Just over one month to go until the start of the annual Trappers Bloemfontein 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Bloemfontein Courant and once again the race promises to be a nail biter with previous race champions Lucky Miya and Thabang Madiba returning to fight for the crown. Although only 24km, the race is known throughout the trail running community as one of the toughest mountain runs in South Africa!
“Only a few entries still remain for this year’s event,” says race organiser Mike de Haast from Pure Adventures. “We only allow 200 runners to experience the magic of this event and preserve the pristine nature of the mountains.”
“The 24km race is self-supported and self-navigational and as the route is circular it makes it a good entry level event for those that are looking for something more challenging than running on the trail. The 24km, though, should not fool you into a false sense of security as this is Extreme Mountain running and is the equivalent to an ultra-marathon. Trust us you will never think of 24km in the same way,” says Mike.
“4 Peaks is a real adventure race, it’s not simply trail running,” says Douw Raimondo from Trapper Bloemfontein. “As a proper adventure store, we are always so excited to be associated with this proper adventure of a race!”
The race, which has a vertical ascent of 1800m will take runners through the picturesque Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve on Saturday the 22nd of September 2018.
For more information on the race and to find out what additional activities will be available on the weekend, please visit http://4peaks.co.za/. Follow the race live on Facebook on @4PeaksMountainChallenge