The Helderberg Mountain Challenge has everything to offer - forest, incredible fynbos, boulder hopping near the summit, narrow ridge line running, incredible views, tricky slopes and traverses below huge rock faces. Don't let the "short" distance fool you, the HMC is one of the toughest and most brutal trail runs out there. The climbing is relentless and the downhill at the end isn't much reprieve either. Do not underestimate this one!
The 24km Challenge takes in both the 1131m Helderberg Dome, and the 1003m West Peak twice. With a total ascent of around 1960m (and of course equal descent) this one is going to make your calves and quads burn.
The HMC forms part of the Mountain Challenge Series, together with the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) and the Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC). Enter the Mountain Challenge Series and compete for the best overall time across all three races or simply run one or two of the races in the Series.
Three route options are available:
24km Helderberg Mountain Challenge
15km Helderberg Mountain Challenge Lite
10.75km Helberberg Mountain Run
Pre-entry online is advisable. Entries are limited and there may not be on-the-day entries available.
MORE INFORMATION AND ENTRIES at www.mountainchallenge.co.za
Cut-off times will apply.
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Last update on this event: 12/01/2016
Event added: 24/11/2014