Choose to either RUN, CYCLE or PARAGLIDE
Multi-day adventure race in South Africa, Drakensberg
Mini 2-day race
In 2019 he won it mountain biking,
this time round he won trail running.
Jon is an incredible athlete!
Congratulations on winning the Extreme race 2021!
Justin Armstrong (Mountain Biking)
route record time (Mountain Biking)
2018 Overall Winners
Team Pure Adventures;
Michael de Haas, Adrian Saffy
Laura de Haas, Floors Welhagen
& supporter Ebeth Enslin
2nd Andre Dempers & Justin Armstrong (mountain biking)
3rd Pierre Carter (paragliding)
1st Andrew Porter
2nd Nick Neynens
3rd Pierre Carter
James Pitman & Piers Pirow
won the inaugural
X-Berg Challenge in 2013
Compete in one of the disciplines throughout the race:
– TRAIL RUNNING
– MOUNTAIN BIKING
Option to participate in the mixed discipline class changing between
the disciplines or relay the event swapping with team mates at check points.
X-Berg Challenge Extreme Race 04 - 09 Oct 2022
X-Berg Challenge Mini Race 06 - 09 Oct 2022
The X-Berg Challenge...in short
The X-BERG CHALLENGE is an adventure race between paraglider vs. runner vs. cyclist for Athletes looking for a twist.
The challenge is to fly, run and cycle along a pre-set race route across the Drakensberg, South Africa. The length of the route may differ from race to race (I.e. between 2012 and 2022) but will be around 90 -180 km as the crow flies (straight line distance). The aim of the race is to finish as quickly as possible travelling only by paraglider, foot or bicycle (either you are carrying “IT” or “IT” is carrying you). After starting teams are to self-navigate past pre-determined “turn points” en-route. These turn points along with the overall route will be defined by the Race Committee. The Athlete who completes the route and reaches the finish first shall be declared the winner of the race.