Junior mountain bikers in for a treat at the 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event!

The picturesque Blaauwklippen Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday 11 September 2021 when eager mountain bikers between 1 – 13 years of age line up to experience the excitement of the 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event!

Celebrating its 6th anniversary in 2021, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event is a highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar.  Catering for ages 1 – 13, junior MTB enthusiasts can choose between a:  500m (1-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km (10 – 13 years) event.

“The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event has proven to be the source of a lot of excitement,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the event.  “The jury is still out on who enjoys the event more, the children or the parents.  One thing is for sure, it’s the perfect day out for the entire family.  The routes are safe and short enough for mom and/or dad to run alongside junior if they so wish.  It is not a race, instead the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event is about being active by getting outdoors and having fun.  The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event will therefore not be timed. We can’t wait to welcome SA’s future stars to a mountain biking celebration like no other.”

“Fedhealth is really looking forward to this year’s 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event – even more so because we had to cancel last year’s event. We understand how hard it was for youngsters to be cooped up at home during the lockdown, and as such this event truly is a celebration of health, fitness and being outdoors once again. Join us at Blaauwklippen with your entire family this September, and let’s all have fun on those trails together,” says Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth Principal Officer. 

In 2019, Suri Anthony (who was 8 at the time) was happy with her performance on the day.  “The best part is when I rode away from my Daddy who ran next to me.”

Ivan Malan (who was 9 at the time) made his Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event debut in 2019.  “I enjoyed the event.  There were a lot of climbs, downhills and rocks.  It was very nice.”

 

EVENT INFORMATION2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge

 

Saturday, 11 September 2021 

Venue:  Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Event: 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Ride)
Time: 08:00
Entry Fee: R195.00 per rider
 
Event & Time: Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Eventnot timed

·         500m / 1 – 5 years of age / 10:00

·         1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 10:30

·         5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:00

Entry Fee: R100.00

 

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Venue:  Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
 
Event: +- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Time: 08:00
Entry Fee: R425.00 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Event: +-28km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Time: 08:45
Entry Fee: R325.00 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Entries Close: Monday 06 September 2021, or once capacity has been reached.

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

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!

 

CHARITY SUPPORT The Fedhealth MTB Challenge proudly supports The Kindness Collaboration.  Founded by Fedhealth and Operation Healing Hands (OHH), The Kindness Collaboration focuses on supporting South Africans who cannot afford quality medical care.  Mountain bikers can make a donation towards the cause when entering the event online.  For more information or to make a direct donation towards The Kindness Collaboration CLICK HERE

 

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

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