Fedhealth MTB Challenge




The 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge will take place on the weekend of 15 & 16 September, the picturesque Boschendal Farm, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. For the 2nd year the Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Wine Estate will welcome fitness fanatics and families alike to the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.

Over the course of two days, riders of all ages will have the opportunity to experience some sweet riding over the superb, flowing trails of this scenic wine farm and the beautiful Banhoek conservancy.

In addition, the occasion includes an array of activities to ensure a great family-style ‘breakaway from the everyday’. Boschendal is famous for their picnics (Make sure you book yours n advance), quality wines and wine tasting, massage zones, rider goodie-bags and giveaways for entrants, plus loads of lucky draws and prizes to be doled out on the day.

With all of this happening under sunny South African skies and amidst an unbeatable atmosphere, the 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge promises to once again be an affair to remember!


Initiatives taken by Fedhealth Mountain Bike Challenge to ensure we do not make use of Municipal drinking water from the city grid:
With the severe drought in the Western Cape and strict water restrictions in place we as an event endeavours to stick to the quantity of water allowed per individual per day.
At the Fedhealth Mountain Bike Challenge we aim to be water wise and limit the use and wastage of water at the event and have put the following in place.
Each entrant will have to bring their own water bottles filled with water. No free running water will be available at the venue to fill up water bottles. A hydration pack is recommended for the mountain bike ride and trail run.
Ensure you have water available for yourself post the event. 500ml water will be on sale at the bar.
All refreshment points on route will be stocked with coke and water sourced from an alternative source and not taken from the municipal drinking water.
No showers will be available.
No bike wash will be available.
Being water wise includes:
The Fedhealth Mountain Bike Challenge is hosted outside of the city on privately owned land.
The limited water at the venue is sourced locally and off the municipal grid
All our suppliers/ sub-contractors will be briefed about our initiatives and will have to comply with our water policy and strictly adhere to not using municipal drinking water.
Fedhealth Mountain Bike Challenge makes use of Sale’s Hire as our service provider for portable toilets. All water used in the toilets is grey water and will be disposed of in a responsible manner by the service provider.
Waterless hand sanitisers will be used in the toilets instead of basins to wash hands.
We will educate both participants and spectators regarding our initiatives towards saving water.

Fedhealth members can enter for free – simply complete the normal payment process and enter your membership number in the ‘Voucher code’ field when checking out.

Every entry is loaded with extras!

  • All entrants in the either the 15km, 28km or 60km will receive a goodie bag.
  • Free massage after the event with the Fedhealth Muscle Menders in the Fedhealth Zone
  • Access to the Fedhealth Kids Zone with a jumping castle, movies, child minders and a Fedhealth Kids Zone water bottle
  • Food options, wine and live entertainment

If you’re a Fedhealth member, you also get:

  • Fedhealth VIP registration
  • Access to the Fedhealth VIP Zone for complimentary drinks and snacks


 Date:  15 & 16 September 2017
 Venue:  Boschendal, Western Cape
 Distances: +-15km Fun Race, +-28km (Half Marathon) & +-60km (Marathon)
 Start Times:
 +/-15km (Fun Race):  09h00
 +/-28km (Half Marathon):  08h30
 +/- 60km (Full Marathon):  08h00
 Pre-Entries Open:   15 May 2017
 PreEntries Close:  8 September 2017
Entry Fees:
+/-15km (Fun Race) – R150
+/-28km (Half Marathon) – R250
+/- 60km (Full Marathon) – R350
Date:  Saturday, 15 September 2017
 Venue:  Boschendal, Western Cape
 Distances:  +-500m, +-1,5km & +-5km
 Start Times:
  500m (0-5 years):  11h00
  1,5km (6-9 years) :  11h15
5km (10-13 years):
Pre-Entries Open:   1 March 2018
PreEntries Close:  7 September 2018
Kids Entry Fees- R100
The 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge is a Cycling SA sanctioned event for WP and Cape Winelands Colours.
Please note the following race rules thus applies:
There will be an A-batch starting group for the men and ladies per race distance; starting separately before the rest of the groups.
There will be a prize-giving for the overall winners and the prize-giving will include all the category winners too; male and female separately.
Please note the relevant races to enter as per the schedule below to qualify for colours:
Categories Year Born Distances Races
Nipper Boys and Girls (8 -10) 2009 – 2007 +-15km Fun Race
Sprog Boys and Girls (11-12) 2006 – 2005 +-15km Fun Race
Sub Junior Boys and Girls (13-14) 2004 – 2003 +-28km Half Marathon
Youth Boys and Girls (15-16) 2002 – 2001 +-28km Half Marathon
Junior Boys and Girls (17-18) 2000 – 1999 +-28km Half Marathon
Elite Men and Women(19+) 1998 – 1988 +-60km Full Marathon
Sub Vet Men and Women (30-39) 1987 – 1978 +-60km Full Marathon
Veteran Men and Women (40-49) 1977 – 1968 +-60km Full Marathon
Master Men(50-59) 1967 – 1958 +-60km Full Marathon
Master Women (50-59) 1967 – 1958 +-31km Half Marathon
Grand Master Men and Women (60+) 1957 – < +-28km Half Marathon



15km: 300m Elevation

28km: 800m Elevation

+/- 60km: 1 900m Elevation

The Fedhealth Mountain Bike Challenge will be hosted at Boschendal Farm on the 17th of September 2017. The 3 distances on offer will make use of the best trails on offer at Boschendal Farm as well as the Banhoek conservancy (Including Skyfall). More details to follow.


Details to follow



FMC 17 30KM



FMC 17 60KM


Fedhealth MTB Challenge 15km Route

Fedhealth MTB Challenge 15km Route