Entries Open for Calling Cape Town Extreme Challenge
The world’s most iconic swim-bike-run, the Calling Cape Town Extreme Challenge has opened entries for public participation in 2023 and announced a new partnership with Southern Sun.
Held as a closed event for the first time in March 2022 when only a few pioneering athletes participated, the upcoming 2023 event invites athletes to test their mettle in a combination of three of Cape Town’s most iconic challenges that together represent the ultimate test of human endurance and athletic performance.
The 208-kilometre, 24-hour challenge comprises the Robben Island Crossing (an 8-kilometre swim from Robben Island to Bloubergstrand), the Cape Town Cycle Tour (the biggest timed bike race in the world over a distance of 109 kilometres), directly followed by the Three Peaks Challenge (a 50-kilometre trail run with a combined elevation of 3 kilometres, which includes summitting Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain (Maclear’s Beacon) and Lion’s Head).
The event is held in support of Calling Education NPC, a non-profit education group that provides top-quality education to low-income learners in South Africa.
Southern Sun Hotels is the official accommodation partner of Calling Cape Town Extreme Challenge. Southern Sun will be hosting the athletes at their SunSquare Cape Town Gardens hotel, which will also serve as the base camp for the duration of the event, from the Friday beforehand to the Monday afterwards.
As the official accommodation partner, SunSquare Cape Town Gardens will be a home away from home for the event. The hotel will share its warm hospitality with the participants and the athletes.
For adventurers interested in the 2023 event, entries are now open! Enter as an individual or relay team and join the ultimate journey!
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Calling Cape Town Extreme Challenge
Date: 12 March 2023
Place: Cape Town