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Each lap is 5.5km in distance, 760 metres of climbing, and will take approximately 2 hours on average.
The route up Platteklip Gorge includes 800 double size steps over a distance of 2.1km. Once at the top, athletes need to run to the upper cable station, catch a lift down the cable car and then run back to the start.
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.
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.
You are 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.
This new format invites athletes to challenge themselves to new records. For example, you may want to attempt one lap every day of the event window. Keep an eye on the online Leader Board and don’t get left behind!
Limited athlete refreshments will be made available by the Cableway during the event window. You will also receive a goodie bag which will have your race shirt and race number which you will need to wear each time you do a lap.