Join me for the

Leopard Loop Challenge

a virtual Strava trail race

Make this your personal annual challenge, run the 10K Helderberg Nature Reserve Leopard Loop mountain trail virtual Strava race, and help support screening and early intervention for children with ADHD and other mental health difficulties living in disadvantaged communities.

#raceyourself #betterthanyesterday #run4adhd


I created the Leopard Loop Challenge initially as an entirely personal challenge for myself to both set myself a post-op recovery goal and to celebrate one year after a cervical spinal operation. I didn’t think I would ever run a PB again. I had run Leopard Loop before and had a Strava time from 2015 and decided that I would see how close I could get to that time. I managed a good time in 2019 and grabbed a couple of new PBs and new PBs in 2020.

In 2020 I had an idea. Wouldn’t it be great to turn this personal challenge into a drive to raise funds for a charity close to my heart.

October is International ADHD Awareness Month. I would love for you to join me in the challenge and help raise funds to support The Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation. The Foundation initially focused on providing screening and screening and early intervention for children struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and has now expanded to providing screening for all mental health barriers to education.

The Foundation relies on fundraising, donations, and volunteers to help children with ADHD and other mental health difficulties have access to the necessary support they need to develop to their full potential.

The Challenge

Where: Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West

When: Anytime during October 2021 (or anytime for fun)

Distance: 10K

Vert: 450m

Map and profile download

Course description download

GPX download

Join the fun

Step 1: Join the Strava Club

Step 2: Donate R50 (or more) to The Goldicks and The Bear Foundation through backabuddy

Step 3: Tell your buddies you’re running for a good cause and get them to join and/or donate

Step 4: Run the Leopard Loop Challenge Strava Segment as many times as you like in the month of October

Step 5: Share your Leopard Loop selfie. Tag @gb4adhd on Instagram or Goldilocks and The Bear on Facebook, and hashtag #run4adhd and #leopardloopchallenge2021

The Challenge leaderboard will be updated weekly on Strava and at the end of October overall winners of the 2021 Leopard Loop Challenge King and Queen of the Mountain, fastest climbers and downhill speedsters of the year will be announced.

You can still join in the fun if you live outside of the Helderberg

Join the Strava club, donate your R50 to Goldilocks and The Bear, get some running buddies to join you on your own 10K route (or whatever distance would be a challenge for you), share your selfies tagging @gb4adhd on Instagram or Facebook and hashtag #run4adhd and #leopardloopchallenge2021.

2020 Challenge Results

Last year’s Challenge was quite a race to ‘watch’ as faster and faster course records were being clocked and the course records switching back and forth between Brett, Steve and Alewyn. In the end, Janeske took Queen of the Mountain, and Brett took King of the Mountain, both setting new course records, and were both fastest climbers on the Boom to Leopard Loop segment and the speedsters on Downhill Dash segment.


Leopard Loop Challenge 2020 overall


Leopard Loop Challenge 2020 climbers


Leopard Loop Challenge 2020 speedsters