Black Mountain Challenge Extreme Challenge Day 1 and BigSky Trail Run Day 2:
#BlackBeast Extreme 40k or Lite 21k (Day 1, Saturday):
Day 1 Saturday
BlackBeast Extreme or Lite
Distance: EXTREME 40km or LITE 21km
Altitude Gain: EXTREME D+ 1600 or LITE D+ 700
Time Start: Extreme 07:00am & LITE 08:00am (Lite time is subject to change)
EXTREME 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.
LITE Level of Fitness: Beginners to Average Runners & hikers, although its marked and easy route to navigate, its always advisable to know how to use your gps in order to make navigation easier on race day.
3 Fully Stocked Beverage & Food Check Points:
CP1 (Extreme only) – Defensor Water Point – 12km On foot of #HeavensLadder (Refreshments & Lite snacks)
WP1 (Extreme only) – 16km God’s Eye (Check Point only to decend to Glamorgan Farm)
CP2 (Extreme & Start for LITE) – Vida e Cafe Water Point – 19km Glamorgan Farm (Coffee, Refreshments & Lite snacks)
WP2 – 23km (Lite 4km) #LongDrop Descend
CP3 De Poort – PVM Water Point – 29km (Lite 10km) Fully stocked Oasis Pit-stop water point with everything from PVM Refreshments, refill your hydration, PVM snacks & energy bars, etc)
CP4 The Posts – Defensor Water Point – 35km (Lite 16km) 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.
WP3 Big Sky Photo – 38km (Lite 19km) Have your photo taken at the giant photo frame with Black Mountain behind you.
Finish Hotel – 40km (Lite 21km) 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 thick BMC Extreme Medal or 90mm BlackBeast Lite Medal
Each BlackBeast 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 BlackBeast Extreme or BlackBeast Lite).
Includes Conservancy Fees.
ER24 crew & ambulance.
BMC is Marked Route on the Black Mountain only, but GPS is still highly recommended 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. The Lite is a mild mountain event ideal for beginners.
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.
Those booking at Hotel gets dinner included with their bookings with live music.
Advanced Runners (4h00 – 5h00 Extreme)
Intermediates Runners (5h00 – 06h30 Extreme)
Average Runners (6h30 – 7h30 Extreme)
Beginners (07h30 – 09h00 Extreme)
Hikers/Walking (8h00 – 10h00 Extreme)
To finish by 5pm you will move at 3.7 km/h average speed in 10 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). There will be a cut off at Glamorgan Check Point 19km for Extreme of 4 hours – 11am (or discretion on day of race director).
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
Big Sky Trail Run 10 km (Day 2):
Distance: 10 km (Terrain easy flat Jeep Track)
Altitude Gain: D+ 90m
Time Start: 08:30 am Day 2 Sunday
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 Kiddierun & Kiddie Day Care:
1km Kiddierun & KiddieCare Packages
Time: 08:15 am Sunday (Just before BigSky Run starts)
Kiddierun medal at the finish line for each kid that finished.
Kids from new born to 13 years will be taken care of by professional Kinderkinetics team for duration of Saturday so parents can both enjoy the BlackBeast, also for Sunday during Big Sky, look at the package which includes food.
Black Mountain Challenge 2020
R50.00 – R1,300.00
Bestmed BMC Extreme Challenge Day 1 & 2:
Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 33km (Day 1, Saturday):
Bestmed Maria Moroka Wildlife 17km Trail Run (Day 2, Sunday):
1km Bestmed Kiddierun:
BlackBeast Extreme 40k & BigSky10k, BlackBeast Lite 21k & BigSky10k, BigSky 10km Day 2 only, 1km KiddieRun, Kiddierun Day Care Package
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