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Sat, 04 May


Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

Magalies Challenge

7KM | 14KM | 22KM | 35KM The longest single race in the series, before the Harties Loop. Some might say a traditional race for the Magaliesberg... The 35km extreme is an iconic race of the mountain range, one not to be missed.

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Magalies Challenge
Magalies Challenge

Time & Location

04 May 2024, 04:30 – 14:00

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, 4048 R560, Hartbeespoort, South Africa


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Magalies Challenge: Up the Ante!

Route Description:

  • Diverse Challenges: The event caters to all levels - a 7 km route for beginners, a 14 km for intermediates, and a challenging 21 km (650m Climbing) for the experienced and the legendary 35km (1300M Climbing) suited for true Magalies runners. 
  • Scenic Trails: Experience the stunning northern trails of Van Gaalen and Ver Genoeg trails and the iconic Vulture Ridgeline of the Magaliesberg

Entry Fee Includes:

  • Secure parking and seamless registration.
  • Coffee is available for purchase.
  • Access to marked and exclusive mountain trails.
  • Support from sweepers, marshalls, and full medical staff.
  • 1-3 water tables with snacks and drinks, depending on your distance.
  • Finish line rewards: medal or beer, and prizes.

Water Point Offerings:

  • Ice water, coke, sweets, fruit, and potatoes.

Compulsory Gear:

  • All runners must be self-sufficient, carrying at least a cell phone.
  • Additional for 21 km: 500ml water capacity, space blanket, and a weather-appropriate jacket.


  • 35-km: Cash Prizes: 1st - R3000, 2nd - R1500, 3rd - R750
  • 6-km, 11-km & 21km: Gear vouchers and event discounts.

General Information:

  • GPX routes will released via email on the Friday before the race.
  • Tickets are distributed via email, with a PDF required on race day.
  • Final race details will be emailed on the Friday morning before the event.

All our events in the series, build upon the excitement and challenge, offering an engaging and diverse trail running experience. It's an opportunity to deepen your connection with trail running and the captivating natural beauty of the Magaliesberg region.


  • 30 minutes

    35 KM Registration

  • 10 minutes

    35Km Bus Load & Leave

    Parking Lot
5 more items available


  • 35KM (With Merch)

    Magalies' original challenge, a tough event with a fair amount of off-trail running along the magical Magalies ridge-lines. Salomon Peak Included.

    R 790,00
    Sold Out
  • 35KM (WITHOUT Merch)

    Magalies' original challenge, a tough event with a fair amount of off-trail running along the magical Magalies ridge-lines.

    R 650,00
    Sold Out
  • 22KM

    A lekker 22KM option for those not ready for the 35km, A tough run with a climb up Vulture Pass with views of all of the Magaliesberg.

    R 450,00
    Sale ended
  • 12KM

    A fast and flowy 12KM with a little more climbing than the Pofadder Trails Race

    R 325,00
    Sale ended
  • 6KM

    A fast and smooth 6KM run along the classic river trail of Van Gaalens.

    R 220,00
    Sale ended


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