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 an event is the only community-run event in the country.

Now in its 13th year running, the event continues to be 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. Organiser once again expect over 1000 walkers and runners to participate so bring along your neon lighting and join in the fun! Abbey “Koekie” will be performing live on the evening and there will be plenty of fun through 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!

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 can challenge cyclists with a few inclines along the way, but they also boast some beautiful scenery!

Bring the 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

  • Various Run or Walk Challenges
  • 15km Trail Run or Walk Challenge
  • Fun Neon Night Run or Walk
  • Various Mountain Bike Challenges
  • Food & Refreshment Stalls
  • Live Music
  • Kids Entertainment
  • Lucky Draw Competition


Dates : Friday, 8 September to Saturday, 9 September 2017

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

Venue : Botrivier Primary School, Park Street, Bot River

Tickets : can be purchased online at

Prices  : Run/Walk 5km, R45. Run/Walk 10km, R60. Run/Walk 15km, 21km, R80.

              Neon Night Run/Walk R50

              Trail Run /Walk 15km, R120

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

              Abbey “Koekie” Live, Adults R50 & Children R20 (can purchase tickets at venue)

Event Dates

  • Starts: 2017/09/08 at 15:00
  • Ends: 2017/09/09 at 17:00

Entrance Price

  • From: 45 ZAR
  • To: 200 ZAR

Contact Us

Botrivier Challenge
Botrivier Primary School, Park Street
7185 Bot River
Western CapeSouth Africa
34° 13′ 55.769″ S, 19° 11′ 46.882″ E
work: +27 28 284 9810
cell: +27 83 324 1846
cell: +27 78 652 4412 Visit Website

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