Junior trailblazers gear up for the excitement of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event

Junior mountain bikers will get to cycle up a storm in the Winelands at the 8th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event that will take place at a spectacular new venue, Root44 (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 09 September 2023.

The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event is a standout feature on the South African mountain biking calendar, offering an exciting experience for young riders aged 1 to 13. Junior MTB enthusiasts can select from three options: a 500m course for ages 0-5, a 1.5km route for ages 6-9, and a thrilling 5km track for ages 10-13. 

Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports, remarks, “The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event sets the perfect tone for an incredible weekend of mountain biking. Designed for junior mountain bikers aged 1 to 13, the action commences with an enjoyable 500m ride, followed by a captivating 1.5km ride and an exhilarating 5km ride. Rather than focusing on competition, this event encourages participants to embrace the outdoors, engage in physical activity, and create unforgettable memories with their families and friends. Please note that no timing will be recorded. We can’t wait to see South Africa’s future stars in action at the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event.” 

“It’s never too early to help our kids to adopt healthy habits, like doing regular exercise. And what better way to achieve this than by getting the whole family together on their bikes at the 2023 Fedhealth MTB Challenge? So we hope to see many young faces in Stellenbosch for the kids’ races – come enjoy the weekend with Mom and Dad, and show us what you’ve got!” says Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth Principal Officer.


EVENT INFORMATION2023 Fedhealth MTB Challenge 

Saturday, 09 September 2023 

Venue:  Root44, Stellenbosch
Event: 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Ride)
  Start Time: 08:00
  Entry Fee: R225.00
Event: Fedhealth Kids MTB Events:  not timed

·         500m / 1 – 5 years of age

·         1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age

·         5km / 10 – 13 years of age

  Start Time: from 10:00
  Entry Fee: R100.00


Sunday, 10 September 2023

Venue:  Root 44, Stellenbosch
Event: +- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Time: 08:00
Entry Fee: R475.00 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Event: +-30km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Time: 08:30
Entry Fee: R375.00 per rider (excludes CSA License)
CSA Temp Licence: R60.00
Entries Open: Wednesday 28 June 2023
Entries Close: Monday 04 September 2023


The entry fee includes:

·      an exclusive technical event t-shirt (Fedhealth Kids MTB Events included)

·      a drawstring bag

·      medals will be awarded to all finishers


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 biking enthusiasts can show their support for The Kindness Collaboration, the chosen charity of this fun-filled family event. Founded by Fedhealth and Operation Healing Hands (OHH), The Kindness Collaboration offers much needed support to South Africans who cannot afford quality medical care.


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Website:  www.stillwatersports.com


For more information on Root44 please visit www.root44.co.za For more information and/or to enter the 2023 Fedhealth MTB Challenge visit www.stillwatersports.com or email entries@stillwatersports.com

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