Last chance to enter Seabreeze Build-It 'Bitter-Sweet' MTB Challenge

Anticipation is mounting ahead of the inaugural Seabreeze Build-It ‘Bitter-Sweet’ MTB Challenge. With less than a week to go until entries close (7 October) organisers have been pleased with a steady stream of entrants in both the elite and amateur field. There is still however a limited amount of spaces left for the two-day, 100 kilometre journey through the picturesque route which hugs the KZN South Coast’s splendid shoreline.

 The family-oriented event which takes place at Rocky Bay Resorts on 17 and 18 October seeks to offer a unique experience for all types of riders.

 While seasoned competitors, Hayley Smith and Darryn Purtell who will form part of the elite contingent will have little time to take in the stunning scenery, social riders are in a for a real treat. Among the myriad of indigenous trees along the route, riders are likely to encounter Bush Buck, Duiker, Otters and a host of other animals. Panoramic views of the Indian Ocean will also afford riders a chance to catch a glimpse of the majestic humpback whale.

 Rocky Bay Resorts embodies a huge focus on family activities and during the MTB Challenge they will host a trail event along with the Scottburgh Surf Lifesaving Club. Families are encouraged to enter on the day and will have a choice of three activities to choose from – 4km and  6km trail run/walk and 12km MTB ride.  There will also be goodie bags for the first 100 entrants.

 In keeping with the theme, riders can enjoy peace of mind while they are out battling the routes at the main event. Child Care facilities hosted by local school Pennington Pre Primary have been arranged on both race days. The accessed controlled facility will be run by qualified teachers and will provide children between the age of two and eight with activities and meals.

 The Seabreeze Build-It ‘Bitter-Sweet’ MTB Challenge is open to men and women, 15 years old and over, of varying skill levels, so bring the family along and make a weekend of it. Day one presents a challenging introduction to the terrain with a 60km trail while Day Two’s 40km long route is expected to be fast and furious.

 Entries are open to both teams and singles.  Entry for a team of two will cost R3 500 and R2000 per single entry. Entries for the Schools Challenge are R2 600 per team and R1 300 per single entry (entrants must be registered learners of a school).  In addition to a spectacular experience, entrants will receive a complimentary goodie bag and a t-shirt. The price also includes access to both days of the two-stage event, as well as dinner on Friday, breakfast, light lunch, dinner and music on Saturday night as well as breakfast on Sunday morning.  Prizes to the value of R34,000.00 are also up for grabs.

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