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BIG5 Challenge – The opposite of ordinary

Jun 20, 2017
BIG5 Challenge – The opposite of ordinary

The BIG5 Challenge and Maserati have joined forces to offer the Ultimate Multisport Challenge in Knysna from 7 to 16 July 2017. Aimed at athletes committed to pushing the limits questioning the status quo, who better to partner with than Maserati, an iconic brand renowned for Italian design, performance and craftsmanship.

Now in its 8th year the BIG5 Challenge remains one of the highlights of the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival and Maserati will be front and centre to all the action.  This prestigious multi-sport event offers an exclusive group of athletes the opportunity to compete in five different events over the course of 10 days, where all efforts will focussed on rebuilding Knysna after the recent devastating fires by raising money for the Knysna Relief Fund.

The Maserati BIG5 Challenge has three competition tiers and includes entries to the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour MTB Race and the Momentum Knysna Forest Half Marathon.

The BIG5 sees athletes compete in five pre-determined events and the athlete with the lowest cumulative time is named the overall winner.

Another option for the brave yet slightly less adventurous is the BIG5Lite, where four of the events are pre-determined and the fifth offers a choice between three, to make up the total result. Young endurance racers are also encouraged to participate in the BIG5Junior, a race specifically targeted for tomorrow’s stars currently aged between 12 and 19 years.

With the introduction of the Levante to the South African market in 2016, Maserati’s first foray into the SUV sector, the brand has stepped firmly into the cycling lifestyle arena. It is a 100% sports utility vehicle, 100% Maserati. Luxurious and adventurous, the Levante dominates and delivers outstanding performance even in the most formidable terrain or extreme weather condition. The Levante is a contemporary symbol of Maserati’s engineering prowess, mastery of craftsmanship, and a salute to its rich history, which spans over more than a century.

Don’t miss your chance to make a difference while competing for glory, enter the Maserati BIG5 Challenge now!