The Cableway Charity Challenge has been running since 2009 and is now in its 14th year. The event, started by Anton & Brigitte de Waal to assist impoverished communities with educational assistance, has grown from strength to strength, becoming a unique Cape Town event not to be missed.
In 2017, the JDI Foundation jumped at the opportunity to be involved with running the event alongside the de Waals. 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.
Beginning as a 1-day race for athletes fit enough to do multiple laps in a day, the event has morphed into a 9-day event where a wonderful community of walkers, hikers, trail runners and day trippers participate – all with the aim of challenging themselves for a good cause.
The first year saw a field of 50 runners raise just over half a million rand. In 2022 the field comprised of 135 participants who collectively completed 1,058 laps and raised just over R1 050 000 for our chosen beneficiaries.
Help us reach our 2023 target of R1 million by entering as a participant, a team or sharing our social media posts to boost our audience!