Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort

 

 

 

 

Unique in its challenge due to high temperatures and rugged, rocky terrain, the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort is the perfect start to a season of XTERRA events.

Taking place at the Buffelspoort Dam in the Magaliesberg, the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort boasts unmatched beauty and an XTERRA mountain bike course rated the toughest in the country. If you want to test yourself against the best and the baddest, get to the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort.

EVENT FAST FACTS

Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort
Event Date Start time
Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Friday, 20 January 2017 16h00
Fedhealth XTERRA Full Saturday, 21 January 2017 08h00
Fedhealth XTERRA Lite Sunday, 22 January 2017 09h00
Pre-entries open 13 June 2016
Pre-entries close To be confirmed

 

 


Route maps, profiles and descriptions

Surrounded by the harsh but majestic Magaliesberg, Buffelspoort dam is one of the cleanest dams in South Africa; the perfect venue for the swim leg of the XTERRA. Due to the rocks surrounding the dam, the swim leg is the only wet start in the series. The swim exit is tricky with a rocky surface so please take caution.

XTERRA FULL MTB ROUTE

The 2017 XTERRA ‘Full’ will proceed along the same route introduced last year except for one minor change which will make the route more interesting. The first half of the route will be more challenging and features a steep technical climb that is about 3 km long with an ascent of roughly 230m.                                                                                                             The second half of the route will be faster and less technical. The highlight of this half will be the spectacular views from different vantage points on route once on top of the plateau.  It will proceed mostly along the original X-Terra route but in the reverse direction it was up until 2015.

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XTERRA FULL RUN ROUTE

The 2017 Full Run Route has undergone a few changes that will make it more attractive as compared to the previous year.  It will feature a very steep and long climb to the top of the plateau, but the descent towards the Buffelspoort Dam will be on a newly created windy trail to the bottom before crossing the tar road towards the dam and the finish at the transition area.

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XTERRA LITE MTB ROUTE

The 2017 Lite MTB route will be identical to the new route introduced last year, except for one minor change mentioned under the Full MTB route. It will make use of the od X-Terra”Lite” Bike route but in the reverse direction which will give competitors who have done the X-Terra before a new experience and making it more worthwhile to participate.

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X-TERRA LITE RUN ROUTE

The 2017 Lite run route has also undergone a few changes that will make the route more interesting and challenging but also more fun to run.

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XTERRA Buffelspoort Long Kids Route

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