Steam Train Challenge 2017
Sat 7 Oct 2017, 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, competing against a vintage steam train.

2) Solo athlete competing against a vintage steam train (Solo category limited to 100 athletes only). 

DATE:       Saturday, 7 October 2017

START:     8h00

TERRAIN:    Off-road 

DISTANCE: 90km in total


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

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

Leg 1:     Wellington to Malan Station/Malanstasie (run – 8km)
Leg 2:     Malan Station/Malanstasie to Hermon Station (MTB – 20km)
Leg 3:     Hermon Station to Gouda Station (MTB – 20km)
Leg 4:     Gouda Station to Tulbagh Road Station (run – 8km)
Leg 5:     Tulbagh Road Station to Waverley Hills Farm (MTB – 22km)
Leg 6:     Waverley Hills Farm to Ceres Golf Club (run – 12km) – runner must have a headlamp


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 route to ensure participants’ safety.


Relay teams: R350 per person – R2 100 per team (includes goody bag and medal for each team member)

Solo: R1 000 (including goody bag, medal, and special event memorabilia)

Entry fee includes race entry, goody bag, medal and free entry to entertainment area for the participant, one supporter and two accompanying children (18 years and younger). Entertainment area will include live music, live rugby screening (SA vs New Zealand) and supervised kiddies zone. 


Donate R50 or more to the Breyton Paulse Foundation, and stand a chance to win a 4-ball golf outing with Breyton for you and 2 friends!

Visit  to read more about the Breyton Paulse Foundation. 


Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre, Canal Walk, Thursday 5 October 2017 (13h00 – 20h00)

Bovlei Cellar, R301 (Start of Bainskloof Pass), Friday 6 October 2017 (13h00 – 19h00)


Manual timing will be done 


Saturday, 7 October 2017 @ 15h00 at the finish at Ceres Golf Club – includes lucky draw for those present. 


Race photos will be taken by Jetline Action Photo and sold via their website after the event. Visit their website



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Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 6 participants per team.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Steam Train Challenge Solo   90 km 08:00 R 1,000.00
Steam Train Challenge Team   90 km 08:00 R 350.00

Event location
Wellington - Ceres, Wellington

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

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