Thank you for entering the Beaulieu Challenge, we are incredibly humbled by all the support we have received over the years. We could not host these events without the support you, the public and our event partners have given us. Thank you to all volunteers, trail builders and residents of the surrounding areas. Once loved gear can be dropped at registration on any of the days. This gear is donated to the Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy as well as Shumbashaba. Thank you for your generosity.
Please take a few moments to read through this email to familiarize yourself with all race information. Please check the Beaulieu Challenge MTB & Trail Run facebook page for any last minute updates.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Race Pack collection
We have 3 collection days for you:
Friday 7th June - Kyalami Corner shopping centre - 12h00 – 14h00
Saturday 8th June - Kyalami Corner shopping centre - 09h30 -11h30
Sunday 9th June - Riversands Farm Village - 06h30 – 09h00
Late/Line Entries can register at number collection at the times listed above, on the online portal: www.bouttime.co.za. Late entries will continue to be available at the venue, on race day from 06h30 until 9am. (Cash, Credit Card, SnapScan & Zapper Only). There is a R50 Surcharge on Late Entries. The first race, 12km Traill Run, is off at 8am.
We aim to have the results fir the top 3 by 11:30
Trophies for age group wins and certificates for 2nd and 3rd place
Number board/Running tag placement
Please attach your number board to the front of your bicycle using cable ties. Runners numbers to be pinned to the front of your running top/jersey. You will be required to return the number boards/runners numbers after you cross the finish line. Please allow the staff to clip the boards off your bicycle.
The parking entrance is not the same as last year.
Please follow the posters to get to the parking area at Circle 7.
The exit will also be at circle 7.
Ford Rangers, Toyota Hilux's and Fortuners will have an allocated security area.
Apcan Security will be supplying security guards, reaction team and an anti jamming device on the day. Please don't leave bicycles on your car, rather take them with you to registration, and keep them with you until you leave. The guards will be at the venue for the duration of the event from 6am until 1pm on Sunday 9 June. Should you wish to stay later - you are welcome to move your vehicle closer to the venue and leave it in the parking area at your own risk.
Riversands Farm Village
Riversands Farm is a beautiful piece of land rich in history. It all started in 1947 when Granny LeMay started making her homemade chicken pies. She sold them on the side of William Nicol Drive, in those days still a dirt road. As time passed the farm grew into one of the first free range chicken farms in South Africa. It also had a dairy. As Fourways expanded over the last 15 years, people needed a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The animals moved and the face of the farm changed.
The entrepreneurs on site earn a living with their small businesses. Please observe that only food and drinks bought from our stalls, may be consumed on the premises. And we are greatful for your valued support. Riversands is not only open for events, but on weekends too. Come and join in a relaxed country atmosphere and soak up the ambiance.
We want to be known as a festive place, not a noisy one. We're part of a community. Please respect our neighbours. No ATM on Site. Limited Credit Card Facilities
Raffa Bike Tech Zones
Raffa Bikes is the tech partner for the Beaulieu Challenge. There will be a gazebo at the start at Riversands Farm Village for any last minute fixes. They will all have a tech zone on route for the 45km and 25km riders. It is located at the waterpoint at the bottom of Bridal Pass Rd.
Children on the longer distances
If under age children are entered on the 45km/25km MTB routes or 12km Trail Run the will have to ride/run with a parent/adult. The onus is on you as the parent to be realistic about what your children are capable of, and the race organization cannot be held responsible for them.
If you don't start or finish the race, please let the time keepers know and hand back your number. Thank you
The Beaulieu Challenge event logo will be displayed under the emergency tab. Should you experience any emergency during the event you will be able to contact the event emergency coordinator by pressing the button with the event logo. The event coordinator will receive your details, GPS location and medical details to enable prompt assistance.
It may rain, the wind may blow, and the weather will remain unpredictable. We will only cancel the event if it is unsafe to participate ie: lighting, heavy hail, flooding.
Please respect the land owners who have so graciously allowed The Beaulieu Challenge to take place again this year. Without their support and use of their land, the event is not possible. Do not litter or throw your wrappers and papers out on the trails. Please stick them in your pockets or shorts and discard at the venue or water points. Please do not hurl abuse at the farm workers or land owners and take into account that they have live stock that will be skittish. Please take care on the routes out there!
Have a GREAT Run/Ride and thank you for supporting the Beaulieu Challenge 2019!
The 10th Beaulieu MTB and Trail Run Challenge brought to you by like2bike, will be held at Riversands Farm Village on 9 June 2019. The event includes a 2km, 5km, 10 km, 25km and 45km MTB routes and 12 km, 6 km and 3km trail runs.