Adventure Events

9th Botrivier Van Der Stel Pass Challenge (Running & Walking)

Botrivier Van Der Stel Pass Challenge will take place for the 9th time on the 26th October 2013. The race is hosted by the Botrivier Education Foundation (BEF) a non-profitable voluntary association and presented by the Elgin Grabouw Athletics Club.

The aims and objectives of BEF are to motivate and assist students in Botrivier to study in the fields of engineering, medicine and charter accountancy. Students are in a mentoring program and financial assistance is given in the form of school fees, educational excursions and university fees. Forty seven (47) students are in the program with 22 currently at various universities studying accounting, engineering, education and science.  Read more at

Event Date: 26 Oct 2013
Province: Western Province
Venue: Historic Botrivier Station
Online Start Date: 18 Jun 2013
Online End Date: 21 Oct 2013
Contact: Wilfred / Anthony
Contact Number: 021 851 2295  or  083 324 1846  /  083 773 2574


Distance & Entry Fee
21km - R68
10km - R57
5km - R41
6km Cultural Historic Walk - R57
Temporary License - R36 (Only 21.1 & 10km)
T-shirt: R91.20
Cap: R41
Start Times
08h00 - 21km
08h05 - 10km
08h10 - 5km
08h15 - 6km Cultural Historic Walk
Cut off 11h30
Late registration and number collection: Friday 25th October 2013 from 15h00 until 20h00 in Registration tent on the station. Morning of the race from 05h00.
All pre-entries until Monday 21st October 2013
Historic Botrivier Station. This has been the venue for the race since inception. The station dates back to the1800’s. The Botrivier Hotel, Beaumont Wine Farm, (other accommodation) are in close vicinity to the station.
TRIBAL ECHO, Marimba and Steel bands. Traditional foods. R1000, overnight stay at Luxury resorts near Botrivier is part of lucky draws.
The route follows the scenic Van der Stel Pass which is a very well maintained gravel road. Short hills scattered along the course. Interesting places along the way will be marked, like the old bridge, “kyk in die pot” en “bobbejaanskloof”. Water and soft drinks will be available every 3km. Please throw empty sachets in the bins provided.
Cultural Historic Walk
This year the historic / cultural walk will be slightly different. Participants in pairs or small groups will be given a map of a route on which different cultural historic sites are marked with an X, but not named. At each site there will be a small box or stone with information about that particular site and a clue about the next site.  One of the participants will read out the information to the others and the group will then move to the next site. The route is a comfortable 5-6km walk.
1.The race is run according to the rules of Athletics SA and Boland Athletics.
2. Athletes must turn 16 on or before the 26th October 2013 to be allowed to participate in the 21km race and 15 to be allowed into the 10km race.
3. Traffic officials and Marshalls must be obeyed at all times.
4. Athletes participate at own risk and the organizers and sponsors cannot be held responsible for any injuries or loss.
5. An indemnity form must be signed by all participants before taking part.
6. Proof of age is required for category winners.
7. A licence number for 2013 or temporary licence must be displayed on every athlete’s back taking part in the 10km and 21km races.
8. A race card must be handed in at the finish.
9. Male and female winners of 21km receive a R750 cash prize.
10.The 10km winner receives R500 in cash.
11. Category prizes available.
Registration And Administration:
Wilfred  021 8512295   or   083 324 1846  or email
Fax: 021 851 2295
Route Description:
Anthony @  083 773 2574  or email
To read more about the Botrivier Education Foundation or to make a donation visit:
I agree not to hold the Botrivier Education Foundation, organizers or individuals assisting in the organization of the 9th Botrivier van der Stel Pass Challenge liable for any injury, illness or loss I may suffer directly as a result of participating in the event.
Last update on this event: 10/10/2013
Event added: 10/10/2013
General Event Details
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Western Cape, Botrivier