Fedhealth MTB Challenge proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Fund

Seen here:  Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying the action of the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday, 07 September 2019 and Sunday, 08 September 2019, the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Fund (STF). 

A registered non-profit organisation (NPO), STF is entirely funded by donations from local trail users and corporate sponsors. Since 2011 STF’s aim has been to create, improve and maintain – hiking, biking and running trails in and around the greater Stellenbosch.

“STF does a spectacular job building, improving and maintaining Stellenbosch’s much loved trails,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “As a Stellenbosch based sports marketing agency, we love Stellenbosch and are spoiled for choice when it comes to mountain-biking and trail running.  We are thankful to STF for going the extra mile ensuring that Stellenbosch’s off-road community get to enjoy world class trails on their doorstep.  We are proud to show our support by listing STF as a charity of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge.”

“We are blessed to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the world,” says Richard de Villiers, STF Founding Director.  “We want to be responsible stewards (keepers) of the natural resources entrusted to all of us. Effective stewardship is impossible without the support of the community.  All our trails are permit-free to enable everybody to enjoy our trails. We rely entirely on donations and support of the private and corporate community of Stellenbosch to build and maintain our trails. We value inclusivity in all its aspects and strive to work in partnership with all stakeholders and other local NPOs.”

“We are thankful to Stillwater Sports for including STF as a beneficiary of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge,” continues de Villiers.  “The event ticks all the boxes required to ensure a memorable mountain biking experience:  stunning routes, spectacular scenery, a great vibe and an amazing festival village.  Our vision is that STF will continue to expand its role in developing both the “bicycle” and “green” economies of the greater Stellenbosch, while helping to create and manage a seamless network of walking, hiking and bicycle trails that run through the heart of our town.  With the support received from the Fedhealth MTB Challenge and riders we will definitely be able to turn our vision into reality.”

For further information on the Stellenbosch Trail Fund visit www.stellenboschtrailfund.co.za

EVENT INFORMATION: 

One of South Africa’s oldest wine estates, Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) will host the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge on Saturday, 07 September 2019 and Sunday, 08 September 2019. 

Saturday, 07 September 2019 

A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a:  500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km (10 – 13 years) event. 

Event & Time: Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Eventnot timed

·         500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 10:30

·         1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:00

·         5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30

Entry Fee: R100

Sunday, 08 September 2019

Time: 08:00
Event: +- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Entry Fee: R375 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Time: 09:00
Event: +-30km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Entry Fee: R275 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Time: 10:00
Event: 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Ride)
Entry Fee: R175 per rider

FREE ENTRY:  Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership number when entering online!

CHARITY SUPPORT:  When entering online mountain bikers can choose to support one (or both) of the event’s:  1. the Stellenbosch Trail Fund and 2. Aitsa Aftercare Centre.

EXCITING NEWS All entrants will receive an exclusive event t-shirt (Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event included) while medals will be awarded to all finishers!

Entries Close on Tuesday, 03 September 2019!

Facebook: Stellenbosch Trail Fund /Fedhealth Medical Aid / Stillwater MTB Events
Twitter: @FedhealthMTB / @Fedhealthmed / @Stillwater_MTB
Website: www.stillwatersports.com

For more information or to enter the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com

ENDS

Issued by: NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of: FEDHEALTH and STILLWATER SPORTS

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