The Willows Challenge powered by Die Burger and Bay FM takes place at The Willows Resort on Saturday the 26th of November. “We are delighted to team up with Supersport to take this festival of sporting fun to the next level,” said Herman Nell of Madiba Bay Resorts. Mr Nell added that the television coverage not only further confirms the beauty of our natural coastline but that it will also convey Nelson Mandela Bay’s ability to successfully host sporting events that suit various disciplines.
The organizers of the Willows Challenge – Willows Resort, Zports, Achilles and Red Cherry Adventures will stage a 10 & 5km trail run, the Varsity College Mountain Bike Relay Challenge, an Incredible Adventure Race, Potjiekos Competition and a new addition to the event a Kids Mountain Bike Race. All the events take place within the safe picturesque borders of The Willows Resort.
For participants coming from out of town, or for Port Elizabeth residents who would like to kick start the holidays, The Willows is offering 10% discount on accommodation from the 25-27th of November 2011.
The beneficiary for this event is MTR Smit Childrens Home. Flexider will be hosting the children for the event as part of their community upliftment plan and the Children’s Home alongside Crystal Gardens will be hosting the tea garden for food and refreshments to raise additional funds.
The entrance fee for the 10km trail is R30 and R20 for the 5km trail. Schools that have the most participants must pre-enter to win a once- off on-air advertising campaign courtesy of Bay FM valued at R2500.
To enter a pot in the potjie competition it’s R200 per team. The Incredible Adventure Race which is an ‘Amazing Race’ styled challenge is R800 per team of four.
The Varsity College MTB 3-hour Relay Challenge cost for teams of 2 or 3 persons is R200 per team. The winners will be the team with the most laps in given period and the fastest last lap.
The Kids MTB Races for U8, U10 & 12 and under will race over a 2.5km distance and the older kids over a 5km distance. Entry fee is R50 per child with medals for all finishers.
Entry forms for the 10km / 5km trail are available at selected sport shops. Entry forms for all the events can be downloaded from www.willows-challenge.co.za.
Music promoters Goue Drome have confirmed that Gouwsie, Carina Renz and Berne will form part of the entertainment. All participants and spectators on the day will have access to the supertube, the pristine beach and the rock and tidal pools.
For further information contact Carol-Anne Cash on 084 502 3300.