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The IMPI Challenge

An adrenalin charged affair that combines trail running, obstacles, mud and fun, the IMPI Challenge is an action packed race that caters for athletes of all fitness levels, families and kids, as well as beginners looking for an unforgettable experience.

Launched in 2009, IMPI was South Africa’s first obstacle course race and was designed to be a tough yet fun adventure, where attendees are encouraged to go beyond their limitations, as individuals or in teams, while still letting their silly side show. Each event is exclusively designed to incorporate each venue’s natural terrain when it comes to obstacles, which may include running exciting single track trails up a hill, getting across a river or jumping into a mud pit… you’ll have to come and see what lies ahead! The event includes a best dressed competition to highlight the fun that is IMPI, so get creative and expressive and arrive in a tutu, funky t-shirt or a crazy outfit for a chance to win great prizes.

Attendees can also get involved with charities just by taking part in the IMPI Challenge. At every race, athletes can leave behind their muddy takkies which will be donated to the less fortunate and can choose to donate a figure of their choice when entering to the following organisations:

- National Sea Rescue Institute
- CANSA Active
- Woodside Special Care Centre
- Prochorus Community Development

Beyond a fun and memorable day, attendees can look forward to the following:

• Free official IMPI printed photos at the finish
• Free massage post event, courtesy of Deep Heat and ept Recovery
• IMPI festival area – music, great vibes and good food, courtesy of Hunter’s Dry and Spur Steak Ranches
• Best dressed competition and prizes
• Hot showers after mud run
• Secure and free parking
• Free bag drop facilities
• World class medical teams
• Safe & well engineered obstacles
• Free spectator access and marked support route

IMPI offers the following categories:

Schools – 5km challenge for school teams, overall winner gets a R5000 cash prize and other amazing goodies, R200 per person (team)
Mini – 1km supervised challenge for 6 -10 year olds, R100 for unlimited circuits of the course
Dash – 5-6km obstacle race, R300 per individual
Challenge – 11-12km obstacle race, R400 per individual
Corporate - 10-12km obstacle race for company teams
Elite – 20km obstacle race, R550 per individual

The Impi Challenge is not about winning or losing but about conquering the ultimate adventure challenge, finishing off victorious and proudly holding your head up high to proclaim that you are indeed #ToughEnough.

Venue: Lievland Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

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