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X-Berg Challenge

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

The X-Berg Challenge

The X-Berg Challenge 2020 event is going ahead as planned as it is a small event (less than 50 participants). A few entries have become available due to international athletes having to withdraw due to COVID 19 travel restrictions.

The X-Berg Challenge is an adventure race between paraglider vs. runner vs. cyclist for athletes looking for a twist.

The challenge is to fly, run and cycle along a pre-set race route across the Drakensberg, South Africa. The length of the route may differ from race to race (I.e. between 2012 and 2020) but will be around 90 -180 km as the crow flies (straight line distance). The aim of the race is to finish as quickly as possible travelling only by paraglider, foot or bicycle (either you are carrying “IT” or “IT” is carrying you). After starting teams are to self-navigate past pre-determined “turn points” en-route. These turn points along with the overall route will be defined by the Race Committee. The Athlete who completes the route and reaches the finish first shall be declared the winner of the race.

Next Race:

(Dates include pre & post-race days)

24 – 29 March 2020, X-Berg Extreme Challenge 4-day race

26 – 29 March 2020, X-Berg Mini Challenge 2-day race

Online entries only. No entries on the day. Enter at xbergchallenge.com/enter

Entries close 25 February 2020.


March 24 @ 6:00 pm
March 29 @ 5:00 pm
R1840 – R2990
Event Categories:
90 - 180km


X-Berg Challenge Events Team
+27 83 344 8936 / +971 52 519 5726


Drakensberg Brewery
Drakensberg Brewery, El Mirador Airfield in the Champagne Valley
Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal
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