Routes & profiles

All routes will be well marked with direction boards at any junctions and marker flags/tags between but runners should familiarise themselves with the route beforehand as unforeseen circumstances may cause the markers to be damaged (extreme weather) or hard to see (rain/fog)

HMC
Distance: 24km
Ascent: 2 150m
Descent: 2 150m

WTG: Brown 7C (What's this?)

24km Route Profile

 

HMC Lite
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1 013m

Descent: 1 013m
WTG: Green 6C (What's this?)

15km Route Profile

 

HMC Run
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 575m
Descent: 575m

WTG: Green 4B (What's this?)

 

HMC

Race Info

Race Info

Click here to view the HMC 2019 Event Guide

The Helderberg Mountain Challenge has everything to offer - forest, incredible fynbos, boulder hopping near the summit, narrow ridge line running, incredible views, tricky slopes and traverses below huge rock faces!  

Proceeds from the Helderberg Mountain Challenge go to the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve 

EVENT DATE: Sunday, 18 August 2019
ENTRIES OPEN: Click here to enter
ENTRIES CLOSE: 14 August 2019 if not sold out beforehand
ENTRY FEES: 2019 Fees
EVENT VENUE: Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West 
Click here for directions
REGISTRATION TIMES & VENUE:
Registration & kit check on morning of the race
DISTANCES: 24km HMC 
15km HMC Lite
11km HMC Run
Click here for maps and profiles
START TIME: 24km HMC - 07H00
15km HMC Lite - 08h15
11km HMC Run - 09h00
CUT-OFF TIMES:

Click here to see cut-off times
Click here for the pacing chart

Directions to HMC:

 

Routes & profiles

Routes & profiles

All routes will be well marked with direction boards at any junctions and marker flags/tags between but runners should familiarise themselves with the route beforehand as unforeseen circumstances may cause the markers to be damaged (extreme weather) or hard to see (rain/fog)

HMC
Distance: 24km
Ascent: 2 150m
Descent: 2 150m

WTG: Brown 7C (What's this?)

24km Route Profile

 

HMC Lite
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1 013m

Descent: 1 013m
WTG: Green 6C (What's this?)

15km Route Profile

 

HMC Run
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 575m
Descent: 575m

WTG: Green 4B (What's this?)

 

Registration & Entry fee

Registration & Entry fee

ENTRY & REGISTRATION

  • Entries for 2019 open on the 26th of February 2019 at midday
  • You do not need to be a member of an athletics club to compete in any of the distances.
  • Runners need to adhere to the minimum age limit as indicated in Event Details
  • No Entries on the day will be accepted if entries sell out beforehand.   

ENTRY FEES

WHATS INCLUDED:

  • Proffesional race organisation and comprehensive mountain safety management
  • 'Live' electronic chip based timing by FinishTime
  • All relevant entrance fees for the respective Nature Reserves & private property
  • Race medal and finishers gift for any Ultra, Extreme & Lite finisher in each event.  Run medals for the 10-12km races.
Race Entry fee 2019 Early bird entry fee 2019
HMC 24km R560 R535
HMC Lite 15km R470 R445
HMC Run 11km R295 R275

CLICK HERE for the complete MCS entry fees 

 

 

Up/Downgrades, substitutes & refunds

Up/Downgrades, substitutes & refunds

 

UP/DOWNGRADES

  • Upgrades and downgrades will be allowed on the day only at registration as long as the individual race to which you want to move has not sold out yet. For example: if you entered the 24km HMC and want to downgrade to the 15km HMC it will depend on the availability.  

SUBSTITUTES:

  • In the event a confirmed entrant is not able to make the race and they have their own substitute and wish to transfer their entry, they will need to give their race number and timing chip to the new entrant to enter with on the day at registration. 
  • The substitute will need to pay a R50 substitution fee at registration. 

WAITING LIST:

  • A waiting list will come into effect once all entries have sold out. If we have not received proof of payment for your entry within the time frame specified your entry will be cancelled and transferred to the next person in line on the waiting list.

REFUNDS:

  • Due to the nature of the industry we are not required to refund entries other than for hospitalisation or death. However, refund requests will be dealt with on their own merits depending on length of notice of written cancellation received before the event and our ability to secure payment from another participant from the waiting list. Please note that we may charge a reasonable cancellation fee if the refund request is approved. 
  • No refunds will be given to runners who do not make cut-off. Cut-off info.
  • Any refunds made will be paid within 30 calendar days.