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...

A victory for sportsmanship at Helderberg Mountain Challenge

15 March 2016
  More than 400 trail runners made their way to the Helderberg Nature Reserve on Sunday as they took on one of the mighty beasts of South African trail running, the Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC). The HMC offers three distances on the day, but none of these are in any way easy. The 24km HMC includes just over 2000m of vertical climb and the same in descent. The weather played along and...

Marloth Mountain Challenge moved to 27 September 2014

15 March 2016
The inaugural 60.3km Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) has been moved from its date in August to Saturday, 27 September 2014. There are a number of contributing factors: The initial date of the MMC, 9 August, was influenced by the timing of the Big Bee Festival that was scheduled to take place in Swellendam during this time. However, the Big Bee Festival has been cancelled, which allows us the...

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...

More info about Swellendam

15 March 2016
According to the Swellendam Tourism website, the Greater Swellendam Republic is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets and there’s truly something to do for everyone. The people of Swellendam has come together and are offering great specials for everyone taking part in the Marloth Mountain Challenge. For more information on these offers click here or click here to see the town brochure with more...

Go BOS® at the Mountain Challenge Series

15 March 2016
After being a part of the Spur Trail Series® since the start of 2014, BOS® Brands will be furthering their involvement in trail running by also partnering with the Mountain Challenge Series (MCS) from 2015. BOS® has been providing an ice cold BOS® Sport to all Spur Trail Series™ finishers and those planning to take on the Jonkershoek, Helderberg and Marloth Mountain Challenges will be happy to...

MARLOTH MOUNTAINS TEST RUNNERS AT FIRST EVER MMC

15 March 2016
  The first Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) took place in Swellendam this weekend in trying conditions as the Swellendam Mountains threw everything they could at participants. It was a dramatic start to what is sure to become one of the biggest races on the South African trail calendar and runners had to contend with waves of rain, strong winds, cold conditions and the odd hail storm on the...

Marloth Mountain Challenge 2014 from the sky

15 March 2016

MCS revamped

15 March 2016
  The Mountain Challenge Series – or MCS.  The ultimate collection of three big mountain adventures into classic western cape mountain wilderness environments.  Starting with the all-time favorite Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) on 17 April, exploring middle earth at Helderberg (HMC) on the 30th April and finishing with the exclusive trails deep in the Swellendam mountains in September with...

Marloth Mountain Challenge recce success

15 March 2016
After running the 55km Marloth Mountain Challenge route on Women's Day weekend, we can confirm that the route is as spectacular as we remember it from 2014. Think big mountains, remote trails, lush fynbos and challenging running and you'll have an idea of what you're letting yourself into. Check out this short video clip to see how much fun we had and get your entry in now to be a part of this,...