Calling mountain bikers and trail runners

2016-10-20 06:00

MOUNTAIN biking and trail running enthusiasts on the South Coast can look forward to another challenge.

The Wild Coast Sun Mountain Bike and Trail Run Challenge will take place on Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 October as part of the inaugural South Coast MTB Series. This will be the fifth and final leg of the series and comprises various route distances to accommodate riders and runners of varying fitness levels.

The event, which starts and ends at the Wild Coast Sun, takes participants on an adventurous and scenic journey through lush landscapes, private beaches and dirt roads. The Wild Coast Sun will also host the awards ceremony for the winners of the South Coast MTB Series on Saturday 29 October at the Convention Centre. R5 000 will be presented to the overall male and female winners together with medals and cash prizes for the first place positions according to CSA age categories.

In the mountain biking challenge the following day, there are three distances for competitors to choose from, a 45km, 25km and 10km. For trail runners, there are three distances to choose from, a 20km, 10km and 5km.

The reward for participating is that all race participants receive free entry to the Wild Waves Water Park for the day. Participants also stand a chance of winning a new mountain bike valued at R6 500 in the lucky draw. The Wild Coast Sun has put together special hotel accommodation packages for participants.

The first 200 pre-entries receive a free T-shirt so book early at

Pre-entries close on 26 October. Registration will be open from 6.30am at the Wild Waves Waterpark.

Sandi Burger, PR and promotions manager at the Wild Coast Sun, said: “We are excited to play host to the final leg of the South Coast MTB challenge and look forward to welcoming participants for the mountain bike and trail running challenges.

“We encourage race participants to make a weekend of it and spend time enjoying the fair climate and other wonderful activities that the Wild Coast Sun has to offer.”

For further information, call Mark Thornton-Smith on 084 550 4138 or email

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