The Mother City will soon host a new event for avid athletes and those looking to challenge themselves physically, featuring a new route that will start and end in different locations.

‘Challenge Cape Town’ will add to the spectacular range of events already on the city’s calendar, and will feature a 90km cycle with three turning points along varied coastal road ending in the CBD, a 1.9km Big Bay swim and lastly a three-lap 21km run in Zonnebloem.

Uniquely the event is one of only a few in South Africa that has a different starting and finishing location as well as a stretch of the cycle leg of the race running through Government Avenue in the Company’s Garden, making this is a first for cycle races in the Mother City.

The Cape Town High School sports field will act as the race’s finish line and will be transformed to accommodate spectators as well as be a race village on Race Day.

Athletes will enjoy passing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and buildings while also enjoying the close vicinity of spectators for added support as they compete.

“We are proud to introduce another international large-scale event to the city’s dynamic events calendar. As the first of its kind in the Mother City, Challenge Cape Town will further solidify the city’s reputation as Africa’s – and the world’s – events capital,” said Cape Town executive Mayor Dan Plato to EWN.

“The race format and spectacular scenery will showcase the Mother City in a way I’m sure will make for a memorable event for local and international participants, and the economic impact will have significant benefits for our residents.”

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