Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge 2023

2023-12-26 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Faure Stadium
Faure St
Paarl, 7646
South Africa
Z Parsons
083 721 2380


  • The 125th staging of the historic Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge will see South Africa’s top professionals as well as a host of international riders tackle each in front of the passionate Faure Street Stadium crowd.
  • Past winner and international star, Jonas Rickaert has also confirmed his participation. A total of R100 000 is up for grabs in prize money this year. Paarl Boxing Day is well known worldwide as one of the oldest events in all forms of cycling in the world.
  • The meeting started in 1897. The saying goes in Paarl that you might be the best in the world in a certain track cycling event, but it doesn’t mean much if you’re second best in Paarl!
  • Paarl is the cradle of track cycling in South-Africa. Boxing Day is not only the biggest track cycling event in Africa, it’s also one of the most spectated sporting events on the continent. The meeting concludes with the famous 25 Mile Race and the winner of the final event is regarded as the winner of the day. In addition to a prize purse, the Minnaar Cup floating trophy, which dates to 1908, is also up for grabs.

Entries and registration:

This event is open to all age categories and nationalities.
All riders must be in possession of a valid Cycling South Africa Track Racing License (Cycling SA Membership is not sufficient for Juniors and older).
Rider licenses have been verified before the time but must still be presented at registration.
Riders are not considered registered until all administrative requirements have been fulfilled:
• Entry form has been completed in full together with signed indemnity form
• Entry Fee has been paid in full

Entry Fee:

Elite Men/Women:      R350

Master Men/Women: R350

Junior Men/Women:  R350

All Youth/Scholars:      R250



Registration will take place on the 26th of December from 09:00 am till 11:00 pm at the stadium. Riders are requested to arrive well in advance.

Here you will be able to:

  • Confirm the events you have entered
  • Hand in your signed indemnity form
  • Verify your CSA Racing License
  • Collect your race numbers
  • Collect team manager accreditation – only when a valid CSA Managers License is presented.

Event Guide:

Herewith the event guide which will give you all the information about the event.
Paarl Boxing Day Event Guide FINAL


The program of this prestigious event is just a click away.
Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge Program 2023

How to enter:

Click on the link for entry and indemnity forms:
Boxing Day Entry & Indemnity Forms 2023

Please complete and email to [email protected] along with your proof of payment and signed indemnity.

May the best man/woman win!!