Big 5 Sports Challenge and BIG5 Sports Challenge Lite


The 8th BIG5 Sport Challenge, one of the highlights of the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, will be hosted again this year as part of the Festival from 7 to 16 July, 2017.  This prestigious multi-sport event includes the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour MTB Race, the Momentum  Knysna Forest Marathon 21km Run, The Featherbed Trail Run, Knysna Dragon’s Lagoon Mile Swim and will also be launching a brand  new event the MTB X.

The BIG5 Sport Challenge has become a bucket list item on the local and international endurance and adventure race calendar. In this multi-sport stage-race event, athletes compete in five pre-determined events and a point system is used to determine the winners. In the BIG5 Lite, four of the events are pre-determined and athletes will have a choice between three other events, which will make up their fifth event result.

Entrants to the BIG5 Sport Challenge enjoy a one-stop registration process where only one online entry form needs to be completed covering all five events. None of the events will have to be entered separately.  Athletes will also enjoy preferred seeding for all events, free access to the individual award ceremonies and the overall prize-giving event at the end of the challenge.

With the Event being so popular (across the field of events at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival) a limited field of 125  entries will be made available for the BIG5 and 125 entries for the BIG5 Lite.

Click here to enter the Big5 CHALLENGE
Click here to enter the Big5 LITE
Click here to enter the Big5 JUNIOR


If you like racing together with your Club Team mates, join the BIG5 Club Champs. Race with your team and collect points in each event you finish to help your club team move up the leader-board. Please do not forget to enter the correct name for your club when you enter.

What are the benefits?

  • For every ten (10) club members entering the BIG5 or BIG5 Lite, your club will automatically be awarded one (1) FREE entry to use as you wish
  • Early bird entries to selected races at the Knysna Oyster Festival
  • Designated BIG5 Sport Challenge area near the finish of each event
  • A floating trophy will be awarded to the winning club
  • Great social experience for club members competing together

For More information on the BIG5 Sport Challenge contact our Race Office:

Contact: Wilma Lubbe
Telephone: 072 8718346