The Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge, taking place on January 17, has made 70 charity entries available.
These will be launched today and only riders registered on the waiting list will qualify for charity entry package access.
Next year’s sold-out edition reached its capacity of 800 entries in record time, but the additional packages have made it possible for more riders to enter.
Costs are R1 400 per rider and includes entry to the full race, a pre-race Klein Karoo International ostrich steak dinner with a bottle of Fairview wine and a 2014 event T-shirt.
A portion of each fee will go towards the Fairview Dryland Traverse Academy, which assists with the development of underprivileged local residents in both trail running and mountain biking.
The endurance event presents a real challenge for riders and is a race that participants have to specifically train and plan for.
It covers a distance of 121km with a total vertical ascent of 2 900 metres.
It starts at Chandelier Game Lodge and finishes at Pine Creek Resort, both in the Oudtshoorn region of the Western Cape.
The severity of the terrain and potentially extreme weather conditions make it an impressive feat to finish the race within the 11-hour cut-off period.
To register, visit www.atta.co.za.