Black Mountain Challenge

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

The 2019 Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge, day 1 will be the 33km Mountain Challenge and Day 2 the Maria Moroka Wildlife 17km trail run with combined distance of 50km for the overall Extreme Challenge participants over two days.

You can enter any one of the two events or do both stages “EXTREME Challenge”. Come enjoy the beautiful well known mountain & national wildlife park of Thaba Nchu near Bloemfontein that offers a challenging route & easy yet beautiful Trail run on day 2 inside the national Park, the 33km mountain Challenge winning time 2017 was 04h02 (distance was shorter route 27km).

Both events are hosted from the Black Mountain Hotel & Spa, the hotel is big enough to host big majority of our participants. Family & friends can entertain themselves at hotel from game drives or game horse back ride to put-put, beautiful swimming pools, or go swim in the indoor hot spa pool to relax those aching muscles, use the spa or other facilities like bar with big screen, restaurant, movie theater, etc.

To make booking at hotel visit www.blackmountainhotel.co.za (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)

 

Bestmed BMC Extreme Challenge Day 1 & 2:

Day 1 & 2 Extreme Challenge Package: Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 33km & Bestmed Maria Moroka Wildlife 17km Trail run with combined 50km 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.

Referral Bonus

If you enter friend name that referred you, then you allocate R150 (Extreme Challenge) & or R50 (BMC or Maria Maroka only) towards their referral bonus that gets paid back to their entry costs, 13 & more Extreme package paid entries entitles them to a free BMC Extereme Challenge entry of value R1,950.00
This excludes families that enter for their family cant allocate the referral to themselves or the family, but instead towards a friend that referred them to enter.
 

Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 33km (Day 1, Saturday):

Day 1 (Saturday)

Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge 33km

Distance: 33km (Terrain Technical & Altitude)

Altitude Gain: +/- 950m

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 4h00-5h00,
Intermediates Runners 5h-06h00,
Average Runners 6h00-7h00,
Hikers Walking 7h-8h30.

Cut-off Time: 16:00 (4pm) (3km/h average speed)

BMC Race Package Includes:

2 Fully Stocked Beverage & Food Check Points:
CP1 – 12km Refreshments & Lite snacks)
CP3 – 24km Fully stocked Oasis Pit-stop water point with everything from Food, Coffee, Refreshments, refill your hydration, snacks, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, jelly babies, etc & ER24 with Ambulance waiting to assist you)

At Finish enjoy the delicious & famous Big Black Mountain Burger & Chips at pool bar.

Finishers big BMC Medal.

Custom designed BMC Race Shirt that’s yours for keeps.

BMC Buff (One buff per participant doing one or both races).

Awesome Goody Bag (One Goody Bag per participant doing one or both races).

Includes Conservancy fee at Maria Moroka National Park.

Includes Conservancy fee at Glamorgan Black Mountain.

ER24 crew & ambulance.

BMC is Partial marked route.

Amazing experience in luxury you deserve.

 

Bestmed Maria Moroka Wildlife 17km Trail Run (Day 2, Sunday):

Bestmed Maria Moroka Wildlife 17km Trail run

Distance: 17km (Terrain easy flat Jeep Track)

Altitude Gain: +/- 90m

Compulsory Gear: Click Here to View Compulsory Gear

Time Start: 07:00 am Sunday 24 March 2019

Level of Fitness: From Beginners

Gear: No compulsory gear required

Estimated Time to Complete:
Advanced Runners 1h-1h30
Intermediate Runners 1h30-2h00
Average Runners 2h-2h30
Beginner Runners & Hikers (walk) 2h30-3h30 (Cut-off 12pm)

Cut-off Time: 11:00am

Bestmed Maria Moroka Race Package Includes:

2 Full stocked Beverage & Food Check Points:
WP1 – 5km Refreshments & Lite snacks
WP2 – 10km Fully stocked #OasisPitstop water point with everything from Food, Refreshments, snacks, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, jelly babies, etc & ER24 waiting to assist you)

At Finish enjoy the delicious & famous Big Black Mountain Burger & Chips at pool bar.

Finishers big Maria Moroka Medal

Custom designed made Maria Moroka Race Shirt that’s yours for keeps.

Maria Moroka is a marked route.

BMC Buff (One buff per participant doing one or both races).

Awesome Goody Bag (One Goody Bag per participant doing one or both races).

Includes Conservancy fee at Maria Moroka National Park.

ER24 crew & ambulance.

Amazing experience in luxury you deserve.

1km Bestmed Kiddierun:

1km Bestmed Kiddierun
Distance: 1km
Time: 07:05am Sunday 24 March 2019
Kiddierun medal at the finish line for each kid that finished

Other Links:

Click here to Enter

Click here to view Event Disclaimer

Click here to view Compulsory Gear

GPS Routes GPX files from website click to Download

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