JMC

JMC 2017 - A perfect day out in the mountains

25 May 2017
On Saturday 20th of May 2017 Cape Town’s trail running community made their way to the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch, as it was finally D-Day for the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 2017. With winter being just around the corner, and the valley being a bit closer to winter than the rest of the city, we were off to a crispy start. Participants started arriving from 5am for number collection...

Information and Inspiration Evening Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge

03 May 2017
An evening of information and inspiration to get you ready for the first race of the BOS Sport Mountain Challenge Series (MCS), the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC). Free entrance to all runners who have entered the JMC and MCS. R50 for all partners or anyone else wishing to attend this evening.   The night will entail a talk from Anthony Rush, Managing Director of Raidlight SA, who will be...

12 Days to go till entries open for JMC and MCS

16 February 2017
Only 12 days to go till entries open for the 7th edition of the infamous Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC), to be held this year on the 20th May. This is the first of three mountain races in the 2017 BOS Sport Mountain Challenge Series (MCS).    "This has to be the most amazing route in the Western Cape - unbelievable! Throw in sublime organisation, vibe, safety, always ready to help...

Rukadza & Soggot claim back to back Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge titles

21 April 2016
The 6th edition of the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, and the first of three big races in the Mountain Challenge Series, took place this Sunday in the majestic Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, with its alpine like peaks and valleys.  Just over 800 runners steeled themselves for what would be an epic day out in unusually hot conditions. In the men’s 38km race, defending champion Bernard Rukadza was...

Malicious course tampering at JMC raises bigger concerns

19 April 2016
19 April 2016 – Cape Town: A large number of trail runners participating in the 6th Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC), which took place on Sunday 17 April 2016 in the Jonkershoek Valley near Stellenbosch, were misdirected off-course when other users in the area - seemingly irritated with the event - purposefully misdirected the race route markings.  The 38, 24 & 11km JMC routes take place...

JMC 2015: Jonkershoek fire update

15 March 2016
As many of you will know, on 9 March 2015 a fire broke out in the Jonkershoek Valley and went on to destroy 80% of the Cape Pine plantations as well as the Fynbos slopes from Tweede Waterfall West through Assegaaiboschkloof, and over into the Banghoek Valley.  As a result, we have been receiving numerous messages from runners wanting to know if the 2015 Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) will...

JMC 2015 to go ahead

15 March 2016
It’s official, the 5th edition of the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) and the first leg of the Mountain Challenge Series, will go ahead as planned on the 3rd May 2015; albeit with some minor changes to the beginning and end of the route. The devastating fires that recently raged in the Jonkershoek valley, caused some doubts as to whether the JMC would continue as planned. However, after...

Rukadza and Soggot on top at Jonkershoek

15 March 2016
The Jonkershoek Mountains put its best foot forward at the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) this weekend and treated more than 600 runners to a day of inspiring trail running in perfect, sunny conditions. With many of the top trail runners in South Africa lining up at the start line it was clear that the competition would be fierce and the race was on from the very beginning of the race. Read...