A group of 199 athletes will conquer Cape Town’s iconic landmark, Table Mountain, to raise R1m (€60 300) for various local charity groups on Saturday (May 7).
Runners taking part in the annual Table Mountain Cableway Challenge, will summit the mountain as many times as they can during a 12-hour period. Once they have reached the top, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) will be on hand to get the runners back down again via the cableway so that they can tackle the 5,5km run back up to the top.
The event will conclude on Sunday, May 15.
The Challenge was first organised in 2009 and has to date raised close to R9m (€542 300) for various causes in the Mother City. The initiative is the brainchild of the Just Do It Foundation and enjoys the support of the TMACC.
Proceeds from the 2022 Challenge will be handed over to Nature Connect, Home from Home, and Ons Plek. 10% of the proceeds will go to Wilderness Search and Rescue.
Entries are made up of private groups, individuals, and professional athletes. The Corporate Challenge in particular will take place on May 7 and will see teams battling it out to see who can finish the highest number of ascents of Platteklip Gorge between sunrise and sunset.