DE RUST

presenting the
MEIRINGSPOORT CHALLENGE

DE RUST

presenting the
MEIRINGSPOORT CHALLENGE

DE RUST

presenting the
MEIRINGSPOORT CHALLENGE

DE RUST

presenting the
MEIRINGSPOORT CHALLENGE

BE A PART OF HISTORY

A brief history of Meiringspoort Challenge.

Trail run in 2014

2014

The first Meiringspoort Trail Run was be held in De Rust in May 2014. 100 Athletes were part of the 14,5 km challenge! They experienced the Little Karoo at it’s best, only in De Rust. Registration was done from 06:00 – 07:00. The race started at 07:30 at Meijer’s Rust Guest Farm in Meiringspoort. And finished at NG Church Hall, De Rust.

At the NG Church Hall everyone enjoyed the Winter sun & shared their experience, talked about the technicality of the route. Roosterkoek, pannekoek, tea & coffee was the treat for the day. Chicken paella, salad sticks, lekker boerewors & tasty Karoo Choppie was also available. Dieks’ Bru, home brewed beer was available.

Trail run in 2015

2015

The second Meiringspoort Trail Run was held in May 2015. 150 Athletes finished the trail run. It was a circle route which started & finished at the NG Kerk. Every athlete received a lovely medal. De Rust community held a Potjiekos Competition which was the highlight of the event. The well known Martelize Brink from RSG was a judge. As well as local sjef Brenden Shaw. There was also other eats & drinks available. The athletes mentioned they can’t wait for 2016s race.

Mountain Bike Challenge 2016

2016

The third Meiringspoort Trail Run was held on 28 May 2016. The well known 19.5km was the same as in the past. This year we added a 9.5km route as well. In total 349 athletes participated. It was a sunny day in the beautiful Klein karoo.

In 2016 the first Mountain Bike Challenge was held. Two routes were available for the riders, 27.5km or 60.5km. The route was spectacular beautiful. All the riders appreciated the excellent water tables & refreshments. In total 205 rides participated in the MTB-Challenge.

Mountain Bike Challenge 2017

2017

The fourth Meiringspoort Trail run will be held on 27 May 2017. Participants can expect it to be better, bigger & even more fun than the previous years. The water tables will be exciting and athletes will have lots to eat and drink.

In 2017 the second Mountain Bike Challenge will be held. A huge number of riders are expected. The routes available are 31km or 60.5km.
Not to be missed!

Old house in front of snowy mountains
Dam with snowy mountains in background
Eucalyptus trees near Rust en Vrede Waterfall
History of Meiringspoort

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