Junior Mountain Bikers set to shine at the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event

SA’s future mountain biking heroes will be seen in action on Saturday, 07 September 2019 when they line up at the Boschendal Farm Estate ready to experience the action of the 5th Annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event.

Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids event, 2018, Boschendal estate.
Junior mountain bikers eagerly await the start of the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event 500m event.

A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a:  500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km (10 – 13 years) event.

“The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event is the perfect way to start a weekend of action-packed mountain biking,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “SA’s future mountain biking heroes will get to experience the exciting sport under the watchful eyes of their parents.  The routes are safe and short enough for mom and dad to run alongside junior if they so wish. This event will not be timed, as it’s about having fun, enjoying the sport and spending time with families and friends.”

“We were chuffed to see so many young riders in action at the 2018 event, just doing their thing, having fun and enjoying the scenery. We’re all about cultivating fit, healthy lifestyles from a young age, and events such as ours go a long way towards making that happen! We hope to see all our young riders on the start line again at the 2019 event,” says Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth Principal Officer.

No stranger to the kids event, in 2018 Tyler Van Gesselleen (Stellenbosch) took part in the 500m event.  “I enjoy mountain biking because I ride with my mom, dad, nanna and pops.  I enjoy the jumps the most.”

Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids event, 2018, Boschendal estate.
Tyler Van Gesselleen showing fine form at the 2018 event.

Also taking part in the 500m event, Hannah Watts (Somerset West) proudly stated that she enjoyed the downhills the most.  “I really enjoy downhills, but I am not crazy about the up-hills.  The best part of the event was getting a medal.”


Saturday, 07 September 2019

Event & Time: Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Eventnot timed 500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 10:301.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:005km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30
Entry Fee: R100

Sunday, 08 September 2019

Time: 08:00
Event: +- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Entry Fee: R375 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 09:00
Event: +-30km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Entry Fee: R275 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 10:00
Event: 10km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Ride)
Entry Fee: R175 per rider

FREE ENTRY: Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership number when entering online! All entrants will receive an exclusive event t-shirt while medals will be awarded to all finishers. Entries Close on Tuesday, 03 September 2019! For more information or to enter the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com


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