Ladies Ready For IMPI Elite Battle

Top adventure seekers, Trish Bahlmann and Hanneke Dannhauser will face off at the much anticipated IMPI Elite Race at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm on Thursday, 24 September 2015.  Bahlmann says:  ‘The IMPI Challenge is exactly that, a challenge.  It’s the tempo and intensity of IMPI that makes this race tough.  The obstacles are varied, some you can hit really fast and hard, while others are more challenging.  For me IMPI was a great introduction to the sport of obstacle course racing.  It was so much fun that I have made a total transition from just a normal trail runner to an obstacle course racer.  The event really is for anybody, it’s magic.’  According to Dannhauser IMPI is an experience on its own. 

Dannhauser says:  ‘The positive vibe is definitely one of the top factors that make IMPI so special.  After completing my first IMPI race in Cape Town earlier this year I was hooked.  I’d recommend this event to others because it’s a nice challenge, with an awesome vibe.  It is well organised and consistent, but most importantly, the IMPI challenge is great fun.’  Pre-registration for the IMPI Challenge GP#2 will take place at Mitsubishi Motors Centurion on Tuesday, 22 September between 16:00 – 19:00. 

Hanneke Dannhauser will be on hand to share her experience and advice for newcomers to the sport.  A trail run that features obstacles, the IMPI Challenge has five fun categories to choose from and is ideal for entrants of all ages.     


IMPI Challenge:  10 km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years)


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


IMPI Mini:  1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years)


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


IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 18+ years)

Prize money will be allocated to the top 3 finishers in the men’s and women’s IMPI Elite Race.

Prize Purse Breakdown:  IMPI Elite Race    


R 10 000.00


R 5 000.00


R 2 500.00

The first male and female IMPI Elite finisher that is 45 years of age and/or older will take home a whopping R2000 prize.  n event favourite, entrants are invited to enter the best dressed competition.  Pull out all the stops!  There are awesome sponsor prizes up for grabs.  Family and friends are invited to relax in the Festival Area while loved ones conquer their fears out on route.  

Photo credit: Mark Sampson/THRIBE