Botrivier Challenge & Spitbraai Festival

Now in it's 14th year running!

The Botrivier Challenge, now in its 14th year running, is the only community-run event in the country. It is spearheaded by the non-voluntary organisation, Botriver Education Foundation - an initiative which aims to raise funds to afford underprivileged adolescents the opportunity of a tertiary education.

Contact Details


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Business Information

Event Details

The event opens with the ever-popular five-kilometre night run or walk, a race which attracts over 1000 walkers and runners each year. Bring your neon lighting and have fun!

If the nighttime festivities don't appeal to you, then kick start your day with an early morning trail run. The 15-kilometre route is a nice challenge for the fitter of folk while the gentler five-kilometre race is suitable for the unfit. Not only will you be getting a little bit of exercise, but you'll see some spectacular sights along the way. If you prefer walking, you can choose between a 21-kilometre, 10km or a 5km walk/run.

For the cyclists, there are 15-kilometer, 40-kilometer and 55-kilometer mountain bike routes. The 40-kilometre race has been a highlight in previous years, with few inclines and boasts beautiful scenery. 

All participants will be well catered for, with a number of water stations to replenish one's thirst along the way. There will also be a hub of festivity with good food, music and fun.

Entry Fees

Three MTB Races Entry Fees

  • 55km starts @ 07h45 - R200
  • 15km starts @ 07h45 - R75
  • 40km starts @ 08h30 - R150

Run / Walk (21km, 10km & 5km)

  • 21km run/walk starts @ 07h15 - R80
  • 10km run/walk starts @ 07h30 - R60
  • 5km run/walk starts @ 09h00 - R45

Trail Run

  • 15km Trail Run starts @ 07h00 - R120
  • 8km Trail Run starts @ 07h00 - R80


Online entries here until Thursday 6 september 2018.

Entry Form here

Late registration and number collection: Friday 7 September 2018 from 15h00 until 19h00 in the registration tent at the station. Morning of the race 8 September 2018 from 05h00.


Botrivier Marimbas, DJ Leonard from Coke performing on "Road Show Rick Truck", local artist performing in music and drama, local dance group and much more.

Neon Run

Bring your neon light and have fun at the 5km run/walk at the Botrivier challenge and spitbraai festival 14th anniversary! This event is great fun for all ages and the perfect family and friend social gathering. Keep fit and have fun at this wonderful evening event.​

Spitbraai Festival

The Spitbraai Festival is growing in popularity. The smell of sheep, springbok, beef and interesting poultry will fill the station precinct. Come and make new friends while gathering around the spit and listening to the stories of the local folk. Promise to be fun on the station.

Potjiekos Competition

To take part in the potjiekos competition Click here. Fire and Gazebo will be provided.

  • Male and Female winners of 21km receive R1000 cash prize.​​​
  • The winners of 10km receive R600 cash prize.​
  • Winners of the 15km Trail run receive R500.​
  • Winners of the 8km Trail run receive R300.



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