The JumpStart Challenge is Mr Price Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  It is a hybrid fitness event for cyclists, runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities. The virtual challenge for participants around the globe is from 27 February  – 5 March 2023. The physical event is at Holla Trails in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, on 4 March 2023 (mountain bike ride) and 5 March 2023 (run/walk).

Every rand raised by the JumpStart Challenge goes directly to the foundation’s JumpStart programme, to empower youth with life skills and work readiness training. JumpStart opens a world of opportunity for thousands of unemployed youth every year. When youth are empowered with new skills and opportunities for employment, they can break the cycle of poverty and inequality.  

Anyone can participate! You can live anywhere in the world and all ages can participate. Gather a group of friends, family, colleagues or club members and plan your route!

We welcome international participants. International virtual participants will pay $10 entry. ENTRIES ARE OPEN.

No, there is no need to qualify to participate in the JumpStart Challenge.

Physcial events at Holla Trails:  3.3km * 8.5km * 14km

Physical mountain bike rides at Holla Trails: 15km * 50km * 95km

Participants can enter as many categories as they like. A new entry fee is payable per event as each distance is considered a separate event. For example, should you wish to cycle 15km and run 3.3km, you will need to complete and pay for two entries. Should you wish to take part in three events, then three entries will be required to be completed and paid for.

The virtual JumpStart Challenge starts on 27 February 2023 at 00:01am and finishes on 5 March 2023 at 23:59pm. There is no specific time limit per event but your time must be logged by 23.59pm on 5 March.

You can change your distance after the event but BEFORE you submit your results on the system.

Virtual participants can take part anywhere or anytime, across the globe, from 27 February – 5 March 2023. Head to your favourite outdoor route or go all out on your indoor trainer or treadmill. Times can be uploaded via FinishTime. Participants will be emailed instructions prior to the event.

Holla Trails at Sugar Rush Park in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, is hosting the physical event on 4 and 5 March 2023. The mountain bike event is on 4 March; and the run/walk event is on 5 March.

Virtual participants in South Africa will pay R99 entry to run/walk or ride the distances listed.

International virtual participants will pay $10 entry.

The following entry fees apply to physical participants at Holla Trails, which includes the necessary permits:

Run/Walk 

  • Pink Route: 3.3km (R150)
  • Brown Route: 8.5km (R275)
  • Blue Route: 14km (R350)

Mountain Bike Ride 

  • Silver Route: 15km (R150)
  • Yellow Route: 50km (R275)
  • Pink & Gold Route: 95km (R350)

Click here to explore race options and enter.

For the Physical event: Online entries open on 20 January 2023 and close on 01 March 2023 at 23H59. You can also enter in person at Holla Trails on 4 & 5 March.

For the Virtual event: Online entries open on 20 January 2023 and close on 05 March 2023 at 23H59.

Enter on EasyReg and 15 minutes later, go to the FinishTime results page and search for your name. Click on your name to view your race number and/or certificate. You will need to log your race time in order for your certificate to be updated.

Use these FinishTime links:

JumpStart Challenge 2023 VIRTUAL Run Walk or Ride

JumpStart Challenge 2023 PHYSICAL Run Walk or Ride

Start times at Holla:

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

  • 95 km (Gold Route) – 6am start
  • 50 km (Yellow Route) – 6.30am start
  • 15 km (Silver Route) – 7.30 start

RUN/WALK

  • 14 km (Blue Route) – 7am start
  • 8.5 km (Brown Route) – 7.30am start
  • 3.3 km (Pink Route) – 8am start

On arrival at Holla Trails, runners/walkers must please go to the Holla Trails office to collect your race number and your Holla Trails permit, which you will need to return on completion of your event. Detailed step-by-step instructions will be emailed to you before race day. This will include how to submit your time on race day.

Riders will need to collect their race numbers and bike boards from Holla Trails on arrival. Please go to the Holla Trails office. You will need to show your digital race number and will then receive your Holla Trails permit, which you will need to return on completion of your event. Collection information will be on the website www.jumpstartchallenge.org.

Yes, race timing at the physical JumpStart Challenge at Holla Trails will be provided by FinishTime. You will be required to wear your race number and ensure you have a bike board as these items contain chips. No chip, no time! Your times will be automatically updated to the official results service for the event you participate in. A link to the FinishTime results will be published on the JumpStart Challenge website www.jumpstartchallenge.org

After completing your virtual ride/run/walk, go to the FinishTime results page and search for your name. Click on your name and click edit time. Type in your correct time. Capture your age to verify your identity, and submit. Your results with show within 10 minutes and you can then print your electronic completion certificate. Use these FinishTime links:

JumpStart Challenge 2023 VIRTUAL Run Walk or Ride

JumpStart Challenge 2023 PHYSICAL Run Walk or Ride

Results will be recorded on FinishTime and on the JumpStart Challenge website.  This link will go live from 27 February 2023 and will be available live as you and your fellow athletes upload your race sessions.

After completing your virtual race, will need to capture your race time on FinishTime, and then allow 10 minutes for your results to be verified and updated. You will then be able to download and print your completion certificate. For physical participants, your race time will be automatically recorded on the JumpStart Challenge results page.

Yes. You can download your electronic Completion Certificate from FinishTime.

You will receive a race number and an electronic completion certificate, and the satisfaction that you raced for change! Youth unemployment in South Africa is a staggering 63%; and 9.4 million youth are currently not in employment, education or training. Thank you for empowering youth through skills development and training.

Funds raised from the JumpStart Challenge will go directly to Mr Price Foundation’s JumpStart programme, to empower young South Africans with skills development.

No – if you would like a Section 18A Certificate, you will need to donate an additional amount to Mr Price Foundation over your entry fee.

Any type of bicycle is allowed.

Yes, Holla Trails and Sugar Rush Park allow dogs on leads.

Participants are encouraged to take images and videos wearing their race numbers and share across the various social media platforms. Please use the following hashtags: #JumpStartChallengeZA #BeAHeroZA #MrPriceFoundation

Please contact The Race Organiser: Mr Price Foundation at  info@mrpricefoundation.org or +27 (0) 82 5300 434.