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The Helderberg Mountain Challenge has everything to offer – forest, incredible fynbos, boulder hopping near the summit, narrow ridge line running, incredible views, tricky slopes and traverses below huge rock faces!

Proceeds from the Helderberg Mountain Challenge go to the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve 

All routes will be well marked with direction boards at any junctions and marker flags/tags between but runners should familiarise themselves with the route beforehand as unforeseen circumstances may cause the markers to be damaged (extreme weather) or hard to see (rain/fog)

Distance: 24km
Ascent: 2 150m
Descent: 2 150m

HMC Lite
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1 013m

Descent: 1 013m

Distance: 11km
Ascent: 575m
Descent: 575m


  • Entries for 2019 open on the 26th of February 2019 at midday.
  • You do not need to be a member of an athletics club to compete in any of the distances.
  • Runners need to adhere to the minimum age limit as indicated in Event Details
  • No Entries on the day will be accepted if entries sell out beforehand.



  • Proffesional race organisation and comprehensive mountain safety management
  • ‘Live’ electronic chip based timing by FinishTime
  • All relevant entrance fees for the respective Nature Reserves & private property
  • Race medal and finishers gift for any Ultra, Extreme & Lite finisher in each event.  Run medals for the 10-12km races.
Race Entry fee 2019 Early bird entry fee 2019
HMC 24km R560 R535
HMC Lite 15km R470 R445
HMC Run 11km R295 R275