How it works

The JumpStart Challenge: Jump in virtually or physically

The JumpStart Challenge is the major fundraising event of Mr Price Foundation. All proceeds will empower South Africa’s youth through the Foundation’s JumpStart skills development programme.

The Challenge can be completed virtually, anywhere and anytime, from March 12 to 20 2022.  The event can also be completed physically at Holla Trails mountain biking and trail running park in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, over this period.

Entry donation

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

International virtual participants will pay an entry donation of $10.

Physical participants at Holla Trails will pay an entry donation of R140 to ride and R120 to run, which includes the necessary permits.

What is the JumpStart Challenge?

The JumpStart Challenge is a hybrid sports event (with physical or virtual participation) for cyclists, runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities.

It gives virtual participants a window period from March 12 to 20 2022 to complete the following races: * 3km run/walk * 7km run/walk * 15km run/walk/ride * 50km ride * 100km ride.

The distances for physical participants at Holla Trails differ slightly: * 3.3km run/walk * 8.5km run/walk * 14km run/walk *15km ride * 50km ride * 95km ride.

There is no need to qualify to participate in the JumpStart Challenge. Times will be tracked and uploaded via the AthleteTracker app. Participants will be emailed instructions prior to the event.

After completing their race, participants will receive a personalized electronic Completion Certificate via their listed email address. The results of every finisher in each race category will be recorded on the JumpStart Challenge website.

Important information

By entering the JumpStart Challenge, participants agree to take part at their own risk. Mr Price Foundation, Mr Price Group, the organisers and partners of the JumpStart Challenge will not be liable for any legal consequences or injury as a result of participation.


Participants are reminded to observe all Covid-19 health and safety protocols, and to follow medical best practice advice. The long-term effects of Covid-19 are presently unknown and athletes are advised to exercise caution with training and participation in the event, particularly if they have had Covid-19.