Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2019
Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2019
R50.00 - R1,950.00

Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2019


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Payments 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 barcode emailed to you to confirm payment.

Payment plans are available, please contact me at to make such arrangements.

Another Payment option download Snapscan Standard Bank App, link your card, scan our barcode & reference your order number with payment.




Bestmed BMC Extreme Challenge Day 1 & 2:

Includes Day 1 & 2 Extreme Challenge Package: Black Mountain Challenge 33.5 km & Big Sky Lite Trail run 12.5km with combined 46 km 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. The Extreme Challenge gets both BMC & Big Sky Lite Trail Run Race Shirts as well as medals for each race day event.
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Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 33.5 km (Day 1, Saturday):

Day 1 (Saturday)

Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge

Distance: 33.5 km (Terrain Technical & Altitude)

Altitude Gain: D+ 1200m

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 (Ave/Pace: 8.38 km/h) – 5h00 (Ave/Pace: 6.7 km/h)

Intermediates Runners 5h00 – 05h30 (Ave/Pace: 6.1 km/h) 

Average Runners 5h30 – 6h00 (Ave/Pace: 5.6 km/h)

Beginners 06h00 – 07h00 (Ave/Pace: 4.8 km/h)

Hikers/Walking 7h00 – 8h00 (Ave/Pace: 4.2 km/h)

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

The achievements would be to finish Sub 4 hours for advanced athletes or Sub 5 hours for good intermediate runners


Bestmed Big Sky Lite Trail Run 12.5km (Day 2, Sunday):

Bestmed Big Sky Lite Trail run

Distance: 12.5 km (Terrain easy flat Jeep Track)

Altitude Gain: D+ 120m

Compulsory Gear: Click Here to View Compulsory Gear

Time Start: 08:00 am Sunday 24 March 2019

Level of Fitness: From Beginners

Estimated Time to Complete:
Advanced Runners 50 min – 1h00
Intermediate Runners 1h00 – 1h15
Average Runners 1h15 – 1h30
Beginner Runners & Hikers (walk) 1h50-2h05

Cut-off Time: 10:30 am

1km Bestmed Kiddierun:

1km Bestmed Kiddierun
Distance: 1km
Time: 07:40 am Sunday 24 March 2019
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)

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Click here 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 BMC33km & BST12.5km, BMC 33km Day 1 only, BST 12.5km Day 2 only, 1km KiddieRun


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Event Details

Day 1: 23/03/2019

Day 2: 24/03/2019

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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