Adventure Events

Powertraveller 4 Peaks 2016

THE TERRAIN
The terrain is definitely not for the faint of heart and good preparation is a must.  Four very distinctive peaks, make up the race as one circle the Moolmanshoek valley.  The route is not marked but very easy to navigate with marshals and very clear signage at key places.  There are some very steep places that needs to be navigated with the two toughest places being behind Jakobs berg and Visierskerf.  The other thing that makes the challenge of the 4 Peaks so unique is that it is an unsupported race with every athlete required to carry a list with some safety items and also a provision of water.  The race is a combination of steep up hills and steep descends with some parts that are just amazing to run.  The easiest part and probably most enjoyable being the section between the second pyramid up to the descent behind Jakobs berg.  After that comes the tricky section behind Visierskerf and the climb up to the highest point of the race at Sikonyela’s hat.  After this is it is slow, or rather fast descend (depending on the condition of one’s legs) to the donga’s.  Coming out of the dongas leaves one with a short and relatively flat portion to the start/finish line.  The total distance is only 24km, but one will never think of 24km in the same way.

RACE INFO
EVENT NAME:  4 Peaks Mountain Challenge
VENUE:  Moolmanshoek Private Nature Reserve
DISTANCE FROM BLOEMFONTEIN/ JOHANNESBURG : 250KM/320KM
TIME OF YEAR: Mid September
ENTRIES LIMITED : 200 Athlethes on a first come first serve basis
ENTER AS: Individuals
CUT-OFFS: Will be enforced
DISTANCES: 24km
AVERAGE DURATION : 3hrs / 9hrs

Start: September 23 @ 5:00 pm
End: September 25 @ 8:00 am
Event Categories: 16km - 25km, Free State and Northen Cape, Solo, Weekend
Website: http://4peaks.co.za/

Venue
Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve
On the R70 between Ficksburg and Rosendal
Ficksburg, Free State 9730 South Africa + Google Map

Organizer
Pure Adventures – Adrian Saffy
Phone: 082 566 5668
Email: adrian@pureadventures.co.za
Website: www.pureadventures.co.za
Last update on this event: 27/06/2016
Event added: 27/06/2016
General Event Details
DATE:
Friday, 23 September 2016 - Sunday, 25 September 2016
EVENT TYPE:
PROVINCE / AREA:
Free State Province, Rosendal
Map of Event Start