Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2019
Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2019
R50.00 - R1,500.00

Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 2019


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

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Bestmed BMC Extreme Challenge Day 1 & 2:

Includes Day 1 & 2 Extreme Challenge Package: Black Mountain Challenge 33 km & Big Sky Lite Trail run 12km with combined 45 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 34 km (Day 1, Saturday):

Day 1 (Saturday)

Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge

Distance: 34 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 10km (Day 2, Sunday):

Bestmed Big Sky Lite Trail run

Distance: 10 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 (Just before the BigSky Race 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)

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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 10km Day 2 only, 1km KiddieRun, BST 10km Day 2 only (No Shirt)


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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


You will be allowed to come pre-enter on Sunday for 10km BigSky Trail Run at Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge, no compulsory gear required, its easy flat trail run, entry R250 which includes two water points, medal, and delicious big Black Mountain Burger and chips at Hotel Pool Bar for each finisher. 1km Kiddierun starts 7:45am, 10km race starts 8am on Sunday 24 March 2019.

You welcome to drive to hotel on Saturday to come support the BMC runners, the BMC34km starts 7am, entries for BMC34km is closed. you can also enter online for BigSky for Sunday, bring family for nice outing.

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