky 10km Day 2 only, 1km KiddieRun, Kiddierun Day Care Package


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Event Details

Day 1: 01/05/2020

Day 2: 02/05/2020

Start time: 07:00

End time: 15:00

Venue: Black Mountain Hotel & Spa

Directions: Take Nelson Mandela Drive head towards N8 (Bram Fischer Airport). Follow N8 to Brand Street in Thaba Nchu & take the Thaba Nchu exit from N8 (50min drive & 65.7 km from Bloemfontein) Follow Brand St to your destination in Groot Hoek (12 min drive & 16.7 km from N8)

Phone: 0827776770


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