The 2017 Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run is happening just less than two weeks before the gruelling Sani2C, making it a non-negotiable for those who are following a ruthless training schedule.
“The best single track of any single day event” – that is how some riders have described this MTB route. If that is not enough, the scenery is magnificent.
Part of the ROAG series, there are various races, each of which run the gauntlet from relatively simple to strenuous.
If a game viewing ride is on your sporting bucket list, don’t miss the 40km Safire MTB Classic that traverses two picturesque Game Reserves, Gwahumbe Game & Spa and iNsingizi.
For serious riders, the 60km Husqvarna Classic MTB X-treme will test your resolve, but there are options for the whole family, including the 18km Gwahumbe Family Experience and the 10km Fun Ride. It’s a great way to get the kids interested in sports and spending more time outdoors and as each of the tracks has different scenery, you could aim to do a different race every year.
The 18km and the 9km iNsingizi trail runs cover rugged terrain through the game reserve.
The trail run events will start early – at 6.30am – so that competitors have an opportunity to do a Biathlon by competing in both the run / walk and mountain bike races.
Do your bit! Give an Uzwelo school bag to an underprivileged Mid-Illovo child, when you add a R130 donation to your entry.
The first 800 entries will receive an Uzwelo goodie bag. Entries close on 26 April 2017 at midnight, but late entries will be accepted on the day. Registration begins at 05.30 on the day, with the first MTB race (60km) starting at 07h30.
Enter online at www.roag.co.za or contact ROAG on firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 100 ROAG/7624.
60km Husqvarna Classic MTB X-treme R190
40km Safire MTB Classic R160
18km Gwahumbe MTB Family Experience R140
10km Fun Ride R70 (free for under 12s)
18km iNsingizi Trail Run R115
9km iNsingizi Trail Run R85
For more information, visit www.husqvarnaclassic.co.za.