#TropicAir 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge 2019 – Entries are now open

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Entries for the 2019 Tropic Air 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge are now OPEN!

15th, 16th & 17th February 2019
Enter online here: www.10to4.org

#TropicAir10to4 #forpeaksake #10to4MountainBikeChallenge

What is the 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge?

This is one of the best-kept secrets on Africa’s adventure tourism calendar, with courses for all abilities. Raising money for Mount Kenya Trust, riders start at an altitude of 10,000ft and drop through alpine moorlands, forests, and game-filled plains to end on a private wildlife conservancy at 4,000ft. For those with other interests the 10to4 also offers the Altitude Horse Ride, for participants to ride with family and friends alongside wildlife and the Chase, a 21km run, that takes place through farmland, the Ngare Ndare forest and onto the Borana plains.

2019 Focus

  • Less dust and more time in wilderness areas. Enjoy new routes that take you further through the forests of Mt Kenya and Ngare Ndare and give you more time on Borana conservancy
  • A fun filled weekend for all the family – take this unique opportunity to camp at Borana Race Village and make the most of events and activities for the whole family
  • Make a weekend of it! In addition to participating in your chosen events why not put aside time to explore the other attractions in the area, including the Ngare Ndare Forest Blue Pools
  • Run! This 21km trail race gives avid runners a chance to explore the natural and varied beauty of the areas surrounding Mt Kenya by foot
  • Ride! Following the success of the Altitude Horse Ride in 2018, explore the beautiful savannah of Borana Conservancy on horseback and ride as one with the wildlife
  • Bike drop – once again we’ll be offering a service to get you and your bike up to the Kisima start line
  • Fundraising Prizes! Including a 30-minute helicopter flight with Tropic Air around Mount Kenya for the top fundraiser, along with flight prizes to Mombassa courtesy of Fly540
Which race should I enter?

BIKING
EXTREME (90km) Technical 154km two-day ride with arduous 2000m+ elevation gain.
CLASSIC (64km) From slopes to savannah, one day race with tough stretches up and down escarpments.
RUSH (56km) Same route as the Classic with an easier finish.
SLIDE (39km) Pleasant and undulating route for all abilities.
MINI 10to4 Races for 4 to 12-year-olds at Borana Race Village
Enter online here

RUNNING
CHASE (21km) Run over rolling Borana hills and through the shady Ngare Ndare forest.
Enter online here

RIDING
ALTITUDE HORSE RIDE (approx. 3 hrs riding) Ride with family and friends alongside wildlife through the untouched wilderness of Borana Conservancy
Register your interest here

We are very excited to have TROPIC AIR, who love the mountain as much as we do, on board as our title sponsor for the second year!

From their base at Nanyuki Airfield in the heart of Kenya, Tropic Air offers private flights, helicopter services, film and photography, utility support, wildlife conservation and search and rescue. With a strong East African footprint and 25 years of experience in the industry, they keep the fun in flying. Tropic Air is professional, friendly and personal with a team of just 10 pilots, founded and managed by Kenya-born Jamie Roberts.
Not only do they look out for your safety from the sky during race day, but their funding is crucial to making this event happen.

PROTECT MOUNT KENYA

The 10to4 raises vital funds for the Mount Kenya Trust, an NGO working endlessly to protect the people, forest, wildlife and water of Mount Kenya. This race fundraiser pays ranger salaries, builds fences, plants trees, supports communities and fights fires.

The TOP sponsorship raised will win a 30-minute helicopter ride on Mount Kenya at next year’s event, courtesy of Tropic Air!

In addition, pledge and raise over 20,000KSh and be entered into a prize draw to win TWO adult tickets to Mombasa, courtesy of Fly540.

For help and ideas on how to get the most out of your fundraising please visit the Fundraising page on the 10to4 website.

Find out more about Mount Kenya Trust www.mountkenyatrust.org and sign up for newsletters.

Thank you.

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