In a nutshell...
The X-BERG CHALLENGE is a truly unique event where trail runners, mountain bikers and paragliders are pitted against each other in a thrilling multiday adventure race with a twist.
Established in 2013, this epic event takes place in the stunning Drakensberg Region of South Africa. The challenge is to fly, or run, or cycle along a carefully calculated route in the Drakensberg. Participants need to use skill and cunning to self-navigate between set turn points and work out the fastest route for their sporting discipline.
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Trail Running (solo or part of team)
Mountain Biking (solo or part of team)
Paragliding (solo or part of team)
Mixed discipline (solo or part of team)
Re-lay discipline (min 2 in a team)
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Dates & Times
No entries on the day, only pre-entries permitted. Limited numbers, only 45 entries.
X-Berg Challenge Race dates & times 2019:
Thursday, 20 March 2019
Venue: The Border Post (Phatt Chef Diner & BB/Windmill Farm) on the top of Oliviershoek Pass, Northern Drakensberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Race briefing 19h00-20h00
Briefing dinner 20h00 (included for athletes / pre-book for supporters)
Pre-event overnight at the Border Post / or near by (own account)
Thursday, 21 March 2019
Venue: The Border Post (Phatt Chef Diner & BB/Windmill Farm) on the top of Oliviershoek Pass
Start 07h00 am
Race day 1
Friday, 22 March 2019
Race day 2
Saturday, 23 March 2019
Race day 3
Finish venue: Drakensberg Brewery at the airfield (no longer Mountain Splendour Eco Resort), Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg
Finish cut-off time 16h00 pm
Prize giving 17h30 for 18h00: Drakensberg Brewery at the airfield (dinner included for athletes / please pre-book dinner for supporters)
Post-event overnight Champagne Valley - suggested accommodation at Mountain Splendour Eco Resort or Inkosana Lodge for this night (own account).
Sunday 24 March 2019
Optional Post-race breakfast 08h30 am in Champagne Valley for those wanting to join (own account).