Magaliesberg Challenge 2017
Sat 12 Aug 2017, 05:45 @ Hartebeespoort, North West

Energy Events

Online entries are now closed. Late entries on the day for 25km and 12km race only - payment by cash!

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
25km - R295
12km - R195

Race registration for 36km and 50km starts at 5.45am. This is where you collect your race numbers.
Registration for 12km and 22km starts at 7:15am.
NOTE – If you are running for podium positions and prize money you must be in A batch!


6:30am – 50km runners board buses, donkey carts and segways to transfer to the start.
6:45am – 36km runners board buses to the start.
7:00am – 50km race starts.
7:15am – Registration for 12km and 25km starts
7:30am – 36km race starts
7:45am – 25km runners board buses in order of batches.
8:15am – 25km batches start.
9.15am – 12km batches start from base camp.
10am – Free kiddies run
11am – Lunch starts.
12pm – Prize giving for 12km and 25km begins with lots of lucky draws, event entries. Includes Cheese Rolling Derby!
NOTE: Medals are “green”, flowers for you to plant and enjoy.

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, (25km runners MUST carry 1 litre), and some solid food such as 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.

Cut Off's Apply:

36km route: Runners will be redirected to a shorter course from 12pm directly to Greek Church.
36km and 50km route: Runners will be redirected to a shorter course from 1pm at Greek Church.

 You should be fit & healthy to complete these events, it is not a walk.

General Information:

  • 12km 1 water table
  • 25km 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:

Magaliesberg Challenge 2017

Event has been Closed

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Magalies 50km - R695 50 km 07:00 R 695.00
Magalies 36km - R595 36 km 07:30 R 595.00
Magalies 25km - R295 25 km 08:15 R 295.00
Magalies 12km - R195 12 km 09:15 R 195.00

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