Enter for 2022’s Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Blaauwklippen

The Fedhealth MTB Challenge, taking place at Blaauwklippen on 10 and 11 September 2022, is proud to continue supporting The Kindness Collaboration Project. When entering the event online, mountain bikers can show their support by donating towards the cause.

Picture by Chris Hitchcock

“We are proud to continue supporting The Kindness Collaboration Project in 2022,” says Michael Meyer, managing director of Stillwater Sports and founder of the event. “Founded by Fedhealth and Operation Healing Hands (OHH), the project supports families that don’t have access to or can’t afford quality medical care. It’s a wonderful initiative that raises funds to cover the cost of preventative and life-saving screenings and or surgeries. Fedhealth MTB Challenge entrants can show their support by donating towards the project during the 2022 online entry process. No donation is too small and entrants that donate R400 or more will receive a rider jersey compliments of OHH and Fedhealth.”

“Fedhealth partnered with OHH to launch The Kindness Collaboration after an extremely difficult 2020,” says Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth principal officer. “We are both proud and excited to continue the partnership in 2022. We cherish the opportunity to work closely with OHH, our members, partners and entrants to raise the funds needed to change the lives of South Africans who cannot otherwise afford quality medical care.

The Kindness Collaboration is a joint initiative between Fedhealth and OHH. All medical professionals associated with OHH provide their time and skills for free. The funds raised will therefore go towards expenses such as consumables and random medical expenses.

Event information

Saturday 10 September

Venue: Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch

  • 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (fun ride): Start time at 08:00, R200 entry fee
  • Fedhealth Kids MTB Events (not timed): 500m, 1-5 years, 10:00; 1.5km, 6-9 years, 10:30; 5km, 10-13 years, 11:00. Entry fee of R100 for each and start time at 10:00.

Sunday 11 September

Venue: Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch

  • ± 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (marathon): Start time at 08:00, R450 per rider (excludes CSA license)
  • ± 30km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (half marathon): Start time at 08:30, R350 per rider (excludes CSA license).

Good to know: Temporary licence cost R60. Entries close on Tuesday 06 September 2022. Entry fee includes an exclusive technical event T-shirt (Fedhealth Kids MTB events included) and medals will be awarded to all finishers. Fedhealth members can enter free of charge simply by typing in their membership number when entering online.

Big prizes

The 2022 Fedhealth MTB Challenge marathon (± 60km) boasts a R30,000 prize purse. The male and female winners will take home R7,000, while runner-ups will take home R5,000. Third-place finishers will go home with R3,000 each.

For more information and to enter, visit www.stillwatersports.com or email entries@stillwatersports.com.