Entries to the sixth annual BIG 5 SPORT CHALLENGE, taking place 4 to 12 July 2015 as part of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, officially open.

One of South Africa’s top multi-sport events, the BIG 5 SPORT CHALLENGE offers some of South Africa’s most spectacular natural scenery – from mountain biking and running in and around Knysna’s famed forests and hills, to swimming its estuary with a view of Heads.

This year the organizers at WorldSport have streamlined the well-received BIG 5 SPORT CHALLENGE, building on its success as an enviable bucket list item on the international endurance and adventure race calendar. From 2015 onwards, athletes will take part in five predetermined events and rankings will be done based on cumulative time. This year participants will compete in the following events:

  • 80km Momentum Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour – MTB Race
  • Knysna Dragons Lagoon Mile Swim
  • 14km The Salomon Featherbed Trail Run presented by GU – Coelacanth Route
  • Totalsports XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT – Full Version
  • 21km Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon Half Marathon

Once again, entrants to the BIG 5 SPORT CHALLENGE will enjoy a one-stop registration process, preferred seeding for all five events, and awards ceremonies for each stage and overall, with the leaderboard being based on cumulative time. Finishers will also receive a shirt and medal with the overall winners being honoured with prize money and trophies.

Think you have what it takes to take on the BIG 5?

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