EVENT: Napier Patatfees MTB Race

Did you know Napier was once the sweet potato (patat) growing capital of South Africa? To celebrate this humble yet versatile vegetable, we have named our annual festival, which incorporates the Napier Half-marathon, a MTB race and a Trail run, in honour of it. In addition to sports races, the Patatfees boasts a charming weekend full of activities: a busy market, local beer and wines, children’s creche and activities, Harley Davidson motorcycle show, tractor and vintage car show, art shows, entertainment, great food, the list goes on! Expect a healthy dose of small town charm and plenty of hospitality. Napier will surprise you!

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This year the Patatfees MTB Race is on the 17th of June, and the Trail Run on the18th of June!

Yep, that is right, after last year’s successful Trail Run in Bredasdorp, we got such great feedback we decided that we absolutely HAD to add a trail run to the Patatfees schedule, right in Napier.

Stay for the weekend, do two races! We have so many fun things planned for you this year… we are thrilled to share them with you!

How about some MTB training rides to help you wear off some nerves before the race, or to re-experience the 55km route on Sunday to get to grips with all the tricky bits..!?

We have added two Training rides, with local experts. Friday’s training ride will take you 40km through the Heuningberg mountains of Bredasdorp. You will have ample time to practice, race Strava single track sections, and get to grips with the local terrain. On Sunday, we will open up the Patatfees 55km route again with some new sections just for this special training ride! For more info: http://www.napierpatatmtb.co.za/mtb-training-rides

Excited yet!?

Our lucky Draw this year is worth a jaw-dropping R100,000 – we’ve gone all out to give you some incredible prizes…stay tuned to our FB pages to find out more! In addition to that, the first 100 entrants of both events will get a goody bag with all sorts of interesting treats.

And here’s the best bit… the first 100 online entrants are entered automatically in a R1000 cash draw!! Can you believe it!? We just can’t help but make this event fun and exciting for you… so get yourself in gear and enter to win R1000 just by entering the race!!


We have made some fancy shirts to mark the occasion as well, because we know you will want to remember this year’s event. You can pick them up at registration.

We have partnered up with Entry Ninja again this year. They will be there to register you and will be recording your times. Just a word of advice, your registration experience will be drastically improved if you enter online beforehand. When entering online, you can check out our awesome new apparel and see the training ride details as well. If you registered with Entryninja last year, you are already in their system, so it should be very easy to go through the entry process.

We will have a couple of water points per race distance to see to everyone’s hydration needs. If you want to see more detail or read about the trails, you can find the details on our website listed below.

Routes lovely as usual, stunningly beautiful scenery and challenging terrain make this a race you will remember for a long time to come! We would love to see you out there!

Click here for the MTB Race: https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/13461

Click here for the Trail Run: https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/13441

For all the details, log onto our website:  http://www.napierpatatmtb.co.za/

Facebook pages:  https://www.facebook.com/Patatfees-Trail-Run-1826838390877219/  & https://www.facebook.com/napierpatatmtb/  for updates along the way!


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