Prizes & Sponsors

'Imvelo', means 'Nature'. The name pays homage to a passion for both people and wildlife, the conservation of Swaziland’s cultural and natural heritage, and the innovation and adventurous spirit underpinning Big Game Parks’ (BGP) core brand values. We invite organizations with similar ethos to be a part of Imvelo each year.

Imvelo MTB Classic’s sponsors are part of the family and a very important part of our successful race. Imvelo reaches local, regional and international families and individuals who love nature, adventure and giving back to rural communities.

Community projects supported by Imvelo are focused on Mlilwane’s neighbouring communities. Over the years we have assisted rural schools with water supply, clean-up campaigns, painting, maintenance of floors and buildings and office equipment. A huge spring-water project was completed in 2013, benefiting the entire Hlabazonkhe Community. This project has been extended in recent years.

Although the race entries are capped at 500 cyclists, the crowd within the Rest Camp swells to over 1500 people, providing an ideal targeted platform for sponsors. The race itself is in high demand, selling out within days of opening registration. Promotions leading up to and following the event provide additional coverage and reach for our sponsors. These include:

  • Timely social media and website promotion
  • Local and regional media and advertising coverage
  • Targeted email campaigns to an active, engaged database
  • Promotional material exposure depending on your level of sponsorship (race shirts, goodie bags, water tables)
  • On-site event branding

If you would like to become a sponsor and benefit from unrivaled PR opportunities click here for details.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors