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Bestmed Black Mountain Challenge [POSTPONED]

21st Mar 2020 @ 7:00 am - 22nd Mar 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The STANDARD BANK Black Mountain Challenge #BlackBeast has been postponed to 22-23 August 2020, online entries stay open

The STANDARD BANK #BlackBeast Black Mountain Challenge, day 1 will have option between the #BlackBeast Extreme 36km (Marathon at 1100m elevation gain) or #BlackBeast Lite 21km (Half Marathon at +650m elevation gain) while both entries entitles you to Day 2 the Big Sky Trail Run 10km for both Extreme & Lite participants, The Extreme will have a combined distance of 46km & Lite will be 31km for both days combined.

You can also just enter for Big SKy Trail Run 10km on Day2 only . Come enjoy the beautiful well known mountain of Thaba Nchu near Bloemfontein that offers a challenging route & easy yet beautiful Trail run, the mountain Challenge winning time 2017 was 04h02 (distance was shorter route 27km).

Both events are hosted at the Black Mountain Hotel & Spa, the start of the BlackBeast Lite is from Glamorgan Farm, participants of the Lite will be transported from hotel to Glamorgan the morning of the race or can travel there with someone that will second for you. The hotel has enough rooms to host all our participants. Family & friends can entertain themselves at hotel with variety of features offered like game drives or game horse back ride to put-put, beautiful swimming pools, or go swim in the indoor hot spa pool to relax those aching muscles, use the spa or other facilities like bar with big screen, restaurant, movie theater, etc. We will also have sport massages available at good rates for those that would like to book them for after the BlackBeast run at hotel.

Parents can now make use of our KiddieDayCare package, your kids from babies to teenagers will be taken care of qualified Kinderkinetics team (Bio-kinetics, Kinderkinetics is a specialised field, which focuses on children from newborn to 12 years of age. Its focus is on maintaining, strengthening, improvement and optimising of physical and motor skills in order to achieve child wellness) which includes meals & the 1km Kiddierun on Day 2, this allows both parents to enjoy the race while your kids are taken care of for the duration of the day with a full itinerary of fun events, you children will beg you to come back to BMC the next year.

To make booking at hotel visit www.blackmountainhotel.co.za (the online bookings of hotel accommodation have been blocked so you will have to call hotel directly to make reservations as hotel is reserved for BMC participants)

#BlackBeast Extreme Challenge Package:
Includes Day 1 & 2, #BlackBeast Extreme 36km or Lite 21k & Big Sky Trail Run 10km Trail run with combined Extreme Challenge 46km or Lite Challenge 31k distance, there’s only prize money for the overall winner of Extreme Challenge with best combined times of two stages, the category and race day winners do not receive prizes & will have to participate in Extreme Challenge to stand a chance to win the grand prize.


21st Mar 2020 @ 7:00 am
22nd Mar 2020 @ 5:00 pm
R950 – R1950
Event Category:
17km, 33km


Black Mountain Hotel & Spa
Thaba Nchu Free State South Africa + Google Map