Cape Town is set to host the latest of The Challenge Family’s triathlons, Challenge Cape Town. The event will take place on 6 November 2011.
The 226km course will take in much of the Cape’s magnificent scenery.
The 3.8km swim will take place at Granger Bay on the Atlantic Ocean with its stunning views of Robben Island.
The 180km one-lap bike course promises to be one of the toughest in the Challenge series with over 2,000m of climbing through the Constantia winelands, including Chapman’s Peak, along the coastal route as it skirts around Table Mountain and heads out to Khayelitsha.
The marathon will start at Green Point Stadium precinct, head into the City Bowl before climbing up onto Kloof Road and down into Camps Bay followed by a two loop run along the Atlantic Seaboard finishing at Green Point precinct next to the stadium.
“Cape Town was the obvious choice for Challenge Family to launch in South Africa,” said Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer. “It’s one of the world’s most iconic cities and we are delighted that the city has welcomed us to create what is sure to be a memorable race for all. Where else can a course take in two oceans, the deep, rich African culture all against such a spectacular setting? We are incredibly proud to include Cape Town in the Challenge Family and we look forward to working with all the different communities to make sure it is a huge success for everyone.”
Challenge Cape Town entries open on 31 March 2011 with entry from R3300 for individual athletes and R400 for relay teams. For entries and further information, please visit www.challengecapetown.com.
Challenge Cape Town is part of the Challenge Family series that features 13 races across three continents, including the world’s largest iron distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany. For further information, visit www.challenge-family.com.