BIG5

The 8th annual BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE, one of the highlights of the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, will take place again this year and include THE MOMENTUM KNYSNA CYCLE TOUR 80 KM MTB RACE.

If you are entering the BIG5, you need to complete only one online entry form for all 5 events. DO NOT ENTER ANY OF THE EVENTS INDIVIDUALLY/ SEPARATELY. 

One of South Africa’s top multi-sport events, the BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE has become a bucket list item on the international endurance and adventure race calendar. Athletes compete in five predetermined events and a points system is used to determine the winners.

Entrants to the BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE enjoy a one-stop registration process, preferred seeding for all five events, and awards ceremonies for each stage and overall.

The 2017 event will have a limited field, with 125 entries.

DATE                                     EVENT                                                                       DISTANCE

Saturday 8 July Momentum Weekend Argus Cycle Tour 80 km Mtb
Sunday 9 July Knysna Dragon’s Lagoon Mile Swim 1.6 km open water swim
Tuesday 11 July Featherbed Trail Run 15 km Coelacanth Trail Run – Afternoon
Thursday 13 July MTB X 32 km
Saturday 15 July Momentum Knysna Forest Half Marathon 21 km

Click here to enter the BIG5 CHALLENGE


The Big5 LITE offers athletes a reduced distance challenge and the option of choosing their five events from a number of disciplines, including mountain biking, road cycling, open water swimming, paddling, trail and road running.

The 2017 event will have a limited field, with 125 entries.

DATE                                          EVENT                                                               DISTANCE

Saturday 8 July Momentum Cycle Tour 50 km MTB Race
Sunday 9 July Choose one of the following events:
Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 50 km Road Race
Knysna Dragon’s Lagoon Mile Swim 1.6 km open water swim
Harbour2Heads Lagoon Challenge 11 km paddle
Tuesday 11 July Featherbed Trail Run 11 km Seahorse Trail Run – Afternoon
Thursday 13 July MTB X 3 x 8 km laps
Saturday 15 July Momentum Knysna Forest Half Marathon 21 km

Click here to enter the BIG5 LITE


Big5 Junior

The 2017 event will have a limited field, with 125 entries.

Your age as at 31 December 2017 will determine which age category you should participate in.

DATE                                    EVENT                                                           DISTANCE

Saturday 8 July Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 12-15 Years: 15 km MTB Race
16-19 Years: 30  km MTB Race
Sunday 9 July Dare to Dash Obstacle Course Lap
Tuesday 11 July 12-15 Years: Street Mile
16-19 Years: Featherbed Trail Run
12-15 Years: 1.6 km Street Mile
16-19 Years: Seahorse – 11 km
Thursday 13 July MTB X 12-15: 1 x 8 km laps 16 km
16-19: 2 x 8 km laps 8 km
Saturday 15 July School 5 km Run 5km

Click here to enter the BIG5 JUNIOR

Click here for more info about the BIG5 Sport Challenge!


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