2022 Event Week:

7 – 15 May

Total Pledged

R 818815
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The Cableway Charity Challenge 2022

The Cableway Charity Challenge is a unique fund raising event held on iconic Table Mountain. Runners undertake to ascend Platteklip Gorge as many times as possible on Race Day (for Corporate Teams) and / or throughout the event week (for individual runners), in support of our nominated beneficiaries. Runners are granted free passage on all downward cable car trips, offering a breather between ascents. Funds are raised by runners via sponsorship pledges from friends, family and colleagues, in an easy to follow process on our website. Help us achieve our R1 million in pledges by challenging yourself and friends. SIGN UP TODAY!

Start: Saturday, 7 May 2022 at sunrise
End: Sunday, 15 May 2022 at sunset

Start: Saturday 7 May 2022 sunrise
End: Saturday 7 May 2022 sunset

Covid-19 Protocol and Event Format for 2022

Following the success of the extended event last year, individual runners will again be allowed to complete their laps over the nine day event window while corporate teams will compete on race day being 7 May 2022.

All usual COVID-19 related protocols will be enforced by the Cableway for your downward journey.

The event Covid-19 protocols will follow the current alert level at time of event week.

Entries are limited to 199 runners.

Entry is free but we require you to raise a minimum of R3000 for the nominated beneficiaries.
The sponsorship process is fully automated and it is surprisingly easy to raise the money.

Each runner will receive a race shirt, timing chip, free passage on all downward cable car trips during the event and access to the athlete zone for refreshments.

Register as Runner

This is your opportunity to support a runner, a friend and support amazing charities.

The race is hard, the runners have committed many training hours and your support makes all the difference to those in need.

All proceeds are donated to charities and it allows us to honour our commitment to our beneficiaries and their life-changing initiatives.

Sponsor a Runner

The corporate challenge is hotly contested each year, offering teams the chance to strut their stuff while enjoying one of Cape Town’s most iconic attractions and raising funds for local charities.

Corporate Team race day is on Saturday 7 May.  The team whom has the highest total of ascents of Platteklip Gorge between sunrise and sunset (descending via the cable car) on race day will be crowned Corporate team winner for 2022.

Each team is made up of 5 members and entry costs R17,500 per team.  Each member will receive a race shirt, timing chip, free passage on all downward cable car trips on race day and access to the athlete zone for refreshments.

Register a Corporate Team

The Cableway Charity Challenge has been running since 2009 and is now in its 13th year. The first year saw a field of 50 runners and raised approximately R551 200 for charity.

In 2021 we had a field of 199 runners and raised R1 041 137 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.

About Cableway Charity Challenge

Our Nominated Beneficiaries for 2022

  • Nature Connect has grown from its environmental education roots, re-branding from Cape Town Environmental Education Trust in 2021, but without losing its focus which remains: Changing Lives through Nature. Operating across the spectrum, from crèche to career, they continue to invest in people by creating multiple touch-points that present, and nurture, connection with nature and each other, dreaming that every child can enjoy an outdoor camping experience and that every adult can  care for themselves, others, and the world we share. They are working hard to unlock innovative mechanisms, including financial approaches, to address challenges associated with biodiversity loss. These

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  • Home from Home has been providing family-style foster homes to orphaned and abandoned children since 2005. Their 36 homes are run by dedicated foster mothers who ensure that the vulnerable children in their care receive a second chance at a happy childhood. These comfortable and safe homes are situated in 16 different communities across the Western Cape.

    Home from Home is delighted to have been chosen as a beneficiary once again this year. Due to the effects of the pandemic and the tough economic climate over the past two years, a few significant loyal donors were forced to reduce

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  • No child should live on their own, on the street! Girls who forced to do so are in need of protection and nourishing. Ons Plek, meaning a place for us, was the name given by the delighted, previously invisible, girl street children when Ons Plek Shelter opened for them in 1988. Later, Siviwe Children’s Home, meaning God has heard us, opened for girls needing a second phase of treatment. Both provide intensive counselling, education and love.

    Last year’s CCC funds paid for the Ons Plek children to attend school and receive extra homework help. This year, they are in need of funding for uniforms,

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The Cableway Charity Challenge is kindly sponsored by:

  • Mobii Elite Timing