Endorphin junkies who crave a challenge should clear their calendars for the weekend of the 4th of October to compete in the Freshpak Fitness Festival taking place in Clanwilliam.

Should you choose to accept the challenge, the events include a duathlon (5km run/20km cycle/ 2.5km run), where you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate the surrounding Cederberg Mountains while gasping for breat; there’s also the biathlon (5km run/20km cycle). And if swimming is your thing there’s a 3km and 1.5km swim even in the Clanwilliam Dam.

If you’re thinking of competing in our Urbanathalon taking place in Johannesburg on the 30th of October, but you’re based in Cape Town, then The Freshpak Fitness Festival is a good time to test your level of fitness before you make the trek up to Johannesburg for the Urbanathalon later in the year.

While you’re out in the countryside, why not make a weekend of it. Contact the Clanwilliam tourism bureau if you’re accommodation or things to do in the area.

A percentage of the proceeds raised from entry fees will be donated to CANSA’s West Coast region.

For more information on the Freshpak Fitness Festival, visit www.freshpakfitnessfestival.co.za