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2017 Medihelp Bike & Tekkie Challenge

Charity event in aid of children with special educational needs
On Saturday, 2 September 2017 the Medihelp Bike & Tekkie Challenge comes to Kuils River. This fun event for the whole family is the perfect way to herald in the start of spring while you support our charity and make a difference in the lives of learing-disabled children.

Date: 2 September 2017
Venue: Jan Kriel School, Kuils River

Starting times

  • MTB Challenge 20 km: 07:00 (cut-off time: 09:00)
  • MTB Challenge 40 km: 07:00 (cut-off time: 10:15)
  • 10 km Battle of the Sexes:* 08:00 (cut-off time: 10:00)
    *Women get a head start; men's start time determined on race day.
  • 5 km & 4Paws: 08:15
  • Kids' events: 09:30 onwards

Starting venues

  • Mountain biking: 20 km & 40 km on the rugby field behind Jan Kriel School buildings
  • Running: 10 km, 5 km & 4Paws at the entrance road to Jan Kriel School buildings


  • Prize-giving starts at 10:15

Road race and fun run

The road race and fun run events are held over 10 km and 5 km while there will the Nappy and Kiddies run as well as the popular 4Paws fun run for your four-legged friends will also be held as part of the 5 km fun run/walk.

Mountain biking information

Two mountain biking events are held over 20 km and 40 km covering the breathtakingly beautiful routes in the Bottelary Hills Conservancy.

Prizes up for grabs

Battle of the Sexes
  • Overall winner receives a R500 bonus prize. Women get a head start over their male counterparts.

MTB Challenge
  • Lucky-draw prizes (all riders are automatically entered)
  • Vouchers for category winners.
  • Medals to all finishers within cut-off times

4Paws - 5 km only
  • Lucky-draw prizes  enter by placing your tear-off slip in the box at the prize-giving stage.

Complementary race T-shirt

Medihelp Event T-shirt Front
Medihelp Event T-shirt Back
Complementary T-shirts* to all entries, while stocks last
*Sizes cannot be guaranteed and T-shirts are allocated on a first come first served basis.


  • Follow the directions from Church Street to the entrances for free parking. Security guards will be on duty from 06:00.
  • Please arrive well in advance to avoid traffic delays and to be in time for the start of the race. Gates open at 05:30.
  • Hot and cold refreshments will be on sale.
  • Medical support will be available along the route as well as at the finish.
  • 4Paws participants must wear the official badge to qualify for the lucky-draw prizes. Water bowls will be provided along the route. No leash, no walk!


Medihelp Tekkie Challenge
Prizes: men and ladies1st2nd3rd4th5thTeams (open)
10 km runners 
 20 - 39R1 000R500R300R200  R1004 x R100 
 JuniorsR350 R250 R150  
 40 - 49R400 R300 R200  
 50 - 59R400R300 R200  
 60 - 69R400 R300 R200  
 Overall10th 20th 30th 50th 100th  
 R50 R50 R50 R50 R50  

Medihelp MTB Challenge
  • Vouchers for category winners. All riders are automatically entered for the lucky-draw prizes.
  • Medals to all finishers within cut-off times.

MTB race information

  • Starting time for 20 km and 40 km races: 07:00
  • Cut-off times:
    • MTB 20 km: 09:00
    • MTB 40 km: 10:15
  • Prize-giving: From 10:15 onwards, at Jan Kriel School
  • Prizes:
    • Vouchers for category winners. All riders are automatically entered for the lucky-draw prizes.
    • Medals to all finishers within the cut-off times

10 km race information

  • Starting times: 08:00. Women get a head start. A bonus prize of R500 is offered for the first athlete to cross the finish line, male or female.
  • Cut-off time: 10:00
  • Prize-giving starts at 10:15
  • Prizes:
    • Age category prizes.
    • Winner of Battle of the Sexes receives a bonus of R500.
    • Medals to all finishers within the cut-off times.

5 km run/walk & 4Paws race information

  • Start time: 08:15
  • Cut-off time: 10:00
  • Prize-giving starts at 10:15
  • 4Paws:
    • Two lucky-draw prizes will be awarded to animals wearing the official badge.
    • Water bowls will be provided along the route.
    • No leash, no walk!

