This new and exciting race kicks off on Church Street in the historical core of Stellenbosch, 8th of May. Runners will warm up with an easy 3km through the city’s sleepy streets before they meet their first challenge of the day, Botmanskop. In only 4km, runners will ascend a steep and rugged 450 meter summit where they will be rewarded with some of the most breath-taking views Stellenbosch has to offer. From here, runners can enjoy the stunning scenery and moderately technical terrain as they descend down Skyfall towards Bartinney. Once reaching Bartinney at the 10km point, runners may decide to cross the finish line and celebrate their achievement of the Bartinney Dash OR put themselves to the ultimate test and continue along the full course. The 24km route will guide runners from Bartinney into the Banhoek conservancy where they will be treated to some sensational single track.
Once reaching the heart of Banhoek, they will be greeted by the second challenging ascent of the day: 150 metres in 1 km. Though they have achieved much and their legs will be tired, runners must plan to conserve some energy for the final test of the day. As they approach the finish, runners will have to dig deep as they tackle the final 150m climb in just 1.4km, finishing with some sweet single track promises an exciting sprint finish where runners will land on the front door of Bartinney. Runners will be rewarded with an immense feeling of triumph as they receive their medal for the Bartinney Extreme Challenge. There will be 3 refreshment stations on route at the 5, 10 and 18km points, but runners doing the 24km are required to carry their own water.
Distances and Entry fees Bartinney Extreme: 24km – R200 (±1150m Gain) Bartinney Dash: 10km – R120 (±640m Gain) SAS timing chip compulsory for this event @ R50 same chip as all the Amoija / Warrior / Impi / Entry ninja events. Chips can also be rented for R10 on the day. Starting times 24km – 07:15 10km – 07:30 No Cut off time Prize Giving and Lucky draw at 10:00 Lots of lucky draw prizes to be won and cash prizes for the winners. Stick around for music, coffee, wine and delicious food & drinks! Registration & Race Briefing will take place at Bartinney Wine Bar on 7 May from 17:30 until 20:00. *For those not able to attend the evening, there will be a registration the morning of the race from 06:00 – 07:00. There will be no late entries for this race. General information: Separate medals for 24km & 10km Music, coffee, wine, food and drinks available afterwards. There will be a shuttle service from the finish area back to Bartinney Wine Bar, leaving Bartinney farm every 30/45 mins. Partial proceeds will be donated to the Stellenbosch Trail Fund. Enquiries: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org