IMPI Challenge Kicks Off The Season In Gauteng

The Van Gaalens Cheese Farm in Hartebeespoort (North West Province) will be a hub of excitement on Saturday, 14 March 2015 when thousands of adventure seekers and lovers of the outdoors toe the line at the much anticipated IMPI Challenge Gauteng #1.  Top multi-sport athletes, Ian Don-Wauchope and Carla Van Huyssteen set the course ablaze at Gauteng’s final IMPI Challenge in 2014.  Don-Wauchope conquered the course in a lightning fast time of 01 hour 46 minutes 42 seconds, while Van Huyssteen successfully defended her title in the women’s race in a deserving time of 02 hours 04 minutes 18 seconds.

“The IMPI Elite Race was fantastic.  It definitely ads a new dimension to trail running.  I fully support IMPI Director, Pieter Du Plessis’s ethos of making the IMPI Challenge a true trail run with obstacles,” said Don-Wauchope.  According to Van Huyssteen, all four IMPI structures are equally important.

“For the athlete that enjoys competition the IMPI Elite Race is ideal, while participants that enjoy competing together as a team will love the IMPI Challenge.  There literally is an IMPI event for all participants,” said Van Huyssteen. IMPI Gauteng #1:  Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province)


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Categories & Cost:

IMPI Challenge10 km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years); R400 per entry.


IMPI Dash:  5 km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome). R300 per entry.


IMPI Mini:  1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years).  R100 per entry for unlimited circuits of the course.


IMPI Elite:  18- 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money; R550 per entry.


IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 18+ years); R500 per entry.

Best DressedA huge highlight of the IMPI Challenge, IMPIs are given free rein on creativity.  The best dressed IMPI and/or team stand the chance to win awesome prizes compliments of our sponsors.  The Festival Village will be teaming with activity driven by entertainment, good food and a great vibe.  A marked spectator route will give family members and friends the opportunity to show support and cheer on loved ones at the most exciting obstacles. 

For more information on the IMPI Challenge contact 076 772 3735, email or visit

Photo: Ian Don-Wauchope in action during the 2014 event. 
Photo Credit: Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos