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Medihelp Cherry Race Challenge

Test your limits in the medihelp cherry race

The Medihelp Cherry Race is a challenging 23 km route run on tar and on jeep tracks. Held annually in the quaint town of Ficksburg, it is the Free State’s biggest race. Besides battling across frequently rough terrain, runners must also scale the Imperani Mountain hill at a daunting 1 835 m above sea level.

Race information:

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Date:Saturday, 17 November 2018
Start and finish:Ficksburg Primary School, 1 Imperani Street, Ficksburg
Starting time:07:00
Distances: 23 km (R120), 5 km fun run (R20)
Online entries open:8 August 2018
Entries close:Friday, 2 November 2018
Late entries:Friday, 16 November and Saturday, 17 November (R130)

HealthPrint members get free entry!

As a member of Medihelp’s free online wellness programme, HealthPrint, you can enter this and all other Medihelp-sponsored events free of charge. Simply log in to the HealthPrint website and click on the Medihelp Cherry MTB Challenge link to redeem your free ticket.

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The following accommodation options are available in and around Ficksburg. Book early to avoid disappointment:

Bella Rosa Guest House051 933
Bellevue B&B078 034
Boerewoning B&B051 933 2820
Boschfontein Farm B&B051 933 3910
Buzz Backpackers051 933
Canonly B&B051 933
Crystal Mountain072 529
Daskop Guest and Game Farm083 257 2335 / 079 393
Die Kersiehuis B&B051 933
Eagle View051 933
Die Klein Woning051 933 3676 / 083 381 5914

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