Magaliesberg Challenge 2017
Sat 12 Aug 2017, 06:00 @ Hartebeespoort, North West

Energy Events

The restaurant and farm stall will keep your eating and drinks needs happily quenched.

Driving directions to Van Gaalen Restaurant: From Randburg (N1 Western Bypass)

Driving directions to Van Gaalen Restaurant: From Pretoria (N4)

All trail runners should be self sufficient with carrying your own water and food. The longer routes also require you to carry compulsory kit.

The 50km is a UTMB qualifier!

Evaluation Criteria
Endurance points: 3 points
Mountain level: 4
Finisher level: 330
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See the route HERE

The 36km is a UTMB qualifier!

Evaluation Criteria
Endurance points: 2 points
Mountain level: 3
Finisher level: 180
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See the route HERE

Arrive for registration from 6am. Coffee and rusks included.

Entry Fees:

50km - R695
36km - R595
22km - R450
12km - R350

Race registration for 36km and 50km starts at 6am. This is where you collect your race numbers.
Registration for 12km and 22km starts at 7:30am.
NOTE – If you are running for podium positions and prize money you must be in A batch!


6:45am – 50km runners board buses, donkey carts and segways to transfer to the start.
7:00am – 36km runners board buses to the start.
7:15am – 50km race starts.
7:30am  Registration for 12km and 22km starts
7:45am – 36km race starts
8:30am – 22km batches start at the base camp venue of ‘Fun’ Gaalens.
9.30am – 12km batches start, also from base camp.
11am – Lunch starts. Included.
12pm – Prize giving for 12km and 22km begins. Lost of lucky draws, event entries and first Ascent prizes. Includes Cheese Rolling Derby!
12 -1pm – 36km and 50km cut off at Greek church. You should be fit & healthy to complete these events, it is not a walk.

Compulsory Kit (not negotiable):

1. You must carry all your own nutrition and hydration for the entirety of the run.
2.  50km & 36km runners must carry a minimum of 2 litres, (22km runners advised to carry 1 litre), energy bars, biltong, dried fruit, roast chicken.
3. 50km & 36km route traverses remote areas, you must carry a wind breaker, a space blanket, a whistle and charged cell phone. Add the emergency number 072 924 2371.

General Information:

  • 12km 1 water table
  • 22km 2 water tables
  • 36km 1 emergency water point at approx 18km and feed station at the Greek Church.
  • 50km 3 emergency water points at approx 18km, 27km & 42km and feed station at the Greek Church .
  • Race numbers to be worn on the front of your running shirt, club numbers are not required.
  • There is a kiddies jungle gym and big grassy area in front of the restaurant at Van Gaalens race venue. Bring your family along and enjoy a relaxed morning out, whilst waiting for sweaty Mom and Dad.  Hot showers  and restaurant on site.
  • DO NOT leave valuables in your car, lock anything like wallets, cellphones, IPads in the boot. We have Security patrolling.


More information:

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Solo
Magalies 50km - R695   50 km 07:15 R 695.00
Magalies 36km - R595   36 km 07:45 R 595.00
Magalies 22km - R450   22 km 08:30 R 450.00
Magalies 12km - R350   12 km 09:30 R 350.00

Event location
Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, Hartebeespoort

Route information
Coordinates -25.787631, 27.7678014
Address Van Gaalen Restaurant, Skeerpoort, North West, 0232, South Africa
City Hartebeespoort
Province North West