IMPI Challenge Cape Town introduces exciting new obstacles

Participants in action during the 2014 IMPI Challenge Cape Town. PHOTO CREDIT: Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT

The countdown to Cape Town’s first IMPI Challenge for 2015 has begun.  Taking place at the picturesque Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park in Stellenbosch this coming weekend (Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 April 2015) IMPI Challenge regulars can look forward to the introduction of new and exciting obstacles.

“For the first time in seven years the IMPI Cape Town route will spread over three wine estates:  Lievland, Warwick and Le Bonheur,” says Pieter Du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Director.  “The distances will remain in the same bracket, while the obstacles will still be tough and relentless.  Our objective is to spread the obstacles nicely over the distance.  We will also be introducing six to seven new obstacles, so entrants can look forward to a nice surprise”.

IMPI Elite Gauteng #1 winner, Claude Eksteen will be hoping to continue his winning streak in Cape Town.   “I always enjoycoming down to IMPI Cape Town,” says Eksteen.  “What attracts me the most is the amazing course that the guys setup.  It is a true trail run with some nasty steep climbs that make the event very tough.  I am looking forward to the new obstacles and the challenge that they bring.   I always give 100% when competing.  Currently my form is very good, so if all goes smoothly the result will be a positive one”.

IMPI Cape Town #1Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park (Stellenbosch)

Date: Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 April 2015
Categories & Cost: IMPI Challenge:  10 km with 18 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:  18- 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money; R550 per entry.
  IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 18+ years); R500 per entry.

Don’t forget, the top 5 finishers in the men’s and women’s Elite Race (taking place on Sunday, 12 April 2015) will be awarded prize money, granted that the field has a minimum of 50 competitors.


1st:       R10 000.00

2nd:      R3 000.00

3rd:      R2 500.00

4th:      R1 500.00

5th:      R500.00

The IMPI Challenge’s best dressed competition has become a much anticipated highlight of the event. Competition winners will go home with awesome sponsor prizes, while eliciting much laughter from all whom they come into contact with.

A spectator friendly event, family and friends can look forward to experiencing exhilarating entertainment and a great vibe in the Festival Village.  A marked spectator route also guarantees a ringside view of the action.

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