Botrivier Challenge

Take Part & Support Education

The Botrivier Challenge is a fun and exciting challenge for athletes. A two-day event in the scenic town of Bot River, this challenge is the only community-run event in the country.

Now in its 14th year running, the event is organised by the non-profit organisation, the Botrivier Education Foundation. The Foundation initiative aims to raise funds to assist underprivileged adolescents with the opportunity of tertiary education.

Kicking off the event will be the ever popular 5 km neon night run or walk. The organiser once again expects over 1000 walkers and runners to participate so bring along your neon lights and join in the fun! There will be live music and plenty of fun throughout the weekend for both young and old. Kids can enjoy horse cart rides and other fun activities and there will be plenty of food stalls available with scrumptious and mouth-watering treats! This years’ event includes a Spitbraai festival and potjiekos competition!

If the night time run is not for you then join in the early morning trail run/walk. There is a race for any fitness level from 5 km to 21 km and for the cyclists there are 15 km to 55 km routes to choose from. The routes will challenge cyclists with a few inclines along the way, but they also boast some beautiful scenery!

Bring the whole family, there are various accommodation options that the organisers are happy to assist you with, and enjoy a little spring time in the Bot River Valley!

Things to see and do

  • Three Run & Walk Challenges
  • 8km & 15km Trail Run or Walk Challenge
  • Cultural Historic Walk
  • 5km Fun Neon Night Run or Walk
  • Three Mountain Bike Challenges
  • Food & Refreshment Stalls
  • Spitbraai Festival
  • Potjiekos Competition
  • Live Music
  • Kids Entertainment
  • Lucky Draw Competition


Dates : Friday, 7 September to Saturday, 8 September 2017

Times : Friday, 15h00 ‘til late & Saturday 07h00 to 17h00

Venue : Historic Botrivier Station, Bot River

Tickets : can be purchased online at

Prices  : Run/Walk 5km, R45. Run/Walk 10km, R80. Run/Walk 21km, R100.

              Neon Night Run/Walk & Cultural Historic Walk, R50

              15 km Trail Run, R100

              MTB 15km, R75. MTB 40km, R150. MTB 55km, R200

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