Kiddies events and Nappy run race information

  • Starting time: From 09:30 onwards
  • Prize-giving starts at 10:15
  • Badges to all finishers

How to enter

Enter online at or download an entry form here.
  • Closing date for online entries: Sunday, 27 August 2017 at midnight
  • Closing date for entries in person and faxed entries: Thursday, 24 August 2017


  • Online pre-entries close on Sunday, 27 August 2017 at midnight. In case of enquiries, phone 021 511 7130 or send email to
  • Faxed entries close on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Fax your entry form and proof of payment to 021 510 7230.
  • Manual entries at the following Sportsman's Warehouse branches:
    •  Rondebosch
    •  Somerset Mall
    •  Tyger Valley
    •  Canal Walk
  • You will receive two slips when you enter manually – one must be attached to your entry form and the other serves as proof of your entry.
  • Closing date for in-store entries: Thursday, 24 August 2017.
  • Complimentary race T-shirts* are available while stocks last.
    *Sizes cannot be guaranteed and T-shirts are allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Enter online at
    Download an entry form here

Late entries and race day entries

  • Late entries will be accepted on Friday, 1 September at Jan Kriel School between 12:00 and 18:00.
  • Race-day entries will be accepted on Saturday, 2 September, from 06:00 until 15 minutes prior to each start.

Number & T-shirt collection

  • On Friday, 1 September at Jan Kriel School between 12:00 and 18:00 for all entries.
  • To arrange for late collections, phone Nuha at 021 511 7130.

Running race rules

This event is held under the rules of IAAF, ASA and Western Province Athletics, and is organised by the Jan Kriel Institute and the Cape Multisport Club. Refer to or 021 699 0615.

  1. The minimum age for the 10 km event on race day is 14 years.
    An adult must accompany a Fun Run (5 km) participant younger than 10 years.
  2. All runners and walkers must obey traffic officers and marshals.
  3. Licensed runners must wear club colours and display a 2017 licence on the front and back of the vest.
    The official race number must partially cover the licence number on the front.
  4. Temporary licensed runners must wear plain vests displaying the licence on the back and the official race number on the front of the vest.
  5. Runners must display age category tags to qualify for age category prizes.
  6. Club colours must be worn to qualify for team prizes.
  7. Wheelchair entrants must contact the organisers to arrange their participation.
  8. Entry cards / official race numbers must be worn and must be visible for the duration of the race.
  9. No personal seconding will be permitted. Ample refreshment stations will be provided.
  10. Tog bag and toilet facilities are provided at the venue (start & finish) and can be used at own risk.
  11. The cut-off time for the 10 km race and Fun Run is 10:00. Prize-giving starts at 10:15.
  12. No littering. Dispose of water sachets and cups responsibly. Report offenders to referees.
  13. For safety reasons, ASA rule 30.10.6 prohibits the use of personal music players. Runners who do not adhere to this rule may be disqualified.
  14. Any ruling by the race committee will be considered final.

Mountain biking rules

The biking event is held with the kind support of the farmers within the MTB trail system of the Bottelary Hills and according to the rules of the Conservancy.

  1. No helmet, no ride.
  2. Carrying a cell phone is recommended.
  3. The minimum age to enter the 40 km race is 16 years.
  4. An adult companion is compulsory for riders under 10 years who enter the 20 km race.
    The companion must enter separately to be eligible for a medal, Brekkie Bun and prizes.
  5. Number boards must be displayed for the duration of the event.
    Emergency numbers must appear on the reverse side.
  6. The cut-off times are 09:00 for the 20 km and 10:15 for the 40 km race.
  7. General traffic rules apply in urban areas. Obey all traffic officers and marshals.
  8. Farm and official vehicles have right of way on the trails. Be on the lookout.
  9. Do not stray off the marked routes.
  10. Do not tamper with plants or provoke animals.
  11. No littering. Leave only your tracks.



Estelle: 073 313 1668

Mountain biking

Achmed: 082 788 9503


Riaan: 084 227 0749 or

Map to venue

  • GPS: -33˚ 55’ 15” S, +18˚ 40’ 49” E
  • Jan Kriel School, School Street, Kuils River
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More information about the charity

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Our dream:
At Jan Kriel School, we are driven by the dream of helping learners with epilepsy and other special educational needs to develop their potential and become responsible adults.

Our slogan is “Give a Child a Chance!”
We want to take care of our funds, property and a wonderful history that have been entrusted to us, so that this service to special children will be sustainable. Our core value is “We are stewards of the Lord’s given gifts”.

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