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The IMPI challenge returns, this time offering even more than last year

Stellenbosch will play host to the first Cape Town-based IMPI challenge of the year, and while last year was awesome, this year promises to exceed expectations.

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While the event, taking place at Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th April, has always been a highlight for many a trail-runner; this year the focus will broaden to encompass visitor participation as well as building on the great love participants already have for the challenge.

Said Pieter Du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Director: “What sets the IMPI Challenge apart from other events is that it is essentially a trail run that features an adventure style obstacle course. The event is ideal for participants of all ages and all fitness levels. Although challenging, all obstacles are safe and fun.”

A growing favourite, and sure to be one of the highlights this year, is the Impi best dressed competition, promising even better prizes and if participants can deal, more laughs as well. All the while those who’ve come to watch instead of run, are treated to killer entertainment and all-access to the trails being run… rock star seats to the action it seems.

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So, if you’re just back in South Africa and you find yourself in the Western Cape around April, why not drop in and take part. IMPI is a lot like Tough Mudder, only this one you’re more likely to survive if you’re not ex special ops as there’s literally a race for every fitness level… even kids.

IMPI Challenge: 10 km with18 obstacles (age 18+ years); R400 per entry
IMPI Dash: 5 km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome). R300 per entry
IMPI Mini: 1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years). R100 per entry for unlimited circuits of the course.
IMPI Elite: 18km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money; R550 per entry

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Participants can enter individually or as part of a team (teams vary in size from 2 – 10 people, although team members start together, they do not need to finish together).

For more information on the IMPI Challenge email or visit