WELCOME TO THE CABLEWAY CHARITY CHALLENGE 2021
“It takes courage to let go of the familiar and embrace the new” – Anonymous
We are pleased to announce that the Cableway Charity Challenge will go ahead but with a couple of significant changes and relaxations.
The race still stands, but to avoid large gatherings, we will be relaxing the time frame, giving athletes a nine-day event window to participate within. You will still be encouraged to do as many laps as possible up Platteklip Gorge and down the cable car BUT you now do these laps in your own time as many or as few times as you want to during the event window, as long as you still reach your minimum sponsorship goal.
The event window begins at sunrise on Saturday 10 April and ends at sunset on Sunday 18 April 2021. This affords athletes two weekends and the week in between to achieve their goals, and means that congestion on the mountain and in the cable car is reduced for COVID-19 purposes.
Athletes will need to record their laps on STRAVA which is a free to use mobile App that does not require a fitness device although a device may be linked. Progress can be monitored online throughout the event window.
All usual COVID-19 related protocols will be enforced by the Cableway for your downward journey.
Not only do we want to ensure this event goes ahead in order to give the athletes the opportunity to repeatedly ascend our most beautiful local landmark, but we also want to honour our commitment to our beneficiaries. The three organisations that we selected for the CCC2020 have suffered tremendously during this pandemic and we would like to do our best to support them this year. Any funds raised for Home From Home, Ons Plek and CTEET will make a huge difference to them.
Entries are limited to 200 runners. Entry is free, all we require you to do is raise a minimum of R2500 for the nominated charity. The sponsorship process is fully automated and it is surprisingly easy to raise the money. Friends and family can sponsor from R100 to R10 000.
Your commitment includes a free Cableway Charity Challenge top and a goodie bag. If you have not done it before, enter now, you will not regret it. You can enter as a team with a friend if you want company for the day.
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ABOUT THE EVENT AND THE CHOSEN BENEFICIARIES
The Cableway Charity Challenge has been running since 2009 and is now in its 11th year. The first year saw a field of 50 runners and raised approximately R551 200 for charity. In 2019 we had a field of 199 runners and raised R1 084 211 for charity.
The event is solely run by volunteers who fall under the umbrella of the Jdi initiative. You can be safe in the knowledge that whether you participate or sponsor, all your efforts are going towards a worthy cause.