Botha sets sights on Fedhealth IMPI Elite Race KZN

Seen here:  Armin Botha in action at the Fedhealth IMPI Elite Race #1 at Coetzenburg (Stellenbosch) earlier this year. 

Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Armin Botha (Potchefstroom) will be gunning for gold at the Fedhealth IMPI Elite Race at Virginia Trails (Eston, KZN) this coming Saturday (16 June 2018).

Botha made his Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Elite Race debut in April this year where he claimed gold at the Fedhealth IMPI Elite Race #1 at Coetzenburg (Stellenbosch).

“I enjoy the IMPI Elite Race because it is tough,” says Botha.  “Mentally and physically the race is on another level. There is nothing quite like it. It is original and unique in every sense.  There’s an IMPI Challenge in Cape Town, Durban and Gauteng.  I believe that each venue will offer a particular set of challenges.  I’d like to defend my Cape Town title in Durban.  I now have a feel for the event and kind of know what to expect.”

“KZN is, however, the lair of the master, Mr Claude Eksteen,” continues Botha. “It won’t be an easy task if he decides to toe the line on the day.  I love racing against him though, as he is such a classy athlete.”

The 2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #2 in Durban boasts an impressive combined prize purse of R43 000 with the Men’s and Women’s Elite Race winners guaranteed a whopping R10 000 each.

“It’s fantastic when sponsors and organisers come together to offer elite athletes such an incredible prize.  A prize purse makes it possible to cover all our expenses and allows us to focus on the next big event.”

When asked about advice for newcomers to the sport, Botha had the following to offer:  “Don’t over think it, no matter how daunting the task may seem.  See the race as a journey, an experience. You learn so much about yourself when faced with a challenge. You grow stronger and more confident. To be active, able and willing to push your limits is an incredible energy. Once you feel that energy and fire inside of you, you’ll be amazed at what you are capable of doing. Ease into the swing of things and don’t go out guns a blazing. Make sure that you are well hydrated and well fuelled.  Grab a friend, make some memories and mingle afterwards. I’d love to hear from some of the newcomers after the race. My first Fedhealth IMPI Elite Race was one of the most wonderful moments in my racing career!”

EVENT SCHEDULE:  Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #2

Focussing on family involvement, a healthy living and getting outdoors, IMPI Challenge Warriors of all ages can look forward to new and exciting obstacles, an increased prize purse in the Elite Race and amazing sponsor activations to mention just a few innovations.  This adrenaline pumping experience will test fitness levels, challenge fears, but most importantly celebrate accomplishments. 

Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018
Venue: Virginia Trails, Eston (KZN)
Categories &

Entry Fees:

1.       IMPI Elite:  18-20km with 26 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money / R550.00
  2.       IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 16+ years) / R500.00
  3.       IMPI Challenge:  10km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years) / R400.00
  4.       IMPI Dash:  5km with 11 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome) / R300.00
  5.       IMPI Mini:  1km with 8 smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years) / R100.00

CHARITY SUPPORT:  On entering the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #2 adventure seekers can choose to either support one or all four event charities:  CANSA, Prochorus Community Development Centre, the Woodside Special Care Centre and/or NSRI.

CLICK HERE to view the entire Prize Purse Breakdown.

Entrants are encouraged to let creativity reign in the best dressed competition!  Competition winners will take home awesome prizes compliments of event sponsors.

NEXT UP:  2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge

Date: IMPI Challenge: Venues:
Saturday, 06 October 2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Gauteng)
Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 November 2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4 Wiesenhof Wildlife Park, Stellenbosch (Cape Town)

For a better idea of what to expect CLICK HERE to watch our Teaser Video.

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