Stellenbosch set to host first IMPI Challenge of 2019

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Stellenbosch will host the first IMPI Challenge of 2019, the IMPI Challenge #1 at Coetzenburg on Saturday, 6 April 2019.

“We are excited to kick off the 2019 IMPI Challenge Season in Stellenbosch,” says Pieter du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director. “IMPI Warriors can look forward to spectacular trail running combined with adrenaline pumping obstacles that will require crawling, swinging, climbing, jumping – just about everything fun.  As a venue, Coetzenburg tends to throw its own curveballs. It’s not the IMPI Challenge if you’re not challenged at some point.  We invite all adventure seekers to step outside of their comfort zones and take on the IMPI Challenge #1.  This event is perfect for families, friends and even corporates.”

IMPI Warrior, Armin Botha (Potchefstroom) made his IMPI Challenge debut at the IMPI Challenge #1 (Stellenbosch) in 2018. “I knew that I’d be going up against the top okes, and was just hoping to podium. The obstacles were hard especially the brick carry, while the scenery was beautiful.  I was blessed with the win.”

The women’s race was won by Dominique D’Oliveira (Bellville). “The route was tough. I took it in my stride. I was just grateful to finish, winning was a bonus.  I really enjoyed the obstacles.”

There are four categories to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge: IMPI Mini:  1km with 8 smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years), IMPI Dash: 5km with 11 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome), IMPI Challenge: 10km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years),and IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 16+ years).           

Entrants are encouraged to let creativity reign in the best dressed competition! Competition winners will take home awesome prizes compliments of event sponsors.

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