Well known stand-up comedian, Angel Campey has roped in a number of her friends and fellow comedians to take on the action packed IMPI Challenge at the picturesque Lievland Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) the weekend of 18 and 19 October 2014. “I took part in my first IMPI event, the 6km IMPI Dash in April this year. I wasn’t ready for the full challenge,” says Campey. “It was an awesome day and I ended up having serious FOMO of the 12km obstacles though. I must admit there were moments on the uphill jogs that I hated my life decisions, but by the end we were filled with energy and could have done it all again. I really enjoyed running in mud. I haven’t experienced so much joy since I was 5 and my clothes were my mother’s problem. This time round I am really looking forward to jumping into the lake on the 12km route”.
“The IMPI Challenge is such a great excuse to get out into the sunshine with friends,” continues Campey. “The obstacles are challenging enough to make you feel like Jean Claude Van Damme for overcoming them and the kick in the butt of fitness is needed for us all, especially leading up to summer. I am a huge advocate of this fun event and would tell everyone to try it. Especially because it’s not a “race” and you can go at a slower pace if you need to – the sense of accomplishment is not depleted on finishing”. Sand-up comedians teaming up with Campey will include: Schalk Bezuidenhout, Martin Evans, Kellyn Coetzee, Gareth Woods and Colin Moss.
Event Information: IMPI Challenge Cape Town #2
Combining trail running with an adventure style obstacle course, the IMPI Challenge is a spectator friendly event that is ideal for the entire family!
Date: Saturday, 18 October 2014 and Sunday, 19 October 2014
Venue: Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park (Stellenbosch)
Categories: IMPI Challenge, IMPI Dash, IMPI Elite and IMPI Mini
IMPI’s categories cater for a variety of athletes, from elite sportspersons, competent and beginner runners and families looking for a fun experience.
There are four structures to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge:
IMPI Challenge: 10 – 12km with18 obstacles (age 18+ years); R400 per entry
IMPI Dash: 5 – 7km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome). R300 per entry
IMPI Mini: 1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years). R80 per entry for unlimited circuits of the course.
IMPI Elite: 15 – 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money; R550 per entry.
Enter individually or as part of a team (teams vary in size from 2 – 25 people, although team members start together, they do not need to finish together).
Best Dressed: One of the many highlights of the IMPI Challenge, IMPIs are encouraged to let creativity reign. The best dressed individual and/or team stand the chance to win awesome prizes compliments of our sponsors.
Photo (from left to right): Sophie Picton, Matt Naude, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Maximiliano Perez and Angel Campey in action at the IMPI Challenge earlier this year.