ONLINE ENTRIES OPEN 22-23 October 2022

The STANDARD BANK #BlackBeast Black Mountain Challenge, day 1 will have option between the #BlackBeast Extreme or #BlackBeast Traverse while both BlackBeast entries entitles you to a free Day 2 entry for the Big Sky Road Fun Run.

You can also just enter for Big Sky 10k Road Fun Run on Day 2 only.

Come enjoy the beautiful well known mountain of Thaba Nchu near Bloemfontein that offers a challenging route & easy yet beautiful Trail run, the mountain Challenge winning time 2017 was 04h02 (distance was shorter route 27km).

Both events are hosted at the Black Mountain Resort, the start of the BlackBeast Traverse is from Alexandria Farm, participants of the Traverse will have to confirm if they need transport from resort to Alexandria Farm with the Resort when they book into hotel.

The Alexandria Farm will offer camping site and facilities with their coffee shop as from 2022 for Friday evening.

The Resort has enough rooms to host all our participants. Family & friends can entertain themselves at resort with variety of features offered like game drives or game horse back ride to put-put, beautiful swimming pools, or go swim in the indoor hot spa pool to relax those aching muscles, use the spa or other facilities like bar with big screen, restaurant, movie theatre, etc. 

Directions to drive:

  • Black Mountain Resort & Maria Moroka Wildlife Reserve is 75km (50min) from Bloemfontein (Southern Side of Black Mountain)
  • Alexandria Farm for Traverse is 32km (26min) from Black Mountain Resort
  • Alexandria Farm is 75km (50min) from Bloemfontein (Western Side of Black Mountain)
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Click here to view Compulsory Gear

Timing for all Mobi users, those without Mobi NFC timing bands can purchase it for R100, these bands can also be used at Myrun events as well as events using Mobi timing systems.



Accommodation Rates

Make your bookings at Black Mountain Resort telephonic or by email details follow:

More info on Black Mountain Resort visit (115 hotel room for the event).

Contact Details of Hotel

Groothoek Dam Road
Thaba ‘Nchu District

Tel: +27 82 365 5840 ‎


More Info: 

Hotel Manager:  Peter Leonard | Cell: +27 79 637 5556

Hotel GPS Co-ordinates:
South 29º 18 Minutes 31.2 Seconds
East 26º 51 Minutes 20.9 Seconds



Standard Bank Black Mountain Challenge 2022


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Race Shirts not included for Traverse 26k & Bigsky 10k (these participants can order their race shirts seperately should they want a blackbeast shirt) its only included in the Extreme entry

No refunds on any entries, tickets may be transferred to another participant first transfer is free and must be 6 weeks prior to race day and the new participant might have to buy a new shirt should your race shirt already been made which you may collect at our offices.

Payment plans are available, please contact me at to make such arrangements.

Another Payment option download Snapscan Standard Bank App, link your card, scan our bar code & reference your order number with payment.

Standard Bank Black Mountain Challenge Central24 Info 29-30 October 2022:

Race Info

Day 1: BlackBeast Extreme 37k
  • Race Starts: 06:30am (Resort at Mongoose Hall courtyard)
  • Race Briefing 06:15am (Resort at Mongoose Hall courtyard)
  • Registration: Friday from 18:00pm-20:00pm (at Resort Foyer)
  • Race Finish: Race ends at the Resort Pool area
  • Cutt-off: CP2 De Poort at 13:00 (Sweeper & Race director discretion to allow another hour extension)
Day 1: BlackBeast Traverse 26k
  • Race Starts: 07:30am (Alexandria Farm Coffee Shop)
  • Race Briefing: 07:15am (Alexandria Farm Coffee Shop) 
  • Registration: Friday from 18:00pm-20:00pm (at Resort Foyer)
  • Transport: Transport from Resort to Alexandria starts from 06:00am (please book your transport with Resort included in entry price)
  • Race Finish: Race ends at the Resort Pool area
  • Cutt-off: CP2 De Poort at 13:00 (Sweeper & Race director discretion to allow another hour extension)
Day2: BigSky 10km Fun Run
  • Race Starts: 09:00am (Resort at front main entrance)
  • Race Briefing 08:45am (Resort at front main entrance)
  • Registration: Sunday from 08:00am (at Resort Foyer)
  • Race Finish: Race ends at the Resort Pool area


Day2: Kiddierun 1k

  • Race Starts: 08:45am (Resort at front main entrance) this event is free for all children, no registration needed.
  • Race Finish: Race ends in front of BigSky start


Transport from Airport to Resort:

Please arrange such transport with 

All the Race Information:

Compulsory Gear for BlackBeast:

 GPS Files to Download or View Map:
MOBII Race Timing Registration
  1. Register for MOBII live timing at
  2. Those participants that currently have a MOBII NFC band can link their MOBII profile here to BMC club in order to get live results.
  3. Please print your MOBII profile QR Code and bring along to registration for check in scan at registration, this is not the QR code you receive from BMC Online Entry Ticket.
  4. Those participants that doesn’t have a MOBII band can collect their new band at registration at a price of R100 at Registration at Resort on Friday between 18:00-20:00 or alternatively on
Check Points: (NO CUPS at check points)
CP1 at foot of Heavens Ladder only for Extreme 12k (with Hydration & Water)
WP for both Extreme 18.5k & Traverse 7.5k at THE CAVE
CP2 for both Extreme 25k & Traverse 14k at DE POORT (Mooi Hoek Farm, fully stocked check point with hydration & water endurade with snacks)
CP3 for both Extreme 30k & Traverse 19k at THE POST (Village Farm, fully stocked check point with hydration & water with snacks)

Additional information


BlackBeast Extreme 37k & BigSky 10k, BlackBeast Traverse 26k & BigSky 10k, BigSky 10km Fun Run Day 2 only, MOBII NFC Race Band


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