Steam Train Challenge 2020
Sat 25 Apr 2020, 08:00 @ Wellington, Western Cape

Steam Train Challenge

You can enter in one of the following categories:

1) Relay team of 6 athletes, consisting of 3 mountain bikers and 3 runners

2) Solo athlete (Solo category limited to 100 athletes only)

3) Duo team of 2 athletes

DATE:      Saturday, 25 April 2020

START:    08h00

TERRAIN:   Off-road 

DISTANCE: approx. 90km in total


Relay teams: Male, Female, Mixed (any gender mix), Corporate (any gender mix) and, Schools (any gender mix)

Solo: Overall Male and Female (Solo category limited to 100 athletes only)

Duo: Male, Female, Mixed

Leg 1: Wellington to Malan Station/Malanstasie (run – approx. 7km)
Leg 2: Malan Station/Malanstasie to Hermon Station (MTB – approx. 22km)
Leg 3: Hermon Station to Gouda Station (MTB – approx. 20km)
Leg 4: Gouda Station to Tulbagh Road Station (run – approx. 8km)
Leg 5: Tulbagh Road Station to Winterberg Mountain Inn (MTB – approx. 24km)
Leg 6: Winterberg Mountain inn to Ceres Golf Club (run – approx. 9km) – we recommend that this runner wears a headlamp; the leg also includes a river crossing


Team members’ transport to the handover points is the team’s own responsibility.

On-route seconding by support teams will not be allowed. Any team found to transgress this rule will promptly be disqualified/expelled from the route. Supporters to follow R44 and utilize hand-over points to support their respective teams or solo athletes.

Solo athletes to have one support vehicle to transport the athlete’s mountain bike to Malanstasie and Tulbaghweg.

Cut-offs will be enforced on the route to ensure participants’ safety.


Relay teams: R385 per person – R2 310 per team (includes goody bag and medal for each team member)

Solo: R1 050 (includes goody bag, medal, and special event memorabilia)

Duo: R750 per person (includes goody bag, medal, and special event memorabilia for each team member)

Entertainment area will include live music, food, and drink stalls and supervised kiddies zone.


The 2020 prizes to be confirmed.


To be confirmed


Manual timing will be done 


Exact time to be confirmed



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Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes. Team sizes range from 2 - 6 participants per team.
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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp) 2 person team (pp) 6 person team (pp)
Steam Train Challenge Solo 90 km 08:00 R 1,050.00 - -
Steam Train Challenge Team 90 km 08:00 - - R 385.00
Steam Train Challenge Duo 90 km 08:00 - R 750.00 -

Event location
Wellington - Ceres, Wellington

Route information
Coordinates -33.6381601, 19.0313917
Address Stokery Road
City Wellington
Province Western Cape