IMPI Challenge returns to Hartebeespoort in March


Words: Newsport Media | Photo: Cherie Vale

The much loved IMPI Challenge returns to Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province) on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 March 2014. With five categories to choose from, the IMPI Challenge is ideal for the entire family.

According to Pieter Du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director, the IMPI Challenge is a fun, but tough event that caters for the entire family. “The IMPI Challenge is original, authentic and a must do calendar event. Van Gaalens is a real trail run location. Our route takes participants along a river system, giving the impression that you are running in a jungle. When looking for the ideal IMPI Challenge location, we make special effort in finding really beautiful trail run routes. The obstacles are then made as natural and exciting as possible. Van Gaalens, as a venue, ticks all the boxes. If you’re between the ages 06 – 60 years and looking for a fun challenge, this event is just for you”.

Event information

Combining trail running with an adventure style obstacle course, there are five structures to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge:
· Traditional IMPI Challenge: Conquer 18 obstacles over 10 – 12km
· IMPI Dash – Compacted Challenge: Families have the chance to compete together. The course will be 5 - 7km with 12 obstacles (ages 10 – 15 years, all adults welcome).
· IMPI Elite: The course will be 15 – 20km with 25 tough obstacles.
· IMPI Corporate – Trample your boss: There is no better team building exercise than this! Conquer 18 obstacles over 10 – 12km.
· IMPI Mini: This mini course will be around 1km and feature smaller versions of some of our favourite obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years, all adults welcome).

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).

Event details

Date: 15 and 16 March 2014
Venue: Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province)
Categories: IMPI Challenge, IMPI Dash, IMPI Elite, IMPI Corporate and IMPI Mini

Best Dressed: One of the many highlights of the IMPI Challenge, IMPIs are encouraged to let creativity reign. The best dressed individual and/or team stand the chance to win awesome prizes compliments of our sponsors.

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Community Support:
The IMPI Challenge supports the Woodside Special Care Centre, a private residential home for intellectually and physically disabled children and young adults. Established in 1976 the Woodside Special Care Centre offers a wide range of services designed to promote the development of each of its children.

The IMPI Challenge is calling on all participants to support the SHOE POWER initiative. Donate your slightly worn running shoes to this project. We will ensure that the shoes are cleaned and delivered to a local beneficiary.

For more information on the IMPI Challenge contact 076 772 3735, email or visit